Uncharted 3 was the very first game that I played in the series and was surprised at how easily it drew me in. There were many reasons for this, but the main one was due to the amount of humor throughout the story, and it is for this very reason why I hope that Uncharted 4 is much the same.
My Uncharted 4 zeal for story humor might be a misguided one considering how so many fans believe that Naughty Dog lost their way with the franchise, as it wasn’t as good as Uncharted 1 or 2. They could be right, but having so much humor in a game helped with the flow and made me look forward to those cut-scenes.
From the early part of Uncharted 3 we were subjected to the humor that was mentioned above, such as when Charlie Cutter had to pat Nathan up and down, and Drake came back with the quote, “Enjoying yourself, pal?”
Hearing this meant that fans were in for an enjoyable time during those cut-scenes, I know I was. Some of my favorites quotes from Uncharted 3 were, “We’re gonna need a bigger plunger” or “Trust you to find a jungle in the middle of France”, as well as when Nathan says, “How do I know you’re real?” and so Sully struts forward flicks him and replies “Real enough for ya?”
I could go on for hours listing all the funny quotes in the game, but I’m sure you already know most of them? It’s not just the humor though, as the timing was spot on as well. It’s all very well throwing in some fun within a game, but getting the timing right is so important and Naughty Dog nailed it – again, a personal opinion.
A perfect example of this timing was when Sully said, Well well well, in which Nathan replied, Haha, that’s cute. Elena was confused by this and asked what? and Nathan then answered, “Cos it’s a well.”
I can remember when Uncharted 3 was first released and we had asked Product Reviews readers what quotes they loved from the game, and it was clear that the favorite was when Charlie said he needed to top up his minutes, Nate retorted, “Wait you’re using a pre paid phone?” Charlie then came back with “Mate those contracts are a bloody rip off!”
It’s obvious that Naughty Dog will have to make changes when developing Uncharted 4 because they need to keep moving forward. However, I do hope that this is not at the expense of the humor side of things because there are already far too many serious games out there.
Uncharted 4 March unveil misguided – There have been some recent rumors suggesting that we could see Uncharted 4 unveiled at Game Connection later this month because of the fact that the event is to be held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, as well as Sony being there as well.
However, this is highly unlikely because Naughty Dog was at the event last year, but when looking at the Game Connection attendees list, they do not appear on it this year.
Going back to the main subject, would you like to see Uncharted 4 continue with the same kind of humor as Uncharted 3?
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