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- New functionality including the ability to remain with your friends while matchmaking; map customization and the pooling funds gathered in different modes for use in unlocking content and upgrades.
- An game world layout that allows players to take an aggressive or new stealth approach to combat.
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- Award-winning cinematic storytelling, incorporating new and familiar characters, as well as all new and varied play environments.
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
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I'll be honest with you, the game was ready back then, I wasn't.
Last weekend, out of boredom, I've decided to give it try, only this time I kept on playing. And I have played it for 3 days, completely blown away!
You know, every now and then a fantastic game comes out that stands above all. I knew that Heavy Rain or Little Big Planet are those games, but I never thought Uncharted 2 would be in that category. And it's not! It's even better. This game ladies and gentlemen is simply put, a masterpiece. This is the game that stands above those amazing games. What makes me rave about this so much? I'll explain:
This game is from 2009! You could buy this game today for PS3 and still go WOW over the graphics. They visual side of this game is beautiful. I have not seen a game with such a spectacular scenery, color vibrancy, variety of surroundings and views. Just as strong as the graphics is the story. It catches you within the first hour and never let's go. This is a story of a guy that somehow becomes YOU. And he lives through a story that becomes YOUR story. And then, there is the final component besides the game play that makes this game so unique, the music. I am going to describe the music in three simple letters: OMG. I have not ever seen/heard video, gameplay, sounds and music compliment each other this much.
I now understand that here are games that have game play and music. This game IS the game play, IS the music, this game IS the graphics. This game IS all that. That is why Uncharted is so special. I bow to Naughty Dog, the creators of Crash Bandicoot, for this game. It is, truly, an experience every gamer needs to have. It packs adventure, action, amazing story line, lots of excitement, humor too and even nice butts.
I myself am a FPS type of a player and I don't even like 3rd person view games. Still love it the game this much. Worth every penny as it gives you the experience of a lifetime. If you just liked Lara Croft, this game will make you fall in love unconditionally with this genre.
Please, play it.
Aside from gunfights, treasure hunting, and some pretty simple problem solving that is just enough of a challenge to still be fun (or rather more fun than challenging), there's a lot of climbing involved. You're going to fall; and to the game designs credit, when you do, you generally restart from the same place you fell; not 10 minutes earlier when you still have to fight through 20 mercenaries to get back to where you left off. But, you rarely have to do anything more than once or twice (in normal difficulty anyway). The game seems to have safeguards that usually keep you from falling due to controller sensitivity mistakes, even when your controller is semi-worn out like mine. Top off the great gameplay with a well-written, wonderfully scripted storyline that's as intriguing and fun as any Hollywood blockbuster and IMHO this game fully merits all the high praise it's been handed.
The terrific, exotic, often mysteriously esoteric locales, likable characters, and cute, witty banter (without being excessively crass or vulgar), made for an experience that provoked me to shelve the growing stack of movies I wanted to see for the week, in favor of playing instead. If I could play through the storyline in the short time it takes to watch a movie, I know the game would get a lot of repeat viewings. But, fortunately, I couldn't, even if I wanted. The storyline (or gameplay) is nowhere near that short. In fact, when you think you're nearing the games end, you quickly discover you haven't even reached the best parts. What I thought was the end, was closer to the middle with still loads of fun to be had and I hadn't even sampled the online content yet.
Aside from a few moments of over, or just plain sloppy compression in some of the movie sequences, the graphics are about as good as I've seen in videogaming (observation made based on a 100 inch screen size with 1080p projection), despite the game itself being optimized for 720p (come on Sony, it's not 2006 anymore). That said, unlike movies, so far I haven't seen a tremendous difference between 720p vs 1080p gaming. There seems to still be some room for improvement in terms of gaming graphics, which tend to be a little blocky, as games aren't up to animated movie standards yet. I know that many games are designed for multiple console compatibility, but I would think a game built specifically for the PS3/Blu-ray platform should be capable of doing more. That said, the graphics look quit stunning most of the time. Some of the textures (like brick) almost look real. So take my criticism of the graphics with a grain of salt. You won't be disappointed, even if you're playing on a large screen.
After playing through its storymode, I did find one bug, as it were, where I backtracked, looking for the escape route, and got trapped behind some fallen debris that was intended to keep me from going back I guess. In fact I did the same thing again the second time through in hard difficulty - got to remember to break the glass! Fortunately, it was right at an automatic checkpoint, so restarting from the last checkpoint, put me right where I needed/wanted to be.
I don't know how Uncharted 2 compares to the first adventure. But I ordered a copy of the first as soon as I finished playing thru normal difficulty. By the 3rd chapter I was checking online prices of the first installment, as I already knew I would want to play it, I was having so much fun. I can't wait for future installments. If 3rd person gaming can be this well done, I just may lose interest in first person shooters. The ambitious storyline has already made some of my favorite games seem overly simple, even a little boring. A new, higher bar has been set.