Oh dear this is going to be divisive. As I’ve stated in previous reviews we all play and enjoy video games for various reasons, and I think that the Uncharted series is one of the best representations of the difference between old school and modern gamers. Old school gamers have been playing since you could count the number of pixels that made up a character on your hand, to them gameplay and an appropriate challenge to go along with it is without a doubt the single most important aspect of a title. The modern gamer on the other hand is more enticed with the spectacle of it all. They play games for the explosions, epic shootouts, and death defying feats that are sadly lacking from everyday life. They don’t really want that much of a challenge from the games they play; they just want to move onto the next cool set piece. Having started gaming in the late ‘90s I suppose I’m somewhere in between these two camps, so while my love for a cinematic adventure keeps me from thinking that Unc...
THE GOOD: -Single-player, while not the focus of this review, is still a great campaign with a story better than most of the movies that come out these days. -The tutorial is not only effective at teaching you how to climb and melee, but it's even fun and replayable! -Evasion. Good god. If Evasion wasn't here, a large percentage of people would have smashed/shat on/sold their copies long before I would've written this review. -Occasionally, a Custom Game with friends can be a lot of fun. -The co-op is still good. -A personal pick, I probably would not have met SammySnorkel, Vollando, or WeeKay if I didn't play Plunder on DLC that fateful January day. I'm happy that I did, though, because if I didn't, I wouldn't have had half the good times that I've had with the game, or even been introduced to neoseeker.com.
THE BAD: -Lag. -Situational Awareness. -Level 80's who camp with shotguns, AND use Situational Awareness. -Patched to hell, much of the good that was in this game for almost two years is ...
- Cutscenes, writing and voice-acting are the best this year
- Inclusion of stealth combat
- Larger variation of Weapons
THE BAD: - Can seem a bit linear at times
- Online can take a while to set up a match
- The final boss fight *Yawns*
Nathan Drake - The best Hide-and-Seek player around
Naughty Dog, you say? Creators of the lovable Crash Bandicoot and Jax & Dexter series, you say? Developing a third-person shooter with zombie pirates, you say? I'll have none of it! This is what I first thought when news of Uncharted - Drakes Fortune got around. But when I bought the game, and booted up my PS3, I was stunned.
And Naughty Dog continues this ability of jaw-dropping with their latest game, Uncharted - Among Thieves. For the lucky few (Including myself) who grasped as many hours as possible on the online Beta, we saw something specail. how all those animations, textures and voice-acting, among other things, managed ...