If You Don't Like Uncharted, You Need Help
Over the years, I've learned that when it comes to entertainment, there's just no such thing as a universally appealing product. No matter how good it is, you'll find someone somewhere that just doesn't like it.
And of course, that's a testament to the subjectivity involved in all entertainment. But every once in a great while, a video game - or game franchise - comes along that makes me say, "if you don't like it, there's something wrong with you." Included on that list are classics like Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and Pac-Man.
Brief tangent- the more complicated games get, the more chance they contain something that may not interest someone. When they were simpler, there was one concept...if it was fun, it was fun.
Anyway, getting back to the subject at hand. If there's one title this generation that is just too damn good to be ignored, and too damn good to make someone go, "meh, don't like it," it's Uncharted. I keep thinking Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception could be the greatest game of the past four or five years, and in all honesty, who wouldn't like it? Seriously. It has action, adventure, romance, humor, thrills, and suspense. And you can bet that Naughty Dog will have the technical elements nailed down tight.
So just for fun, in the most lighthearted manner possible, I say you're a little tapped in the head if you don't like the game. We all have personal preferences and you may prefer other titles more, but everyone should be able to appreciate Uncharted 3, and everyone should be able to find at least some entertainment in this awesome package. But while we're on the subject, what games do you think most everyone would love? The ones that border on "universally awesome?"
8/26/2011 Ben Dutka