Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Platform: Playstation 3
Release date: 02/11/2011
Review: Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception Uncharted 3: Fans of the franchise and newcomers alike will relish the opportunity to catapult themselves headlong into a real adventure, in a search for the fabled "Atla (Full Review)
Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception Uncharted 3: Fans of the franchise and newcomers alike will relish the opportunity to catapult themselves headlong into a real adventure, in a search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands." The journey propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears. With its award-winning storytelling, blockbuster cinematic action sequences, immersive high resolution 3D and stunning environmental detail and effects, UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception is the chance to lose yourself in the world of Nathan Drake - and to experience the true power of PlayStation 3. Bigger set pieces and more explosive adventure, driven by Naughty Dog's signature storytelling and cinematic presentation. Nathan Drake TMs latest quest pits him and his partner Victor Sullivan against a more insidious adversary and a more personal threat than they TMve ever faced before. Katherine Marlowe is the coldly calculating leader of a secret order with roots stretching back over four hundred years, to the court of Queen Elizabeth I and the 16th-century intrigues of her spymasters and occult advisors. A long-standing rivalry over Sir Francis Drake TMs ring an artifact which they both contend is rightfully theirs, and which they both believe holds the key to an ancient mystery propels Nathan Drake and Marlowe into a conflict that spans the globe and ultimately carries them into the mystical heart of the Arabian Desert. Marlowe is a more cerebral enemy than Drake has confronted in the past, employing both psychological and physical tactics as part of her arsenal. She knows how to manipulate her opponents, and uses fear as a weapon. Marlowe TMs highly-trained cadre of agents is more than just a crew of hired guns. Fiercely loyal adherents of the clandestine organization she heads, they employ special forces and covert ops training to confound their opponents. They TMre far more elusive and dangerous than the foes Drake and Sully are accustomed to battling. Competitive and co-op multiplayer return with brand new experiences and massively expanded feature sets. The UNCHARTED universe provides online players with a unique Action Adventure multiplayer experience, bringing the cinematic elements of the single-player campaign into multiplayer. Nathan Drake can now take on opponents in more ways than before: hand-to-hand combat with multiple opponents, contextual melee attacks, and new stealth options. UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception also features expanded and diverse traversal moves with deep gunplay. 3D support planned from outset of development. Built from the ground-up and fully integrated into Naughty Dog Engine 3.0. Optimisations and technology developed for 3D support have benefited the 2D version. Precise aiming, especially around corners, aided through 3D support. Judging depth during traversal sequences aided through 3D support. Player experience from the cinematic presentation during set piece moments enhanced (e.g. increased sense of vertigo, etc). Particle system has been overhauled to allow the increase in number of effects and overdraw required for fire. Simulation combined with intricate hand crafting used to create the feeling of being trapped in an inferno. Fire actually affects the environment, changing traversal opportunities and creating and removing cover in combat situations. Several additional animation layers for Drake, Sully, and enemies to ground them in the environment and what is happening around them. Dozens of contextual animations for Drake stepping in, standing near, and taking cover by fire.