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Uncharted 3 Review

I have never played the first “Uncharted” game, but I heard it was great.  I did, however, play the second and it was amazing.  I wasn’t a fan of the multiplayer and I am still not, but I’ll get to that later.

“Uncharted 3” is the story of Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan travelling the world in search of the legendary lost city, the Iram of the Pillars in the Rub’ al Khali desert.  Joining Drake and Sully are former-bad-guy-turned-comrade Charlie Cutter, Chloe Frazer, and ex-wife/estranged wife Elena Fisher.

I wanted to start by saying this is one of the most beautiful games I have played on the PS3 to date.  The attention to detail when it comes to the environment, the characters, weapons, just everything, sets a new standard that will make it a challenge to maintain.  I have high hopes for the fourth installment.

The controls in the game are pretty fluid.  I only had two issues with the game.  First, at certain points you are not able to move the camera around to get a better view.  The other issue I had with the game is that headshots do not kill all the time.  I understand if they’re wearing helmets, but if it’s a clean shot it should be a kill.  I kind of felt like I was playing “Halo” or “Call of Duty” when that would happened, but thankfully I didn’t always go for headshots so it wasn’t always a problem.  Other than that everything was peachy (Yeah, that’s right, I just said peachy. Get over it.).

The story and voice acting is amazing, and I do not in any way mean by video game standards.  Playing “Drake’s Deception” had me feeling all nostalgic.  I would find myself watching the original Indiana Jones movies right after a session of “Uncharted.”  This is what I have been waiting for in a game: a story that is expertly written and filled with layers and unforgettable characters that you can’t stop playing because you want to know what’s going to happen next.  The cruise ship chapter was so much fun and keeps you on the edge of your seat until you make sure Drake can save the day.

Multiplayer is just like the beta, only I experienced less lag and less bullet drop.  I won’t lie, I didn’t play much of the multiplayer because third person multiplayer bores me.  I haven’t even touched co-op yet, but I plan on getting to that soon.  For now the score is based on the single player campaign and what little I played of the multiplayer.  I doubt the score will change upon diving deeper into the multiplayer and finally getting my hands on the co-op.

Final Verdict for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

5 out of 5