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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Posted: Tue, 13th Oct 2009, 9:29pm

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Uncharted 2 Trailer

This game is unreal.

Just picked this up last night at 12am. I don't even know where to begin explaining how amazing this game is. The graphics are unreal for a console game. The controls are a lot more tighter than the first and the voice acting and expression on the characters faces are fantastic. Add in the amazing cinematography and editing into the mix and this has Game of the Year written all over it. Probably Game of this Gen. If you're a filmmaker, you will appreciate the HELL out of this title.

What's even more crazy is that I went to the midnight launch at gamestop last night and only about 15 people were there to grab it. I got there around 11:50pm and as I was walking in, 2 guys with Uncharted 2 T-Shirts entered right before me. They kinda just hung out by the register for a minute and then started handing out some exclusive redeemable codes to unlock some character skins for multiplayer.

Turns out both of those guys worked for Naughty Dog. And one of them in particular was Christophe Balestra, Co-President of Naughty Dog. I still couldn't believe they showed up to a Gamestop in Tarzana, CA (Still LAish area but it's definitely not a popular and crowded area). I'm not one to get star struck at all or ask for autographs, I've been around a lot of celebs out here and never been phased by it. And I wasn't necessarily star struck last night but I wasn't going to miss an opportunity to have whats being called one of the greatest games of all time to not be signed on opening night from the heads in charge hah.

He was kind enough to autograph and grab a quick pic. The other guy was a lead designer as well but I forget his name confused Either way, it made for one of the more cooler midnight launches I've been to because usually you just walk in, grab your game and leave ha. Anyways, that's my midnight launch story I wanted to share with you all.

If you have a PS3, you need to own this game... Seriously...

Has anyone else tried it??
Posted: Tue, 13th Oct 2009, 9:55pm

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I knew I was getting this. Not out in Norway yet (at least not when I checked yesterday). I can't wait.

Awesome you met those guys! There's nothing more special than a great midnight launch. If you're like me (a fan of midnight launches and crazy fans), you will never forget that encounter. Also when I get the game, can I pm you for the codes? razz

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and this has Game of the Year written all over it. Probably Game of this Gen. If you're a filmmaker, you will appreciate the HELL out of this title.
This gave me shivers. Can't freaking wait.
Posted: Tue, 13th Oct 2009, 10:12pm

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Shame this is PS3 only, really wanna play it.

The marketing for this is hilarious, the guy with the hot girlfriend who's sticking with him to watch 'the movie', which happens to be the game - but it's so cinematic the girlfriend can't tell it's a game. Great stuff.
Posted: Tue, 13th Oct 2009, 11:26pm

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If I were him I would've asked for your pic and autograph. Looks like he missed his chance.
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 12:02am

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Also when I get the game, can I pm you for the codes? razz
I'm pretty sure it's one of those redeemable only once type things. It says on the back "This voucher is good for one PSN account to redeem ect ect..." confused Here's the code though if multiple users are allowed to share. You should be able to download now and use later if it does work:

EHC9-H6BG-7RTH

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If I were him I would've asked for your pic and autograph. Looks like he missed his chance.
Don't worry, I slipped one in his pocket when he wasn't looking. He'll thank me later.
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 2:14am

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ben3308 wrote:

Shame this is PS3 only, really wanna play it.
If you ask me, this game is worth buying a PS3 for (not to mention all the other amazing games it offers...) It really is astonishing.

I've only been playing for a few hours and it's easily the smartest and most well thought out game I've played this generation. I was a huge fan of the first Uncharted, and this blows it away completely, even though it plays exactly the same. The graphics are mindblowing; amazing detail, incredibly realistic animations, bright colors that are unheard of in most games, which seem to have taken the "brown is realistic" approach. Uncharted has its share of browns, but also reds and yellows and blues and greens and purples and so on and so on. It's so vivid and impeccably designed.

