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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Review

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Graphics:

 

10.0

Gameplay:

 

10.0

Sound:

 

10.0

Control:

 

9.5

Replay Value:

 

10.0

Online Gameplay:

 

9.5

Overall Rating:       10.0

 

 

Publisher:

SCEA

Developer:

Naughty Dog

Number Of Players:

1-12

Genre:

Action

When I created PSX Extreme alongside my brother 12 years ago, the last thing I imagined was that I'd have something called a Blu-ray disc spinning inside a PlayStation 3, displaying an image that would absolutely surpass the CG sequences I was used to from the likes of Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Chrono Cross, Legend of Dragoon, and so forth. What action-adventure shooters like Uncharted and Gears of War are for the industry today, is what the above RPGs were for a generation of gamers yesterday. And while many of us have vilified this genre for dumbing gaming down, and with good reason, games like Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a core example of what being the very finest exception to a rule is all about.

And it really is the finest exception. While I couldn't have imagined playing something like Uncharted 3 back in 1999, I bet few even imagined playing something like this 5 years ago when the PlayStation 3 debuted. Sure, the original game was superb when it launched, but we didn't think Naughty Dog would make such massive strides with its sequel. And that very same sequel left the inevitable Uncharted 3 with some massive loafers to fill. Not only does Uncharted 3 fill the footwear, but its footprint is sasquatch-esque in size, tearing the very seams of the shoe it's attempting to fill. Playing Uncharted 3 left me with simply one thought: 'how do they do it'? "They" being Naughty Dog, of course.

The moment you boot the game up, you're taken for a ride. You're thrown into a really tense bar scene that quickly escalates into a huge brawl and you're familiarized with the polished and honed fighting mechanics of the game. Where as in Uncharted 2 there was a bit of clunkiness to the hand-to-hand combat, Uncharted 3 deals away with nearly all of that. The next thing you know you're running around pounding everyone in sight, throwin' a bunch of bloody wankers to the floor, beating them until they can no longer stand...and when you're done a cutscene unfolds, the end of which leaves your jaw on the floor and your mind racing at every possible outcome of this "what now?" situation. This is really clever Hollywood-class writing here, folks. To flesh out the characters and to calm you down following the cutscene will be your second chapter, a prequel of sorts...the story of Drake meeting Sully. It's like Harry meeting Sally, without the awkward moaning and with a lot of roof jumping through a lush Columbian backdrop. This is quality stuff, believe me.

Within the first 30 minutes of the game, Uncharted 3 has sunk its teeth into you, and I dare anyone to admit you didn't fight yourself to put the game down. The shooting mechanics have remained largely the same, though collision detection is now flawless as every well aimed bullet will connect and either kill or wound your opponent. Climbing and general control quirks have also been ironed out, which makes the game play even smoother than the last, though I do think things such as jumping over obstacles and certain leaps of faith could've been handled better. But if you happen to fail, the game stores plenty of checkpoints throughout every chapter and chances are you won't have to repeat anymore than 30-60 seconds of gameplay to correct your mistake.

A.I. continues to be one of the finest aspects of the game, ranging from absolutely moronic to tactile and organized. Depending on the difficulty you set your game to also has an affect on the brains of your support - so if you're playing on the easier settings and witness Sully not doing anything about enemies who sneak up behind you, well don't say I didn't warn you. At the very least, play this on the standard difficulty - it's fairly well balanced that way.

Though, as is always the case with this franchise, it's the story and its characters that really grab you. The level of interaction between everyone is simply unparalleled; there's just no other gaming experience that is within miles of what Uncharted 3 offers to the gamer on a scale of immersion. Uncharted 2 was epic in its presentation, and yet somehow Uncharted 3 is able to expand on that. The scenarios are more tense. The writing keeps you on the edge of your seat. The action will have you gasping for air with every leap of faith or wondrous moment. The simple joy you experience completing these epic moments is unlike any feeling you've ever felt in a game. And while I'm aware of how vague I'm being with my descriptions, there's just so much amazement to see in Uncharted 3 that giving even the slightest bit of detail would feel like I'm spoiling something special.

And that's what makes Uncharted 3 so unique, it's how special the game feels; you are part of this interactive journey, you are part of these characters, you want the good guys to succeed not because you want to win, but because you're convinced this character on your screen has a real-life personality. You're convinced that they're real, and you know that you are the key to their success...and it is brilliant feeling. The level of satisfaction one gets from completing some absurd escape is all too high. Though, I must say if I did have one complaint about the game, it's that some of the escapes can feel a little drawn out and farfetched. Though blame it on the game's absolutely flawless execution, because it does such a remarkable job at conveying this sense of realism, that you almost can't forgive it for being just a "videogame". Because Uncharted 3 feels, plays, and looks so life-like, some of the crazy escapes occasionally get to you because of how implausible they can be, all because you've let go of the fact that this is still a videogame at the end of the day. Again, it's one of those scratches that doesn't really scratch the surface...the double-edged sword, if you get what I mean.

Multiplayer was introduced with Uncharted 2, and it returns for Uncharted 3 with enhancements, additions, and fixes. Much of what you loved about last year's game returns, including co-op. While it's early to tell just how fulfilling the multiplayer experience is, I can tell you that it is robust. A number of you have already played the multiplayer beta, which boasted weapon enhancement, rankings, medals, boosters, and so forth. Modes such as Free For All (Deathmatch), Team Deathmatch, Team Objective, Plunder, Hardcore, Co-Op Hunter, Co-Op Arena, and Co-Op Adventure round out the list of available multiplayer modes. We've seen what a great job Naughty Dog did with the last game's multiplayer, and we've witnessed how great Uncharted 3's multiplayer efforts turned out, as well. Granted, because there is virtually no one playing the game online right now aside from us press folk with special access invites, we can't truly gauge the multiplayer because we don't know what its core audience and infrastructure will turn the experience into. Still what we do know is that the game boasts a feature rich and wholly enjoyable multiplayer experience and that the beta was a solid indicator of said audience and infrastructure (matchmaking, woo!). Still, Ben will be providing his own review which will include additional multiplayer details once the game launches worldwide for all.

