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Friday, July 13, 2012

Quick Final Impressions - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

I absolutely adored the first two Uncharted games, and the third turned out to be no exception.  The game featured several extremely varied locations and some absolutely stunning action sequences to play through, especially a sequence featuring a fire which was one of the most adrenaline filled moments I’ve ever experienced in a video game.  Being able to play through ludicrous action scenes, which are often as visually stunning as many a Hollywood film is truly a spectacle and can be amazingly immersive.  Those sequences stuck with me more than the third-person gunfights and frequent climbing which have become a staple of the franchise, although both are a large part of the game.   

The character’s interactions and the story-telling kept me hooked throughout the adventure, looking forward to each new encounter and wondering which direction the story would go.  You uncover a bit of some of the character’s past in relation to the present and you become a little more familiar with a couple of the characters to better understand their motives and thought-processes.  It’s decent story-telling in general, but it’s considerably better than a lot of storytelling in video games and is a huge step in the right direction for games that want to have a large focus on storytelling.  If you’ve played the first two Uncharted games then this one should be a no-brainer.  If you haven’t tried the Uncharted games yet, then I highly recommend playing through the games in order to get the most out of the franchise.

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