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Forums > Submission Feedback > tomchick's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception review

This thread is in response to a review for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on the PlayStation 3. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 14, 2011 (10:12 AM)
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All good points, kuddles. We definitely hear more complaints when people think we scored a game too low than we do when they think we liked a game too much. A lot of readers look at the average score on Metacritic as "the one truth," and the further you fall out of line with that score, the more corrupt you're supposed to be. Another problem is that we use the whole scale, not just the 7-10 portion, and that really throws a lot of people for a loop if they don't bother to read the actual text.


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"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: November 14, 2011 (03:48 PM)
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It seems a lot of people take a negative review as a personal attack on them as well. It's as though they think Tom is saying they're idiots for liking the game, even though he never said that. I've noticed this with other mediums of entertainment as well. Rotten Tomatoes gets its share of angry/brainless comments, as do Amazon and IMDb. I think part of it is the conditioning that everyone has mentioned, that people are too used to AAA games getting AAA scores without a second thought; but part of it as well is that people need to learn to let it go and not take it personally when someone slams your new flavor of the week.


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Author: jerec
Posted: November 14, 2011 (05:11 PM)
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I've been seeing various comments around the internet that people have been disappointed with Uncharted 3, so it's not just tomchick.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 14, 2011 (05:14 PM)
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Tom Chick has a habit of realizing that a game is disappointing a couple of weeks before a large portion of the world's remaining population comes to the same conclusion. It happened with L.A. Noire, too, and probably others.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: taito2000
Posted: November 26, 2011 (01:02 AM)
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After reading through this review, I registered on the site so I could respond to the review. It definitely reflects my feelings more than any review of UC3 I've read elsewhere. I initally thought 4 was a bit low, but after a second playthrough, 4 is just right.

It's so nice to see a site where, if it's truly a bad game, the reviewer can accurately explain why.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 26, 2011 (03:42 PM)
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Thanks for taking the time to register and to respond to this review. It's always good to hear from people who appreciate our efforts, who understand that a game review site needs to review the actual game, not serve as a hype barometer.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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