To wrap things up, I think goes without saying that Uncharted 3 will go down as the best looking game of this generation by a long, blistering, and freezing Antarctic mile. Apart from another Naughty Dog title, I don't see anything getting close. I don't have to spell it out for you, you've seen the HD footage and the high-resolution screens. You've seen the glistening screens that show off those gorgeous landscapes, the textures on the wall, ground, objects and characters, the flawless animation, the surreal lighting, the lack of a jagged edge on the screen, the solid framerate, and those stunning cinematic cutscenes.

So with visuals that clean and practically perfect, it only makes sense the audio matches. As is par for course, Uncharted 3 delivers a deck of aces for the audio. The same way the graphics accomplish everything they possibly can to deliver the most polished picture possible, the audio delivers every punch it can pull off to do the same for your ears (and the audio system you should have taking advantage of this marvelous sonic achievement). The voice acting remains flawless, and it is one of the main principles behind making the game feel so alive and the characters so real. Drake still makes his quips and snide remarks, and the bounce between Sully and Drake remains as effortless as ever. All interactions you experience with the supporting cast will probably upset you once you realize that the chances of the Hollywood movie having dialogue this perfect and natural is slim to none. Of course there is a soundtrack in the background that'll accompany you with every tense moment, and a ton of boomy and rich sound effects to accompany you when those same tense moments get out of control. Home theater guys will have a field day with this.

There's only one last thing that needs to be said, and this is going to be one of the shortest conclusions I'll ever piece together. All that can be remains to be said about Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is that it both defies and defines everything a videogame is and should be. In that order. 

10/24/2011 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (200 posts)

maxpontiac
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 7:44:38 PM
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Awesome.

I am so hyped for this game now!!

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:59:31 PM

I've been hyped for this game since I finished Drakes Fortune! I love these games!

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Shams
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:53:45 AM

Goose bumps! Folks, we may have a couple years left in this gen, but from ND, this smells of grand finale. Thanks for the lovely and timely review, Arnold, and thanks ND and Sony. The unexpected was only expected from you!

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:42:10 AM

Urge to play... rising...

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:19:27 PM

I know, perfect 10 score this game cannot be missed. Rise up, nature is calling.

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allDFlavors
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 7:46:11 PM
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Brilliant review, Arnold. I am especially looking forward to getting my hands on this one.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:44:03 AM

I did notice the "Good" "Bad" "Ugly" parts at the end of Ben's reviews missing. That should've been enough of a giveaway to suggest it wasn't Ben's review. Made that mistake in my first comment waaaaay down further.

Nice review Arnold!!!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 7:48:08 PM
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The [insert any game title] Destroyer ;)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 7:48:50 PM
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Also, side note, good to see you write a review Arnold, great job :D Been a good while since you're last one on this here grand front page.

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OPHIDIAN
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 7:50:21 PM
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Nice review man.

A perfect 10 . . . wow.

[POTENTIAL SPOILER]

Have a question for you Arnold, if I may. Does this one have supernatural beings in it too?


Last edited by OPHIDIAN on 10/24/2011 7:51:01 PM

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kevinater321
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:18:35 PM

DON'T TELL US

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sirbob6
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:32:38 PM

Most likely. The trailer had a book about demons in it.

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Snorge
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:36:09 PM

Why would you ask for any potential spoilers ALREADY!?!?.....WTH? I mean damn man....c'mon son

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:16:34 AM

lol

I really enjoyed U2, but the things in U1 bloody freaked me out. Turned into a temporary Silent Hill.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 8:55:00 AM

AARRGGG.... *sigh* .......

Even if Arnold doesn't answer, it opens it up for others to comment... like Sirbob.... even that little tidbit is far more than I wanted to know.

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sirbob6
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:48:32 PM

In my defense, it was featured in the very first trailer.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 7:59:15 PM
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Didn't expect anything less.

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sonic1899
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:24:08 PM

@Jawknee
I did. ...a 9.7 My mind has been blown...
KABOOM!

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:00:58 AM

I didn't expect anything less. Even IGN gave it a 10. When that happens anything less is well... A lie! ;)

Seriously though, I just wanna play it!

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Cesar_ser_4
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:46:55 AM

Wow IGN gave a ps3 game a 10?... its official, hell has frozen over twice...

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:59:12 AM

IGN doesn't seem to be as bad these days, but there was a period where they were running rampant with Xbots and 360 love editorials and news articles.

With a game like Uncharted 3, they can't be bias any longer towards 360, and instead be honest with their review. A perfect 10 sounds exactly like what Uncharted 3 deserves.

Must say, I was worried that it would score less, like 7 or 8, for repeating the awesomeness of Uncharted 2 and reviewers being bias while giving MW3 (a "copy-paste" example of a game series) a better score.

Looks like IGN's love for Nathan and Elena is as strong as the rest of us.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 8:58:26 AM

IGN will continue to have hope so long as Greg Miller stays on staff.

He always tries to give Sony games a fair an equal shot, I find.

Any other reviewer, however, it's a shot in the dark.

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clockwyzebkny
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:01:35 PM
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i just creamed myself
Thacan the last time i eat ice cream and read a review about a game i'm totally psyched about.
i cannot wait to play this
Arnold and Ben, i envy you

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kevinater321
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:19:20 PM
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What an amazing review, anyone is the face of the earth who own a PS3 absolutely HAS to get this game.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:51:23 PM

This game should be built into PS3 or the PS4 some day. Just like the Sega Master system had some sort of secret game baked in. A simple game but still secret.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:00:49 AM

The Uncharted trilogy should be built into the PS4. Now THAT would sell consoles!!!!

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:17:51 AM

Who keeps on giving these thumbs down. Madness I tell you.

