Since I finally finished Uncharted 2 last night, I thought that I might as well and give the trailer for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, its own article. I really enjoyed both Uncharted games — lots of fun, good dialogue, very cinematic — and short enough and gratifying enough that I never felt overwhelmed with too many options or the things I was missing. It was extremely satisfying.
But what strikes me about these games, and I mentioned this on Twitter last night, is just how many people Nathan Drake kills in these games. A lot. Like hundreds, and probably over a thousand if you add both games’ body counts together. That’s a lot of murder, people. Even Lara Croft spent half her time shoots wolves and dinosaurs. Nathan Drake will put a bullet in the face of any motherfucker in his way. It’s like Indiana Jones as played by Dexter.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.