Sony’s PlayStation exclusive Uncharted franchise will be seeing a third instalment arriving towards the end of the year, amid much excitement from fans. And why shouldn’t they be excited? The Uncharted series has managed to deliver excellent, plot-driven game experiences since the word go. This, combined with truly high-end visuals and great voice acting, not to mention tons of really addictive action, has become a hallmark of this much loved set of games.
The third instalment of Uncharted, subtitled Drake’s Deception, will see the protagonist Nathan Drake return as he heads for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands.” As he makes his way into the shifting wastes of the Arabian desert, Drake and his mentor, Victor Sullivan, will clash with a shadowy organisation, leading them to test their limits and ultimately face their deepest fears.
Games that play out like movies make for great entertainment, particularly if there are strong characters and plots build into them to back the idea up.
Considering the Uncharted track record, Drake’s Deception will almost certainly deliver just that kind of experience. But there’s more to this game than a compelling tale and characters that are believable and generally awesome…
Naughty Dog are going bigger this time around, in every way they can. That means bigger set pieces, improved combat (including deeper gunplay), improved graphics, better physics and revamped environmental effects.
The game will also see improvements to its multiplayer offering, with competitive and co-operative gaming on the cards when it hits shelves in November of this year.
In all, there’s a lot to be excited about – even if you don’t read the above improvements and new ideas. The franchise has never failed to impress, and we see no reason why it should start now. Fans and newcomers alike will undoubtedly get a kick out of Nathan Drake’s third adventure.
With a sterling track record for the franchise, Uncharted 3 will likely deliver an awesome experience for adventure fans.
Developer: Naughty Dog
Distributor: Ster Kinekor
Release Date: Nov 2011