Out of all the games this holiday season none other than Uncharted 3 was at the top of the list. Each title seems to immerse you in almost what feels like a roller coaster action movie, with a touch of puzzle solving, and a great cast of characters. This title is no different in the series delivering on all fronts. The game puts you in a wide variety of locations from the streets of England, to the jungles of France, or across a vast desert with each new location visually astounding. In the visual department this game has no console equal putting every detail possible into not just the way things look but how you interact with objects or with the terrain you walk upon. The soundtrack and voice acting is spot on adding the right emotions for danger, combat, casual, and voice acting. The story sucked me in from start to finish and I couldn’t tell what was going to happen next. This game will keep you guessing until the credits roll. The gameplay has not changed too much from the mechanics, and button lay out of the previous title. The AI got a vast improvement seeming to know when to attack and rush me when I was close to death, low on ammo, or reloading. I was able to get 3 full playthroughs of the game, and a full night of multiplayer and co-op before putting this title down. I had a lot of fun playing the multiplayer experience, and coming from the UC2 they packed in a lot more extras, upgrades, and perks to keep players involved for months to come. Never once did I experience that the connection may be off or that someone else had an unfair advantage over me. I had no trouble being able to hold my own and enjoy my matches win or lose. I did not experience all the match type and co-op types the game had to offer, but should I find myself getting an invite to play with friends I will gladly load up my copy to enjoy more this game has to offer. During my playthroughs I did experience where my body got stuck inside of a cardboard box, times when the game lost all of the graphics and I was peering into walls another other objects alike, and times when Drake just didn’t do what he was supposed to do or that I wanted him to do. These times made the multiple campaign playthroughs a bit frustrating and took away some of the flow and experience of the game. However that aside this is the must play title of 2011 and a great contender for game of the year.
This was purchased at the full $60 price tag, it was completed on Hard, Crushing, and Easy campaign difficulties. I was able to achieve 100% trophy score over a span of one and a half weeks. I played the multiplayer for a total of about 3hrs so far and made it to level 7.