Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Review
The new Uncharted has come out and you'll get to see some of your favorite characters. You'll get to play as Nathan Drake, treasure hunter, and all around finder of trouble. This adventure will actually have you reliving a little of your past, and also why you even got into the treasure hunting game. Once again you'll have to scale walls, figure out puzzles, and try not to die to get to the ultimate discovery for your character. That of course is what happened to Sir Francis Drake during his travels. You think you have half the puzzle, but that's only the beginning.
Graphically this game contines to blow my mind. I seriously think that the team that works on the Uncharted series is always trying to find a way to squeeze just a little bit more out of the PlayStation 3, and they continue to succeed. The different locations that you'll get to travel through, and the effects are amazing. You'll get to see plenty of different looking climbs in this game, and the look and feel of the puzzles (or obstacles) set in your path. The character designs of course look amazing. The one thing that I think sets them apart from the rest is the fact that they modeled in imperfections, a not so nicely tucked in shirt, a little bit of extra hair on the neck showing that the last haircut Drake got was a while ago, and so much more.
The sounds of the game belong in a movie, and sometimes I feel like I've almost heard the tune playing in a movie. The voice acting is also beyond solid. There is emotion in the voices, and with everything being voiced you really start feeling for the characters, be it love or hate, only you'll know as you go through the game.
The controls of the game are the same as usual. I did feel that there were times where I felt like the controls got confused. There are times where triangle will do one thing, while other times it does something else, if you find yourself in a situation where you're faced with 3 choices at the same time, you might find that you just did the wrong action.
I couldn't wait for this game to come out, and it didn't disappoint with its story. I was hooked once I started, and I didn't look back until the credits were rolling. I will say this though, there was a blemish in the game, and that was the combat sequences. You're going at a break neck pace through the game, where you're climbing, solving, and discovering what happens next, and then you get into a gun fight, and there were several times when I found myself in a gun fight that it felt almost random when it came to my chance to succeed. I know you can't go Rambo though the parts, though your first instinct might be to do so as you've just come off some high paced action, but those were really the only pieces of the game where I had to fight myself to try again.
If you're looking for a action packed, adventure game, that feels like a movie, you need to check this game out, you might have trouble with the combat, like I did, but you're going to want to fight to the finish to discover what mysteries you'll be uncovering. This game gets a 9.0 out of 10.