• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

Diancecht
Member
(07-15-2017, 07:50 PM)
Diancecht's Avatar
Uncharted 4 was one of the main reasons I've bought PS4 a couple of months ago. I also got a copy of Nathan Drake Collection to experience Nathan's journey for the first time. But I just can't...

I tried to the first game a couple of months ago. It doesn't hold well in this day and age. Gameplay was boring, exploration was easy and I didn't give two shits about the main story. So I stopped playing. A week ago I was able to finally complete the first game (the last 3 hours was a fucking nightmare, BoreFest 2017) and started playing Uncharted 2 yesterday... I don't think this series is for me? I can't get past the Istanbul level because it is mind bogglingly boring.

I just want to play the last game because it is modern and it looks that they nailed the formula. But I feel so bad just skipping two games in the series that everyone loves and adores.
Frostman
Member
(07-15-2017, 07:52 PM)
Frostman's Avatar
I don't think the series is for you personally. UC4 is longer, slower and has more climbing sections. I loved it, but I can't imagine you will.

You already own it though, so just give it a go. You can jump in and enjoy the story no problem.
Fancy Clown
Member
(07-15-2017, 07:52 PM)
You already have it so yeah why not. Uncharted 2 doesn't get really good until you get into the Nepalese city, so play a bit into that before you decide if you want to stick with it or not.
DarknessTear
Member
(07-15-2017, 07:52 PM)
DarknessTear's Avatar

Originally Posted by Diancecht

Uncharted 4 was one of the main reasons I've bought PS4 a couple of months ago. I also got a copy of Nathan Drake Collection to experience Nathan's journey for the first time. But I just can't...

I tried to the first game a couple of months ago. It doesn't hold well in this day and age. Gameplay was boring, exploration was easy and I didn't give two shits about the main story. So I stopped playing. A week ago I was able to finally complete the first game (the last 3 hours was a fucking nightmare, BoreFest 2017) and started playing Uncharted 2 yesterday... I don't think this series is for me? I can't get past the Istanbul level because it is mind bogglingly boring.

I just want to play the last game because it is modern and it looks that they nailed the formula. But I feel so bad just skipping two games in the series that everyone loves and adores.

You hate it, so why torture yourself? Uncharted 2 is the high point for the series. If that doesn't win you over, none of it will. Abandon ship.
TheSpaceBetween
MyGoddamnEars
(07-15-2017, 07:54 PM)
TheSpaceBetween's Avatar
OP, Uncharted 2 really picks up. Play a handful of more hours through the train level. If that doesn't get you off, it's safe to say the series is not for you.
black070
Member
(07-15-2017, 07:54 PM)
black070's Avatar
Doesn't sound like its for you bud, finding the first a slog is understandable but Uncharted 2 is the series at its absolute peak - if it doesn't win you over, 3 and 4 won't do much to change your mind.
Acquiescence
Member
(07-15-2017, 07:54 PM)
Acquiescence's Avatar
Doesn't sound like the series is for you. If you found the beginning portion of 2 boring then I doubt you'll like 4. 4 is full of quiet sections that aren't action driven.
stryker1138
Member
(07-15-2017, 07:55 PM)
stryker1138's Avatar
They've definitely aged, the first one most of all. So much of their appeal at the time was the technical achievement on display in the setpieces and the verisimilitude of the characters in cutscenes. None of that is going to amaze someone coming to it for the first time today.

That said, they remain engaging, campy romps and I will always have a fondness for them.

Edit: I didn't realize you haven't played 4 yet. Just skip to that one. It's a different beast than the first 3, and the story is divorced enough that you won't be too handicapped for not having played them.
semiconscious
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:00 PM)
semiconscious's Avatar

Originally Posted by Diancecht

I just want to play the last game because it is modern and it looks that they nailed the formula. But I feel so bad just skipping two games in the series that everyone loves and adores.

actually, they're all pretty 'modern'. & the formula's basically still the formula :) ...
Memento
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:05 PM)
Memento's Avatar
Uncharted 2 is GOTG material from the PS3 era, you should keep going.

UC4 is probably the best though, especially from a gameplay perspective.
killatopak
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:06 PM)
killatopak's Avatar
joining the op in asking if worth.

I've already played UC1 and 2. Is it worth it to get just for the remastered visuals and UC3?
chrisPjelly
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:08 PM)
chrisPjelly's Avatar
I think UC2 and UC3 hold up quite well. You should give those a shot if they're ever on sale for cheap. But you should know that they build on the formula of the first game, so if you don't like cover shooters and linear """platforming""", then you probably won't like them either.
pretty done
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:08 PM)
pretty done's Avatar
I have it, played 1 and now I'm just waiting for a hypothetical PS4 Pro patch to play 2 and 3 in 4K. After seeing TLoU I really wanna see how good 2/3 look in 4K/HDR.

