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Uncharted 3 Will Be The Best Game Ever Made

Okay, bear with me on this:

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is arguably the greatest game of the generation and certainly the best game of 2009. GameSpot tried to be different by giving it to Demon's Souls, but Naughty Dog's unbelievable sequel was so amazing, it was essentially the default choice for most sources. And has anyone noticed the reaction that game gets if it's placed before an out-of-touch individual who doesn't really know anything about modern interactive entertainment? Only Heavy Rain could prompt that level of awe and complete and utter confusion. Why? Uncharted 2 is the closest I, or any of us, have come to actually playing an action movie.

But there's something else at play, here. The original Uncharted was great, too, if you may recall. And yet, the developers found a way to keep absolutely every facet of the first title that made it awesome, and only set about to add more greatness. In my opinion, the end of Drake's Fortune sort of felt tacky and didn't really seem to gel with the adventure. The finale of Uncharted 2? Simple and almost perfect. The acting and storytelling got a little better, the gameplay somehow managed to get a bit tighter, there was more variety overall, and I don't think there was even one moment of boredom, frustration, or disappointment. Now, all this being said, what if the designers take this same approach into Uncharted 3...?  Now, maybe lightning never strikes twice and the team just isn't capable of doing this so perfectly again, but to not have faith in Naughty Dog at this point is borderline sacriligious.

I mean, wouldn't the result quite simply be the greatest video game of all time? Yes, yes, we can argue about personal preferences all day long, but I've never bought into the idea that if I dislike something, that personal opinion somehow affects the inherent quality of the product. As I always say, you can like the McDonalds hamburger more than the filet mignon; that doesn't mean the McDonalds burger is a superior piece of beef. Of course, it's a sliding scale and the closer two things come to each other in terms of quality, the more opinion plays a role (i.e., are you more impressed by a Mozart work or the Sistine Chapel?). But overall, stepping back and viewing the whole situation, and doing our best to compare what Uncharted 3 should be in relation to all other games we've ever seen, the answer may be clear.

Ah, but you see, Final Fantasy Tactics will always remain my favorite game of all time. It's why a "Favorites" list and a "Best" list will always be a little different.

8/6/2010 Ben Dutka

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Luiscosmo2
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 9:37:32 PM
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U sir, are my idol...

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Sunni_Boi
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:57:31 PM

I need a Game of The Year Version!!!!!!!

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spiderboi
Sunday, August 08, 2010 @ 8:13:23 AM

Sunni, its a game worth having the normal AND GoTY version (if that comes out ill buy it as well!)

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B-RadGfromOV
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 9:39:04 PM
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I have faith that they CAN, indeed pull it off. They're on a roll. They have the PS3 format DOWN. Now's when they just keep churning out top notch experiences. I'd also like them to go out of their way to be a little quirky... To surprise people, not just in their game designing prowess, but creativity.

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Jawknee
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:06:33 PM

Thus is another benefit of developing exclusive games. After a few years of playing with the tech you can master it and exploit it for all its worth instead of fiddling with multiple consoles.

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Jawknee
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 9:55:11 PM
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I believe it. I didn't think 2 was going to be much better then 1. how could it? Drakes Fortune was a gem in 2007. Still is. I figured we would only see minor improvements like fixing screen tearing and other tech issues. But to my surprise they managed to make the game as a whole, a whole lot better.

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StangMan80
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 9:59:50 PM
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I loved Uncharted 2, It is one of my favorite games and is one of the best I have ever played.
Uncharted 3 is already a day one buy for me.

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Snaaaake
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:08:14 PM
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They do can pull it off though but we'll see.

In my mind the one who will make the best game ever is Hideo Kojima and I still think so.

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Mavfan321
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:48:02 PM

He's already made one of my favorite series of all time I'm not going to put pressure on him to make the best game of all time.

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Vito_Scaletta
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:10:20 PM
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I can't wait for this, I want it almost as I want BF3 which for me is a HUGE deal.

