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This wasn’t on the map, could it be… ?

Weekend BONUS ROUND !!! I’m incredibly happy to kick off this Artsygamer weekend with something wonderful: a guest artist gameSketch done by our very own talented Bia Hawks! How very very cool!!! Thanks so much Bia! great work! Looking forward to many more!

 
 
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Uncharted 4 – impressions

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Got it like 5 days ago… dooone :D

+, +, +, + quite a decent length for such a linear story. Played every day/evening quite intensively + extended weekend. I was expecting it to finish in half the time, given how we were  constantly advancing, running through the story.

-, + very linear. Occasionally it’s okay/nice to have a game like this (presuming I didn’t pay as much for it as an Oblivion), but this is made okay by the fact that there’s ALWAYS something happening. It’s even hard to talk during this game (unusual), as there’s always some commentary or dialogue happening. I find this is great and relatively new/cutting edge for games which tend to be a lot of repetition.

-, +, + normally i dislike vehicle sections, but in this game they were the most open of the whole game, and that was great, to see this level of polish and a bit more open. I fondly remember for example the big riverside muddy terrain, that looked faaantastic

+, +, + the best photography system I’ve yet seen in a game. It has filters and options, but most importantly it allows blending out of all characters to take photos of the environment, loved that. I only wish I could move my camera a bit more

+, +, +, – the world looks a couple of times faaaaaaaantastic. It particularly exploits the wonderful formula of ruins + overgrown vegetation + great sunlight/shadow spots. This looks at times fantastic. My complaint is something harder to put my finger on, … all the plants and many stones felt… I don’t know… plastic/mass produced/somehow cheap. But the formula is still fantastic

+, +, + a bunch of really reeally fantastic interiors, old furniture and many interesting props

– there’s no choices or any meaningful stuff to explore, anything to leave a personal mark on the experience, it’s just a better than movie experience

+ manages to tell a decent pirate story

+, +, + the soundtrack had a couple of quite fantastic moments

+, +, + the story writing is quite good, with nice personal moments (as well as the facial capture) and a nice variety of events, from different moments in time, childhood, adulthood, even… Nice jumping back and forth, even a surprisingly well done prison break

+, + the game was so long and with so many settings and moments it feels like multiple games.

+, +, +, + there’s that one moment… with the pirate village… maaan, that looked goooood.

 

Overall: I’d give this game a 3.5 on a -5 to 5 scale, making it a great, even excellent game with great overall polish and lots of varied content. It manages to bring to life some amazing places and moments. The reason I wouldn’t go higher is the linearity of the story and the lack of meaningful personal memories. Still, I would say this is for this generation something at least as good as Indiana Jones was for the previous one, so a milestone in entertainment.

SketchUp used in Uncharted 2

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I had no idea. Great to hear Robh Ruppel thinking.

Uncharted 3 museum

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I quite liked the surprise musem section and it’s explorative feel.

Uncharted 3 – quick impressions

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+ amazing locations and visuals

+ great cinematic feeling and attention to camera work

+ pretty interesting story

+ great scenes, i particularly loved the kid at the museum one, as well as the desert moment

– very linear

+ very cool fluid motion of the characters

+ action motion to match and actually top any Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider I’ve seen/played so far.

Overall: 3 (on a -5 to 5 scale). Great game. A must play.

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If Lara Croft was a guy, but still adventuring, except exclusively on the PS3, she’d be called…

Usual rules: 3 tries per person, 2x multipliers for first timers. Winner gets to propose a theme/scene as well as 1 day extraordinary forum bragging rights. Outstanding orders: player347, Tarpo x5, Jaco x49, player347 x3, Diana x5, Radu x38, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x2, rsocu x4, Teofil S, Firefish x16. Awaiting scenes from you guys. Newcomers may ask for a freebie.

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