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wasim
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:22:53 PM
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awesome
best game of all time

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TubbyUrchin
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:28:20 PM
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Fourth paragraph down around the middle there is a typo:
Climbing and general control quirks have also been ironed out, which makes the game play even smoother than the last, though I do think things such as jumping over obstacles and certain leaps of faith could've been handled bette.
Should it be 'better'? ;)
Great review by the way, too bad the EBgames near me isn't doing a midnight release...

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Nas Is Like
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:31:27 PM
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Saw it coming a mile away (10 out of 10).

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:39:41 PM

I actually have an email with Ben where I was considering a high 9. But I kept playing the game. And the more I played the more I was like "hmm...does this deserve a high 9?" As fantastic as a high 9 is, it's just that this game does things others don't. I couldn't justify lumping (for lack of a better word) Uncharted 3 with other games. I think it's in a league of its own.

And when it came down to put out the individual scores per category, it felt justified. Is it perfect? No, absolutely not. But it is in its own league.

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Shams
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:57:10 AM

Greggy M concurs, and concludes his review in the same vain.

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Snorge
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:33:01 PM
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Outstanding! I expected nothing less and will receive just that come Tuesday! Is it a good idea I already requested that day off?


Can't wait to see this bad boy in all its glory in 3D. I might have to fill out some life insurance for my wife, I....might...have....a heart attack

I was wondering how you could rate the Online a 9.5 if it hasn't been released yet.....Is that 9.5 a place holder for when Ben tries the Online after launch?




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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:37:06 PM

No, we've played the online a handful of times already. Sony organizes private sessions for us. Plus there was also the beta. :P

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Snorge
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:42:06 PM

Private sessions!? Early access....Im hella jealous now..I can dig it though! Yeeeeeaaaah didn't think about the beta either ....*insert foot in mouth*

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cLoudou
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:35:01 PM
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I've never seen so many 10s, so beautiful ....

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sirbob6
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:36:03 PM
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I can not wait for the 1st now. I must experience this game and all of its wonder.

Thank you for the review and forcing me to buy this game. This is only the second ten, right?

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Snorge
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:37:23 PM

Nobody SHOULD have forced any thing for this game....I call this "natural selection" LoL

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Pyramid
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:36:29 PM
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10,10,10 OMG! A 10 for u too having the game one week earlier review.This is power or what? I love to be part of this awesome board.

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556pineapple
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:45:25 PM
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This review makes me sad. I have neither the time, nor the money for this game right now. Couldn't you have published a fake review just for me saying how disappointing it was? I just hope I can wait the three weeks until Thanksgiving break.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:57:41 PM

Just read this review in reverse or something. Uncharted 3 score -10.

Seriously though, It sucks that you have to wait.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:51:42 PM
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"Uncharted 3 will go down as the best looking game of this generation by a long, blistering, and freezing Antarctic mile."

Excellent choice of words. What a remarkable review. Thank You Arnold. Is Ben going to do a separate review like you guys did once before? If I remember correctly that is. Or is the season just too busy? Not that one is needed.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 8:52:28 PM
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Wait a sec when did Arnold come back?!!?!?!!?!?!?!?!



I've had this preordered for months, omg I can't wait.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:05:15 PM

I never left, really. Just have a different career now. It just so happened that the game fell into my lap instead of Ben's, so I told him I'd take care of it.

This is the first review I wrote since Gran Turismo 5.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:48:35 PM

What's the new career?

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:21:53 AM

We all saw what happened in Zookeeper Arnold!

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Arvis
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:30:29 AM

Does Ben need any help with reviewing games? I can email you a resume and list of references upon request. ;)

-Arvis

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:01:55 PM

I hear ya, Arvis. I'd love to become a writer, myself. I'm too wrapped up into my current career, however. I feel like I would love spending my days in research and writing, whether it's gaming or something else. With a mortgage and a baby any day now, I can't really responsibly chase a career change. lol!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:02:52 PM

P.s. for additional writing to what Ben does, I recommend the nice chaps over at Velocity Gamer. They often provide a good read.

World does a lot of work there, I believe.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:48:24 PM

Thanks for the props underdog, we've got a few PSXE members writing and things are just keep getting better as we grow :)

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:26:47 PM

Well Arnold, whatever the reason, it was good to see you back in electronic print with a stellar review of a stellar game. Your review of GT5 was absolutely spot on, and I have no doubt that this review is equally spot on.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 1:04:10 PM

I've posted a couple times, World. I'm registered on your site as "Kraaft".

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:05:08 PM
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Great review, Arnold! We sort of expected glowing reviews for this game, but to see it come to fruition is the icing on the cake. Looks like Naughty Dog has outdone their own work and thank peters we have such devs that strive to give us excellent experiences like this.

Most sites are also giving the game excellent reviews, including a perfect 10 from IGN. Now that I did NOT expect. But there's always someone who'd ruin the party (probably a concealed effort to gain site traffic) by giving the game an 8/10 review. Eurogamer gave that. Sure, 8 is not bad, but for Uncharted 3, it's almost is. I can't believe they're taking away points from the game for being what it is trying to be. Talk about morons.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:48:58 AM

The Eurogamer review p*ssed me off something hardcore. I can't believe that they were bashing it for not being what they wanted it to be, rather than for what it strives to be... Ugh.

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ZettaiSeigi
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 3:30:12 AM

Tell me about it, Lawless. I don't mind if they scored the game a 7 as long as it is fully justified. But really? Taking away points from the game because it's a tad too cinematic? Because it's not open-world? Because you don't upgrade your stuff like in RPGs? In that case, why don't they review another game instead? Uncharted has always been like that since the first game came out in 2007. What a bunch of dolts, really, to completely lose the plot.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 9:05:50 AM

Yet, they gave Deus Ex a perfect 10....

Sure, Deus Ex is a good game... but I mean.. UC3 an 8? Credibility... huh... guess it's a subjective thing, really.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 9:20:21 AM

A lot of regulars are complaining about the site in general over at Eurogamer. For many, this review is just another piece of the pie. I checked out some members who are bemoaning the site that have been members with thousands of posts since 2004, in some cases.

