Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception is a Adventuring game available on the PS3. It can be played in Singleplayer Competitive Cooperative Thirdperson modes.
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception underlines the series' commanding position in storytelling and action gameplay. A new location, fresh enemies and all sorts of technical enhancements are mouth watering prospects, but they already had us at "Uncharted 3".
After the success of Uncharted Drakes Fortune and Uncharted 2 Among Thieves a third game was inevitable, but this makes it no less exciting. The series is the most watchable videogame I've played. Its pixel perfect shooting, dramatic action sequences and believable character chemistry make it almost unique among its peers.
Uncharted 3 captivates with its characters, story and action. Building on strong foundations, for me, this is the pinnacle of how far videogame have come. But, for all its wonderful achievements it still has a long way to go before matching the maturity and self-assuredness found in film, books and even board games.
Quite a claim I know, but it's based on a simple premise: Uncharted would be more engaging, convincing and exciting if it depended more on gameplay and less on cut-scenes for emotion. The jarring back and forth of action and cinematics is an understandable approach, but will one day seem unnecessary.
Loz and I talk about Uncharted 3, FIFA 12 and the recent 3DS price drop as well as release of Pac-Man and Galaga on the 3DS. The show is also broadcast on Kerrang Radio.
We map Uncharted's progress through three iterations as the game that played the filmic card and won -- but then backed this up with gameplay and characters.
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