What is the Deception and Who is Drake?

After a hiccup last week and talking it over, I will be weekly at PopMatters from now on. So continuing on from last time I’m talking Uncharted again. I’m going to be talking about the themes of each title in their own post and up this time is Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

I have to say that while my review on the game still stands, I do now appreciate what it was trying to do a little more after writing this. I never put much thought into what the game meant or the themes of it because so much of the craft was off in this installment. Yes it was about his relationship with Sully and something to do with his past, things didn’t really click until I asked, “what does that have to do with a deception?”

I’m actually very happy how this piece turned out. I was tired and worried when I finished it. In submitting it all I could think of was how much more detail in my explanations and how many more in text examples or quotes I could or should include. I said on twitter that at some point you just have to pull the trigger. Well, a little over a week later with fresh eyes I can see it as a tight little piece of criticism. There is no fat in there at all. I get in, say my piece and get out. I couldn’t see any, but cheers to whatever minor editing that occurred to make it even better.

So, pull up a screen and read what I have to say on what Drake’s deception actually is.

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