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Average User Score: 8.3Feb 11, 2014Grand Theft Auto V successfully takes us back into the new viewpoints of San Andreas,meanwhile digging deeper into its concepts andGrand Theft Auto V successfully takes us back into the new viewpoints of San Andreas,meanwhile digging deeper into its concepts and determination of the darker side of the American Dream. It may not capture the dark manners that the stories of Niko Bellic and John Marston pushed, but it also blown our minds by expanding a cool non-linear narrative structure for its three leads (Trevor is honestly the greatest, but also, the most violent of them all) and combining them with amazing mechanics, totally superb activities, improved driving and gunplay (go play Midnight Club or Red Dead Redemption), and
the mind-blowing sights of a sun-soaked metropolis struggling to survive by being occupied by TV and pleasure, but messed by wiseguys and self-help gurus. If the sequel is about the darker side of the American Dream, then GTA V explains it more by explaining the cruel reality of the American Dream by further explaining that it does make cruel fun of what is most important: sex, violence, drugs, mayhem, corruption, misogyny, torture, psychopathic, and the pursuit of the mighty American dollar bill. By all of that, Grand Theft Auto V is still everything we all want to expect: beautiful, brutal, sexy, high, disturbing,
and somehow highly expanded, partially due to activities, improvements, and the wealth of fortune.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Oct 13, 2013"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream, by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, waken the day to find that it was vanity."All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream, by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, waken the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." T.E. Lawrence
I remember this as the first game I'd played on the PS3, since I got it. Uncharted 3 is one of the major reasons why I played video games. A masterpiece, it is, and what was improved from its predecessor is the mechanics, gameplay, graphics, and multiplayer, but what most of its shine deserves to be from comes from the exciting moments of the campaign. This time, we find Nate, not fighting against some psychopathic Serbian warlord, nor trying to find some lost city in Asia, not trying to save the world from a deadly weapon, but fighting against a group of British thugs pulled straight from a Guy Ritchie film, in the jaw-punching moments of the prologue, and later against a mysterious secret order, lead by Katherine Marlowe, an old enemy, to find the lost city of Ubar, across deserts, towns, castles, ships, plane, and abandoned places in multiple places, such as England, France, and Egypt.
The campaign also focuses on the bond Nate and his father-like mentor, Sully, created over twenty years ago, after an incident that brought them together. Their latest adventure could also be their most challenging, devastating, and deeply-felt journey they had together, and another focus on Nate and his on-off-again relationship with Elena, two years between Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. We also find ourselves the same elements that made this game ULTIMATE: more crazy action sequences (For example: A bar fight, the fighting and destruction in a huge plane, fighting pirates in ships, and ambushing a convoy in the deserts), a more understandable story, more info on our characters' lives, more improved mechanics, and a more improved cast (particularly that Nolan North, as Nate, steals the show once again) that has some of the best performances I've seen in years of gaming.
The multiplayer also improved, as well, putting in new more features: new clothes, new guns, new modes, new worlds, and adding a channel: Uncharted TV, in which you could watch Uncharted-related videos from Youtube. The multiplayer is a huge highlight, as the players spends months and years in that, beating down enemies or climb up platforms, and another improvement (adding in the exciting moments from the campaign, as well) make this multiplayer better than Uncharted 2's multiplayer.
Uncharted 3 captures the soul of its predecessor and it gives us a more look, focus, and a bit of emotion of our characters' lives, and the affection from them, and it is one of the most impressive games I have ever played.
In a small scene, that stuck with me the most, a tired Nate rests on Elena's lap, holding on her hands, saying one line, "I'm sorry."… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Oct 12, 2013I thought that Brink would be awesome, and I would love the game, but I was wrong. It is all past now. This game is unfinished and nearlyI thought that Brink would be awesome, and I would love the game, but I was wrong. It is all past now. This game is unfinished and nearly impossible, and I didn't finish, because of the game's roughness. It was difficult on some of the story missions, and the game-play was not too much to put a smile on my face. It was now all past, and was a waste of time spending money on this, and now putting shame on those who developed all these bad elements in this game. There was some great things in this game, but that didn't save Brink from falling apart. For those of you who wants to play Brink, follow my advice and look for another better shooter.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Oct 12, 2013Despite being marred by its lack of originality and technical glitches, Saints Row is still a fun experience. Six years from the past on thatDespite being marred by its lack of originality and technical glitches, Saints Row is still a fun experience. Six years from the past on that 360, the flawed piece is still fun to play. There are glorious story missions many are crazy and-that-type-of-summer blockbuster and there are many fun activities to play for ex.: Escorting drug dealers to their deals as the police and the gangs tried to take you both down, and another involves something a bit "inappropriate" and a bit "seductive". Anyone could imagine having to experience the world of Stellwater, accompanied by its trademark humor and its lot of mayhem throughout this game. It may be outdated back a while ago, but these elements, mentioned in Saints Row, explains why it shall not be missed.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Oct 11, 2013This is not only the ultimate PS3 game. Not only the ultimate game of 2009. Not only an ultimate turning point for the PS3. This is also ONEThis is not only the ultimate PS3 game. Not only the ultimate game of 2009. Not only an ultimate turning point for the PS3. This is also ONE of the ULTIMATE games of all time. Uncharted 2 pushes the boundaries to do what no one expected to do. That is being the ultimate blockbuster that any gamer would want to experience. From being in some of the craziest action sequences any one couldn't expected (For example: One scene involves a huge fight in a train, meanwhile another involves running through a mass destruction of buildings, while being chased by a chopper.) to shocking plot twists/turns and watching many of the best cutscenes anyone could imagine watching, Uncharted 2 has it all. Nate's insane journey throughout Asia for the search of Marco Polo's lost fleet is one of the most bizarre experiences I've ever played in gaming and it doesn't even falter out. Thanks to Uncharted 2 (also thanks to the multiplayer elements, as well), I can't even stop getting my hands off the smooth Dualshock, and can't stop wishing to buy more games to play on the PS3. By the time the 7th generation of gaming ends, you will hear multiple critics talking about Uncharted 2 in their "best-games-of-generation" lists, because of the huge impact it had on gaming and to those who played it. Before the 8th generation comes, I would do a second run of Uncharted 2's single-player mode, because the main formula has been brilliantly executed and it couldn't get any better. Naughty Dog, the game is the main reason why you are one of the most talented gaming storytellers anyone has ever encountered.
