What Seems to be the Review Consensus on Uncharted 3?

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

My insider sources tell me: pretty good. Actually, I don’t have any insider sources, I just go by wild reports I read on the Internet. And we all know how trustworthy those things can be.

The much ballyhooed sequel to the critically acclaimed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (our first S review, if you’ll recall) drops into eager PS3 disc drives next week after months of hype regarding both the single player and multiplayer outings. After such a successful release, Uncharted 3 represents a huge challenge for Naughty Dog, especially in a day and age where everyone expects to be wowed with each new title.

As far as the reviews go, it seems that Naughty Dog has certainly risen to the occasion. You can obviously judge that for yourselves from the following reviews, but so far it sounds to me that while Uncharted 3 is more of the same, what it offers is a really great experience with tons of content.

  • IGN
  • Joystiq
  • GiantBomb
  • 1UP
  • GamePro
  • CVG
  • GameTrailers
  • Eurogamer
  • It’s worth noting that the last link to Eurogamer is to a more “controversial” (I use that in scare quotes facetiously) review, where the writer blasphemed against all things holy by giving Uncharted 3 the dreaded 8 (or hate) out of 10. His reasoning: The game is great fun, but takes away too much control from the player. Definitely a criticism worth noting as that’s not some people’s cup of tea, but I don’t mind the occasional experience that does that, especially when they do it so darn well. Just thought it was worth mentioning.

    So, who else is ready to do some deceiving of their own with Nathan Drake next week? Go!

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2 thoughts on “What Seems to be the Review Consensus on Uncharted 3?”

  1. UC3 is another game that might slip by, this one maybe for good…and that’s unfortunate. I’m intending on playing Arkham City, though not for a while, but this one might slip through the cracks. The problem, of course, is just too many good games coming out right now. Sounds excellent, though, and I hope I get a chance to play.

    Speaking on behalf of Eurogamer (and I know you used the word “blaspheme” as tongue-in-cheek), their scores will often fall on the lower side. This is not because Eurogamer doesn’t like games, but rather because the number scale is much more fair and balanced (if you don’t know, I’m a supporter of Eurogamer, and get most of my info from them, which can be a problem sometimes, like when I had no idea Xenoblade was not coming to the states). A 7/10 is a good score in Eurogamer’s world, as proven by Shadows of the Damned. This game received just that score, but the review itself sold me on the game (gladly…it was excellent!), and it even received “Game of the Week” honors, even though another game scored a 8/10 that week (don’t remember what it was). An 8/10 is an excellent score.

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