The voice actors clearly love their work, and the characters. It really shows in the delivery of even the simplest of lines. And the writing is top-notch. I have a feeling a lot of the dialogue was ad-libbed, because it's just so damn natural. All of Nate's in-game quips fit the scenario perfectly ("it's a shame you have to sit on something so pretty...") And the cutscenes all just feel so right. Everything is done so well, it's easy to see why it's getting near perfect reviews. It's just so refined and perfectly executed. I have no complaints at all so far, and I doubt I will.

If you were dissatisfied with Indy 4, play Uncharted 2 instead. It's leagues better. Leagues. It kicks the sh*t out of Halo and Call of Duty and Gears of War too. smile
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 3:37am

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This is easily the best single player experience I've ever had playing a videogame. I'm only on chapter 12 and my mind is seriously blown. I'm really at a loss for words on this hah.

Literally redefines the single player genre. And the multiplayer is a whole other can of amazing.
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 4:23am

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Sounds like I'll be renting a PS3...
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 4:37am

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Yes, do whatever you can to play it. It's sooo good.

I only made it to chapter 7 tonight, but those 7 chapters were better than all 20 something of the first game's. I can't believe they managed to make this so much better than the first. If Uncharted 1 was Raiders of the Lost Ark, this is The Last Crusade. I was hesitant to spend the money on this after picking up Demon's Souls just last week, but damn it was worth it.

Even though I had seen the helicopter/hotel sequence in videos, playing was something else. It's crazy how much stuff is going on in some of the scenes.
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 6:07am

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I've heard too much of the 'it's the best game ever!!!!111' about too many games lately to impulsively buy a PS3 or this game.

I mean, is it better than Arkham Asylum, which so many people swore by just a few weeks ago?
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 7:30am

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Hm, I keep hearing and reading how awesome the game is. Shame there's no PC version coming out, as I'll surely not buy a PS3 just for that. But it certainly looks fantastic from what I've seen and heard of it.

And after finishing Arkham Asylum, which was indeed the best game I've played in recent times, another hit would be more then welcome...

Then again, I have to wait for Left for Dead 2 then.
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What with this and Brutal Legend (which also isn't coming out on PC), getting a PS3 is looking tempting once more.

I'm still convinced that the main character in Uncharted is based on Mal Reynolds from Firefly.
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 8:25am

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I absolutely loved the first game and played it through start to finish without stopping for sleep etc it was so gripping. While the game is linear, and some people dont like this, the thing that grabs me is how cinematic it is, its like controlling an actual movie. I have a rather low attention span with games, but the cinematics in Uncharted keeps me glued to it for hours.

The reviews and TV ads I have seen make this new game in the uncharted series look amazing. Can't wait until friday when its released here in the UK to play it! I suspect the game will suck up my time this weekend smile.

This is probably going to knock Uncharted 1 and Metal Gear Solid off the top of my list of favourite games ever smile.
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 3:02pm

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Looks like I'll be getting a PS3 in the near future... Now I just need to sell my Wii for some cash. Nintendo really failed on delivering this gen...

I've never played the first Uncharted, but from what I hear, Uncharted 2 cannot even be compared since it's so much better. What I'm going to try to do is get both games at once and play them back to back. Uncharted marathon!
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 3:04pm

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FreshMentos wrote:

Looks like I'll be getting a PS3 in the near future... Now I just need to sell my Wii for some cash. Nintendo really failed on delivering this gen...
I'd say Nintendo succeeded gloriously at delivering a really interesting, innovative gadget. I bought my Wii exclusively for Wii Fit, and it's great.

In terms of delivering a games console, though...yeah, it's not really a win, is it?

I've never played the first Uncharted, but from what I hear, Uncharted 2 cannot even be compared since it's so much better. What I'm going to try to do is get both games at once and play them back to back. Uncharted marathon!
Yeah, that's very tempting indeed! Maybe I'll treat myself around Xmas...then again, I don't have any space left in our TV cabinet...

