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

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Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

Embarrassed to be a part of the videogame culture? You mean human culture in general.

Let's take a trip to the foundations of every human mind.

Fear: a soul concept to keep organisms away from the dangers of death itself. Designed to maneuver from such stillness, human evolution has managed to escape these levels with ease to a point that it branches into smaller twigs of issue; from pain to the stage of mere discomfort. Mentally this can be a very glitchy issue.

Now the previous paragraph has a point, for the fact that when fanboys are defending their favours and attacking their invaders, they're maneuvering away from their insecurties – a mere tinier smaller degree branched all the way from the root. The problem is that it's a bit of a Catch-22: they escape what opposes their meaning of existence by arguing but in turn generates more fear to dwell on.

Now fear is necessary and unavoidable but it's obvious and apparent that a "fanboy's" fears lead to more unhealthy and insufficient actions.

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Now tell me, by acknowledging all this (infact there's no doubt you already knew this – I just want to remind everyone) is there really a point in acknowledging the existence of insecure individuals? They may find out for theirselves one day how fruitless they're being.

OH, PEWP.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

^^ This right here is EXACTLY why I enjoy this community. Other than that, I have nothing to add but agreeance.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

To put it bluntly these 2 games are probably my 2 GotY's for this year. They are hard to compare because they both play so differently and they both excel in different areas. I'd label the Uncharted as more of a platformer than a shooter, whereas Gears doesn't even have a jump button! Just started Uncharted 3, but I can tell I'm probably going to like the campaign better than Gears 3. Both are awesome in their own ways, and the two most recent installations in their respective series are the best as well.

Usually people who don't like one or the other are just trying to justify their reason for not owning that particular system. Thats not always the case, but usually is.

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

My xbot buddy at Gamestop is a very cool guy, though he still is an xbot. Don't get him started about which console is better, because he will get bitter, and lose the natural charisma he has as an individual (even though he confesses that he hardly even plays games anymore, and he just leaves his 360 on to chat with his online crew). He will get all flustered, and rant and rave about how good xbox live is, and utilitarian psn is.

However, even he admits how much better he likes Uncharted than Gears (he's a bit of an anomaly). He describes Gears as "Dirty HD graphics", and Uncharted as "beautiful". He'd rather play BF3 than either, though.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

they are both great series. i saw a litlle of gears 3 at my cousin's house i was pretty blown away by it. which is "better"? i don't know or care to be honest. as long as people enjoy the games. that's what really matters. i'm a playstation fan but that does not mean i can't appreciate the quality of the gears series. it's a top notch production.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 11/1/2011 9:49:32 PM

Soultaker
Soultaker
9 years ago

Played uncharted 3 for 30 mins or so…..loving it as it i should be 🙂

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

Wait until you see the level in France. Naughty Dog, besides being unbelievably talented, are inordinately modest, too. Uncharted 3 is at least just as much of a jump from Among Thieves, as U2 is from Drake's fortune, despite ND saying the contrary. It's obvious that ND was just trying to avoid the deleterious consequences of hype.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Even Donut Drake could still beat up on Gears though 😉

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
9 years ago

This has and will always be around. Mario vs Sonic was what it was when I was a kid, and now it's Uncharted vs Gears of War. People will always cling to what they have, not necessarily what's best. This can be seen in all facets of life.

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

I don't think they should be compared at all. The only thing they have in common is that they use a third person perspective.

P.S. Uncharted is awesome. I'm on chapter 15 and yes it is GOTY.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I agree they should always be compared.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/2/2011 12:42:53 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Well "should" is supposed to read as "shouldn't" I guess when I edited it, it didn't go through.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Off topic, but I really gotta mention this.

Adam Sessler on X-Play gave Uncharted 3 a 4 out of 5. Yes, you saw that right! 4 / 5 for Uncharted 3!!!

You know what his complaint was?

It had all been done before in Uncharted 2!! And Uncharted 2 was surprisingly refreshing while Uncharted 3 is simply more of the same, with tweaks to combat and shooting to make it better.

Shouldn't that mean the game gets a 5 / 5 for being as fantastic as Uncharted 2?!?!?

