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  • RocGaude 2:28 am on November 19, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Listen to @feenwager on PS+. It’s hawt shit D-luxe.

    I have Uncharted 3 on my holiday playlist. Would fancy a discussion on that one should you get to it.

  • ckim 8:43 pm on July 26, 2012 Permalink
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    My girlfriend and I finished up Uncharted 3 last night. I know a lot of people see it as a step down from Uncharted 2, and I would have said that I agree for the first half of the game, but I’m not sure that I do anymore. It had that nice coat of polish that we’ve come to expect from the series, and my only complaint is the bullet sponge enemies, and I could make the same complaint about the other two games as well.

    Anyway, my girlfriend got really sucked into the series. Every time we finished one, she would come home from work and throw the next one down on the table. This is pretty remarkable, because before this, she had never beaten a game before. I’m going to let that sink in, since I think a lot of us will have trouble even imagining it. She would mostly get games that were huge time sinks (GTA and other open world games) and just screw around until she got tired of it. Needless to say, she really likes Uncharted.

    Since these games are pretty far outside my wheelhouse, I wanted to solicit recommendations from the Squad as to where she should go next. I was thinking that the Assassins Creed series might be a good fit. I only played the first one, and I thought it was kind of mechanical and boring, but I’ve heard really good things about the second one, and it would probably scratch the itch to run, jump, climb, and explore. What do you all think? Also, was Tomb Raider Underworld worth checking out?

  • mjpilon 3:23 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink
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    Feenwager Challenge Field Report 1: Uncharted 3

    It’s a couple of days earlier than the official start but I figure it still counts 🙂

    Uncharted 3 is a worthwhile experience if you liked the previous ones but to me, it suffers from the same issues that I had with Uncharted 1 and 2 so don’t expect anything different. It’s more of the crazy blockbuster movie-like experience everyone loved before and the cinematic moments are quite amazing. However, when the gameplay elements get in the way of those moments, it is really jarring. Replaying those sequences again because, for example, I died when Drake got caught in the geometry during his stumbling run animation and thus was short on the jump I needed to make during a chase is a frustrating experience. . All the chase/ running away sequences throughout the game suffer from this issue. The whole “WOW” experience gets tainted when the element of surprise is gone.

    My biggest pet peeve with the Uncharted series is how the game ramps up the “difficulty” over the course of the day by flooding you with enemies and/or “enhancing” them in some way (polite way of saying absurd bullet sponges). The 1st two games in the series did it and this one is no different. It wasn’t as bad as the blue guys in Uncharted 1 but still frustrated the heck out of me when it occurs….. surely there is a better way, right?

    I don’t want this to sound so negative because the game is quite good. I guess I’m just focused on the negatives because they impacted me so much given the high quality of everything else. The voice cast, as usual, is spot-on with the witty banter and one liners. The game looks amazing – the desert stuff, in particular, deserves much praise – and the music is great again. All in all, a great game that I would highly recommend to those of you have it on their lists.

    Not sure which game I will tackle next from the list…. should probably finish Bayonetta but I kind of want to start up Saints’ Row 3 or AC: Revelations. Any ideas Squaddies on where my priorities should lie?

  • mjpilon 4:43 pm on March 4, 2012 Permalink
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    @Bowlisimo Just listened to the song and thought the exact same thing….. now playing the Muppet version on a loop as we speak

    Quick update on my Uncharted 3 playthrough: It took 21 Chapters but, like the previous two games, I officially hit the point where their way of ramping up difficulty/ challenge starts to piss me off ROYALLY. Full field report within the week I expect…

  • feenwager 3:54 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink
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    Just finished Uncharted 3 on Normal. Great game, but if there was ever an advertisement for playing a game on Easy, this is it. I’ve never gotten so angry at a game I ostensibly liked before. Also, having to replay high-tension, dramatic moments 4 and 5 times sucks all of the life out of the pacing.

    Either way, still a worthy addition to the series.

  • unmanneddrone 1:54 am on November 12, 2011 Permalink
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    I can never keep away from the Squawk campfire for too long. Off to the inlaws today, which puts an AP round straight through the idea of Wargaming into the late hours of Saturday night.

