Play Uncharted 2 or 3 first?

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#1 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -

Ive played the first game and I own Uncharted 3. However that game seems to get a lot of hatred for its pacing issues and Uncharted 2 is a masterpiece for the reason that it is paced so well.

Will playing UC2 first ruin UC3 or should I play UC3 to save the best for later?

#2 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

I personally enjoyed Uncharted 3 just as much as Uncharted 2. I would play them in sequential order....

#3 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (558 posts) -

I would play 2 before 3. The storyline does progress through the trilogy, and I do think it would be better to play them in order.

I've been thinking about dusting these off and playing through them all again. Maybe that'll be my farewell to the PS3 marathon just before the new console comes out.

#5 Posted by happy_dude64 (994 posts) -

Play them in order. I prefer Uncharted 3 over 2. Way more insane things occur in that game. Pacing seemed fine by me. 

#6 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
Play them in order. That way you can see for yourself if the "hatred" is justified. I don't think it's hatred as much as it failed to live up to the lofty expectations the second one delivered, and people were disappointed. I enjoyed it for what it was worth, however.
#7 Posted by funsohng (27497 posts) -
2 and 3. If you liked 2, you will still be able to play 3 till the end. You will just not very much like it afterwards.
#8 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9376 posts) -
play them in order bro.
#9 Posted by SoNin360 (5270 posts) -
Play in order for sure. I actually enjoyed 3 pretty much the same as 2, though most will say 2 is the best. Either way, doesn't make much sense to play 3 before 2.
#10 Posted by nightshade869 (3457 posts) -
I loved all three games. Play 2 first, you want the back-story. I don't think 3 had any pacing issues. It was an emotional roller coster with a great story. I think I approach games differently than many people, but for me story is what matters most. I go to video games to escape into another world and experience incredible stories I can't in real life. Granted this is probably why I don't really like multiplayer all that much, but it is also why I love games like Journey, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Valkyria Chronicles, MGS4, inFamous, AC, Batman, etc. Anyways, sorry for going off on a huge tangent. Simple answer is play them in order, they are all incredibly brilliant.
#11 Posted by xGamePlayerx19 (378 posts) -

Loved Uncharted 2, favorite out of the 3 but i would still say play them in order or itll kinda ruin the story abit by being all over the place.

#12 Posted by Hanzoadam (6576 posts) -

I honestly prefered 2 to 3 I'd play them in order not that it really matters

#13 Posted by sukraj (21806 posts) -

play them in order.

#14 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18330 posts) -
Play 1, 2, 3 in that order.
#15 Posted by clr84651 (5340 posts) -

Take a dump first. 

#16 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

There are no pacing issues whatsoever with either games. It would be unwise to play Uncharted 3 before Uncharted 2.

#17 Posted by poamar (30 posts) -

both games are fantastic, so might as well play in sequential order!

#18 Posted by darkman006 (927 posts) -
Like what everyone is saying, play them in order, you won't be disappointed.
#19 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -
[QUOTE="nightshade869"]I loved all three games. Play 2 first, you want the back-story. I don't think 3 had any pacing issues. It was an emotional roller coster with a great story. I think I approach games differently than many people, but for me story is what matters most. I go to video games to escape into another world and experience incredible stories I can't in real life. Granted this is probably why I don't really like multiplayer all that much, but it is also why I love games like Journey, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Valkyria Chronicles, MGS4, inFamous, AC, Batman, etc. Anyways, sorry for going off on a huge tangent. Simple answer is play them in order, they are all incredibly brilliant.

I actually completely agree with you. Games are for fun but im going to choose to play a game thats going to be an experience more than just pure enjoyment. Given the lofty standards of this generation we have many games that do both, like the Uncharted series... I guess its Uncharted 2 first then. Also Ive played Uncharted 1 but found it to be utterly mediocre, shame the game got so much credit just because of its graphics.
#20 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15885 posts) -

I'm just about done with UC3 (near the end of The Brass City), In the Yeti part/ice caverns of UC2, and still have to buy UC1. So, it looks like I'll finish them in reverse order.

#21 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

UC 3 is a fantastic game. Just as good, if not better than 2. But yes, you should absolutely play them 2 before 3 because of story and character development.

#22 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

I'm just about done with UC3 (near the end of The Brass City), In the Yeti part/ice caverns of UC2, and still have to buy UC1. So, it looks like I'll finish them in reverse order.

jun_aka_pekto

LOL  the first Uncharted will look and play like trash compared to UC2 and UC3.

#23 Posted by CTR360 (6923 posts) -
play first UC2 and after UC3
#24 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15885 posts) -

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

I'm just about done with UC3 (near the end of The Brass City), In the Yeti part/ice caverns of UC2, and still have to buy UC1. So, it looks like I'll finish them in reverse order.

StrongBlackVine

LOL  the first Uncharted will look and play like trash compared to UC2 and UC3.

I already played part of UC1 at a friend's. The gameplay mechanics seem about the same. If there are some differences, I didn't notice because they were easy to adjust for. The looks doesn't matter. UC1 looks good enough to me. I think the original gameplay mechanics of UC3 gave me a harder time before it got patched to resemble that of UC2. 

Anyway, I like completeness and the series won't be complete without UC1. 

#25 Posted by ps3hdalltime (52 posts) -
Surely uncharted 2 first then 3.
#26 Posted by gamenerd15 (4433 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

I'm just about done with UC3 (near the end of The Brass City), In the Yeti part/ice caverns of UC2, and still have to buy UC1. So, it looks like I'll finish them in reverse order.

jun_aka_pekto

LOL  the first Uncharted will look and play like trash compared to UC2 and UC3.

