The lights are on
Uncharted 2 is, and will forever be, one of my favorite games of all time. I wish I could say the same about its sequel. Maybe my expectations of the game were too high, but I was disappointed in this game. The graphics are beautiful and the animations are fine, the game looks good...so why don't I like it? I believe it has to do with my opinion that I think it's boring.
I kid you not I actually fell asleep while I was playing this game. This game sticks to the formula used in the previous Uncharted games, while that is not necessarily a bad thing, a lack of innovation and an elimination of a climactic boss fight are not things that I would consider to be good ideas. I didn't feel like I accomplished anything when I finished playing. Sure, I may have devoted twelve hours of my life into the storyline just to reach the end...but I feel empty. I need more. After I beat the campaign, I ejected the disk (after quitting the game), put it in its case, and planned on picking it up again the next day after I got some sleep (it was around one in the morning at this point). I never did play that game again...I don't regret it. I don't feel like Uncharted 3 was worth the sixty dollars I spent on it. I eventually traded it in to Gamestop for thirty dollars in-store credit.
In addition to the single-player story, there is also a multiplayer component...I was never able to get this to work so I can't give a fair opinion of that.
It's not that Uncharted 3 is a bad game, it just needs some more innovation and less hour-long pirate shootouts that turn out to be irrelevant. If you want to pick up this game I would suggest renting it and deciding for yourself whether or not you feel like it's worth your money.
For the record, I fell asleep when Drake was wandering around in the desert and there was some chick reading lines from T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland".
What the desert was the best part! No game has ever did that! You've must have been sleepy when you played it, should have gotten the right amount of sleep before playing...then you would of felt differently.