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KhinRunite said:

So after playing for a couple of hours per session across roughly 3 months, I finally finished Uncharted 3. Here's what I think about it:

It's a very good game. I can see it has a very high production value, and it feels very solid. I especially like Drake's environmental reactions (i.e. wall hugging, slopes, etc.) as you don't see too many games bother with that kind of thing.

The combat feels solid, with melee having that mix of Arkham and Sleeping Dogs mechanics, and gun fights are satisfying. I found the cover system intuitive (unlike in Mass Effect), and the map designs are a combination of beauty and functionality.

Story is okay. It's like watching an action adventure blockbuster. Nothing hair raising or thought provoking, but it's not bad at all. I guess they really were going for an Indiana Jones vibe.

Platforming is a combination of great and frustrating for me. I found it great to not just jump between ledges on cue, or worse, do quick time events for the jumps. I found myself climbing, scaling, leaping, being chased on rooftops, jumping from my horse onto trucks, jumping from moving cargo floats, and so on. I found it frustrating not because of the difficulty, as they were fairly easy, but because most of the time, platforming segments were such a tease. More often than not I go and do the platforming only to have my environment collapse from under me, so I would be like "WTF, what have I been working for?". Also, these scenes are not interactive. I did not have the ability to avoid such accidents, no matter how well I'm doing on my platforming. I guess it's their way for setting the mood and somehow extend platforming segments.

Puzzles are varied, and not too difficult (thank God). I think I only went to GameFaqs for a couple of  them. Anyway, they're certainly more varied than simply pressing levers from all corners of the room. I think my favorite is either the one where you have to match the pillars, or the one where you have to recreate the stabbing scene by finding the perfect viewing angle.

There is also stealth in the game, and it's enjoyable, but most of the time I just go all gung-ho because I like blasting through them better :)

This is the first PS3 game that I've finished. I am primarily a PC gamer, and I've played similar games like Tomb Raider (Reboot), Darksiders, DmC, etc., but I think the closest competition for this game is Tomb Raider (lol what a  surprise). Because of this I tend to make comparisons between the two games. In the end though, they're only thematically alike; the way they play are actually different, so I can see myself enjoying them both without picking any single one.

So, as I immensely enjoyed Uncharted 3, do you guys think I should also try Uncharted 1 & 2? And what other console exclusives would you recommend me try? My only other game is Red Dead Redemption, and I might start playing it this weekend...again, in sporadic sessions. XD

OMG YES play the other Uncharted's!  Also play TLoU, Heavy Rain, Killzone 2 &3, Resistance 2 & 3, and MGS4.

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artur-fernand said:

I don't see how Uncharted 2 is "A LOT" better than 3. I prefer the second one as well, but U3 is virtually on the same level. Anyway, there's a plethora of console exclusives to try out.

The Last of Us, U1, U3, RDR, God of War 3 (all the other GoW games if you missed them on PS2 actually), Ni no Kuni (if you're into rpgs), inFamous, inFamous 2, LBP1 and 2 (though I recommend beating them with 1, 2 or 3 friends. GODLY multiplayer), Bayonetta, Dead Nation is a fun little PSN game... and then there are some games that JUST got a Steam release like Outland, Valkyria Chronicles and - gasp - Final Fantasy XIII (oh boy). Okami is also a FANTASTIC game if you didn't play it PS2/Wii, though it has a pretty slow start.

And that's assuming all you have is a PS3 of course.

I think part of it is just how mind blowing Uncharted 2 was at the time. But I also think it got the pacing and plotting a lot better. In 3, it was more obvious that they though of cool things they could do, then thought of ways to build the plot around it. Also 2 was perfect...

Uncharted 2 is the strongest entry in the franchise and Uncharted 1 is pretty good too, but it feels a bit old compared. Afterwards, if you want more story driven goodness, try the last of us if you haven't already. It's a big change from the uncharted series but it's really engrossing.

The Jak HD and Rachet and Clank HD collections are a fantastic option as well. 6 games in total, they will keep you busy for months and then you can try the rachet and clank PS3 trilogy which is some of the best action in the PS4, in my opinion.

The Resistance franchise is really underrated but tons of fun too. It's from the makers of rachet and clank so it's a good time guaranteed. the first and third are really good, while the second falls behind a bit but it's still enjoyable.

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Uncharted 1 & 2 are better than 3. 2 being by far the best of the series so far

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Uncharted 2 is much better than 3, IMO. Killzone 2 is amazing also.  Resistance 3 is super underrated.  The 3D was done excellently.

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1. Uncharted 1
2. Uncharted 2
3. The Last of Us
4. Metal Gear Solid 4 (if you have played previous MGS games)
5. LittleBigPlanet
6. Warhawk (fun third person shooter, multiplayer only, very cheap now)
7. Resistance Fall of Man

Most of these games are probably pretty cheap now. I know for sure you can get the last 3 for under $10, so definitely give them a try.

Valkyria Chronicles!! Awesome game.

Definitely try Uncharted 2, the best game in the series IMO.