Sure, he mentioned some animation glitches here and there, he praised many parts for being well done, but overlooked the great parts simply because they were too much like its prequel!!!

And they give Call of Duty games 5 / 5 every damn f***ing time!!!! For doing the same thing!!! But do they complain about [email protected], MW2, or Black Ops being too similar to CoD4 MW1?!?! NO!!! Only Uncharted 3 has THAT flaw apparently!!!

The little respect I had for that show and for Adam and Morgan has just plummeted through the floor.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Does anybody take X-Play seriously nowadays? I for one do not.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Morgan is good for one thing and it ain't her perspective on gaming.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Morgan was only good in Maxim magazine, on that show, well the make up artists obviously don't get paid like those for Maxim.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

You think that's bad, you should take a glimpse at the AV Club review of the game. They say that UC2 got by on the strength of its narrative alone as the gameplay mechanics were archaic. I'd like to know what the hell that means, considering I still find Uncharted to be extremely novel thanks to the merging of platforming and both gunplay and stealth/melee. The reviewer also complains that the controls don't work properly, citing the example of trying to take cover and rolling into an enemy instead.

It's been like that since the first game. The trick is to double tap the circle button ;).

I don't pay attention to X-Play, but that's a complaint that I'm finding more and more frequently. But, it's a sequel to a game that has created a near-perfect formula. Why change what isn't broken when they'd get shot to hell for changing it if they did?

Reviewers don't want innovation and they don't want things to stay the same. You really can't please anyone :/

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

The AV club review is bogus. The reviewer desperately tried defending himself in the comments section n just got slapped around by the community. Needless to say he didn't have much to say after everyone called him out.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

I would never say anything against Gears of War just because I never played any of its games. Now as much as I am a big fan of the Uncharted 3 franchise, I would never bother to argue with anyone as to which of the two is the better game.

Why can't we all just be content that both games are actually very good? I've seen excellent reviews for GeOW so that must mean it's a good game. The 360 fans are lucky to have a game of their exclusives roster. To make up for that, we have Uncharted.

It's funny how fanboys are making all this stupid crap talk on the internet while the folks at Naughty Dog and Cliffy B are exchanging praises for each other on Twitter.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Watched the ending of GeoW3, lol this is worst than any ending of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 90's chapter, but of course GeoW players rarely care about the sp.

Gameplay still feels slow and boring to me, too much dudebro imo.

Uncharted isn't my fav series, but I would buy it any day over GeoW, why? because GeoW 3 sucks?… no because it's a very different experience compared with Uncharted 3 and anything GeoW has to offer to me is something I want to avoid.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/1/2011 10:43:01 PM

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Unfortunately for yours untruly, I had to delay my purchase of Uncharted 3. I'll get to pick it up Friday when I get paid if I can find a copy. I hope for my sake it isn't very popular where I live, but that's doubtful.

No money brings out the worst in this gamer.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

That's okay bro, I'm delaying mine quite a bit longer than that.

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Here's hoping you don't have to wait longer than you anticipate.

I got Skyrim tugging at my heartstrings too.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Both games are great. I own both… well, Uncharted 3 is coming out tomorrow here in Australia, but both Gears and Uncharted are excellent games!!

Why argue over it?

More than often, anger and hatred towards something else that contests the thing you like is a sign of ignorance and arrogance. If Gears fans played Uncharted, or if Uncharted fans played Gears, all the way through, you'll find that both are satisfying and highly polished games worthy of our money.

packersfan66
packersfan66
9 years ago

K, this is completely unrelated but I felt like you guys would be the only ones to appreciate my rant. So I bought a 360 when it was on sale for $130, I mean why not. So I upgraded it to 250gb only to find I couldn't put music and movies on it like my ps3. So I said whatever it'll still hold me over when I go to school because my brothers kept the PS3. Well I've f****** had enough. I just got NHL 12 and I was walking around my 80 inch wide room when I bump the 360, to hear the sound of the pathetic system tearing a hole into my game :(. Needless to say I should of never bought it and should of listened to myself when I bashed anyone with a 360. I'm selling that piece of **** to some sorry sap and getting an uncharted ps3 bundle tomorrow. Can't wait!