I already played part of UC1 at a friend's. The gameplay mechanics seem about the same. If there are some differences, I didn't notice because they were easy to adjust for. The looks doesn't matter. UC1 looks good enough to me. I think the original gameplay mechanics of UC3 gave me a harder time before it got patched to resemble that of UC2. 

Anyway, I like completeness and the series won't be complete without UC1. 

The gunplay does not feel as good when it comes to rapid firing weapons.  The handgun weapons always felt more accurate in the first game.  There are no stealth take downs, and the melee combat is clunky.  The cinematic scenes have a good bit of texture pop in when they first load up.  The whole game takes place in a jungle.  The crushing difficulty is completely insane.  Every gunfight takes place in a square like area.  All the bad guys jump down to your playing field and there are not that many instances of bad guys on roof tops or anything like that.  Uncharted 1 was great for its time, and it has aged ok, but the sequels definitely improved everything about the original.  

#27 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15885 posts) -

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

LOL  the first Uncharted will look and play like trash compared to UC2 and UC3.

gamenerd15

I already played part of UC1 at a friend's. The gameplay mechanics seem about the same. If there are some differences, I didn't notice because they were easy to adjust for. The looks doesn't matter. UC1 looks good enough to me. I think the original gameplay mechanics of UC3 gave me a harder time before it got patched to resemble that of UC2. 

Anyway, I like completeness and the series won't be complete without UC1. 

The gunplay does not feel as good when it comes to rapid firing weapons.  The handgun weapons always felt more accurate in the first game.  There are no stealth take downs, and the melee combat is clunky.  The cinematic scenes have a good bit of texture pop in when they first load up.  The whole game takes place in a jungle.  The crushing difficulty is completely insane.  Every gunfight takes place in a square like area.  All the bad guys jump down to your playing field and there are not that many instances of bad guys on roof tops or anything like that.  Uncharted 1 was great for its time, and it has aged ok, but the sequels definitely improved everything about the original.  

I already played part of Drake's Fortune and have had the chance to see the so-called "flaws." They're still not enough to turn me off which means I'm still buying it. :lol:

I may buy it used. But, I'm buying it.

It's kind of like buying the books, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Reading the latter may not appeal to me like the other two books. But, I still wanted it for completion.

#28 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

I'm just about done with UC3 (near the end of The Brass City), In the Yeti part/ice caverns of UC2, and still have to buy UC1. So, it looks like I'll finish them in reverse order.

jun_aka_pekto

LOL  the first Uncharted will look and play like trash compared to UC2 and UC3.

I already played part of UC1 at a friend's. The gameplay mechanics seem about the same. If there are some differences, I didn't notice because they were easy to adjust for. The looks doesn't matter. UC1 looks good enough to me. I think the original gameplay mechanics of UC3 gave me a harder time before it got patched to resemble that of UC2. 

Anyway, I like completeness and the series won't be complete without UC1. 

As far as the mechanics of UC1 goes the worst is the grenade mechanic, which is gimmicky and uses the SixxAxis for aiming. F*ck it's stupid.

(On that note has any game made since like 2007, aside from those made by thatgamecompany, actually used the SixxAxis?)

#29 Posted by JustPlainLucas (73564 posts) -
Play 3 first so that you'll appreciate 2 more.
#30 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

Play 3 first so that you'll appreciate 2 more.JustPlainLucas

No, just no. Play them in order. 3 was better than 2 until the ending IMO.

#31 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="gamenerd15"]

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

I already played part of UC1 at a friend's. The gameplay mechanics seem about the same. If there are some differences, I didn't notice because they were easy to adjust for. The looks doesn't matter. UC1 looks good enough to me. I think the original gameplay mechanics of UC3 gave me a harder time before it got patched to resemble that of UC2. 

Anyway, I like completeness and the series won't be complete without UC1. 

jun_aka_pekto

The gunplay does not feel as good when it comes to rapid firing weapons.  The handgun weapons always felt more accurate in the first game.  There are no stealth take downs, and the melee combat is clunky.  The cinematic scenes have a good bit of texture pop in when they first load up.  The whole game takes place in a jungle.  The crushing difficulty is completely insane.  Every gunfight takes place in a square like area.  All the bad guys jump down to your playing field and there are not that many instances of bad guys on roof tops or anything like that.  Uncharted 1 was great for its time, and it has aged ok, but the sequels definitely improved everything about the original.  

I already played part of Drake's Fortune and have had the chance to see the so-called "flaws." They're still not enough to turn me off which means I'm still buying it. :lol:

I may buy it used. But, I'm buying it.

It's kind of like buying the books, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Reading the latter may not appeal to me like the other two books. But, I still wanted it for completion.

No one is saying don't buy it. Just play it first because the other 2 make it like crap in gameplay and visuals.

#32 Posted by Azzurri22 (167 posts) -

To echo what has been said by many, it would be worth your while to play them in order. UC2 and UC3 are two of the very best games from this generation, in my opinion.

#33 Posted by idunnodude (2281 posts) -
you should play them in order....Michael9087
yeah lol, why would u play 3 before 2? dude just play them in order. pacing or no, they are all quality games and i'm sure you'll enjoy them. i don't think i've ever heard anyone say something bad about the uncharted games. and the pacing in uncharted 3 was fine i don't know what ppl are complaining about. great exclusive titles for ps3 man you can't really go wrong with any of them.