Disclaimer: The ranting in the following post is an unsupported, unsubstantiated, completely bias, and unreasonable opinion with no critical thought, analysis, or even the slightest bit of editing meant to be clickbait that drives hate filled commentary. Continue at your own risk. Also know that I’m really only here because I rant too much in the discord server with my boys. So, instead of ranting there for them to ignore, I’m going to rant here for the whole internet to ignore.
Look, I get it, it’s got good graphics. It’s got a great story. It has intense action set pieces. The characters are deep and meaningful, blah, blah, blah. I don’t really care about any of that. I know what you’re thinking. “This guy probably hasn’t even played the games if he thinks they suck!” And you’d only be partly right. Of course I’ve played one of them. The first one. And I hated every second of it. I hated it so much that I only played the second for maybe half an hour before just giving up.
The gameplay in these games is so repetitive, boring, and pointless that I just can’t muscle through it. It’s a slog. Imagine you’re watching Lord of the Rings and we get to the point where Frodo leaves the shire. Things are heating up, they’re exciting, action packed, it’s all about to go down! Then we have to watch Frodo and Sam walk the entire distance between the Prancing Pony and Weather Top (which takes a few days mind you.) Just hours upon hours of a group of guys hiking through the wilderness. Eating. Sleeping. Occasionally talking. But it’s mostly silence. That’s what playing Uncharted is like. I’m setup with this action packed and incredibly interesting story! Then I have to play the game. I have to spend hours walking through whatever scenery playing through mind numbingly boring combat, poorly executed climbing mechanics, and the occasional witty dialogue.
It’s just not worth it. Honestly, if you’re going to make a game where the best compliment it receives is, “IT’S LIKE PLAYING A MOVIE!” Just make a damn movie.