WARNING: Do not listen to those who give Uncharted 2 bad reviews. Them are under the control of Microsoft's Xbox 360, and do not understand that the PS3 has some of the greatest line-ups in the history of gaming.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Oct 11, 2013More like a movie than a game, Heavy Rain is still an impressing experience and its gripping, shocking story is one of the best I've everMore like a movie than a game, Heavy Rain is still an impressing experience and its gripping, shocking story is one of the best I've ever experienced in gaming, and its gameplay controls are impressing as well, tackling down all its little problems (technical glitches, mispronouncing of the word "origami", and the slow pace of the game's prologue) and it couldn't get any better. The only thing that compares with Heavy Rain is Remedy's horror game Alan Wake, another game explaining within the darkest side of our sanity and reality. The search of a child kidnapped by the Origami Killer has never been so chilling and thrilling that I've ever succeeded in, and all the acclaim and sales proves it. I want to have a second run of Heavy Rain once again, because on how much its affection, along with games (Uncharted, The Last of Us, and more), impacted me, I wouldn't be wishing to stop getting my hands off the Dualshock.
How much its affection is? Wanting to know how important life is, and loving it, despite on its changes, and save those who deserve to live, who you deserve to love, and who deserve to love you. That's how the affection is, after slitting Heavy Rain in the PS3, with the Dualshock in hands, and pressing the "play" button when you are ready. (9.5 out of 10)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Oct 10, 2013GTA IV is a game that I love to call "a masterpiece". My journey with Niko Bellic is one of the most memorable experiences I've ever been atGTA IV is a game that I love to call "a masterpiece". My journey with Niko Bellic is one of the most memorable experiences I've ever been at in my life. Exploring Liberty City (one of the most impressive, realistic, visually stunning worlds I've ever explored) for almost 6 months has been so awesome, that I want to play it again, experience it again, and LIVE it again. Despite on all the controversy that surrounds it, its elements (stunning action pieces, well-structured storyline, relationships with friends, shocking plot twists/turns, cast of characters, and many activities to do) are flawless and it couldn't stop getting any better. This is, unexpectedly, one of my favorite games ever, and in every bit of respect I love to give it, it would be enormous for everyone to see. After I finished over 100 hours of campaign mode, I come to feel for Niko, who is flawed and desperate to "climb out the hole he trip in" (a underworld full of psychopaths, thieves, loan sharks, crooked people, and gang-bangers). Rockstar has told one of the greatest stories ever told in gaming. It deserves to be the greatest game of the current generation of gaming, but also hold a shadow, along with GTA V, over the next generation, making it look bad. I love to recommend this game to ALL of you to experience. The multiplayer does help with its success, but most of it comes from its single-player mode, which is one of the most memorable experiences I've also ever played, as well. So, I'm gonna make this short: If any of you want to "understand" on what I am saying, now is the chance to PLAY this game, NOW.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2Oct 10, 2013If you were in a time when the world is coming to an end, and there was a chance to save it why not give up that chance for the ones youIf you were in a time when the world is coming to an end, and there was a chance to save it why not give up that chance for the ones you love, despite on its costs? Naughty Dog dares to answer that question in making one of the most emotional, brutally violent, understandable experiences I've ever played and that is The Last of Us, one of the most critically-acclaimed games of 2013 thus far, and again, the best game on the PS3 this year. From the tragic moments of the prologue to the brutal action sequences, unexpected plot twists (deaths, betrayals, and change-of-minds), and the non-easy conclusion (which will not forgotten by those who will or had play it) it was worth playing it all for over (depending on your skill and profession) between 9 and 17 hours of campaign mode. The multiplayer is also a big highlight, as well, but nearly all of its shine comes from the single-player mode, which contains amazing performances (particularly of Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson as our two heroes), an impressive amount of gameplay mixed with an outstanding story, and one of the greatest video game scores of all time. Traveling with Joel and Ellie across the United States is one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had in gaming, and it has been a honor playing Naughty Dog's last love letter to the PS3. Thanks for what you done for this console, Naughty Dog. Now, I have a smile on my face. … Expand