Since I bought my PS3 I’ve been wanting to fire up Uncharted 3 from the get go however because people told me how I should play the second one first if anything I held off and borrowed the second one, blasted through that in 11 hours and felt amazingly swept away and exhausted.
So exhausted I had to take a break from gaming for a little while, a couple of days ago however I felt it was time to get the third one done. Played it for a few hours and decided I wouldn’t do it all in one go so switched it off after Chapter 8, last night I decided to play a bit more of it so I turned it on at 11:30pm last night, the next thing I know it was half six this morning!
I’d completed the game! I must admit it was a tad shorted than the second one at 22 chapters rather than the 27 the previous one had but I still loved it. I’ll admit it wasn’t as intense as the second installment, some areas of the story weren’t fully capitalized on but still a great story none the less.
The locations were just as beautiful as the second; maybe even more so due to the slightly improved graphics.
The puzzles of the game be pretty frustrating at times but luckily for me it does pop up with an optional hint every now and then so I always go through it in the end.
The story basically focus’ on Drake’s ring he wears around his neck that once belonged to his self-proclaimed ancestor, Sir Francis Drake. The ring actually fits inside another device that works as a cipher for a coded language which takes them to finding some sort of lost city in the desert.
Mid way through the story they realize why Francis Drake gave up his journey and hid all evidence of it but little did he know Nathan Drake didn’t give up quite so easily! Using the ring and the device they manage to unlock clue after clue and eventually make their way to a lost city in the desert.
The ending was a bit anti-climatic and a little unfulfilling; the bad guys weren’t as hardcore as the last lot but he still ends up with the girl (the same girl he ended up with in the second installment) and all was well in the world once again.
There is some great scenes in this game, the plane and the boat scenes both come to mind. The desert scene was a little unrealistic though considering he lived without water for three whole days; in the blistering heat? I wouldn’t be able to last three days without water full stop!
I was a little afraid in the desert scene that I’d end up playing Journey, the endless desert was epic but luckily it didn’t last that long that and the fact that he basically kills an entire army throughout the game.
Still with an awesome soundtrack, same humour as always, action, adventure, locations, scenery. The game just didn’t feel as epic as the last game, it felt a bit rushed, more than likely because they announced the release date before they even finished the game which is a big no-no but I don’t feel regretful I invested my time in this game because it’s still brilliant, this game gets a 9/10 from me and now I’ll need to buy the first Uncharted game (and pretend it’s a prequel!) and then I’ll be getting the Uncharted game that was released for the PS Vita once I manage to purchase one of those!