Apparently, there will always be a part of me that's embarrassed to be part of the video game culture.
I have not played Gears of War 3 yet. I haven't even had the chance to play Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Arnold gave the game a perfect 10 ), although I will deliver a review of my own later. My intention is to play both, as I've played every entry in both franchises and always emerge more than satisfied.
Now, it's inevitable that two elite third-person shooters will be compared to each other, especially when one is exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and the other is exclusive to the Xbox 360. When done intelligently, this can be interesting. But given the fanboy ravings that dominate every damn "discussion" online, there's very little intelligence to be found. The reason why it's so depressing is because both games are very clearly excellent products that are well worth playing. We should be reveling in that greatness rather than finding another humiliating way to exhibit our lingering adolescent hostility.
It lingers because some of us can't seem to grow up. I do believe Uncharted is the superior series but then again, I think it's superior to everything in the industry right now. I don't play Gears so I can prove to myself that Naughty Dog's games are better. I don't play Epic's awesome games just so I can claim fair-minded objectivity. I really don't have time for such nonsense. I play Gears for the same reason I play Uncharted : to have fun. Last I checked, that's why we partook of this form of entertainment. Why else would we do it?
It's just frustrating to see excellence dissipate in the face of childish, confrontational behavior.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3