Something weird is going on there.


The exact same reviewer gave Brink an 8 as well.... dude's f**k*d up.

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:28:42 PM

Lawless, Eurogamer is full of itself. You complaint that they bash the game because it's not what *they* expect it to be is a mirror of one of the main complaints I've expressed in the past with respect to their reviews of other games. Frankly, I still believe that they have an agenda there, and it's a ridiculous one.

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clockwyzebkny
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:05:12 PM
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Hey Arnold did you try it in 3d?

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PSTan
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:26:19 PM

I see what you did there...

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tes37
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:05:39 PM
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Buying this game is an easy decision to make. It's good to hear that Naughty Dog has outdone themselves again.

A lot of developers out there should feel embarrassed of themselves.

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AbsoluteZer0
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:08:39 PM
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Man, I'm not a fan of shooters( I cannot, for the life of me, get into Bioshock 2) but it sounds like I may have to play the Uncharted series at some point. Although, sort of sorry to say, it'll have to happen after a number of other games.(Skyrim!)

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slugga_status
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:02:01 AM

Uncharted is not a shooter..it's more of a Action/Adventure game than a shooter

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Fane1024
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 6:01:03 AM

To be fair, shooting is the primary form of gameplay.

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GustaveXIII
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:11:49 PM
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Awesome review. i myself am a playstation gamer since 1995.. naughty dog have come a long way xD

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tes37
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:21:33 PM

The first sentence was a good clue as to who wrote this review.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:30:57 PM

@tes37, Yes, the clue being that "BEN" and his brother founded the site. Lol

Who looks at signatures anymore anyway.? Seriously though I have done the same thing when I first joined PSX. But I quickly edited my post.

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tes37
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:58:31 PM

"When I created PSX Extreme", is what made me immediately think that Arnold was making a rare appearance. My apologies if I came across as being a smart *ss.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:17:23 PM

tes, You did not seem like a smart a**. lol.. We got to show the new blood how we role here on PSX.. lol..

It is difficult to portray the correct mood when writing on the internet.. Word may seem very different and easily confused by different sets of eyes..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:49:20 PM

ahem, how we "roll"

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:07:19 PM

How we "ROLE" as in role models.. You know how we should educate those who... Ah just forget it... lol..

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PSTan
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:27:47 PM
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This is my most anticipated game of 2011. I expected nothing less, but this exceeded my expectations. Naughty Dog deserves every accolade, award, and acclaim they receive.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:30:05 PM
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Didn't read it, won't read it, won't read any reviews for Uncharted 3. I do not want to know anything about this game. Thanks for the review though, it's just this game is so special, don't want to know anything until I put the disc in my precious.

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Norrin Radd
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:08:00 AM

I'm with you! I have been avoiding everything I could about this game since it's announcement. When that baby drops in my slim next Tuesday - yeah! I want to be beaten over the head with every surprise and amazing visual. Looking forward to leaving my cave very soon.....

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JimmyVaudeville
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:30:16 PM
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What a triumphant return review, Arnold! (I know, I know. You never left... :) ) But seriously, as if I wasn't already salivating at the chance to get at this game, now I have freakin' Niagara Falls comin' straight out my mouth! Well, well done! Cheers, Sir!

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thj_1980
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:34:58 PM
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LOL A 10 OMG gta 4 doesn't even deserve a 9.9 it deserves a 9/10.

This game looks proimising but not enough to make me want to buy it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:35:16 PM
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Just because it's the biggest PlayStation game of the year, I'll offer a review as well. But it's good that Arnold got this up; all major sources have theirs and we kept up. :)

I'll deliver a second review at some point but right now, I've got a million other things...time to go play more Battlefield 3.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:58:04 PM

Will both your and Arnold scores be submitted to sites like Metacritic. Do you know (or even care for that matter) if Scores calculated on a Reviewer or on a Site basis? I ask because it seems like Eurogamer has two reviewers. If I read correctly.

Nevermind, I see it now. Eurogamer: Spain, Italy, Sweden, etc....

It seem like the reviews for this game will become a BATTLEFIELD. You may have to review the reviews..lol.. Be careful out there guys. Haters are lurking..

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:09:40 PM

The original review is what MetaCritic and GameRankings grab.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:21:25 AM

They'll take the 10, which is great. I may not even give it an actual score; it might just be an editorial or something.

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JimmyVaudeville
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:35:49 PM
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...ALSO a big ol' congratulations for the boys and girls over at Naughty Dog!!! Hope they get a well deserved break......... and then promptly get to work on Uncharted 4!!! :D I can't wait to play this puppy!

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SoulController
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:39:33 PM
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It's going down! This better be in the mail next Tuesday

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La_Bete12
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:42:19 PM
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Gahhhh!!! Too many amazing games coming out, I don't think my cashiering job can keep up! Batman, Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted 3, the list goes on and on...

Great review btw, your reviews are always very detailed and thorough :)

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:10:01 PM

You should try to supplement your game spending by taking advantage of Sales, specials, Bundles coupons.. I have made it to the point where I game almost for free. Sellers are doing battle for your gaming dollars.

Online surveys, focus groups. Coupons are especially helpful. My wife is getting free groceries. Literally FREE! Learning how to extreme coupon.. lol.. It really works.

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La_Bete12
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:22:38 PM

my mom super coupons a LOT at my workplace lol. but I don't really know of any good sites for gaming coupons

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:35:30 PM

Gaming coupons are rare and few. But they are out there. I Bought Batman from Kmart (KMART for crying out loud!!) for $40. And they gave a $30 gaming coupon that I will use towards another game. That half price!But mostly I do online surveys and Focus groups for games in NYC.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:42:52 PM
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It is a shame but expected that some sites just blatantly minus point scores for ridiculous reasons. I rarely care or even check Metacritic but I was curious. To me Uncharted And Naughty Dog DESERVE Respect and Sales! Current score is 93. 100, 100 100 100 100 100s...., 95, 95, then 80...80, 80.? WTF!

