Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Alright so I have been playing Uncharted 3 the last two days, could have beat it in one day if I hadn’t slept. I liked the game it ran the same way in plot, treachery, treasure and more treason, in the same vein as the first two games. The animation is amazing the way Drake stumbles or reaches out towards a wall for support is as “solid” pun intended as the first game. The setting and views are varied and wonderful; my favorite was the decrepit mansion in France covered over by a dense forest and destructive time. Watching the wooden beams and walls heat up as the wood begins to glow before bursting into flames was awesome. Though trying to escape not knowing what’s going to shatter from any side was extremely well done to make you forget how linear the game is and begin to think you are lost with no way out. To augment the levels the music stays in line with an adventurous spark keeping you on edge as any good action movie. The weapons were varied and ammunition really depended on what your enemy is trying to kill you with. And the voice actors with their quips and wit kept the slow going as entertaining as the actions scenes in their own sense. The story I feel wasn’t on par with the past two games explanation of just what was going on. It seemed kind of thrown at you without strong storytelling, and I really wish they had expounded on Drake and Sully working together when Drake was a kid and Sully in his prime. But it seemed they threw that in not really for Sully or Drakes sake but for how they got involved with the main villain. Another problem I had was how you controlled Nathan, when you had a climbing or running sequence its perfect, but making quick turns and navigating tight spaces seemed really slow and I was bumping around like a drunk instead of escaping goons in chase sequences. In all honesty I love the second game more with its levels and fun story, the third builds on with different settings and better graphics but the story seemed lacking and that’s what I love games for. I haven't tried the online mode yet but I hear its stronger than the seconds game online. I would recommend this game the same way I recommend the first two games, it’s a short fun summer blockbuster movie like experience in line of Indiana Jones, no aliens so far though thank goodness. I defiantly plan on taking a weekend to play all three in a row to keep the summer action going in November.