Having not played a computer game for many years, we had the priviledge of spending countless hours on the new Uncharted game from Naughty Dog Games. The article is published on KingLoaf.com here and the full review can be read below the screenshots.
In Review: Uncharted 3 – Drake’s Deception
King Loaf takes a look into the award winning game for PS3.
December 4, 2011
There are many things in life you miss; one of which is spending endless hours siting on the computer, or starring at a TV smashing the shit out of your keypad, or even better yet, watching the back-to-back episodes of The Only Way Is Essex. So, what better better way to solve this nostalgia than to pick up that controller and start again from fresh (minus The Only Way Is Essex, obviously). This reviewer, hadn’t played a computer game since 2007, and boy have things changed.
This is whole new dimension, a whole new world, and an whole new experience. The Uncharted series of games appeared to have the tag of “a bit like Tomb Raider” or “if you like Tomb Raider, you will be sure to like this” – and this is more than the truth.
Years ago when the boobidge on Lara Croft looked like two pieces of Toblerone, we could experience interactive game-play like no other. And more importantly, an interesting story to run alongside the game. Some would say an interactive movie experience. Now the years have past, the technology has become less Toblerone Boobidge, now California hottie boobige.
Sadly, Uncharted 3 doesn’t contain Lara Croft, but what it does contain is an unbelievable, cinematic adventure game. This is the third game in the Uncharted series created by Naughty Dog for the immaculate Playstation 3. And boy, what a game it is.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Decpetion 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 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. Drakes mannerisms are spot on as he looks at things, moves his body in ways you have never seem before during in-game play. 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. It’s kind of like picking up a Playboy magazine without having a….. well, you know what I was going to say.
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 Decpetion has a very little amount of flaws, 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 4 years of no gameplay with a Playstation controller, but this can become a tad vexing when you have 20 blokes trying to rip your face off.
Hats off to Naughty Dog, they have come along way since good old Crash Bandicoot – I wouldn’t mind playing that again actually. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is a must have, if you own a PS3, then buy this game. Without question this will stand the test of time and become one of the greatest games in history.