Uncharted was a great game and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was game of the year. Now, where does Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception go from here? Many people are expecting great things from this game, including myself. When I say overhyped, I’m not talking about the game being already proclaimed by some as a game of the year shoe-in. I am referring to it overshadowing other PlayStation exclusive titles that are coming out before it.
What are these titles that Uncharted may be overshadowing? Well how about Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, God of War: Origins, and the Ico collection? These are the few exclusive PS3 blu-ray games that for the most part have not been getting the attention that should be given to them. I understand some of the games especially in regards to God of War: Origins Collection. That game alone has the power to push thousands upon thousands of units to get itself out there. I mean an angry man mad at the gods, that will push any game right?!
What about the others? What could Sony be thinking? Resistance 3 is coming upon us very soon and we have yet to see the ad campaign for the game. There were a couple of things for Resistance 3 as of late in regards to gameplay footage and developer dairies, but that is all we have gotten so far. What about the Ico collection and Twisted Metal for the PS3. Twisted Metal is slated for an October release, way before Uncharted 3. My issue is, why have we not heard more about this game? We are restricted to Jaffe’s twitter and the occasional trickles of information that comes from the Sony executives.
The reason why we haven’t heard much is because of the super mega beta of a game that just passed us by. The Uncharted 3 beta has finished and we were told that there were over 1.53 million unique players of the beta. Let’s look at what that means. Unique players means people that played the beta one time and that’s it. If that’s the case what about the others players that came back and played at different times. Where are those stats, I would love to see recurring players to be honest. Its all in the way the numbers are portrayed. That 1.53 million is not a accurate representation of the amount of players that actually played the beta on a daily basis. Take a look at the second comment on the PlayStation Blog article titled Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta Concludes, that comment states “I downloaded but never got a chance to play….” so that means the number could have been significantly more if he and others would have played. I am of course assuming that others did the same thing that he did.
Let me conclude this article with saying this, we all know that Uncharted 3 will be a great game. However, we can not allow our expectations for the game to distract us from any of the great PS3 games that are coming out before it . It seems like many people are doing that, but maybe I’m making a misinformed assumption. Anyway, this fall it will be great to be a PlayStation 3 owner.
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