So one thing bugged me about the Uncharted 3 quicklook. Brad said that Uncharted 3 could be seen as Uncharted 2 - 2. I'll preface what I'm about to say as, I realize Brad loved the game, and that he didn't really mean it in a negative way, but I still find that to be a ridiculous comment, that many people on the interwebs have said. I ask you, what did Gears of War 3 do that was so different? Nothing really, so why wasn't that called Gears of War 2 - 2? What did Arkham City do that was so vastly different? Nothing really... The open city is an illusion. The framework is EXACTLY the same as Arkham Asylum. The main city, like the asylum grounds, is just a small hub world you use to to traverse to get around to indoor environments. Yet that game wasn't called Arkham Asylum 2.
I think, because Uncharted 2 was of such a high quality game peoples expectations make them say some weird things. The experience is similar, but they can keep using that framework as long ast the polish is there. Same way they can make more Gears or more Batman.
All information below comes from Uncharted 3 collectors guide. Will add more tidbits as I read them.
- Drake and Elena got married after Uncharted 2. Some people assume they are just engaged, but nope, they full on married.
- Drake's Deception refers to the deception of Sir Francis Drake's deception of Queen Elizabeth, not Nathan Drake's deception.
- There has thus far been no "true" supernatural elements in an Uncharted game. The El Dorado zombies were creatures born of a virus, and the tree of life was some type of pseudo-scientific drug found in an unknown type of tree. This leads us to believe that the urn found at the end of Uncharted 3, is not a vessel holding Djinn, but a vessel that is maybe holding some sort of ancient hallucinogenic drug. Maybe Scarecrow visited Ubar at one point in his life.
- Drake is in his mid thirties at the start of Uncharted 3. His character model has gotten progressively older in each game, with added wrinkles and what not.
[More to come]