In some respects, this is a crap time of year to be a gamer.
Every week from now until the end of November, and into the beginning of December, sees two or three huge games franchises on release, with so many titles jostling for not enough space in the hearts of games fans that it comes as no surprise when some major series or a high-profile new IP fails to get its moment in the sun.
I’m slightly worried that this fate might yet befall “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” when it comes out next week.
Sure the reviews will help the game’s cause, but it’s a PS3 platform exclusive, so it doesn’t benefit from any 360 or PC sales to bolster the Sony’s sales in this quarter of the year. It’s out the week after “Battlefield 3”, and has a very limited amount of time before “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” comes out, and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” crashing through the window and stealing the hearts and minds of most gamers until some time next spring.
Where does this leave games like “Uncharted 3” or the new “Need for Speed: The Run” in the run-up to the festive season?
Logically, I feel sure that the PS3 massive is going to be out in force to support this game, but there’s a part of me that worries that the same treatment which befell the apparently awesome “Resistance 3” might affect this game.
I’ve pre-ordered it – have you?