Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Review - PS3
When Naughty Dog released Uncharted 2, it garnered tons of praises and acclaim from fans and critics because of its innovative and blockbuster style of gameplay. Now all eyes are set on next installment in Uncharted franchise, "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception". Fans expect that Uncharted 3 will blow away all its competitors and will provide a true hollywood movie like experience to the gaming industry. Nathan Drake is back in Uncharted 3, for another epic adventure that may be the BEST and the GREATEST one in franchise history.
Is there much difference between Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3? Did it live upto all the expectation of fans or did it fall short?, lets check out THE GOODs and BADs of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception in our review.
Just like other Uncharted game in the franchise, Uncharted 3 has a great storyline, and has all the potential to topples even great Indiana Jones movies. Uncharted 3 gamers will once again follow the footsteps of Nathan Drake as he continues the journey of Sir Francis Drake (Search of mythical city known as Atlantis of the Sand). This city is hidden somewhere in the sands of Arabia.
In past Uncharted games, fans saw Nathan Drake pursue his interest in mythical artifacts and exploring exotic dungeons. But in Uncharted 3 everything will be different and PERSONAL too. Franchise fans will be pleased to know that they can finally unlock the secrets to Drake's childhood past and history between him and Sully. In Uncharted 3, there are two more returning characters apart from Nathan and Sully, and they are Chloe Frazer and Elena Fisher. As for the new character, its Katherine Marlowe, taking the honor of being the very first female villain in Uncharted series.
Naughty Dog has not made any significant change in the gameplay of Uncharted 3. With respect to gameplay, Uncharted 3 fall into the category of Uncharted 2.5. The game is still the same old third person action adventure shooter. Fire fights in Uncharted 3 are still the same. The only thing noticeable change are the melee battle. This time around Nathan does not have monotonous execution of combos, insteas he has some fresh ones that doesn't get too old. Whenever Nathan sees something on the floor, and the enemy is nearing him, its possible that he make use of that particular item on the floor to take the opponent down.
Apart from gameplay, fans of the franchise can expect to see puzzles again. Uncharted 3 puzzles are more challenging to players as compared to first two games in Uncharted franchise.
The fun that Uncharted 3 offers is not limited to game's single player mode only. The game features a highly enjoyable multiplayer mode for fans to experience. The multiplayer was first introduced in Among Thieves, at that time there were many things that it lacks. Naughty Dog has added every lacks in Uncharted 3. The bonus that fans can expect is Boosters and Kickbacks.
Boosters in Uncharted 3 multiplayer is like augmentation, it allow gamers to pick abilities that their character can have. This can make character climb at rapid speed or any other benefits that may benefit player when they compete with others online.
The character customization in Uncharted 3 has also expanded, and this makes character leveling, trying different abilities and perks looks like and RPG game. This works instantly as soon as player jump into game's multiplayer. Fans will definitely get addicted to this, as it features lots of fun and excitement.
Awesome Visuals and Graphics
Graphics and visuals in Uncharted 3 is one of the best for current generation. Fans who are familiar with Uncharted franchise, knows it very well that Uncharted 3 will provide scenery and visuals that are truly out of this world. The game features many exotic locations, all of them very well crafted and drawn. It created an awesome atmosphere, and player feels as if they are watching a a big budget Hollywood movie. In Uncharted 3 fans will travel from London to far east "Saudi Arabia".
The A.I in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was bad, and this same problem has been carry forwarded in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. During my battle with an enemy, i notice one thing that they just just go back and forth and the worst part is that without taking any sort of initiative. In short they are dumb and fire fight is not challenging as their action isn't balanced.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is truly a masterpiece from Naughty Dog. The game has great and compelling story with an awesome graphics and visuals. Once again, Naughty Dog has raised the bar of storytelling with Uncharted 3. There is no doubt that this game is pinnacle of storytelling in videogames. Uncharted 3 gameplay has not seen any significant change since second game in franchise, but fans can expect some new and fresh move in melee combat. This flaws has been overcome by game's charming characters and story. A MUST HAVE TITLE FOR ALL PS3 OWNERS.
Note: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was provided to us by publisher for review purposes.