Plus I'm still somewhat loathe to buy a console for what will almost certainly only have a couple of games that actually interest me (which aren't also available on PC, that is). A bit like my PS2, for which I only ever bought about 3 games. The rest were either cross-platform or absolute garbage.

I wonder if there'll be a price drop nearer Xmas?
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 3:18pm

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I'd say Nintendo succeeded gloriously at delivering a really interesting, innovative gadget. I bought my Wii exclusively for Wii Fit, and it's great.
Agreed. They're marketing geniuses.

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In terms of delivering a games console, though...yeah, it's not really a win, is it?
Nope. It hurts actually because I had such high expectations for the system and tons of false hope that it would pick up speed on its games... Oh well, maybe they'll have something better next gen.
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 3:30pm

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The price drop already happened Tarn. Besides, the PS3 is the best Blu-ray player on the market and you have an HD TV!!!
Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 3:47pm

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FreshMentos wrote:

Tarn wrote:

I'd say Nintendo succeeded gloriously at delivering a really interesting, innovative gadget. I bought my Wii exclusively for Wii Fit, and it's great.
Agreed. They're marketing geniuses.
It's not just marketing. They created a product that genuinely appealed to a wide range of people, including demographics that normally wouldn't consider a gaming device of any kind. Given the chortling and general disdain before it's release, I don't think the Wii's success can be put down entirely to marketing - it's success was mostly through people trying Wii Tennis and realising "hey, this is really fun!", regardless of whether they'd played any computer games before.

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In terms of delivering a games console, though...yeah, it's not really a win, is it?
Nope. It hurts actually because I had such high expectations for the system and tons of false hope that it would pick up speed on its games... Oh well, maybe they'll have something better next gen.
I think the Wii is still the most important console of this generation, by a long way. 360 and PS3 have some awesome games, and have obviously pushed things forward a lot in terms of production value (eg, Batman and Uncharted 2), but on the whole it's been fairly incremental. In terms of the actual games, they're generally not particularly dissimilar to stuff you saw 10 years ago. Uncharted might have the best production values ever seen in a game, but the gameplay appears to be fairly generic (I've not played it, so I'm just going off reviews), albeit jolly good fun.

The Wii is the only platform that's done something genuinely different and actually widened gaming's appeal. In the long run, that's going to be far more important than Uncharted 2's awesome cinematics. Having a bigger gaming audience will mean a broader range of games, which can only be a good thing.

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Posted: Wed, 14th Oct 2009, 4:41pm

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Tarn, I agree with what you mean about how console games haven't evolved much. There is something I've been experiencing this gen that I haven't really felt in the past though. Games have become much more cinematic (such as Uncharted), and that works very well for my tastes.

I thought the Wii was a fantastic idea, but found it to be poorly executed. At least for my tastes. Like you said, there are millions of people who love the system (and probably only own Wii Sports) which is great. But for me, and many other loyal Nintendo fans, we can't help but feel a bit let down. I think the Wii's problem is that Nintendo made too many compromises to the hardware and software to maximize their profits.

I don't want to derail this thread so this will be my last post about the Wii. smile
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Tarn wrote:

Brutal Legend
I've been playing that, and I'm about 5 hours in (playing every identical sidequest, though), and don't expect another Psychonauts. It's a great game with really funny moments and genius design and voicework, but it's also somewhat repetitive. Plus, the RTS element is kind of poorly designed, you never really have a grip on what is going on razz
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I gotta ask. Would Uncharted fans here (I'm looking at you CX3) recommend that I play Drake's Fortune first? I really want to get the absolute most out of Among Thieves.

If you answer yes, I'll have to find some space in my budget for both games (and somehow find the time to play both).
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Uncharted 2 isn't out here in the UK yet so i cant definitively comment. But from what I have seen you don't need to play drakes fortune to understand the story of among thieves.

That said however, there are references to the drakes fortune in among thieves during the in-game dialogue and banter between the characters (such as the new love triangle). I would recommend playing drakes fortune just because its such a good game even though its nearly 2 years old and the next version of uncharted is out.

