Reviews and Problems with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
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Uncharted 3 review: PS3 graphics pushed to their limit, and a plot spanning the Arabian Peninsula
12 February 2014
Conclusion: Naughty Dog has just made the best Uncharted game we've seen. Drake's Deception is a stunning technical marvel that has surely pushed the PS3 to breaking point. But it would be sound and fury signifying nothing if it wasn't for the script, characters, plot and pacing that make this one of the best games of 2011.
Pros: Sublime game engine, beautiful graphics, Plot cues drawn from Arabian myth, takes place in Arabian Peninsula, Updated gameplay, Plot and characters
Summary: I was really looking forward to playing Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception . While I loved the original Uncharted , I did agree with some people that it felt a little repetitive, especially towards the end. With Uncharted 2 , though, Naughty Dog pulled out all the stops and got everything right. For me, the game was the perfect experience from beginning to end.
Excerpt: It can’t be easy being a console’s premier franchise; after Uncharted 2 knocked it out of the park two years ago, expectations for Nathan Drake’s next adventure have been running sky-high. For the most part, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception meets every last one of its fans’ lofty expectations, and does so with the series’ characteristic smirking panache.
Pros: Amazing visuals, now enhanced by 3D, Shooting and climbing fine-tuned to near-perfection, Endgame isn’t as silly as previous games
Cons: Some of the bigger action scenes feel strangely flat, Chloe and Elena feel underutilized, No chopper battles, except in co-op
Summary: " Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception " is the best of what a summer blockbuster movie can bring. Paired with strong gameplay, the story and characters provide a wonderful tale that you will want to keep on your shelf just to play again. It may not manage to quite match the heights set uniformly by the incredible Uncharted 2, but is close with some even grater peaks and an ending that provides a satisfying conclusion for the game's three heroes.
Excerpt: Is it possible to have your expectations raised too high? Uncharted 2: Among Thieves delivered a monumental leap over the first game in the series, and it might be easy to fall into the trap of assuming the same advancements would take place in every subsequent release. If that's your state of mind going into Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, you might walk away slightly disappointed. But that's not a fair response.
Pros: Lots of exciting tactics in combat, Expertly designed levels reward experimentation, Great pacing, Excellent presentation including visuals, voice acting, and music, Exciting competitive and cooperative play
Cons: Slight AI flaws, Stiff platforming limits creativity
Review: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony Playstation 3)
31 December 2011
Summary: Uncharted 3 is a bit of a mixed bag. The story is fantastic, but he gameplay is less so. Naughty Dog should start to consider tweaking the formula a bit if they are going to continue this franchise, as throwing armies of needlessly difficult enemies at your character starts to get old after a while. I’m not sure, but I might just be at that point after three games.
Excerpt: Let it be publicly known that Nathan Drake is a card-carrying member of the rather exclusive club of video game characters I have a whopping big man crush for. Is it the dashing good looks, those irresistible rapscallion ways, or that seemingly inexhaustible string of pithy comments? I can't tell. Either way, or perhaps because of my worrying infatuation, Drake has become one of modern gaming's bona fide stars.
Exciting Indiana Jones-like action with lots of violence.
Common Sense Media
27 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is an action adventure game about a treasure hunter that contains a lot of violence. While there are some platforming and puzzle-solving elements, a lot of the game focuses on combat. Players use machine guns, pistols, rocket launchers, and grenades to kill enemies, who might spurt plumes of red blood and fall down realistically. Drake can also punch and choke enemies and snap necks.
Excerpt: When the critically acclaimed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves released, at the time I thought that this was the best the Uncharted franchise could ever be. They redefined the standard for the franchise and oh boy, was that standard high. I'll admit, I had a lot of doubt that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception would be able to stand above Uncharted 2, raising it's hand in victory.