Level | Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3, 2011) – Caravan

I start April with an Uncharted entry and I will probably close the month with another one. In preparation of the release of the last? game of the saga, I’ve decided to share two new picks from it. Curiously, today you can find new previews and videos of Uncharted 4, but it’s just a coincidence and apparently, with the little tidbits I’ve read in the past (I’m trying to see as little as possible, but these days is almost impossible), it’s somehow related.

The first moment I’m sharing is the Caravan level from Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. From the very first game, Uncharted always had some vehicular chases and they have been improving across the saga (apart from some other set pieces, like train level or the plane, but those are in another league). During first game, you just shoot while Elena drives the jeep. On the second one, you can jump from truck to truck across some beautiful snow mountains. Uncharted 3’s chase is a bit similar to previous one, but is my favorite. Mainly because it’s on a horse and also because the environment, especially the desert mountains, look outstanding. It also adds a bit more freedom, even if still is a linear path you can ride.

Now, from what I saw in 1 second footage and some Naughty Dog’s comments during past year E3’s conference, Uncharted 4 is taking this chases and making them a bit more open. For me, it’s perfect. I don’t need every single game to be open world and I really like this approach, linear story and game, with bigger maps to add new gameplay / combat mechanics, more variety and some bits of exploration. Can’t wait to play it, for now, enjoy this Uncharted 3 level, Chapter 20 – Caravan:

 

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