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Lesson learned the hard way, I guess. At least you now know better. 🙂

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I'm confused..You can put movies and music on the 360 just like the PS3. Then I'm confused to how you say you bumped the 360 and then complain that it's eating your game..Not saying the system should do that but you bumped it as you state..360 is a good console..not better than the PS3, yet it's not a piece of ****

Jutter
Jutter
9 years ago

@slugga-status I think he means you can't sync your 360 with your computer and take the music and movies straight off of it. One way to make sure your 360 doesn't tear up the disc is laying it on it's side. They shouldn't advertise standing it up when a slight bump or some like that will cause it to eat the disc, had the same problem with NHL 11 actually last year.

Jakintosh
Jakintosh
9 years ago

@ slugga_status

No, the 360 hardware really is a piece of ****. I've had 4 (all of them broken since then, no longer own one) since xmas 2009, and I'm pretty sure it has eaten every single one of the games I've ever had for it (which admittedly is not many.) I guess that's more likely since I have a 14 year old younger brother, but my PS2 held up for 7 years while he was 5 and 6 running around, and my PS3 is in top shape, even though I've had since before I ever got my first 360.

Here's another story. MvC3 came out on my friends 18th birthday, so he bought the game and we had all our friends go to his house and we were playing it. 30 minutes in, his dad walked through the room and didn't see the xbox, and kicked it a bit. Needless to say, the party ended earlier than anticipated.

Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

Shouldn't be compared either way Gears is dark and littered with chest high walls, Uncharted is colorful and without chest high walls. Depends on what ya like and what system you have.

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

lets see,
1.they're both third person shooters
2.There are guns in each

and that's where the similarities end.

Uncharted has intelligent characters, a compelling storyline, variations in the weapons, and amazing range of colors and locations. It is an amazing game

Gears is roid raging space marines hacking at aliens with under-barrel chainsaws….. Also gray, gray EVERYWHERE!

I guess to each is there own, but the only reason xbot rag on uncharted is because they can't have it.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Well I don't think they should be compared. None the less they always will be.

I've been playing Uncharted for a couple hours (save file says an hour though), I'm 21% through it. At this rate I'll be done in another 4 hours so that's a little upsetting. But otherwise the games absolutely amazing. Graphically ND has set the bar again. Little of topic there, but I don't have much to say about gears.

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

To Epic's credit, I'll give one thing to Gears 3: the length of the sp campaign. It's clear from the playthough time, that it is the swan song for the franchise, and Epic did their level best to go out with a bang.

I haven't played through Uncharted 3, yet. I've just reached the first fight France. I'm savoring the experience, playing it on hard difficulty, scouring every corner for treasures, while drinking in the breath-taking visuals, music, and sounds. So far, like all previous entries, the production values are at a whole different level from the general industry. Instead of being an imitation of Hollywood, this IS hollywood. However, even though the average summer blockbuster may be only good for a single viewing, the sp campaign of Uncharted have always been good for quite a few playthoughs for me.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Oh I'm absolutely playing the same way you are and on hard difficulty. Taking in everything while sticking pace with the game is the only way to play. I havnt had much luck finding too many treasures, but I'm definitely looking. On the other hand I definitely feel like I'm finding more my frost playthrough than I did UC2 and drakes fortune so…

I love the game so far!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/2/2011 12:59:50 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

iPhone double post again. Sorry.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/2/2011 12:59:31 PM

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
9 years ago

honestly, I do not consider these type of phenomenon that negative, love for the game they love, and attack each other, are just part of normal human emotional behavior which to me, only show one thing, gamers are passionate about what they truly love, which is a very good thing.

JackDillinger89
JackDillinger89
9 years ago

Well as a ps3 and 360 owner and yes i have both games, i will say single player wise storywise Uncharted 3 overall hands down. But Multiplayer wise its pretty much even. Online is deep and varied and fun. They both have there own unique charm. If you own either a 360 or ps3 you need to own either game nuff said.

hadouken
hadouken
9 years ago

No doubt about it I favor the ps3 over 360 and wii but when a good game comes along no matter what system it's on I wanna own it and play it.

