After the spectacular Uncharted 2, many were left wondering how Naughty Dog could possibly outdo themselves. Well, simply put. They did. It is the reason I play games, how its the best storytelling I've seen in ages, rivaling many of Hollywood's finest. But you probably already know all this. Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception is fantastic in every aspect. The characters are so good, so well-acted, that you honestly feel like they're old friends. And of course, the gameplay is top-notch, (although there is one glitch about the 80% mark) and the story is the best of the Uncharted franchise, and one of the best in video-game history, sorry, scratch that; in story-telling as a whole. If you do not play this game, you are missing out. Forget console wars, forget fanboyism. Sit down on your couch and watch the beauty unfold. Whether it be the rays of light coming through trees, the characters expressions, or the masterful musical score; everyone must witness this game.
Pros: Come on, this is Uncharted. The characters, story, acting, gameplay, set-pieces, pretty much everything is awing. The graphics are mind-blowing, the best in console history. And the multiplayer is beyond superb, its fantastic. Defiantly worth your time.
Cons: There's one glitch that was frustrating. But a simple console restart fixed it.
I don't care who you are, or what console you prefer, Uncharted 3 is an adventure story-telling enthusiasts, action/adventure fan, or anyone who enjoys a good story backed by awesome gameplay owes it to themselves to play it. Although Drake's Deception lacks the 'punch' Among Thieves did cause now we expect this level of perfection from Naughty Dog, Uncharted 3 is the best game of the year so far (with Batman: AC close behind). So what are you waiting for? Go back to playing it, or if you're not, go and buy it now, and enjoy the adventure. You won't be disappointed, I promise.
posted by TannerShaw95 (FLORENCE, AL) Oct 31, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
This is the best game ive ever played. I went to my friends house today to play this bad boy on ps3 and its better than any xbox 360 game. Games like this prove that Playstation is better and will always be better. The graphics are incredible, even better than the second uncharted if thats even possible. And the gameplay is extremely smooth with no glitches or messups i have seen so far. Ive been caught up in the adventure and cant wait to see what happens at the end.
"Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" is an incredible thrill ride that features terrific action set pieces, a well written story, and some beautiful visuals. The voice cast as always for the Uncharted games is solid, with Nolan North turning in another excellent performance as Drake. The new villainthe great s is fairly good, and the enemy AI works well. The melee combat has been improved since Uncharted 2, giving you a counter button in additional to the standard attack. Naughty Dog seems to have borrowed a bit from Rocksteady, even ending brawls in slow motion. While fun, fighting larger enemies bogs down to the same sequence, and even the animations remain the same. It's satisfying, but I would have liked to have seen a bit more variety. Gunplay likewise has been tweaked, though the targeting can still be dicey at times, even in scenes when the environment isn't constantly moving. And there are several sequences where the environment can be dizzying, adding a level of excitement to the gun fights. For all the pluses, there are still a couple of flaws that keep this from being a masterpiece. The camera is not always your friend, sometimes obscuring foes until they're on top of you punching your lights out. The camera also at times leads to some unnecessary deaths, as it can be hard to line up a jump on occasion. The controls work fairly well, but feel loose at times, again leading to an untimely demise. Checkpoints are fairly liberal, so dying won't set you back too far. One playthrough will take you between 8-10 hours, making it a slightly shorter campaign than the previous two games (it contains 22 chapters like the first game, the 2nd had 26, making it a little longer). There is multiplayer and co-op for those who play that, but I usually only focus on the solo campaign. This game is a near perfect adventure, with a great musical score and great action to carry you along for the ride. Definitely a must play at least once, if not more for the great story. Enjoy!