So this came with my PS4 and uh...
These games are really fucking good.
They're fun, they're written in a way that its not horrible and boring. The gunplay is nice. The graphics are gorgeous and I like seeing 60 fps games.
What is the problem with this series and WHY does /v/ shit on it so much?
I am kind of viewing them as "AAA gaming done right". It's AAA gaming at its core, but its done really well. Shallow? Maybe a little, but its a fun little ride, nice replay value(and unlockable costumes, i cant believe im hyped on that)
They are exactly what they needed to be and do it well. It is also an exclusive so people shit all over it even though they never played it. If it got ported over, there would be tons of people playing them and saying how good they are.
I played 2 and 3 on PS3, never 1. I found Uncharted 2 to get boring about halfway through in the sections where you had to basically leap on walls for 10 minutes to get to the next area. Uncharted 3 seemed to fix some of that, although there is the part where you wander through the desert for 20 minutes. The gunplay was fun, the storyline is a ripoff of Indiana Jones.
I never played the third one because my old first gen PS3 got hit by lightning. I have the collection now and can't see why everyone hates the third one. It's not super great, but then again I'm only like 1/3 of the way through.
Wait til you get to Syria. That section drags on for what feels like half the game and it's one of the least enjoyable areas in any of the games. U3 isn't bad, it's just really weak compared to 1 and 2.
What the fuck is up with this millennial mindset that "linear = bad". Are people so hipster now to the point where they don't want a game telling them what to do? The fuck is up with this generation of people?
hello reddit! i see this is your first day on /V/. regardless, ignorance of our culture is not an excuse. just a friendly reminder that "fun" is not an adequate defense of a game - fun is a meme. memes need to stay on reddit. thanks and have a good day.
I love these games, but I wish they'd teach new players how to actually play better.
I've had to teach a few friends how to play after they complained about the guns. Turns out every time they tried to play it like some realistic military game or something hiding behind cover at all times trying to poo headshots.
Just fucking yolo and play this shit like an action movie and try to do the coolest shit and it'll work. Shooting from the hip while running is really effective in these games.
They're maybe the first AAA game to pull off set pieces right. There's a level of love and care and ridiculousness put into them that makes them unique from other titles/makes the linear stuff acceptable.
The overhype does hurt them, though. I have a lot of normie friends who think they're the best games ever made solely because they're nice to look at.
If we treat Uncharted at face value and judge it in isolation, then we can accept what they do right and wrong. Uncharted 1 is a grind with the waves of enemies that come at you and the water parts are miserable. Uncharted 2 is solid gameplay-wise but thematically suffers because we see that Drake is a bit of a sociopath, killing whole armies of goons without remorse, and it makes us wonder if he's any better than the villain (whose final boss fight is miserably designed). Uncharted 3's story is laughably bad, the final boss is a QTE, and the introduction of stealth only highlights how much of the game is on-rails and completed already for you by the developer.
Because Uncharted 3 is railroaded even for an Uncharted game. For example, there's a moment on the cruise ship where if you try to stealth it, you'll automatically get caught because the setpiece demands that a guard shoots out a window to cause the ship to sink
The story is also a mess because they picked out setpieces then wrote a story around it unlike the last two, where they crafted setpieces out of a predefined story. Uncharted 3 jumps around to different locations for no reason and you have Talbot acting like a pussy even though he has no reason to be afraid of Drake just so they could have that chase sequence
Exactly, Uncharted 3 isn't character-driven. Everything feels forced. A huge focus on the story is Drake's obsession with treasure hunting and the script basically funnels him into a character he's not. The hallucinogenic dream sequences attempting to deconstruct his character were also cringe-worthy bad in terms of writing and depth.
Its kinda weird how they never teach you about that mechanic. Its one ofyour best and most fun to use tools and they never bother to explain it. I didnt even figure out how goodrun and gunning was until the slippery naked guys in the Uboat facility in Onecharted. In the third game they added an new feature that I love, when you do a melee takedown with no ammo, you take their gun as part of the animation an auto equip it maintaining that momentum instead of having to try and pick that shit up.
But again, the game never actually explains that mechanic so a lot of players dont even know it exists.
>A huge focus on the story is Drake's obsession with treasure hunting and the script basically funnels him into a character he's not.
God this. He says multiple times in the first 2 that it's time to go home and quit, because he's not about finding the treasure or being the hero at the expense of his and his friends lives, then 3 pulls a 180.
The dialogue from that cg trailer for 4 has me hyped because it's basically saying that he's not all about the treasure, so the story might be better.
I just got the collection too. I wouldn't say they're "really fucking good" but they're decent.
They're nice and lighthearted with surprisingly funny and well written dialogue and the gameplay is decent enough even if its a borderline railshooter.
It's not something I'd replay ever again though. Just a once-through experience.
Played uncharted 2 cuz it came with my ps4 and found it OK. It's not bad by any means but I just don't understand the hype for this series?
The set pieces are fucking cool, shits blowing up and things are falling apart, I can't help but to smile. But everytime there's a shooting section, it's a drag. Enemies are bullet sponges and the gun play is pretty standard stuff. Puzzles are kinda lame too.
Drake is a cool cat and the story is cool. Hopefully Uncharted 3 is a lot better
Ehhh I'm not too sure. Henning is out so its being written by that Israeli guy who did TLoU so I feel like all of the humour is going to be sucked out of it, and they're trying to force a bunch of "diversity" just for the sake of.
Also the change in art style is really off putting since its uncanny valley shit.
They're like third person Call of Duty campaigns. You just turn your brain off, mindlessly shoot bad guys and follow the checkpoints from scripted sequence to scripted sequence.
They're as casual as casual gets in terms of console gaming, but certainly fun little adventures.