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Of all games, of all publishers, of all developers, of all platforms, when asked what his most disappointing game was of this gen, Clifford Bleszkinski had a double whammy but his first and foremost disappointment? Uncharted 3. I don't think I need to tell you, but if you haven't equipped a flameproof jockstrap yet, you better do it now.
In the latest bonus round at Gametrailers.com, Cliffy B or the Cliffski, or the Cliffordist, or Cliffy Bombiski, had this to say, when asked about which game was most disappointing to him this generation...
First I have to give you a disclaimer: I'm friends with the developers. I love their games. We drink together. They're awesome. But, in a lot of ways Uncharted 3 let me down.
Cliff and Geoff go on to do some anti-internet-exploding damage control by saying that Uncharted 2 was an amazing game and that production values are absolutely top notch for both games.
To a lesser and more unimportant extent, The Bombiski attempts to also rail on id Software's Rage, but let's be honest that game was just like “bleh”, so no one cares. What's interesting, though, is that Cliff's biggest fault with Rage was the lack of proper deathmatch, especially since id Software was the king of competitive multiplayer from the early 1990s to the late 1990s. So, yeah, he's right about that and Rage did suck, so no one cares.
But back to Uncharted 3 – a game I felt deserved to be the Game of the Year over Skyrim – I don't quite get Cliff's gripe with the game considering that YouTube videos of Gears of War 3 are just as linear and scripted and predictable as Uncharted 3. The biggest difference is that Uncharted is actually a fun game to watch someone else playing, where-as Gears of War was a boring game to play (in my opinion) and even more boring watching someone else play. The rinse-and-repeat, whack-a-mole, duck-and-cover, string-along shooting was just tedious at best. I'm just going to say that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and GTA IV just kind of ran all kinds of circles around Gears of War when it came to unpredictability and tension during a shootout.
Anyway, if you decide to get involved in the conversation about which game most disappointed you this generation don't forget to pick up some flameproof gear from eBay, they have good deals on swords, shields and jockstraps. If you want to check out the rest of the Bonus Round, feel free to head on over to GameTrailers.com