Come on Bluepoint/Sony!
Muffdraul
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:08 PM)
Muffdraul's Avatar
OP's take is kinda surprising to me, I didn't think U4 was that different from the previous games. Obviously there was an evolution over the whole series. My pov might be kinda weird though, I've never been a huge fan. Based on the U1 demo I was going to pass on the full game, but the glowing word of mouth after it came out made me change my mind. Ultimately I thought it was about what I expected; the traversal was like Ico minus the charm, the combat was like Gears of War minus the adrenaline. What won me over was the characters and their repartee, that's what kept me coming back to the sequels. Game play wise I think they're pretty tepid, yes even U2 and to some degree U4 as well. Fun enough for me though, apparently. I bought and played NDC when it came out, no ragrets. [sic]
Floody
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:13 PM)
Floody's Avatar

Originally Posted by killatopak

joining the op in asking if worth.

I've already played UC1 and 2. Is it worth it to get just for the remastered visuals and UC3?

You can buy Uncharted 3 Remaster on it's own through the PSN store, if you don't wanna rebuy 1 & 2.
Diancecht
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:14 PM)
Diancecht's Avatar
I see what you all are saying.

My friends also tell me the second game gets much better after a long intro. I'll try to push through the slog.
Jay Sosa
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:14 PM)
Second one is pretty good if you like interactive movies. First and third are alright.

so many enemies
Kolx
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:16 PM)
Kolx's Avatar

Originally Posted by Frostman

I don't think the series is for you personally. UC4 is longer, slower and has more climbing sections. I loved it, but I can't imagine you will.

You already own it though, so just give it a go. You can jump in and enjoy the story no problem.

I liked UN4 way more than UN2. He could feel the same about the series.
joms5
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:16 PM)
joms5's Avatar
All 3 games hold up incredibly well. I don't see what people are complaining about with 1. It's a standard 3rd person shooter without any of the huge set pieces that are common in 2 and 3.

The first game has one of the most consistent stories of the 3.

Totally worth it for the collection.
danowat
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:19 PM)
danowat's Avatar
The collection was my first contact with UC, I thought the first one was terrible, second one slightly better and the third the best of the bunch.

None of the three have aged particularly well (imo), but I am glad I played them, if nothing else just to see how far things have progressed over the 4 games.
Goose_Se7en
Banned
(07-15-2017, 08:19 PM)
I played all 3 games last fall and they absolutely hold up. DF's looks dated and has the worst level design out of the 3 imo but it still holds up. The shooting on all 3 feels crisp and responsive.

You owe it to yourself to play through then OP, some of the best PS3 games, now on PS4 as the definitive versions.
pretty done
Member
(07-15-2017, 08:22 PM)
pretty done's Avatar

Originally Posted by Muffdraul

OP's take is kinda surprising to me, I didn't think U4 was that different from the previous games. Obviously there was an evolution over the whole series. My pov might be kinda weird though, I've never been a huge fan. Based on the U1 demo I was going to pass on the full game, but the glowing word of mouth after it came out made me change my mind. Ultimately I thought it was about what I expected; the traversal was like Ico minus the charm, the combat was like Gears of War minus the adrenaline. What won me over was the characters and their repartee, that's what kept me coming back to the sequels. Game play wise I think they're pretty tepid, yes even U2 and to some degree U4 as well. Fun enough for me though, apparently.

1 has too much shooting, 4 has WAY too little shooting. 2 and 3 are a great middle ground if you ask me.

4 has the best encounter design and the shooting feels the best (despite being 30fps vs. remasters being 60) but there's just not enough of it. The much more open level design was definitely welcome though, it makes the combat encounters a bit more interesting and non-linear.
bede-x
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:08 PM)
bede-x's Avatar
Doesn't sound like the series is for you. I don't like them either finding them too scripted, full of fake tension and not enough player agency. Mediocrity incarnate as far as I'm concerned.

It's ok, no game is for everyone. Skip them and play something that appeals more to you.
Spring-Loaded
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:13 PM)
Spring-Loaded's Avatar
I really didn't like the first game, but the second ended up being one of my favorites at the time (~2010). 2 from Nepal onwards was great, so I suggest at least playing further in 2.
Dead Man Typing
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:15 PM)
Dead Man Typing's Avatar
What difficulty are you playing on?

Uncharted games aren't fun to me on higher difficulties. Keep it at medium or lower.

