posted by CrisPBacon (CARSON CITY, NV) Nov 16, 2011
Member since Jul 2010
Uncharted 3 is good, however, it's a massive step backwards for the franchise. The first two games have excellent story, superb character development, and premium action sequences. Uncharted 3 throws story and character development out the window and focuses on set pieces. I won't spoil the story, but it starts out awesome and ends flat. The ending is deus ex machina, which is shockingly disappointing for Naughty Dog, plus it doesn't make any sense once you think about it. The game makes up for a less than average story with stunning visuals and good-looking action. The problem is that the action takes a long time to get going and never presents a real challenge. Even worse--the AI is terrible and the game is rather easy. It's incredibly easy, this may be the games biggest offense. Hard mode is very easy, crushing is a little bit more difficult but overall it's a breeze. The game simply isn't challenging, even the final boss fight is easy on crushing mode.
I feel an important thing missing from the game is the element of fear, that looming threat of the unknown. U1 has zombie Spaniards, U2 has demon Yeti's, U3 has--spiders, yeah spiders.
Forget anything you've heard about "stealth" being added to the game, that's a 100% lie. There's the same amount of "stealth" as the first two games, which is pretty much none. A wide variety of melee combat was added, and it's fantastic. But don't expect any of the new moves to showup in multiplayer, melee mechanics are removed and a sprint function was added. This creates a massive disparity between the single player and multiplayer experiences. In multiplayer you can shoot someone in the chest 6 times and they won't die, but they can simply sprint up to you, punch you twice and your done. The frustration is you cannot block or dodge melee attacks like you can in the single player. I don't get it.
This is a set-piece driven game with an average story, terrible AI, and extremely easy. Not GOTY materi
Gorgeous graphics, awesome scenarios, somewhat interesting storyline. However, the gameplay is a little quirky, specially with cover and fire. Frustrating at times, it made me just wanna beat the game to get it over with. And so I did, in one day. It was fun, but I didn't wanna do it all over again, like with uncharted 2. Specially the realllllllyyy slow desert scenes. Good for a rent, then move on to something with more depth.