A decade ago, Tom Chick stunned the gaming community with his bad reviews on Deus Ex a dark conspiracy thriller with expansive ambitions and supernaturally bad dialog – which he saw lots of crates.
And he consistently doing that ever since, with the recent ones include Rockstar’s big budget game L.A. Noire where he put a score of 5 out of 10 in his review piece. Now, he has taken another dangerous step in giving the sequel to 2009′s Game of the Year, Uncharted 3 a 4 out of 10.
He described the title as “Weak” with the following summary: “Though there may be a few bright spots, the overall product is fairly weak and does not come recommended.”
Tom Chick put the spotlight on the repetitive nature of Naughty Dog’s latest in his review where he pointed that “Most of the dialogue is either turgid exposition or jokey bits that wouldn’t be out of place in a mid-season replacement on network TV.”
Of course, there are a lot of fans of the Uncharted series that object Chick’s view on the third person shooter title where one of them said:
I believe that there should be variation in reviews through the internet, and that’s why I make an effort to read them all, but a 4/10 is a review by someone who obviously wanted to hate this game. This review isn’t just subjective, it’s unprofessional. “It’s exactly like Dark Void, which you didn’t play because it wasn’t the third in a popular series” is a line from some hipster who is going to review a game poorly just because it’s popular. A subjective review would give it maybe a 6 or 7 out of ten and say something along the lines of “If this is your first experience with the Uncharted series, it might be better to sit out on this one.” 4/10 is score reserved for games that are nigh unplayable. If I were to bash a game this hard, it would have to have some quality that made me rage every time it turned it’s head. And by the standards set for this review, I’m left unsure of what you actually want in a game. If you want some bullet-slinging bro-fest, play CoD or Gears or whatever shallow experience you’re used to. However, an involving plot and character driven story are obviously not what you want out of a game.
Uncharted 3 in store exclusively for PlayStation 3.