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RX78Zero
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:11:12 PM
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My God, a 3rd sequel to an already great game? I can not belive it being possible. I see it as trying to create life from nothing. But i'm just really happy to hear that they will make it so.

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frylock25
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:17:01 PM
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i can not wait to hear details of this game. i didnt play uncharted 1 until 2 weeks before 2 came out. now i cant wait for another. uncharted is an amazing franchise.

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Jawknee
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:43:43 PM

I also came late to the party though not as late as you. haha It wasn't until late 2008 that i picked up Drakes Fortune.

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sonic1899
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:25:56 PM
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This is off topic but I finally platniumed Assassin's Creed II and LittleBigPlanet today! I also mastered Master Ninja Mode on Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and I'm only 1 trophy away from that platnium ;D

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rezenu
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 6:22:19 AM

Niiiice. :3

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kevinater321
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 8:39:01 AM

Oh wow, lbp's plat is hard!

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sonic1899
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 9:57:57 AM

...usually I,m not bothered by negatives, but why am I being thumbs down for talking about my plats? The last thing I expected from this site was to be thumbed down by talking about my PS3 accomplishments

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bigrailer19
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:37:25 AM

Jealousy!?!? ;)

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Shams
Monday, August 09, 2010 @ 9:41:01 PM

Props on beating NGS2 on MNM mode, especially. The chick missions were brutal. I'm surprised you don't get platinums for them alone.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:32:04 PM
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My biggest question is what mythology and treasure they will use third time round. If they've already managed to perfect the story telling facet and gameplay, then what story are they going to tell? I shouldn't be worried as they've done a damn fine job on their first two games, but I can't help but question.

Also, I really hope that they can craft the fourth game in full 1080p HD, just to be different. Yeah, I meant fourth, they need a way to improve it upon the best game ever, and if all they can do is graphics, then go ahead.
Peace.

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Vito_Scaletta
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:37:45 PM
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Maybe the Aztecs/Mayans, or maybe an Egyption thing or maybe all of the above and MORE 0.0

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 6:18:20 PM

How about some Atlantis under water action?

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bigrailer19
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:41:48 PM
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I dont care what anyone says the end of Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was not "tacky" at all. The story in Uncharted had me grasping for my controller the whole time. Not to say Uncharted 2' story was worse, but the twist and the search for Francis Drake was on a much bigger scale to me. Maybe because Drakes relation to Francis Drake. It felt more meaningful in the end!

But both are great games, and to me Uncharted 2 is the best game I've ever played, and it is my favorite. It did everything right, EVERYTHING!

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Qubex
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 11:05:12 PM

It came pretty close to perfection... there is still a little room for improvement... but it is so small it is negligible... Uncharted 3 will iron out those last few kinks and it should turn out to be one of the best experience ever in video gaming history...

Uncharted 3 may just be that infliction point that makes Hollywood realise their future is really in doubt... and what a great day that will be... to play a movie rather than watch the damn thing...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Streets_74
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 9:29:51 AM

I have to agree with you, it did seem to have a more meaningful story and I am one of the few if not the only person to like humanoid creatures towards the end, that my friends was a twist I didn't see coming. my girl was watching me play when I got my first glimpse of these beast, I have to admit I jumped a little bit when it scattered across the screen in the distance (yeah she laughed at me). But at the same time no one had a problem with the tree of life that gave people super powers (I didn't have a problem with either) in UC2.

"But both are great games, and to me Uncharted 2 is the best game I've ever played, and it is my favorite. It did everything right, EVERYTHING!" QTF nothing more to say.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 10:09:11 AM

Absolutely agree with you %100.

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Bugzbunny109
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 11:30:24 PM
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"Uncharted 3 Will Be The Best Game Ever Made". Pffff....No, you guys ever heard of Halo Reach? BEST GAME EVER.

