I thought Uncharted 1 was tedious but a good try for an early console release. Surprisingly I thought Uncharted 2 was downright amazing, perfectly minimizing and masking the series' flaws. But Uncharted 3 was one of the least satisfying, most frustrating games I've played in recent memory. The story was limp, the setpieces didn't measure up to those in UC2 (aside from the scenes at sea), and the already not-amazing gameplay was made worse in just about every way. It's funny how up-and-down on the series I was, especially since the games aren't that different from each other on the surface.