Platinum Hunt: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

In a game about treasure hunting, it is only logical for a trophy hunter like me to get all of the possible trophies in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

I’ll admit that it took me a long time get this platinum trophy (I’ve been working at it since its release on November 1st), but I had the intentions of savoring this one. The trophies are strikingly similar to the previous games, so past Uncharted players will be incredibly familiar with the list. Kill X amount of enemies with this weapon, find all the treasures, beat the game on every difficulty, and so on made up almost all of the trophies that are available here. Most of them will pop without you even trying.

However, starting the game on Crushing wasn’t as big as a challenge as previous titles. It was still hard as balls and a tad frustrating, but it didn’t stick out as much because the game on Normal is ridiculously difficult as well. I died a lot and came to the conclusion that this game shouldn’t be played on a setting similar to an Insane mode. It’s not a gigantic negative against the game, but more of a matter of developing the optimal experience.

Finding all of the treasures throughout the levels wasn’t a huge pain though. It may take some time to sift through a guide to find the ones you don’t have, but it adds a small bit of replayability. I wish there was a better in-game method of discovering them, but what is here isn’t terrible.

Drake immortalized in platinum.

Anyone who likes Uncharted 3 enough should have a swell time unlocking all of the secrets and trophies. These games are always a blast to play through multiple times and their doable trophy lists further encourage that. Uncharted 3 emits a treasure hunting mood and achieving the platinum trophy reflects just that.

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