Of course this curious cat just had to go further down the rabbit hole. Into the Abyss of bullshit review sites I traveled. Losing all sense of self and awareness. Cold lonely terrified and ashamed. Then suddenly a light appeared. I made my way towards the light. I then began my ascent out of the darkness just as Kratos fought and killed and destroyed his way up and out of Hades.

The experience does give perspective to the EXCELLENT service we get from Ben, Arnold and all those that form like Voltron and make PSX happen. Thank you guys for the safe haven for not just "REAL" gamers but for mature and educated ones as well. Not to mention witty and hilarious too at times. We are a feisty bunch are we not?

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Clamedeus
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:36:18 PM

Well said. That put a tear in my eye, LONG LIVE PSX!

Keep up the good work Ben and Arnold!

And to all the members here at PSX as well who make up the community. Keep being awesome! :D <3

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:22:07 AM

I warned everyone earlier that certain sources will try to get attention by giving Uncharted 3 a lower-than-expected score. It's inevitable.

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ZettaiSeigi
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 3:32:40 AM

They're obviously desperate for hits/traffic. I underestimated the lengths some people would go to for money and 15 minutes in the spotlight.

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Alienange
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 9:43:34 PM
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I'm seeing a lot here about the graphics, sound and voice acting, but what about the game itself? Is there a variety to what the player does or is it just more Gears of War cover and shoot? After all the crazy talk about it's length, do you not have something to say about it? Did you give it a 10 simply because it's the perfect cinematic experience, or is there more to the game than going from point A to point B like the last two? What about the puzzles? Are they better than the last or have they been replaced with non-stop escape scenes?

Those questions aside I am glad you mentioned how involved the gamer gets with the characters on screen. I particularly enjoyed that in UC2 and I'm glad we're getting more.

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StubbornScorpio
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:10:20 PM

I'm pretty sure for the sake of spoilers Arnold didn't want to discuss those kinds of mechanics.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:23:07 AM

Considering how much you hate anything linear, Alienange, I'm not sure why you even care.

Just don't play it. Get Elder Scrolls and be happy.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 9:34:17 AM

I'm pretty sure Arnold talked about the gameplay. He specifically talked about the improved and more fluid hand-to-hand combat mechanic. He also addressed shooting and mentioned hit detection is improved. Sounds like the gameplay is what you can expect, but more fluid, realistic, and reliable.


At least... that's what I got from reading his review.

You did.... read it...... right?

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:28:41 PM

lol. read it? wut.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:40:47 PM

Alien, read the eurogamer review for an answer to those questions.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:47:00 PM

Beamboom, this is why I'm convinced you only say things to stir the pot. That Eurogamer review was not well done, in the least.

Even their own regulars are getting frustrated with that site.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:40:46 PM

Hah, he knows exactly what hes doing, doesn't he? He reminds me of the kid who swaps the salt with the sugar and what-not. That why we love him though, right?

Honestly though Alien, if you didn't like the first two, don't bother with the third. It pains me to say that, it feels like taking candy from a baby sortof. :S

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Beamboom
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 5:15:31 AM

@Liam: LOL! :D

No I did mean it guys. In my opinion the Eurogamer review *do* answer those questions from Aliens perspective. It's really not that bad a review. Read it, don't just stare at the rating, and you'll find it to be both respectful and with plenty of praise. But it does criticize the linear aspect of the game, and as far as I am able to see this is what Alien ask about.


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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 1:06:17 PM

lol!
That can't be our beloved Beamboom... or maybe it is... But I definitely did that when I was a kid. lol

What a little a$$ i was!

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Dancemachine55
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:07:25 PM
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Ben, is this the first time you've ever given a game a perfect 10 out of 10!?!?!?

Even before reviews, I knew this game was going to be amazing. Here's hoping for big sales now that the PS3 base has grown, Naughty Dog certainly deserve to be rewarded for their efforts with big sales.

Still amazes me that a glorified CoD map pack dressed as a new game will likely sell more. I really just do not understand people these days. Word is spreading of CoD's doom though, many people I know are either going battlefield 3 or sticking with Black Ops.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:20:14 PM

Woops, sorry Arnold, didn't realise it was your review. :)

Note to self: actually READ everything before posting a comment.

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Riku994
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:07:19 AM

Good call ;P Someone above mentioned that the first line should've given it away :P

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iwillbetheone
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:09:38 PM
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Wow! I am so pumped up reading this review. A 10/10 from both psxextreme and ign is so epic. I hope Gamespot also gives this a 10. Reading this review, I feel happy that my first pre-order was really worth pre-ordering.

BTW, do you guys have video reviews, because I'd like to show this review to some of my non-gaming/casual gaming friends.

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SolidFantasy
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:12:29 PM

I second that idea for the same reason.

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SolidFantasy
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:11:34 PM
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HOLY CRAP IN HELL!! I was expecting a high 9 what with today's high caliber standards and not. This is awesome. Pre-order? I think so. Glad to see the children at IGN even gave it an accurate score for a change.

I need to hurry up and get through FFIX before next week because I won't be able to play another game with U3 in the midst.

Also I think I read every comment in this article. I seldom take the time to read everyone's.

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StubbornScorpio
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:12:51 PM
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I'll admit I wasn't too happy about the DLC plans Naughty Dog had, but that was me on a bad day. Uncharted is truly a series deserving of praise for blending super-smooth gameplay with cinematic action. Thanks for the review Arnold, I can't wait to get my hands on this gem.

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FxTales
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:19:13 PM
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This game is beginning to be hard to fault. Anyway my copy will come with a free t-shirt. I shall shall make it my new nighty!

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:37:45 PM

You should post a pic of that shirt!

No intention or innuendo. Just the shirt.