*Huge sarcasm by the way*

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FxTales
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 11:50:34 PM

It's not a biased prediction to think the third could be greater than the second. It's a total possiblility, I look forward to this than anything else, this franchise is like THE franchise I anticipate. A lot of us do.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:05:42 AM

Oh, I've heard of it. And if it doesn't do something new for ONCE, I will not ever play another Halo.

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Qubex
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:06:53 AM

But Ben, you can play in space for the first time in Halo Reach... that part does look awesome I have to admit...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 10:06:15 AM

Killzone 3 will be all the space I need. :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 10:27:42 AM

Qubex: I'll definitely play it; I've played every Halo, including ODST (which was decidedly lame).

But as I haven't seen anything much different since the original Halo, Reach had better finally innovate.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:29:00 PM

ben, i think you are asking too much from halo lol, it wont do what you asked but i wish it did. But fanboys will hail it as the best thing ever

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SirLoin of Beef
Monday, August 09, 2010 @ 8:31:56 AM

I'm excited to play Reach. Do I think it's the best ever? Nope. Does that mean I can't enjoy it? Not at all.

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chaosrunner
Monday, August 09, 2010 @ 10:48:09 PM

Is the sequel after Reach going to be 'Halo: Jumping The Shark'?

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SaintX
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:13:36 AM
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No doubt Naughty Dog will create another explosive game and another GOTY contender. However, I can't agree with you on this article, ben.
First of all, its a little premature to say that it will be the best game ever made since Naughty Dog has not officially unveil the game. Again, not to say ND won't produce another spectacular game.
Next, lots of games or even other things in the world tend to fail in the eyes of consumers even though the product was good simply because of the insanely high expectations and pressure from the gaming industry.
I can't imagine the pressure ND is facing now to outdo themselves of what they did with UC2. All I am saying is we shouldn't build up the hype train so soon and we shouldn't pile too much pressure on ND. Or else everyone will be left disappointed and hence starts the flaming and ranting.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:25:10 AM
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a bit premature, but its not like they can't do it. I just want them to take as much time as needed to make this a UC3 and not a UC2.5, even if it doesn't come out fall of next year

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:46:16 AM
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I will assume the vast majority of the PSXE readership can understand that this article is for fun and discussion, and we don't LITERALLY say that Uncharted 3 will be the best game ever, as if it's some kind of universal fact.

I realize that when the article gets picked up elsewhere, THOSE people will act like children. But this community is waaaaay too smart for that. ...yes? ;)

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RadioHeader
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 4:59:13 AM

RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE HALO STRETCH FTW!!!!111111111

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godsman
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:49:26 AM
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The hell... I'm satisfied even if Uncharted 3 ends up with no improvements, but just Uncharted 2 with a different story.

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RebelJD
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 1:18:33 AM
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Uncharted 3, RockNRolla.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 1:54:47 AM

MGS4 wasn't that much longer in gameplay excluding the cut scenes. It was longer no doubt but not to make a statement with. I kind of get where your going with the RPG, but in a whole why does length help a game with replay value to you? I'm actually asking an honest question, im not trying to be a smart ass or anything!

But either way I've replayed both through completion about 7 times, still just as fun the next time through as the first. and I'm even playing UC2 again through right now. Add the MP and its got plenty of replay value.

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frylock25
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:18:36 AM

thats what she said

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bigrailer19
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 2:03:01 PM

Good one! ;)

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packersfan66
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 2:04:14 PM

this is why i could never bring myself to buy god of war 3. Just had to rent it for 7 bucks and you can beat the single player.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:15:49 PM

And thats fine if you just want to beat it!

But if your like me, who plays through games 3-5 times maybe even more, then ya gotta buy it!

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Snaaaake
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 2:41:48 AM
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I wish there'd be more supernatural stuff in UC3.

If immortal juice exist in UC2, why not for more?

