Conclusion: Uncharted 3 may have its problems, but it's still an enticing roller-coaster ride throughout. The title never lives up to the verve of its middle brother, often clouding the boundary between engaging cinematic visuals and frustrating gameplay a little too far.
Excerpt: Uncharted 3 is everything people expect of the series: it's big, it's funny and it's still a true showcase for narrative focused action games. However, it is not the same leap forward that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was, compared to Drake's Fortune.
Conclusion: Were Uncharted 3 any other game, if it didn't hit with dizzying highs to offset the abysmal lows, it would be infinitely skippable. Instead, compelling (but difficult) multiplayer and enough "wow" moments mean it's worth seeing, but not owning.
Summary: Adventurer Nathan Drake is back for another adventure in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. With less than two years between Uncharted 2 and now, has Naughty Dog had the time to craft another classic?
Pros: Seamless flow between gameplay and cinematics, Gorgeous set pieces and a beautiful world to explore, Improved melee system
Cons: Many of the plot points never go anywhere, Multiplayer seems tacked on, Lives in the shadow of Uncharted 2
Conclusion: With a gripping storyline and entertaining multiplayer modes, Uncharted 3 admirably fulfils its duty in completing the series’ meteoric rise from plucky IP upstart to bona fide videogame icon.
Excerpt: When Ninja Gaiden was released for the original Xbox it was ahead of its time in both tech and gameplay. That was four years ago. A reworking and subsequent port to the PlayStation 3 later, and it’s time for the true sequel.