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ZenChichiri
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:21:27 PM
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. I will order this game on play-asia soon. I always have to wait because I have to order most of my games from the internet. Ah well until then I'll just be killing some hairy colossi.

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iwillbetheone
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:27:19 PM

Where are you from? Is the game not releasing in your place?

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ZenChichiri
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:03:57 PM

I'm from Canada, but live in South Korea. I could buy the Korean version, because it will be in English, but the dlc is region protected and my psn is setup as a Canadian account. In other words, I need to buy the American version if I want access to the dlc. I know that Uncharted 3 won't have single player dlc, but it might have multiplayer dlc, so I'll buy the American version just in case, as I do with most games I know I'll really care about.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:48:56 PM

I knew there was something about you that was awesome....

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I007spectre
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:23:15 PM
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Worst review I have read so far is X-Play's. They said that to many storylines go nowhere. And that multiplayer was just tacked on. I to wonder if you guys have played it in 3D.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:20:04 PM

Adam " Lesser Human" Sessler strikes again.. That dude just bugs me out.. At times he seems well rounded then others he seems "store bought". Particularly when It comes to the Exclusive titles.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:11:39 AM

Well he might bug you, but he said that UC2 was the best Single player game he's ever played. I'm sure he has his reasons for whatever, but just so we are clear he bugs me too.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:31:48 PM
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Highlander, still mad about the short campaign??

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:33:22 PM

Yes & no. Are you seriously telling me that you wouldn't want a longer story mode in a 10/10 game like this? I'm not going to detract from the excellence of the game, but of course I want more time with the game.

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sirbob6
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:42:33 PM
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Question: Is the split-screen online only or is it also offline?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:42:35 PM
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I KNEW it! First 10 evar.

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Victor321
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:59:00 PM

Since MGS4 I believe? Not sure :S lol

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Jawknee
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:02:05 PM

Yup, just looked it up. MGS4 was given a 10/10 by PSX.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:14:31 PM

"ever"..

Just a jab since u hit me over the head on my post above.. lol..


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Victor321
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:49:07 PM

Thanks Jawknee :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:04:41 AM

really? Okay, I wasn't around at that time so I get a mulligan.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:10:22 AM

I thought GT5 got a ten? Eh, maybe not I have short term memory. I remember the MGS4 review like it was yesterday though! I couldnt believe it, then I played the game! ;)

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:21:15 AM

World you wernt around then? What? No way have I been here longer, I always thought of you as a pioneer of the comments thread! ;) it's crazy I don't remember the year I joined, but I know it's been a long while!

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Victor321
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:44:07 AM

@bigrailer19

GT5 got a 9.9 :)

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mk ultra
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:13:43 PM

I thought you've been here longer then that too World. I've been signed up for about three years and i know you were commenting before me. Back when your avatar was you with a samurai sword and Highlander only had one character in his. IDK my memory could be fading.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:51:53 PM

I think I joined shortly after MGS4 came out in 2008, my minds a little foggy, lots of whiskey since then lol.

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AshT
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:46:51 PM
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Awesome Review Arnold, cant wait

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:50:34 PM
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Even the hated Edge had to grudgingly go with a 9.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:08:34 PM

Wow, and they gave Skyward Sword a 10.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:17:42 PM

Even the negative reviewers for this game are having trouble finding faults. They are getting creative with the bull. Come on, Multiplayer tacked on? In the shadow of UC2.. What does that even mean really.. 3 is an obvious upgraded from 2.. If all other reviews are to be believed.. lol..

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Nas Is Like
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:59:04 PM
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Eat your heart out, x-bots.

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FatherSun
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:10:21 PM

You ask of them that of which they cannot give.

X-Bots have no heart! Or is it they have no Brains? Or Both?

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StubbornScorpio
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:31:29 PM

I'd argue that they're devoid of a Soul. But lack of brains and heart works too :)

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Nas Is Like
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:47:41 PM

Yeah it would make sense for x-bots to be gingers.

lol @ FATHASUN though. Had me laughing.

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Victor321
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:59:41 PM
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Elena's eyes are so pretty in the third installment. :)

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:55:28 AM

She kinda looked Asian in a few bits... But you're right about the eyes, nonetheless. Especially Chloe's. Now they don't do that weird glittery, sparkly thing.

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Victor321
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:43:30 AM

I actually really liked the weird sparkly effect :D I thought it was part of the art design ^.^

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:52:43 PM

I liked the sparkly thing too, i know a girl whose eyes do that.

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godsdream
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:17:29 PM
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Hey nice to have another review from you Arnold. Also looking forward to Ben's review just for the sake that I want to enjoy reading another great review for this game.

I guess Ben's topic days before about a perfect 10 game was because of this game (well played if you ask me).

I want to play this baby so bad but my PS3 is still YLOD. I need to fix it, then buy a new one, then backup, then play in new PS3 immediately. If anyone knows a better solution please tell me, I don't want to spend more extra money :S

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Wraith
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:48:28 PM
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GOTY for sure.

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AshT
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:55:01 PM

@wraith, i second that, hell yes GOTY 2011

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:54:16 AM

Aye, GOTY once more!!

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:29:17 AM

Stiff competition with Gears 3, Batman AC, Skryim and Battlefield 3 all coming out around the same time, and let's not forget the gem that was Portal 2.

But despite them, Uncharted 3 has a great story and even better chemistry between characters. Uncharted 3 wins.

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JDC80
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:01:54 AM
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I gotta kick my own ass now...I returned "Spider-Man: Edge of time" Saturday just to get Uncharted 3 and I didn't check my Q til today so instead of getting "Uncharted 3" GF is shipping me "Battlefield 3".

The only bright side is that for whatever reason AAA PS3 exclusives don't stay unavailable long on GF. Hopefully I can get a copy either at Christmas as a gift or the ship back rush when COD fans try to get MW3.