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___________
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 3:30:25 AM
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ps3 yea but not of all time.
i really hope they inject a proper believable less Hollywood story in U3.
uncharted 2 had so many plot holes it looked like swiss cheese!
not only that but it was so far fetched typical rambo action storys.
we need a proper deep realistic story something believable like AC not a Hollywood blockbuster!

they could of gone so far with the stories i mean they have covered 2 of the worlds most famous people, and 2 of the worlds most famous cities!
El Dorado and shamballa are mysteries to man, they really could of delved in and given us there vision there story of how the places came to be and there history and such.
but instead they were just background, a reason for travel.
uncharted 2 and KZ2 are 2 of the worst stories ever put into a video game!

i really hope ND and GG put a propper story into their next games, because as ninja theroy said storyline is more important than anything in your game!
i would not go as far as too say that, gameplay is more important than storyline but a great storyline will have you coming back time and time again, great gameplay wont!
a great storyline is what grips the player, makes him want to play more of the game, its what immerses them into the game!
if im not at TAFE thinking hmmmmmm i wonder what happenes next after the level i played last night than the games story has failed!
i remember finishing infamous and i was thinking about it and talking about it for weeks!
trying to put all the pieces together, to have a perfect understanding of what happened, who all the characters were and what they had to do with the story.
same with AC2, ive been wondering WTF that women was talking about at the end of the game since late november when i finished it!

thats what makes alan wake so f*cking brilliant!
the gameplay is crap, but the story is so intriguing, well thought out, and well interesting! it keeps you back wanting more!
it constantly leaves you asking questions, guessing why this happened, what it meant, what could happen next thats what keeps people interested because it really answers nothing it leaves your imagination to run wild!
thats what a good story needs to do, it needs to leave things open for contemplation!

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 3:53:59 AM

I'm starting to think you're one of those crazy people who yell at passerby on the street...

"uncharted 2 and KZ2 are 2 of the worst stories ever put into a video game!"

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RadioHeader
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 5:07:43 AM

lol I had to stop reading at that line.

The only conclusion I can reach is that he gets paid for every thumb down, and he has a crippling mortgage.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 5:33:37 AM

@_____

seriously do you think before you type? if the GAMEPLAY is crap why the hell would the average person want to keep playing the GAME? You try telling the average gamer to get a game thats crap to play ( in your words mind you ) but the story is decent and more than likely, they'll laugh at you and keep playing something they find fun to play.

perhaps this would explain the somewhat lackluster sells Alan Wake has seen. We get it though, you like Alan Wake, no need to keep name dropping it as if you're getting paid for it. Having played it, its decent at best but if you don't have a 360 to play it you're not missing out on too much.

If you really think gamers play their favorite games over and over again due to a great story and not because of its gameplay along with a story, you're more delusional than i once thought.

As far as 2 of the worse stories ever put into a video game.... its sad that you actually believe this bullshit.

About these plot holes you mentioned, please, point some out. If it has glaring plot holes, please state them. How else would people believe what you're saying instead of just ignoring you like some do if you provide no proof? Reminds me of the time you said GG stated killzone 2 would have completely destructible environments when in reality they never said such a thing, but you swore up and down they did. When asked for proof "well....umm... im not looking for it but they said it!!!"

You do this crap all the time, mention a fault about a game but NEVER go into detail about it. And often when you do state a reason for not liking a game, its something dumb like " Media Molecule made Little Big Planet too damn hard so i sold it back".....really?

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:28:01 AM

Umm no rambler! So I assume you dislike the Indiana Jones films? Uncharted got as much inspiration from those films as they did tomb raider.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 10:37:21 AM

You are so incredibly predictable it's not even funny anymore Cowpatty.

Please go sell your PS3 and troll some Xbox or PC forum.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:06:44 AM

I would ask how the implementation of storyline in Alan Wake, a game actually designed to play like an episodic TV series, is supposed to be comparable to Uncharted 2, which is essentially a big-budget action movie...but then I'd have to actually read what you write.