The first game isn't all that long really - one of its bigger downsides (if i remember correctly about 8 hours start to finish - and i'm a rubbish gamer). You can also get some really good deals on drakes fortune now with it being platinum.
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YES.

Play Drakes Fortune before you play UC2. It adds so much more to the story and also just the overall feeling you get when Uncharted 2 starts. I couldn't recommend someone to play this game without having played the first.

Drakes Fortune is still one of the best games I've played this gen. It really was great.

Tarn: You should get a PS3, man. If only for their exclusives. That's what I use mine for (that and BluRay). If you're primarily a PC gamer, having a PS3 would be a good compliment to it. A lot of gamers I know either have a 360 only - Or a Gaming PC and PS3. Most games on 360 you can get for PC anyways (Not that I'm hating on my 360... I love my 360 ha).

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YES.

Play Drakes Fortune before you play UC2. It adds so much more to the story and also just the overall feeling you get when Uncharted 2 starts. I couldn't recommend someone to play this game without having played the first.

Drakes Fortune is still one of the best games I've played this gen. It really was great.
Done. Thanks guys.
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Haha, no problem.
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Most games I even have the time to rent and check out are just out of sheer boredom.

I was pleasantly suprised with Batman:AA, and now Uncharted 2.

It's such an engrossing game and the level of detail, story, and especially the voice acting is so natural and quick witted.

There was a couple of moments where the floor falls out from under you that made me jump out of my seat at times.

Now all I need is Call of Duty MW2 and I'll be fine for awhile.
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Atom wrote:

I mean, is it better than Arkham Asylum, which so many people swore by just a few weeks ago?
Arkham Asylum was awesome, but yeah, this is WAY better. I am not exaggerating when I say it's better than anything I've played this generation. It is mind blowing. I'm probably 3/4 of the way through, and it just gets better and better. As soon as you think, "well, they can't possibly top THAT", they do. Arkham Asylum was awesome because it was Batman. Uncharted 2 is awesome because it is an unbelievably polished game that has my jaw dropping every ten minutes just from little things, and then when the huge stuff happens it's like "whaaaaaat?! How is this possible on a console!?"

I really do think it's worth owning a PS3 for, but I'm not going to say "it's the best game evar go buy one nowwwww!!!" if you get a chance to play it, it is an experience that I would highly recommend. Game of the century. smile
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The first game isn't all that long really - one of its bigger downsides (if i remember correctly about 8 hours start to finish - and i'm a rubbish gamer).
Sounds perfect! 8 hours seems to be around the perfect gameplay time for me, for a single player game. Any longer and it has to be something pretty damn special.

I mean, what other entertainment medium is expected to last for over 8 hours? Movies last 4 hours MAXIMUM, usually around 2, music albums tend to be about an hour, average length novels you can read in a few hours solid.

Yet games are for some reason expected to last 10+ hours, sometimes absurd lengths like 40 hours or more.

It's just weird.

There's not enough time in life to play a single game for that long!

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Game of the century.
I'm thinking it's maybe a little early to call that. razz
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Probably because you're not following a set order of events like reading a novel or watching a movie in the sense that you're actively playing through them. They're still there, but you are moving them forward; whether that illusion is true or not.

People expect and, really, require more hours of entertainment from games than any other media because of this. That, and you obviously pay a premium for those hours that other outlets pale in comparison to. (ala $60 game versus $15 book or $10 movie ticket)
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Atom wrote:

Probably because you're not following a set order of events like reading a novel or watching a movie in the sense that you're actively playing through them. They're still there, but you are moving them forward; whether that illusion is true or not.

People expect and, really, require more hours of entertainment from games than any other media because of this. That, and you obviously pay a premium for those hours that other outlets pale in comparison to. (ala $60 game versus $15 book or $10 movie ticket)
Yeah, very good point about the pricing difference.