As for Uncharted 3 reviews there's always going to be a joker out there trying to be different and say something crazy to draw attention to themselves and their gaming website.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:23:40 AM

Buy Uncharted 3 and support the cause! Screw gamefly.

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ZettaiSeigi
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 3:36:13 AM

Other people's finances are really none of my business, but there are some games that are worth the $60 admission price. Uncharted 3 is easily among them.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:31:18 AM

Thanks for clearing that up Jawknee, had no idea what GF meant. Sounded like he was ordering from his GirlFriend. :P

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:24:59 AM
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Great review Arnold. I'm reading at my own risk But I couldn't help to read this review! But I know you and Ben work hard not to throw in potential spoilers! Regardless I really enjoyed reading it, and it did what a review was supposed to. Be informative and in this case cement the fact that I really need to play this game! Can't wait!

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:27:06 AM
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Few mistakes in the review:
"and it is brilliant feeling" - should be "and it is a brilliant feeling"
"Much of what you loved about last year's game" - it came out 2 years ago.

Though you really DIDN'T go into specific details (I guess I commend you for it...nothing worse than a spoiler for your faveourite game), it was a very nicely written review nonetheless.

On a side note: Critics come up with the lamest reasons to put down a perfectly good game. Most who haven't gave it 90+ comment on the linearity. Its been the same since the first and isnt gunna change anytime soon, because its perfect for uncharted/cinematic games in genral. I mean jesus these guys get paid to write these reviews aswell...

EDIT: Wow, overall metacritic score is 93 now. What reviews did they manage to find from the gutter to make that score? -_-

I also noted that Uncharted 3 has 40 reviews a day since the embargo lifted...batman has like 23. A lot more reviews to skew the overall score...especially from the likes of eurogamer. 8/10. 8 out of 10. What. The. Hell. Where. They. THINKING!? Everybody and their dog know that uncharted isnt a 8/10 from the flamming trailers.

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ZettaiSeigi
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 3:41:46 AM

My thoughts exactly about that Eurogamer review. It's pretty telling, though, that the guy who reviewed Uncharted 3 was the same person who reviewed Brink and gave it the same score. Take from that what you will.

Anyway, we all know that one stupid review would not ruin it for those who intended to buy the game since it was announced.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:34:26 AM

What is there to criticise about Uncharted 3?!?!? Seriously?!?!

I can see all the hate mail Eurogamer will get over that score. It's a bit like when some sources gave MGS4 a 7/10 and saying the only flaw was long loading times and even longer cutscenes. Pffft, some people just don't belong in journalism if they don't do their jobs right.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:53:21 AM
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Ah.... I am so getting this on midnight release. Damn, I might just have to skip school. I'd take UC3 over being a Senior ANY day.

My excitement for this game escalates with each new bit of insight into it. So close!!

On another note, where's our good ol' friend _____________? I think he might flip out when he sees this score harhar ;)

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:38:21 AM

Sorry, teacher in training, can't help myself...

Rather than just giving up on school, find that nice balance between Uncharted 3 and school. Give up extra-curricular stuff, sport, debating team, Glee club, dancing, drama, chess club, anything that isn't essential to your studies.

Uncharted comes second in priorities for the next 3 months. One below school or work, one above your boyfriend / girlfriend.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:33:40 AM

What are your feelings about work? Because I'm definitely not going next Friday!

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Qubex
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:12:19 AM
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I have goose bumps all over me!

A hearty and sincere congratulations to the entire Naughty Dog team. You deserve the highest of honours, and the greatest of successes.

Let the game speak for itself... let the fans adour your creation.

An extraordinary thing will happen on the 1st of November... the true essence of what makes a superb video game will be known and experienced... they way it should be.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:23:22 AM
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Well it only took me about an hour to read through all the comments.

I knew as soon as I saw the score it wasn't Ben since he just mentioned how he doesn't give super high scores. Anyways awesome review. I have next Tuesday and Wednesday off for this. Can't wait.

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:24:25 AM
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maybe this game will cause me a pause for the Dark Soul run, right now with sl 45 lol.

Let me beat the Uncharted 3 and then get back to my Dark souls, planning put 400+ hours into it to platinum the DS. spent 190 hours on Demon souls to platinum it, I think at least double that hours in Dark Souls based on its much bigger scale of the world and more weapons. :D

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:56:14 PM

I don't play Dark Souls because I'm not a huge fan of it (though it is really interesting), and the game definitely looks hard but very appealing in terms of monsters/bosses and environments. One of the year's best and hardest games, even though I can't really get into it.

Good luck though, a game like that needs time put into it so it can be enjoyed even more.

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FM23
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:59:38 PM

Man I gave up on Dark Souls...so close to the end with only 4 more bosses to take care of, but the unfairness of one area (tombs of giants) is makimg me hate thisgame even more. Its one of those games you love because you hate it...well I hate the cheapness of this game and its grinding formula because if you domnt rely on blue phantom help...this game sucks something serious...too hard to be enjoyed...not hard because the AI is smart....hard because every new area unlocked has superpowered enemies and godlike bosses...done being stressed over a game...lol...

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:56:59 AM
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I saw ten and was about to say something smart about Ben's recent editorial... but quickly realised that it was Arnold. Great to see ya back, BTW old boy.

Anywho, an excellent review for a game that deserves nothing less. Can't wait until next weekend. This game is gonna get PLAYED!

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:41:11 AM

I made the mistake of thinking it was Ben too, seeing as he does nearly everything on this site.

... Don't worry John and Arnold, I said "nearly" everything. :)

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Zubair
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 3:07:16 AM
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Now this is how a review should be written! Well done!

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 3:22:58 AM
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Sucks i wont be able to grab the game on day 1, but 2 days later isn't too bad

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ZenChichiri
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 3:30:33 AM
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I'm really glad this game got a perfect ten. I know there was an article recently about giving out perfect scores, and I didn't throw in my two cents then, but I have to admit that I do think it's practical to give out a perfect 10 even if perfection is impossible to achieve. It just shows that the game particularly excels in comparison to other games out there. If a game scores a perfect 10 by it's a must have game, maybe even if you're not particularly fond of the genre. When people see a 10 I'm sure one of the first things that comes to mind is something akin to "holy shit", which is what the reviewer is trying to convey, that it is a "holy shit" kind of game.