Maybe it isn't just your abysmal taste in games. Maybe you just ARE crazy.

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sirbob6
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:18:03 AM

Where do I start? Okay, first off how is AC realalistic in any sort of way? I mean if I landed in a hay pile during a 200+ foot drop I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to walk away. And you say Uncharted is Ramboish, AC you can easily fight of a group heavily armored soldiers with, in many of my cases, a fishing pole or broom.

Secondly I was amused at how you critizied UC2 and KZ2 for leaving some unexplained parts of the story, especaily KZ since the story arc isn't over yet. Then later you go on to say that the plotholes in Alan Wake is what makes the game so great.

Any ways, rant over... for now.

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Natko
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 3:38:53 AM
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I bought Uncharted on day 1 in 2007 and by the 4. chapter I knew PS3 will rule this generation! It truly showcased the amount of potential in Cell Broadband Engine!:-) Uncharted 3 Day 1 buy of course!:-) Naughty Dog are THE best developers for PS3!

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 3:44:02 AM
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Anyone else ever notice that Nathan's shirt gets wet but his hair always keeps its shape?

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 1:16:04 PM

Hopefully by the next uncharted game they manage to do that.

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 2:36:01 PM

Gel? My hair does that too though. :P

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:23:39 PM

But can your gelled hair survive a train derailment?

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 4:50:21 AM
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Naughty Dog has never made a bad game. they made the best of the Crash Bandicoot games, the best of the Jak games and now they have Uncharted, i don't really have to worry about Uncharted 3 falling down a slope Nuaghty Dog is just a company that knows how to excell.

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 4:59:01 AM
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It's all subjective.

I and many others here played multiple better games in 09.

Gamespot wasn't just trying to be different. I don't necessarily enjoy them, but they knew what they were doing and the odds should of been for Demons Souls everywhere.

Demons Souls slaughtered it in almost all aspects bar graphics, mechanics and things in that area.
But, Demons Souls was way more Innovative, fresh and old, actually makes you think, none mind numbing and will forever be etched in my mind thanks to its unique atmosphere, haunting, symbolic arthouse story and dark tone.

U2 was ok. Quite mind numbing....run and gunning, infinite checkpoints 2 seconds before you die, action, action, action, action, action, MEGA CHEESY script.....just not entirely me.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 5:48:16 AM

absolutely loved demon's souls, its my favorite rpg in a very long time but its not without some glaring flaws.

For a rpg, it has NO story worth telling. Most who love demon souls can't argue against that. Thats pretty important for an rpg. Sure it may not be heavily story driven but i hope if they make a part 2 they at least try. All of that great atmosphere, like the prison stage is almost wasted with little to no story

For all the talk the game gets about its difficulty, some of the bosses on the game are pretty damn lackluster and too easy. No way in hell should that dragon god battle gone down like it did. Instead of being some epic battle that it should have been, it was a simple case of trial and error, so disappointed in that fight.

There's not a lot of desirable gear to be had on the game also

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:31:45 AM

Graphics? I don't think we played the same games. I like demons soulds but I would rather pop uncharted 2 in for a good time. Demons souls lack of story is what kept me from wanting to beat it. There was no incentive to beating it for me. Uncharted 2 I was unable to put the controller down I beat it quicker than the 1st one because it was that good.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 10:09:21 AM

C'mon Prince. You usually have some reasonable things to say but Demon's Soul's having better graphics is joke. It's not subjective, it's a matter of fact Uncharted 2 blew it out of the water when it came to visuals.

Demon's Soul's is a great game but a graphical masterpiece it is not.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 10:26:00 AM

I think we all know you're heavily biased towards anything you perceive to be "artistic and new."

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:16:11 AM

I think people need to read carefully. I said BAR graphics. Which means that it does not succeed U2 in graphics.

