Top critical review
on January 27, 2013
Uncharted 2 was amazing. Great actors, characters, and amazing set pieces. We barely seen Lazaravic, but when we did, he had presence.
Uncharted 3 is a step down. Still have some great actors, the main heroes are (sort of) great characters, the set pieces are beautiful, but the villains are lack luster. They are meant to be intimidating because they use some sleight of hand, but they seem so full of themselves and can't back it up.
The set pieces are set pieces, they are big and slightly pointless. Two chapters are built around boats and a boat graveyard, and they're pointless. They don't advance the story at all, it goes to a halt and, when it is done, they move past it and don't bring it up again at all. Admittedly, those may be the best levels next to one in the desert later on.
The title of the game doesn't really have anything to do with the story, I'm guessing the alliteration sounded cool. We get to a point in the story where we learn something about Drake, but like the ships levels, the game moves on and forgets all about it.
Oh yeah, two of the main heroes leave and don't show up again 1/3 of the way into the game. we get stuck with Elena (face now smaller and slightly creepier) for the rest of it. Really, she does the same thing in every game:
(Sort of a SPOILER) Comes back about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through, adds some sexual tension, and then they get together at the end.
Multiplayer is fun though (and kind of like ME3 it is funner than the actual campaign to me).
Overall, it is a beatiful game, but the characters can be pretty dull, the story is damned near non existent, and the pay off isn't worth it. Most may find it enjoyable though.
3/10 for the Campaign
4/10 for Multiplayer