Anyways this game looks so killer. Some games I try not to pump myself up for too much to simply end up disappointed in the end, but with this game I know I could never hype it too much.

Oh and by the way if anyone on here is interested I started a blog about gaming. My first writeup concerns Uncharted 3 if anyone is interested.

http://realgamersnews.com/

By the way, the title of the website and my inability to take anything too seriously should be an indicator that it's not really news which is in no way direct competition for this website. I just thought I would throw it out there.

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___________
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 5:09:59 AM
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to get this or sonic generations that is the question.
im kinda leaning towards sonic, after playing the first few levels at the expo and the 2 demos i have really enjoyed them.
but the beta and MP experience for uncharted 3, and the level they had at the expo really bored me.
hmmmmmmmmm, too many games and too little time!
why oh why did my assignment have to be due next week!?
:(

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:32:30 AM

Go the blue blur. Be contrarian and tell us whether it's a return to form. Meanwhile, the rest of us will be getting our Drake on!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:06:00 AM

I'm with Lawless.

You take care of Sonic for us. I'll be too busy with UC3 to try it myself. You can tell us how it is.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:58:36 PM

lol, Sonic being compared to Uncharted 3 is like comparing the first Call of Duty to Battlefield 3.

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___________
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 9:29:08 AM

done.
ill take nostalgic fun over typical hollywood michael bay crap any day of the week!

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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 1:09:15 PM

Oh, I'm all for nostalgia. But Sonic's quality assurance died over a decade ago.

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Kingharris
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:05:12 AM
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Some of the reviews of the game are 8/10 I dont know how that works, when reviewers are saying it's golden and the best game on ps3.

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Zubair
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:25:31 AM
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Some reviewers are being critical for the sake of being critical. 8 or 9 is doing this gens greatest game a grave injustice.

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Danny007
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:33:49 AM
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Holy crap, that's a big number.

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tridon
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 8:14:54 AM
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Wow! This is mind-blowing. I've been seeing this game gets 10s from Web sites that I almost NEVER see 10s from. In fact, I've been on this site for 2 or 3 years now and this is the first 10 I've ever seen, so this is like witnessing history for me. LOL!

Awesome review, Arnold! It's great to see you back here and writing the review for one of the biggest games in history. Here I was playing Batman: Arkham City the other day saying that I don't think anything (including Uncharted 3) will top it for GotY and then I see reviews like this I question myself. I definitely have a lot of gaming ahead of me! I start Battlefield 3 tonight and I have one week to complete that because nothing's coming in the way of me and Uncharted 3! Can't wait to see more Nathan/Elena/Sully shenanigans! =D

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 8:19:14 AM
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I knew I was getting this game prior to any reviews, but the amount of 10's its getting is awesome. VERY excited for next week.

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TrophyHunter
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 8:59:53 AM
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I want it... now!!!

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Ultimate_Balla
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 9:41:48 AM
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WOW! Getting it after 'm done with my exams though :)

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:38:26 PM

GSCE's? I've got mine on the 15th of November. I'm expected to get a B or an A, but last test I did I got a C (I was on foundation by mistake..). Soo..I am capable of a B easy, just...it feels like the pressures on because I recently got a C lol.

As Important as these tests are...nothing will stop me from playing uncharted, even if I have to fit in revision sessions like every half hour or something haha.

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mk ultra
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:56:29 AM
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Great review and thank you for leaving out any spoilers. I can't believe i just read all 157 comments. Time to go be productive.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:41:48 PM
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Ok I give in. Nathan, here I come. Again.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:04:52 PM

Good for you.

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jdt1981
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:34:57 PM
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So Naughty Dog delivered again? I can't say I'm surprised... I can't wait until Nov. 1, it sounds like we're all in for another wild and awesome adventure.

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JustXTheTip
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:46:02 PM
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I hate this review because that means you have already played this game and I have not. Pure jealousy.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 6:17:56 AM

Envy, not jealousy. Jealousy = possessiveness.


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PharaohJR
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:56:15 PM
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good review. while reading i could almost imagine tha footage. love 1 & 2 now im ready for 3.

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Lairfan
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:37:39 PM
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Dude, holy crap! I figured it would be a 9.5, and that somehow something would make it not as good as Uncharted 2. That's how all the other PS3 exclusive sequels have been rated this year. But apparently Uncharted 3 just goes above and beyond again.

Awesome job ND. I am heavily pumped for this game now, and even more firm in my belief that buying the Collector's Edition was a good idea.

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T W O
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:57:17 PM
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I give this review a 10.
Thank you Arnold.
You can always count on the PSXE staff to write a classy review.

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fatelementality
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 8:07:45 PM
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1st!.............Oh........dammit

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Fane1024
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 6:20:39 AM

Best comment ever.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 1:10:14 PM

lol

^.^

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0_o
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 8:05:38 AM
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KABOoOo0oOoM! 10/10

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Happiness
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 11:58:55 AM
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There aren't many games I get on release day, but Uncharted 2 and now 3 is going one of them.

I just wish I had a better TV to play this gem on.

Good review btw. You leave us with the game's stories to find out and explore for ourselves. Thanks for merely appreciating the quality of this game and leaving it for us to find out what its going to be all about.

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Teddie9
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 8:54:08 PM
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So this is what you've been waiting for all this time. Great review, good to have to you write once in awhile :).

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killerbee12
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 11:27:19 PM

Yes

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Robochic
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 8:07:36 PM
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The review was amazing thank you.
I knew ND could pull a 10/10 :)

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Sirius
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 4:40:22 AM
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Great game, no masterpiece as a lot of people are saying, but a great game.
I liked among thieves more than this game though.

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