Videogames’ self-proclaimed “silly season” is finally here. The drought of game releases over the summer period has come to an end; nights are drawing in, the temperature is moving closer to zero, and the release calendar is stuffed to capacity. But where best to place your hard-earned cash? Distancing ourselves from hyperbolic hype speak and unreachable expectations, what should you really be investing your time into? Over the coming weeks, allow New Rising Media to round-up the week’s freshest, most tantalising new releases. As a plucky red, blue and white plumber once said: here we go!
It’d be disingenuous to think that Nathan Drake’s latest adventure will be nothing less than spectacular. After all, with both Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and, particularly, Uncharted 2, Naughty Dog has proved untouchable in delivering truly breathtaking cinematic action sequences (Uncharted 2’s opener holds its own as one of the best moments in gaming), uniformly engrossing globe-trotting plots and a cast of memorable characters. Uncharted 3 is unlikely to revolutionise third-person action games in the way its predecessor did; but in refining the game engine in parts (Drake is privy to additional combat moves), bolstering multiplayer with showy set-piece thrills and supplanting the snowy peaks of Nepal for the folding sand dunes of the Rub’ al Khali desert, there’s no question it has ‘Game Of The Year’ written all over it. And we can’t wait…
Read our review of Uncharted 3
see our previous games of the week