Ben, try contributing rather than assuming and throwing thoughts on people you know nothing about. For that reason, i'm not going to sit here and list simplistic or none innovative games i consider phenomenal or guiding you to posts which would counter your poor judgement. But it is nice to know you enjoy creating a more hostile environment for a member of your "great community" rather than offer up a normal, none personal contribution.

Lastly, it's just games....and people expressing opinions on them. Don't get too emotionally inclined people.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:43:56 AM

What's happening is one opinion against another.

I know I'm not the first or the last to say it but what Ben said is mostly accurate in regards to you. But that is still your opinion. Just like it is mine to say that UC2 had little flaws, while Demon's souls was great, had many! And that there is my opinion.

Demons Souls may be artistic or whatever to you, but UC2 is to me. It takes a great deal of development to make a game like UC2. That's why we haven't seen to many games come close to its level of overall quality. That is what I respect most about the game is ND did something not a lot of developers are able to do. They created something with so little flaws that people are still talking about it even with games like Demons souls, and Heavy Rain, and GOW3 being released!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:00:25 PM

What the hell? The only one being hostile is YOU. Don't do that again. All I said is that you're biased towards games you perceive to be artistic and new...it's hardly even an insult. It's your own personal preference, even if it gets in the way of you being able to accurately and objectively judge quality.

I read posts. Don't think I haven't read yours...if I can predict what you're going to say about just about every game and topic, you're transparently obvious. The bias is obvious. That much is fact.

But don't get all pissy when someone notices. Just own up to it and defend it (if you must). I find it REALLY ironic that you tell people not to get emotional, and that's all your reply to me WAS. Cut the sh** and don't get personal. I'm not in the mood.

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:22:02 PM

Ben you just insinuated someone is crazy above. No one deserves that from an opinion...and from an administrator. Hostile, no?

Don't get all pissy when someone notices. Just own up to it and defend it.

Again, you know nothing about me from forum posts, that much is fact.....and i could say i can predict yours....it's just one opinion against the other as Bigrailer said, ain't it.

I don't care how i am perceived, but that perception could not be more wrong. I view everything with objectivity, even blatant money creations because you just never know. I mostly post on the topic of art because guess what, it's the dying ingredient today and goes mostly unnoticed by today's society. I speak up and try to bring more awareness to it.
My opinion is there whether you enjoy it or not. I thought forums were like that.

Yes that reply was emotional to YOU, got it. Ironic indeed.

Yeah, let's stop.


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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 12:37:14 PM

You can try and backpedal all you want. Everyone can make an easy observation based on your posts. Don't want them to think that? Try saying something different every once in a while. What, you think I didn't know you'd be one of the first to pop up in the ICO/SotC story?

You don't want people to respect your opinion. You want people to AGREE with your opinion. You don't want to state; you want to lecture. Your entire first post here is written as if what you believe is fact: "I and many others here played multiple better games in 09." That's a factual statement. The rest of your analysis of the game is piss-poor, inaccurate and based entirely on your own biased opinion. My article was clearly tongue-in-cheek (someone who loves art so much should've been able to see that), and in no way am I saying anything as fact. It's a fun "what-if" scenario that you had to turn into a drama by claiming Demon's Souls is so clearly superior.

Bottom line? You freaked out because I pinned you down and you hated that someone saw right through you. You're egotistical and now you feel the need to insult me and the community when they call you on being obviously transparent. I suggest you heed this warning. If you post again, I expect to see an apology; if not, don't post.

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RadioHeader
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 2:58:33 PM

Quick, Jawknee, say something political. Let's lighten the tone.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 4:13:43 PM

So uh....how about those deficits?

Haha

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maxpontiac
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:21:45 PM

Well, just wait until GT5 comes out. It will be all she wrote.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, August 08, 2010 @ 12:29:15 AM

talk about pwnage....

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packersfan66
Sunday, August 08, 2010 @ 3:32:19 PM

It's impossible to try to win an argument with Ben, everything he says automatically becomes 80% of the people on this site's opinion. Then they just gang up on you because they like to be liked by someone with "power" that they don't know/will never actually meet.

