Monday, December 12, 2011

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

I was soooo happy when I got Uncharted 3 for $30 on Black Friday. I saved myself $30 on a new game which had just come out, you see. Plus, this game promised me an adventure in the Arabian desert to boot.

We headed to a medieval castle in France, which pointed to a Crusader castle in Syria reminiscent of one of my bucket list destinations -  Krak des Chevaliers, the stronghold of the Knights Hospitaller. A couple of ordinary puzzles later and we're off to the Rub' Al Khali - literally the 'empty quarter' of the Saudi Arabian peninsula. (NOT on my bucket list. I saw the edge of that desert when I lived in the UAE. Close enough for me, thank you very much.)

Sand, sand, more shifting sand, and, oh yeah, the forgotten city of Ubar/Iram of the Pillars/Lawrence of Arabia's Atlantis of the Sands. (Lots of names for this place, apparently.) Since interesting mythologies and creature creations usually come with every Uncharted, I was excited to see what they would do with the djinn.

The big reveal?

It was a brass jar, supposedly with a djinn in it, sealed away centuries before by King Solomon himself. A brass jar? Aren't we going to OPEN it? Nope. Not this time. No curse of somebody or other to mutate the Spaniards (Uncharted One), or blue dudes that inhaled too much resin (Uncharted Two).

This time, Drake merely hallucinates an attack by a few enemies who have been turned into fiery guys - and then Sully wakes him up. I was especially disappointed because, as you know, anything to do with djinn is of interest to me.

So I'm off to play the new Assassin's Creed. It's set in Istanbul, remember? I hope it's not as disappointing.


Sarah said...

I don't have much idea about these games ... but I'm sorry you were disappointed!

Old Kitty said...

It was all a dream!?!? Darn! :-)

Take care

Jennie Bennett said...

That totally bites!! I'm glad I didn't buy it. I can only hope Zelda will be better (but don't tell me becasue I can't afford it until after Christmas) Those video game people need some new writers ;)

Southpaw said...


LTM said...

LOL! omg, you are such a hoot with the video games. I have to confess, I'm absolutely hopeless when it comes to VGs. I'm sure that's why your books are so much more complex than mine... Love it~ :D <3

Carolyn V said...

Aw. That's disappointing. You'll have to tell us how Assassin's Creed it. ;) said...

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