That's why I have gears of war 3 and splinter cell conviction for 360.

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

I say let boys be boys. I try to not let it bother me. We all like what we like, and just because of what one source says, that we should feel the need to defend it to death is somewhat absurd. Then again, this is mainly just human nature, I suppose.

As for the games themselves, I've never played the Gears series, but would like to some day. It does look like a great storyline based game, just as Uncharted is. However, I'd have to go with my gut feeling that UC3 is going to take the GOTY crown. This is just my personal opinion, but it's not completely unfounded.

I'm a huge, and I mean utterly huge, Uncharted fan. Been there since the very beginning back in 2007. Having beaten UC3 in 8 hours, day one, it was one heck of a ride that I'll never forget. I still get chills thinking about it. The storyline, graphics, animations, environments, voice acting… All of it. Definitely deserved of a 10/10.

On another note, if you haven't planned on getting the Collector's Edition, you should definitely do so. It's is completely worth that extra bit of money.


Last edited by Gamer Girl Gemo on 11/2/2011 1:25:47 AM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Well both are third-person shooter but at it's core, Uncharted is a mixture of adventure, platforming, puzzle and shooter.
While Gears is only a shooter, but that doesn't mean Gears is a worse game.

They're each enjoyable in their own way.

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

I dont understand why do we even compare them

DemonNeno
DemonNeno
9 years ago

Ben, these kids will always be there. Chemical imbalance and sore throats, man. Despite all the idiots, who generally crowd other game sites, the gaming community is growing up! Just because we're not all vocal on websites doesn't mean we're not at a bar with legitimate adults having "interconsole" conversations… Which applaud what's being said with some awesome vulgar word followed by "yeah!" /rant 😀

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Ben,
This.

Complainers and those not worth listening to, often have the loudest voice.

People who are content and grown up, often don't even engage in such discussions to begin with. So, you don't hear them. All you hear is immaturity.

But that mentality is not limited to video games.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Eh, arguments like this get hits, so you'll see it abound. Too bad really as there are far, FAR more interesting and relevant things to talk about than "MAH GAEM IZ BETTA THEN URS!" It saddens me…

jdt1981
jdt1981
9 years ago

I don't get the comparisons with these two games, they both have TP shooting but that's where the similarities end. One is an adventure/platforming game with a fantastic story and very endearing characters and the other is an on the rails TPS with a weak story and uninteresting characters.

I tried playing Gears 1/2 but I couldn't finish either of them, I can only blast my way through so many tan and grey corridors/environments filled with tan and grey mutant freaks before it gets boring for me real fast. Without a quality story and characters to keep me hooked both games just got boring for me and I lost interest.

iwillbetheone
iwillbetheone
9 years ago

Going off-topic here.
Some people have reported problems regarding the shooting mechanics of Uncharted 3, like in the following thread:
http://forums.naughtydog.com/t5/General-Discussion/Big-problem-with-the-aiming-with-L1/td-p/607411

Has any of you experienced that? I want to know your experiences before my copy arrives later today. I always play on Hard difficulty, and that is where the problem is most common.

Zubair
Zubair
9 years ago

Having played both all i can state is Uncharted makes Gears look like a PS2 game!

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Quoting, "I think it's superior to everything in the industry right now"

Isn't it blanket statements like those that is fuelling this "childish behaviour" in the first place?
It's those kind of opinions that creates the "let's compare now, U3 VS G3, who is REALLY the best?" kind of articles and arguments.

It's like saying a movie is better than anything else in the movie world, or a given car is superior to anything else on wheels. It's just fantalk!

– "Porche 911 is superior to every other car in the industry right now."
– "Great! I need a car to take my wife and four kids to our hut in the woods this weekend. Is Porche 911 what I should go for then?"
– "Uhm."


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/2/2011 5:37:29 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

hrm… i think it's more of a comment to say that he's not saying GeoW is inferior. Just that for him, UC is the very best of the best gaming experience for him period. Nothing wrong with that.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

It's just an opinion. That's the point. I wouldn't state it as fact like the fanboys.