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rezenu
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 6:21:29 AM
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I have faith that the 3rd one will be even bigger than the first two. Naughty Dog is bloody amazing. My jaw hit the floor when I played Uncharted 1 and 2 for the first time.

Ah shit, I need to beat Uncharted 2. ;__;

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JackC8
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:12:36 AM
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Naughty Dog seems to have a very good understanding of what it takes to make a great game, and they've certainly got the tech mastered. I don't see any reason to think that Uncharted 3 won't be another big step up from the previous game.

Those guys should really put on workshops for other developers to show them how it's done.

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Kiri
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 9:21:05 AM
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I guess that besides improved graphics (which i really look forward to) they'll add new gameplay mechanics as well...
Just imagine an Alantis based storyline with sweet underwater visuals and swimming mechanics... Or flying from mountain to mountain in AC2 style...
Or something completely different which we haven't imagined yet... :D

Anyways, besides speculating i expect nothing less than mindblowing... :P

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amzngskillz
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 10:45:19 AM
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Ok guys lets be totally honest here. First of all let me say that I F'n loved Uncharted and Uncharted 2. I'm still playing UC2's multiplayer some 9 months later because its so fun. But the truth of the matter is that UC2 had two major flaws or points that disappointed me. The first being the final boss fight. Simply running in circles shooting the resin sap to hurt Lazarevic was some Bulls..t. Then the Guardian's killing him was some cliche bulls..t too. Same as Bioshock. Also, there was no explanation as to why the lost city started falling apart in the end. I mean...what caused the freakin earthquake? WTF! Then the whole idea of eating the flammable resin and getting special powers just didn't make sense. So basically the ending of UC2 was some bulls..t. Part one's story was so much better. Especially when they introduced the monsters and then finally explained where they came from. With that said, aside from the ending UC2 was a masterpiece. UC1 as well. I just hope part three has a good ending, if so it could very well be one of the greatest video games ever made.

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 1:27:54 PM

What? I loved the final boss fight, it was hard but not too tough, and using my brains to figure out that I had to shoot the resin made me feel smart when I played that part, and it kept me on my toes.

Secondly, the story was good. It made sense. Story-wise, the resin had some neurological effect that made those who ate it completely vicious and gave them incredible strength. Like taking super-steroids or something, and getting super roidrage. It doesn't have to be detailed and chemically correct down to the molecular formula of the resin, but it sufficed o the point where the story wasn't inconsistent on nonsensical.

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Crabba
Monday, August 09, 2010 @ 2:51:39 AM

You know, I have to agree I didn't like the end boss fight very much either, it went on for too long and all that running from him was actually pretty annoying. Other than that though, I have basically NOTHING bad to say about that game at all, and that's something I wouldn't be able to say about more than a handful games I've ever played, so Uncharted 2 is still one of the best games EVER in my book, despite my small gripe with the end boss. Hopefully that tiny nitpick will be fixed by U2 :)

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Wissam
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 1:06:05 PM
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It will definitely.

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packersfan66
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 2:01:07 PM
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I'm playing 2 through right now actually, just have to beat the last 4 levels on crushing to get the platinum. But playing it through a second time i'm realizing how unrealistic the jumps he makes are. Haha i don't care though fu** it, still an unreal game.

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Robochic
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 3:01:13 PM
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Bought the first on day one didn't like the aiming so I was happy to see when the 2nd fixed the aiming I was extremely happy. The story lines in both were great loved both female characters. I am really excited to see what the next installment has in store :)

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Mainframe52
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 4:15:45 PM
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I was late to the PS3 party. I bought the last version of the fatty edition in March of 09. Picked it up with Killzone 2 (which, newly released, looked insane and was what finally made me pull the trigger even though I didn't really have the money to spend) and LBP (still one of the best and most innovative games I've played in years).

After beating those I rented MGS4 and finally got to see what everyone had been raving about for a year.

