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Uncharted: Buy or Rent?

I have only played the demo, but Uncharted looks like a great title. However, from the impressions that I’ve read it will take around ten hours to complete and the replay options sound limited. Others have said that they love replaying to get all the treasure items and bonus points, but realistically, I don’t see myself doing that. I’ve also heard that the play time is very action packed and has minimal repitition and “fluff”, but the simple fact is that I can rent this, finish it, and then return it if I choose.


Should I rent or buy?

From a selfish consumer perspective, it seems like best option is to rent: it may be a great title, but I can simply rent for a few weeks at the small cost of my montly game rental service, and I will get most the enjoyment and experience out of the title.

On the other hand, I’d like to support these types of titles and see more of this type of product in the future. Renting definitely doesn’t do that. Regardless of how much I enjoy the product, the developer and publisher of the game will see almost no money from a rental.

I’m leaning towards renting. Sure, that behavior won’t support this type of high quality product, and if everyone starts doing that, these types of products will disappear, but that isn’t my job. My job as a consumer is to make myself happy for the least amount of money. Also, I am buying plenty of other PS3 products.

What are you planning to do?


UT3 – Flag Capturing Gameplay

In case y ou missed it, here’s some recent UT3 gameplay.

Unreal Tournament III – Flag Capturing Gameplay HD

Unreal Tournament III – Flag Defense Gameplay HD


Uncharted Goodies

I received a nice surprise in the post today:

The Chronicles of Sir Francis Drake


It’s a promotional pack for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune entitled The Chronicles of Sir Francis Drake. It came in what I first thought was a book but when I opened it up it only had a couple of pages about Sir Francis Drake.

When I looked a bit further, it was hollowed out and in it was what you see in the image above which are a map, a picture (not sure of what :) ), a page from Nathan Drake’s diary and a booklet about Uncharted.

Pretty cool, eh? 😀


PAL Uncharted Demo: Nov 22nd

As you probably know, PAL PS3 owners couldn’t play the Uncharted demo that is on the NA PS Store, due to a bug.

Strangely, I was met with the black screen of doom when I tried the demo, not the “insert disc’ message. If you still want to try the demo before the game’s PAL launch then we still have 2 weeks to wait:

Sony Europe has confirmed that a playable demo of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, released on the US PSN Store yesterday, will hit UK PS3s on November 22.

I’m going to give the demo a miss now. I’m buying the game regardless, so when I play it, everything will be new and I won’t end up thinking “I’ve already done this on the demo”, like I did with R&C ToD.

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Demo to hit PAL territories Nov 22nd


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