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The Last Of Us: Left Behind Review

Perfectly bittersweet

The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC Review Screenshot

HIGH Too many to list here. It's all fantastic.

LOW No carousel?

WTF Why didn't we get more ‘brick throw' moments before?

The Last Of Us Second Opinion

The longest journey

The Last of Us Screenshot

HIGH the scenic view in Utah.

LOW getting turned around in the first dark sewer section.

WTF wooden pallets, ladders and generators.

Just for the trophy

The Last of Us Screenshot

I hate Firefly pendants. I don't really hate anything intrinsic to the pendants, of course. They're much too boring for that.

The Last of Us Review

At the Ragged Edge

The Last of Us Screenshot

HIGH Finally getting my hands on a weapon that can behead zombies. And then doing that.

LOW Spending twenty minutes trapped in an almost game-breaking bug.

WTF The whole ending. All of it.

Cinematic action gunplay

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Screenshot

In a cinematic action game, the player needs to keep moving forward because the intent of the game is to both tell a story and excite the player. Viewed as a question of design alone, difficulty that forces several replays of any section is undesirable because it gates progress and converts the game into a movie that is merely very inconvenient to watch.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Third Opinion

Deceptively Good Despite its Flaws

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Screenshot

HIGH That stunning horse-riding sequence.

LOW Too many questions without answers, and a plot in search of a soul.

WTF Drake barely survives the desert, but is apparently hydrated enough to run and jump around like a monkey.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Second Opinion

You aren't There

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Screenshot

HIGH The hallucinatory sequences in Ubar and Yemen.

LOW Gunfights on the water and in a sandstorm magnify the significant deficiencies of the gunplay.

WTF These guys are really staying in a burning building to shoot at me?

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Review

The iVideo Game Apple would've Made

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Screenshot

HIGH My son telling me to jump back onto my horse after I chased down a moving truck with it, jumped into the back, and took out a bad guy.

LOW You’d think Drake has Wolverine-like healing powers after crashing through the floor for the umpteenth time.

WTF A middle-aged Sully convincing a teenage Drake to stay with him. There has to be some international law against that.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 63: Scott Jones, Uncharted 3, Making Time for Games

We're joined by Reviews on the Run host (and GameCritics alum) Scott Jones, who speaks publicly for the first time about his controversial Uncharted 3 review. Afterward, Chi and Mike take a Crater Lake-deep dive into the successes and failures of the game. Plus: Is gameplay an endangered species, and how on Earth do we find the time to play all these video games? With Chi Kong Lui, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "Deepak" Spaeth.

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Video: Harrison Ford plays Uncharted 3 in Japan (Spoilers)

How would the man who played Indiana Jones feel about playing Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3? Well, naturally he'd be very excited and enjoy playing it very much.

Honestly, the video is a bit awkward. I don't know how handy Ford really is with a PlayStation 3 controller at home, but it doesn't look like he's very good in this video. Maybe it's the camera or the location, but it all looks a bit unnatural. Maybe it doesn't matter. All Sony wanted was to get Indiana Jones playing Nathan Drake from its new video game and it got it.

Video: Harrison Ford plays Uncharted 3 in Japan (Spoilers)

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