*I'm hijacking my old game night thread and giving you an update on all things Uncharted 3*
So Uncharted is mainly known for it's fantastic single player experiences. As far as multiplayer, well you can see by the reviews that it barely gets a mention and is more of a bullet point than anything else. The view across most of the gaming space is that this is just another tacked on multiplayer which isn't needed because Uncharted's single player can sell copies itself.
As someone who has been playing the Uncharted multiplayer since the UC2 beta. I thought I would give a quick insight into the world of the multiplayer and provide a couple of links for you to check out if you so wish.
The community for Uncharted has always been a small one compared to the juggernauts of the multiplayer space. However they're incredibly vocal and passionate about the game. This is shown in the competitive side of multiplayer. With the help of key figures in the community such as Squid and tripleWRECK. There has been a push to get Uncharted's multiplayer recognized on the Frag Nation tournament scene. In short, it has been very successful and for a small multiplayer to get sponsors so late in it's life, is quite a feat!
Here is a highlight real for the 1st round of the latest Uncharted tournament that finished a couple of weeks ago.
I feel this has made Sony and Naughty Dog realize there is a lot of dedication towards this game. This can be shown in the changes to the game such as improved custom options and developer Q&A.
For those who aren't really interested in the competitive side of things, there's quite a healthy player base as far as public matches. Although major patches have stopped now, Naughty Dog continues to release DLC which currently comes in the form of hats like you get in Team Fortress 2 or an update to the playlist mode called the lab, which could be a new map to play on, some crazy weapon combination like shield only or an adaptation of a current mode like plunder pistols only.
The most successful lab so far has been the dodgeball lab which I will let the video do the explaining.
Now I know from jumping into other multiplayer games that it's no fun getting destroyed by the veterans who play the game everyday. It's confusing because you don't know the maps, what weapons to use or what to really do to get better.
Well I can help you out there because there's a few things to make it a little easier. A year ago I made a thread which is basically a massive database of information of how to get better at the game. This covers all aspects from movement to clan tactics.
A few months ago I took it another stage further and started making video tutorials to reach out to players outside the forum. Here's a tutorial I made specifically for new players.
Here's a youtube playlist link if you're interested in the other tutorials in the series.
You can also watch these on Uncharted TV which plays community videos while you're waiting in the lobby.
I used to run a Uncharted Gaming Night on Giant Bomb which was a lot of fun but due to other commitments I had to stop. There is actually a game night that continues to run on the Naughty Dog forums. It's a good way to get into the multiplayer if you're just starting out. Just post in the thread and you're in.
Finally if you want to get into the community side of things, there's a facebook page which you might be interested in.
Why am I saying all this?
Well Uncharted 3 multiplayer recently went F2P so you can play the game for free. On top of that, for PSN Plus members you can get the digital version of Uncharted 3 for free. So perhaps you might want to give it a try.
That's your Uncharted multiplayer update. Thanks for reading.