Both Gears of War 3, and Uncharted 3 will be without a doubt amazing games, and will both revolutionize the third person shooter (TPS) genre. While they are both similar games, in that they both have a great cover system, both follows protagonists shooting and fighting their way though levels. However, there are a few key differences that set Uncharted 3 apart from its direct competitor.
5) Replay value
If Uncharted 2 is anything to go by, Uncharted 3 will have a very long lasting single player mode, with tons of unlocks and things to find along the way. Assuming the campaign is similar in scale to Uncharted 2 single player alone should last easily 15-20 hours, far surpassing any of the previous Gears games. This continues into the multiplayer with loads of different competitive and co-op modes, as well as many unlocks for the player to achieve. Uncharted 3 will have significantly more replay value than Gears of War 3.
4) Fewer glitches in multiplayer
Gears 2’s multiplayer was a mess, do you really expect epic games to make up for their mistakes in Gears 3? Sure Gears 3 will probably have fewer issues, but I highly doubt every single one will be ironed out. Gears 3 may have dedicated servers now, but that only fixes the lag issues. Glitches and more have become common place in previous Gears games, and I would be highly surprised if everything is fixed for the third installment. Uncharted on the other hand has had no record of major issues plaguing the game, making it the safer bet.
3) Better Technology
A good year before Uncharted comes out and the game already blows people away. The graphics are better than we have ever seen on consoles, far surpassing what Gears has to offer. Visuals are crisp, animations are fluid, and environments are interactive. The game engine showcased a whole level being tipped upside down on a cruise ship with water gushing around the player. The technology in Uncharted 3 is absolutely stellar, and Epics dated Unreal Engine doesn’t even get close to its capability’s.
2) Better Single Player
Trust me when I say, Uncharted has mastered the single player. The pacing is perfect, there are no loading screens, and the story will keep the player interested all the way though. Uncharted 3 is looking to be no exception to this statement, with vastly varying landscapes and environment, and a plot line that has me interested from simply reading the description. Gears has had a decent record with its Single Player, but still doesn’t get close to the story Uncharted offers.
1) You own a PS3 and don’t own a 360
Lets face it, this will be the determining factor. If you only own a PS3, why would you even bother getting Gears 3? If you only own an Xbox 360 why bother getting Uncharted 3?
Actually, it’s more than that. If you took the time to read my article all the way though, you have now reached my primary point in writing it. Good Job! This is a clear example of a blatant Fanboy article focused on attacking the other platform for no good reason at all. Why do we gamers always have to argue about which game is better? If you own only one system, get the one on your system and live with it. The other game shouldn’t even concern you. If you own both systems, stop fighting and get both games. Cant afford both games? Pick the one YOU think is better, and buy the other at a later date.
We all have an opinion, but don’t go acting like that choice means you should ridicule the other. Both games have unique aspects, both have ups and downs, and one being better than the other is just an OPINION, lets not start a flame war over it, and anyone who takes this article seriously didn’t read it all the way though to the end.
Oh, and did I mention that both games will be fun? Just play the games.
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