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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (2011)
Treasure hunter and owner of the world’s strongest fingers Nathan Drake has been reduced to selling his prized Sir Francis Drake ring but, wouldn’t you know it, things don’t go as planned and everything is not as it seems. So, we’d better have a punch-up.
Oddly criticised for emphasising narrative over gameplay, the only significant problem with Uncharted 3 is too much gameplay, specifically, too many goons to kill. Taking out about 650 bad guys (not an exaggeration) to get to the end of the story is just too many; it keeps breaking the flow of the adventure. When they come, there are usually several waves to clear before the next door will open and every additional wave is entirely unwanted and unwarranted. The action is great, utterly thrilling, infuriatingly engaging and satisfying when cleared, and if you want more of it there are multiplayer arenas and coop modes but in the main story mode on Normal difficulty, where we’re itching to get to the next puzzle or area or bit of story, it’s a little bit wearisome and undermines the entire experience. But even with that issue, it’s still, unquestionably, a great game.
This game contains mild swear words and frequent gun violence, frequent melee violence, unpleasant scenes, inferred fantasy violence.
Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.