    Thanks for Uncharted thoughts, though. Perhaps its also a hell of a time to drop. Big FPS franchises coming out (forgive me) guns blazing, this tiny indie project known as Skyrim being delivered, a savagely competitive time to slice stime whatever way.

    I’ve decided on the last big purchase for the year after much deliberation; the target – on account of loving the first two games in the nebulous-though-unsung franchise – will be Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades. Savage and merciless sandbox empire-level RTT set amidst the Teutonic push against the Pagan forces of Prussia in the XIII Century. @bowlisimo might get a kick out of it…the strategic layer is essentially the same as Mount & Blade, where you roll from place to place with your army; combating brigand armies, recruiting troops, waging war etc., whilst conducting diplomacy and trade. The tactical battles are governed by 15 variables that go into calculating a unit’s attack, morale, and ranged attributes, including terrain position and defensive bonuses.

    So pretty damn keen. According to James Allen of Out of Eight, the AI is outright brutal. Just the way we expect it, coming out of the Ukraine.

    Take two, have a good weekend, folks! Make it a good one.

  • RedSwirl 3:36 pm on November 11, 2011 Permalink
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    Uncharted 3 is at least as good as Uncharted 2, I’m just not sure if it’s actually better than that game. It’s really an iteration but still an amazing game.

    Visually, I think Naughty Dog hit the PS3’s ceiling with UC2. UC3 does visually amaze in a lot of new ways, but mostly because of different settings and thus different art assets with graphics generally just as good as UC2. And by “just as good as UC 2,” I mean freaking insane.

  • RedSwirl 9:30 pm on November 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @bluesforbuddha Good news, Naughty Dog finally figured out how to correctly do the “final encounter” with Uncharted 3.

    Does this place have spoiler tags? I gotta say something to people who are worried about the supernatural aspects of the Uncharted games. If not, slight so you can stop reading at this point: The supernatural aspect is kinda gone in the third game. In the first two we see some kind of ancient evil unleashed and Drake has to deal with it. In Uncharted 3 there is a similar ancient evil, but Drake manages to “do away with” it BEFORE it get’s unleashed, so we never actually see the true nature of it.

  • RedSwirl 12:13 am on November 3, 2011 Permalink
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    Uncharted 3 done. Don’t know if it’s better than Uncharted 2. Definitely on about the same level, even graphically. I’m just about convinced that Sony Computer Entertainment’s studios have reached the PS3’s limit. That said, my mouth was still agape for a pretty nice portion of the game.

  • mjpilon 1:20 pm on December 10, 2010 Permalink
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    Yeah, I no longer care about game announcements unless they are completely out of left field. Games like Uncharted 3 that we are expecting to get announced at some point will get my attention more once we approach preview time. Even then. it’s just to see quickly how it looks. I try as much as possible to avoid loads of preview coverage – I like to be surprised by the games I want to play.

    Also, I’m halfway through finals, so that’s another excuse I guess :p

  • unmanneddrone 12:13 pm on December 10, 2010 Permalink
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    I think, if ever there was a safe bet in terms of quality and the inevitable unveiling, you couldn’t go past Uncharted. Quite excited for the desert locale. May there be an homage to the Last Crusade in there, some nod towards the valley of the Crescent Moon and a Nazi-esque expedition involving an antique Mark V tank. I also predict horse or camel-riding in this outing.

    EDIT: This was recently on GT TV, definitely an artsy romp the Squad would get into. May I present thatgamecompany’s follow-up to Flower, “Journey”.

  • zegolf 10:54 am on December 10, 2010 Permalink
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    My severe lack of ever having played an Uncharted game is the prelude to my lack of excitement. Sorry :-\

  • RocGaude 5:01 am on December 10, 2010 Permalink
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    @feenwager Two reasons: 1) A third Uncharted is about as expected as a Dairy Queen in every small town in America and 2) Marky Mark. Can’t help it. It’s too soon after that announcement for me to think otherwise.

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