If you don't enjoy the characters or the stories then the series has very little to offer.
If you don't enjoy those or the big set pieces then the series has nothing to offer.
CHC
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:15 PM)
CHC's Avatar
You could probably skip to 4 but I would keep playing 2 until you get to Nepal. That was really where they started to refine the formula into something excellent.

I played the original back in like 2008 and just recently tried to replay it. Doesn't hold up very well. Novel at the time, but not really worth playing since it offers nothing that has not since been done better.

Keep going with 2 and if you can't stand it switch to 4, as a last resort.
Vashetti
Banned
(07-15-2017, 09:18 PM)
I'm really surprised this didn't get a Pro patch.

Would make a nice 4K/60fps title.
Frostman
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:22 PM)
Frostman's Avatar

Originally Posted by Kolx

I liked UN4 way more than UN2. He could feel the same about the series.

The reason I don't think he/she will is because UC4 is a lot less action in comparison, and a lot more traversing. He specifically says he dislikes "easy exploration", which UC4 is full off.

But on the flip side, he may well love it. I know I do, Uncharted is one of my favourite series. But I love the 'easy exploration', it's fun to me.
OrbitalBeard
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:29 PM)
OrbitalBeard's Avatar
Give Uncharted 2 a couple more hours. If it's still not clicking, drop the series.
Diancecht
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:32 PM)
Diancecht's Avatar

Originally Posted by Dead Man Typing

What difficulty are you playing on?

Uncharted games aren't fun to me on higher difficulties. Keep it at medium or lower.

If you don't enjoy the characters or the stories then the series has very little to offer.
If you don't enjoy those or the big set pieces then the series has nothing to offer.

Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

Give Uncharted 2 a couple more hours. If it's still not clicking, drop the series.

Playing on Easy.

Like I said, I'll give it a try for couple of hours.
bman94
Member
(07-15-2017, 09:51 PM)
bman94's Avatar
Yeah, Uncharted 1 was a slog to get through. Uncharted 2 seems the most refined so far but is still a bit boring on the plot side. I'm liking Uncharted 3 the best so far. Plot is the best one yet, shooting is very solid and the exploration parts are nice big and grand. Currently it's a big headache at the boat section of the game (about 70%) finished and it's frustrating me to no end. The difficulty spikes in the Uncharted series are extremely frustrating and are my least favorite parts period. The shooting itself is just serviceable at best and I mainly play them out of necessity, not fun. And it's difficult for me on just playing on Normal.

Originally Posted by joms5

All 3 games hold up incredibly well. I don't see what people are complaining about with 1. It's a standard 3rd person shooter without any of the huge set pieces that are common in 2 and 3.

The first game has one of the most consistent stories of the 3.

Totally worth it for the collection.

My biggest issue with Uncharted 1 is that it's just a standard 3 person shooter...that's not a good third person shooter.
Ascenion
Member
(07-15-2017, 10:03 PM)
Ascenion's Avatar

Originally Posted by Muffdraul

OP's take is kinda surprising to me, I didn't think U4 was that different from the previous games. Obviously there was an evolution over the whole series. My pov might be kinda weird though, I've never been a huge fan. Based on the U1 demo I was going to pass on the full game, but the glowing word of mouth after it came out made me change my mind. Ultimately I thought it was about what I expected; the traversal was like Ico minus the charm, the combat was like Gears of War minus the adrenaline. What won me over was the characters and their repartee, that's what kept me coming back to the sequels. Game play wise I think they're pretty tepid, yes even U2 and to some degree U4 as well. Fun enough for me though, apparently. I bought and played NDC when it came out, no ragrets. [sic]

I don't think OP has played U4 yet. They are trying to do a 1-4 run and so far don't care for the series yet.

OP if you don't like 2 I'd quit there. 3 and 4 imo are basically the two halves of U2 if it was split apart. 3 is straight action and 4 is...something.
Staal
Member
(07-15-2017, 10:24 PM)
Staal's Avatar
Never owned a PS3 and always heard great stories about UC2 and UC3.
However, when I bought the series later on PS4 I was really disappointed. You need to be invested in the story, otherwise it's another linear shooter.
WickedLaharl
Member
(07-15-2017, 10:25 PM)
WickedLaharl's Avatar
Honestly the only great uncharted game is the second one. The rest range from mediocre (1/3) to decent (4).
Servbot24
Banned
(07-15-2017, 10:27 PM)
If you tried 2 and 4 and didn't like them then the series isn't for you. They are what they are, playing more won't really change your opinion.
Maaaaaardy
Member
(07-15-2017, 10:28 PM)
Persevere, 1/2/3 are all fucking great in their own way. 1 is fun but short, granted.
jdstorm
Banned
(07-15-2017, 10:33 PM)

Originally Posted by bman94

Yeah, Uncharted 1 was a slog to get through. Uncharted 2 seems the most refined so far but is still a bit boring on the plot side. I'm liking Uncharted 3 the best so far. Plot is the best one yet, shooting is very solid and the exploration parts are nice big and grand. Currently it's a big headache at the boat section of the game (about 70%) finished and it's frustrating me to no end. The difficulty spikes in the Uncharted series are extremely frustrating and are my least favorite parts period. The shooting itself is just serviceable at best and I mainly play them out of necessity, not fun. And it's difficult for me on just playing on Normal.



