Uncharted 3 Beta Impressions


I recently played the Uncharted 3 beta for the Playstation 3 and I have to say I’m satisfied. The online in Uncharted 3 seems to be more refined and feels like it can become a serious competitor in the online gaming community. The online gameplay does not really change much from the online play in Uncharted 2 but, it feels and seems more polished, accurate and more fun. Many of the same modes return team deathmatch, death match etc. Some of the modes actually feature a small cutscene before the match starts adding a more integrated feel to Uncharted story I assume.

What I really noticed were small things like how some of the guns sound different like the AK for one. The characters move a little more fluid than the previous game. Also the online maps are very detailed and provide a good variety. One map in particular actually had a wall on fire that you could run through but, later throughout the match when I came back to that specific location all that was left was a half a wall and black ash. I like the small little overlooked integrations like that, that makes online play a little more unique.

I particularly enjoyed one mode where it was a form of team deathmatch but, with only 2 person teams. It was interesting and fun to have a 2 on 2 on 2 match. The only problem I had with the online play was that I felt that characters ran slower than the previous game, maybe the developers at Naughty Dog will correct this when the game is released this fall. Uncharted online play does not feel like anything revolutionary but, it's fun, solid and fair.

John Tarr's picture

How do you get access to the beta?

NightShroud's picture

I think it's open to everyone now, just go to PSN store and download it. Read it somewhere.

explicit_baron's picture

Its open to everyone on PS Plus and will be available again this fall with a code from Subway. Also I apologize if my writing was sub par from what I usually do, I was celebrating American independence and was slightly intoxicated.

MyNameIsRobby's picture

Yea I liked the game too! The Beta makes me want this game even more. And I must say the whole running thing I totally agree with. It does feel like you run so damn slow. My one complaint is that I'm poor and don't have a HD Tv so the game looks gross and I cant read any of the words but the gameplay is still fun!!

explicit_baron's picture

@mynameisrobby dont feel bad I've been playing ps3 on a sd TV since I got it 3 years ago. I can't wait till I get HD

jreinKs's picture

I LOVE the Uncharted series.....for it's single player. UC2 multiplayer never had any appeal for me and the beta doesn't either. But, I am 100% sure the single player will make up for what it (in my opinion) lacks in multiplayer. Oh, and the reason the characters run slower is because they added a sprint feature and want players to make use of that. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well.

GLaDOS's picture

Well being that its a competitor to Call Of Duty, I think it gives a bigger aspect to the game modes, such as Team Death Match where you get Power Plays, which i really enjoy,  

ironmaidenfan1961's picture

actually it was available for early access to not only playstation plus members but also anyone who bought infamous 2 also got a code for early access to the uncharted 3 beta! btw! the early access ends today so as of now it should be open to everyone on psn!also from what i understand, the beta is only good untill july 14th! so enjoy it while you can,i know i am! lol

II RickyBFC II's picture

I don't think you can really say its more "polished". It has more bugs than Duke Nukem Forever and the controls are awkward as hell. Even on maximum sensitivity the movement feels heavy and sluggish. Something as simple as climbing a ladder turned out to be very frustrating during my time playing it. I know its only a beta but there is lots of room for improvement.

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