Average User Score: 8.2Jul 16, 2013For the first 3/4s of the game, my rating was a solid 9. I adore stylized graphics such as this (though really, for a game made mostly ofFor the first 3/4s of the game, my rating was a solid 9. I adore stylized graphics such as this (though really, for a game made mostly of lines, why is there no anti-alias option?) and there are many, many times that made me say "Wait... what?" I enjoyed those moments.
However, later on in the game you get a gun that allows you to control blocks. At this point the game no longer made me go "Wait... what?" in a good way, it made me say "WHY AREN'T YOU BLOCKS MOVING WHERE I TELL YOU TO?!", which isn't exactly what a good puzzle game should do. I enjoy a puzzle where the puzzle itself is hard, but once you see the solution it's easy to execute. But in Antichamber it's entirely the opposite-- easy to see solutions, but insanely hard to execute. I'm really not a fan of that kind of puzzle.
So while I will recommend Antichamber, I will also say that it swings a hard turn from "good frustrating" to "bad frustrating", and players need to be prepared.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Jul 4, 2013To save a rather huge wall of text, I'm going to wrap up my problem with this installment quite quickly: You can't see the connection fromTo save a rather huge wall of text, I'm going to wrap up my problem with this installment quite quickly: You can't see the connection from your choices to the endgame. Your choices throughout the five different character pieces basically changes who's there at the end. But there's absolutely NO way to see "Oh making x choices means this character's not there." It just doesn't follow-- the ending honestly feels like a complete non-sequitur. Play it to get ready for Season 2, but it's just not going to have the impact of Season 1.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Nov 3, 2011Great game, not as good as its predecessor. Uncharted 3 breaks the formula a little bit. Instead of using Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan toGreat game, not as good as its predecessor. Uncharted 3 breaks the formula a little bit. Instead of using Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan to tell the story of El Dorado, the Tree of Life, or whatever they're seeking (trying to make this review as spoiler-free as possible, which is hard), they use the treasure as a way to explain the back story of Drake and Sully's relationship. In Uncharted 3, you learn about Drake's past-- how he got into adventuring, how he obtained the ring, and a whole lot more. The problem with this is that the overall story of the game takes a beating. Naughty Dog seems to have sacrificed story in order to fit in more back story. Now, everything story-wise "works": The enemies' motivation is clear, the explanation makes sense, and so on, but it all feels very lackluster, which is weird for an Uncharted game, and there are some lapses in logic and reason that will more than likely make you say "Wait... what?" after you've thought about it for a few minutes. Graphically speaking, it's still Uncharted (meaning its absolutely gorgeous in every way, shape, and form).The climbing and platforming sections are all fun, and I only had a few places where I got truly stumped. The combat has gotten a major boost in the fisticuffs department-- Uncharted 3 now allows you to use the environment around you in your fights, which is INCREDIBLY fun to do. The shooting is still the same, in that you point at things you want dead and pull the trigger. The difficulty of combat is something that needs to be discussed, however. There were some skirmishes where I was absolutely getting devastated over and over because I couldn't get everyone, but it always felt fair. The final battle, on the other hand, was way too easy. The final battles of Uncharted 1 and 2 were both controller-throwing hard, especially at higher difficulties. Uncharted 3's final battle was so easy that it was a real disappointment. As a side note, I should probably mention this was the buggiest Uncharted game I've played. Every once in a while a cinematic scene wouldn't trigger correctly, and I would be stuck in limbo, which broke the flow quite severely at times. But the one thing that really costs itself points is loose ends. People who have played and completed the game may very well know exactly what I mean-- there are about four or five major things that are hinted at and brought attention to, but are never resolved. I expect (or at least hope) that these questions will be answered in DLC, but I'm a little disappointed, since no other Uncharted game required DLC to get the full story. All in all, the game is a solid 8.5/10. Better than Uncharted 1, but just can't live up to the glory that is Uncharted 2.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Sep 24, 2011"Meh". That is honestly the one word that I can use to describe this game. The visuals are pretty nice, the guns sound cool, but it honestly"Meh". That is honestly the one word that I can use to describe this game. The visuals are pretty nice, the guns sound cool, but it honestly just screams mediocrity. There are only a few types of enemies, all of which are easily taken down by the incredibly powerful RPG that you can unlock about 1/3rd of the way through the game (meaning about 2 hours in. It's really very short) that also doubles as a sniper rifle with a single upgrade. The game is very boxy and linear, even though it flat out says "You don't always have to take the obvious path", since there usually is only one path.
People often say this game is brutally difficult, but on Normal it was incredibly easy. So keep that in mind if you want a challenge.
And now, my biggest problem: The story. I don't know what they were thinking. It's like they made the game, decided that they needed a story after all, and then wrote it up over a coffee break. They leave practically everything unexplained, and the game just suddenly ends. Big boss battle that has nothing to do with the overarching "story", and then the credits roll with absolutely no conclusion at all.
Honestly, play this if you're really very bored. Other wise, let it pass.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Jun 16, 2011Pros: It's Duke, baby. Misogynistic, foul mouthed, and filled with the humor and over the top action in Duke Nukem 3D.
Cons: Reloading,Pros: It's Duke, baby. Misogynistic, foul mouthed, and filled with the humor and over the top action in Duke Nukem 3D.
Cons: Reloading, limited sprint, and regenerating health.
Most people seem to have some very odd assumption going into this game that it's going to be the gaming equivalent to the Second Coming, where there will somehow have no flaws, and will dispense chocolate ice cream on demand. When this doesn't happen, they immediately think it's the worst thing to ever grace the computer. Is it the best game? No. Is it the worst game? No!… Expand