My biggest issue with Uncharted 1 is that it's just a standard 3 person shooter...that's not a good third person shooter.

You should just turn it down to easy. Uncharted games rely so heavily on story that dealing with death and frustration just isn't worth it when it can be avoided as it interrupts that.
Mcleon6494
Junior Member
(07-15-2017, 11:52 PM)
Istanbul is like the second chapter? It's the only stealth required section in the game and the game is on the up and up from there
Falchion
Member
(07-16-2017, 08:17 PM)
Falchion's Avatar
I think all the Uncharted games hold up incredibly well so it just might not be your cup of tea.
AGoodODST
Member
(07-16-2017, 08:20 PM)
AGoodODST's Avatar
My first time playing the games was via the collection.

First game is garbage. Second and third are really good. I'd say they are definitely worth a go. I've not played 4 so don't know if it's hard going back though.
brunomartynhak
Member
(07-16-2017, 08:38 PM)
brunomartynhak's Avatar
Don't torture yourself if you don't enjoy this type of game.

I like all of them to be honest. And for me the first one is on the same tier as the others..., all great and fun games.
Frank West
Banned
(07-16-2017, 08:47 PM)
Uncharted 1 > Uncharted 3 > Uncharted 2 > Uncharted 4.

If you loved 4 there's a chance you will dislike all three games.
To me Uncharted 4 was slow, boring and overall disappointing compared to the previous games. It was still a good game though.
Anderson DL
Member
(07-16-2017, 10:06 PM)
Anderson DL's Avatar
Uncharted 1 is the most primitive of the games, but I still loved it. If you found it as hideously boring as you said, that's a bad sign. If you're also finding #2 a "slog," that's a bad sign, too.

I'd say give it up. If you haven't found anything to like yet, you're not suddenly going to become a fan. The series just isn't for some people. No sense pushing yourself to play something you find boring.
prag16
Member
(07-16-2017, 10:09 PM)
prag16's Avatar
60 FPS and no screen tearing was nice.
BkzUzi
Member
(07-16-2017, 10:11 PM)
BkzUzi's Avatar
The series isn't for you most likely. If you didn't enjoy Uncharted 2 (or 3), then I can't see you enjoying 4 either. 4 is the worst game in the series.
rekameohs
Banned
(07-16-2017, 10:17 PM)
rekameohs's Avatar

Originally Posted by Frank West

Uncharted 1 > Uncharted 3 > Uncharted 2 > Uncharted 4.

If you loved 4 there's a chance you will dislike all three games.
To me Uncharted 4 was slow, boring and overall disappointing compared to the previous games. It was still a good game though.

Huh, I've never heard of someone liking UC1 more than 2, let alone the whole series. To each their own.
Allforce
Member
(07-16-2017, 10:17 PM)
I borrowed this collection from a friend just thinking I could go back and quickly revisit some of the best sequences from the series.

Disappointed after installing it to find there was no chapter select baked into the start and instead I would have to play through each entire game again.
NowhereFaded
Member
(07-16-2017, 10:22 PM)
NowhereFaded's Avatar
I couldn't even get through uncharted 4, my first uncharted game, so I wouldn't know. Not sure why I even responded to this thread, lol. Boring Sunday.
TroicaBlur
Member
(07-16-2017, 10:35 PM)
TroicaBlur's Avatar
Dont complete games just cause. Completing bad games is the biggest waste of our gaming time.
Frank West
Banned
(07-16-2017, 10:39 PM)

Originally Posted by rekameohs

Huh, I've never heard of someone liking UC1 more than 2, let alone the whole series. To each their own.

It had the best pacing and the best ending imo. You also don't travel around the world so there's a sense of place. Oh and I like the supernatural stuff at the end. Like Indy (except Indy 4 that movie doesn't exist). One of the reasons why I dislike Uncharted 4.

Uncharted 3 has a pretty cool beginning, cool characters (Charlie Cutter!!), very nice locations and a nice twist (poisoned water, Sully [not] dying). Also: Very good pacing except Syria.

Thread Tools