There are many enjoyments in life that are put on hold when you grow up. Whether it be a whole day sitting in front of the TV, mindlessly smashing the keypad or back-to-back episodes of Red Dwarf eating toast and cereal. So, what better way to solve this nostalgia than to pick up the controller, and start again…
Having not played a computer game since 2007, it quickly became apparent how things have progressed. It’s a whole new dimension, world, and a completely new experience. The Uncharted series is apparently “a bit like Tomb Raider”, and some have said, “if you like Tomb Raider, you will be sure to like this” – this is more than the truth.
Years ago, when Lara Croft’s assets looked like two slabs of Toblerone, we could experience interactive gameplay like no other. And more importantly, an interesting story to run alongside the game. Some would say an interactive movie experience. Years have passed, technology has progressed, and it’s fantastic to see the level of gameplay at jaw-dropping new heights.
Sadly, Uncharted 3 doesn’t contain Lara Croft, what it does contain is an unbelievable, cinematic adventure game. This is the third game in the Uncharted series created by Naughty Dog for PlayStation 3, and boy, what a game it is.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is graphically stunning. The attention to every little detail stands out from start to finish and leaves you wondering whether you’re actually playing a game, or you’re stuck in reality as the lead character Drake.
Every movement of the character is totally interactive, from touching the walls when walking/running past, to the smallest of details on how Drake runs up the stairs. Drake’s mannerisms are spot on as he looks at things, moves his body in ways you have never seen before in actual gameplay. It’s just quite phenomenal.
You can’t quite grasp the concept of humans being able to create such a masterpiece, but, they bloody well have. Full credit can go towards the writers of the storyline too, the whole game is a book that you never want to end. You hold the control pad and never want to let go until the finish.
With a plethora of levels and different landscapes to explore, you’ll find yourself lost in the PS3 for many hours at a time. Maybe not recommended if you want a relationship to last, so why not dump the missus for a week and get Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception out of the way first. Plus, who needs to shower nowadays, you can skip that out of your day too.
There are always faults with a game, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception contains only a few, but one of the main frustrations is camera angles and the sensitivity of the joypad. Obviously, these can be configured, and I’m not sure whether that’s just myself having four years of no gameplay with a Playstation controller, but this can become slightly annoying when you have twenty blokes trying to rip your face off.
Naughty Dog has come along way since the Crash Bandicoot series, and they’ve managed to create an essential game to add to the collection. Without question, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will stand the test of time and become one of the greatest games in history.