But out of the first few months of having a PS3, the play-through I remember the most is the first one I did of Drake's Fortune. I had heard decent things about it but nothing too spectacular (compared to KZ2, MGS4 and other exclusives anyway) but I saw it on the shelf one night so I decided to rent it.

I was blown away. The graphics were, in my opinion, easily up there with anything else out there and ND did a perfect job of blending the shooting with the puzzle elements and supplying perfect voice actors and and great story.

Then, after watching the mind-blowing 2009 E3 gameplay demo of U2 almost every night on YouTube in anticipation of the game's release, I didn't think it was possible for it to live up to the hype. I was so wrong.

It's been said a million times by now but it's true. They took the best elements of the first game and enhanced them to create literally a playable blockbuster action movie.

I never really played the Crash or Jak series that much, so I didn't know much about Naughty Dog before, but it only took them two games to become one of my favorite developers working today.

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Mamills
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 5:24:38 PM
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i dont want to hype it up, but lets put it this way.

well said
we all know it will be great
if i never see a video preview or anything n it came out tomorrow, i will put down the cash for it no questions asked.

its drake and yes it will b amazing.

nuff said.

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dveisalive
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 5:56:56 PM
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Well in my opinion Zelda: Ocarina of Time is still the greatest, unless Uncharted 3 brings in a new element that will be use for a decade or more just like how Ocarina of Time brought Z targeting. I mean every game even first person shooters use auto aim, all thanks to Ocarina of Time. But in final words Uncharted 3 could possibly be one of the greatest games of all time.

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Mavfan321
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:53:03 PM

As much as Ocarina of Time is definitely one of my favorite games of all time the one problem I have with it is that it like all Nintendo mascot games it is an updated throwback (not a complaint just my personal reason why I can't choose it as my end all be all favorite game.) However Nintendo can do this because of how great it's history is, and how great it still is. But I do wish they would shake things up a bit, besides making the newest Zelda more about implementing more motion controls, and bringing back more colorful environments. That said I think my favorite games of all time can probably be defined by my love for the series with a little bit of weeding out the bad seeds (looking at you FF XIII.)

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Nickjcal
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:13:21 PM
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looking at other websites all the 360 fanboys baggin on this article cause theyve never played the game lol.

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Kiri
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:55:07 PM
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@Lotusflow3r... Why even bother when it's the administrator who's being provocative instead of stopping the argument?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 7:57:03 PM

Try reading again. I said nothing and he spent a paragraph insulting me and the community.

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Kiri
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 8:50:43 PM

That was hardly an insult...
But even if you found it to be insulting you have to admit that you could've handled it more calmly...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 8:58:12 PM

Like I said, I wasn't in the mood. I don't take kindly to knee-jerk reactionaries.

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Kiri
Sunday, August 08, 2010 @ 7:33:58 PM

If that's all it takes to set you off then you just proved Lotusflow3r right...

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iSayuSay
Saturday, August 07, 2010 @ 11:43:17 PM
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Uncharted 3 on the way?

"I didnt think that far ahead"

-- Nathan Drake, Uncharted 2 --

Should be our way of life too i guess :)

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, August 08, 2010 @ 1:32:41 AM
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question is: is there truly an Uncharted 3 on the way or just a wishful thinking? :D

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LightShow
Sunday, August 08, 2010 @ 3:44:04 PM
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i may be alone in this, but i'd rather have Jak 4 than Uncharted 3.

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SirLoin of Beef
Monday, August 09, 2010 @ 8:42:01 AM
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"Uncharted 2 is the closest I, or any of us, have come to actually playing an action movie."

Whenever I tell someone about this game, this is what I tell them, that it's a modern-day Indiana Jones movie that the player actually has control of.

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 7:33:46 AM
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they could make the very basic story slightly different, obviously there are many different twists in both games, but both of them make people zombies or superhumans, maybe get a different ending

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