But, then, I'd say that games are ridiculously overpriced regardless of their length. Developers shouldn't extend the length of games to make the stupid prices seem more legitimate - they should just lower the prices to DVD/blu-ray levels.

You're also right about the potential for varying content in games, unlike the rigid structure of other entertainment systems. But I'd still maintain that in a relatively linear, story-based game like Uncharted, Batman, Half Life, Call of Duty etc, that around 8 hours is pretty much the sweet spot.

In open-world games and RPGs the rules change slightly. Although even then, I'd say that GTA IV's main story would have been a lot more enjoyable if it had been around 8 hours long.
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But see there's the rub: I never even finished the actual 'story' in GTA IV because I had/have far too much fun and spend plenty of time just exploring and shooting hookers and such.

Like I said, it's that extra exploratory, 'control' element that elevates the length, price, and type of entertainment, I think.
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Yeah, true. Maybe what I'm really trying to say, then, is that scripted, linear storytelling in games should have some discipline and keep to sensible lengths, with ~10 hours being the max.

Exploratory elements, however, don't really have any limits.
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Yeah I agree. I definitely think some games go on a little too long. And it's not so much that I don't enjoy playing them, its just that it starts to hurt the story and after a while it just starts to feel like work to see how the thing finishes.

8-10 is great for linear. But then you can add in side quests like collecting hidden items in the game for those who like doing so and that can definitely extend the length. But it works as an optional choice for those who may not want to be bothered with doing so. Not to mention, things like trophies and achievements definitely extend the life of games for those who are into that too.

But I will admit, I don't want Uncharted 2 to end. I didn't want Mass Effect to end either.
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I just finished it, in a little over 9 hours. What a great game, start to finish. There were a few places where the difficulty got frustrating, but it's very well balanced overall.

Back to Demon's Souls now! wink
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Just finished it as well.

Wow.
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I don't think I'll ever stop being impressed by the character models for Schafer and Lazarevic. Out of everyone in the game, those two were just so unbelievably detailed, and flawlessly animated.
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You guys have a scary amount of free time and dedication to playing games. Sneeriously.
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Just livin' the dream, man. Chillin with Sammy Hagar, playing videogames.
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You guys have a scary amount of free time and dedication to playing games. Sneeriously.
Seconded. razz I'm still wondering if I should even get my hopes up that I can fit the games in before the Christmas holidays. The way things look now, I might as well put them on my Christmas wishlist (whenever I'm not doing school work, I'm either sleeping, practicing for my drivers license or practicing piano. I'm also keeping up with Fringe and Dexter). Still perhaps I can get them in sometime in November. One can always dream.

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Atom wrote:

You guys have a scary amount of free time and dedication to playing games. Sneeriously.
It's called not having classes, papers, exams and studying anymore. Really it's no different than those who rent or netflix a tv series and do a power session through like half the series in a day. That's how I've caught up on some of my shows. Tons of people do it. Only difference is that your interacting when on games as opposed to just sitting there watching TV... and probably eating ha.

Games are where I get inspiration and ideas for making films the most. A lot more so than just watching movies or tv (which obviously isn't a bad thing either). But definitely to each his own.
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Bit late to the party, but I just got round to playing this last week.

Quite an improvement over the first one - little tweaks to the gunplay make it vastly more fun (better grenade throwing, better melee, enemies don't take 50,000 rounds to kill unles it's for a reason - like armour) rather than dull and irritating like in the first game, and there's lots more clambering around, which was my favourite stuff in the first game.

Story is much more dynamic and exciting. Set pieces are brilliant - the opening train crash and the collapsing hotel in particular were very impressive. In fact, the collapsing hotel I would go so far as to call 'genius'.
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I played the demo and I just might have to get a PS3 for it...
The run-n-gun vs armored truck was awesome, and the graphics were...Some of the most incredible to date...
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Thanks for bumping this. I went completely "Me-on-Avatar" for this after playing it. It's everything a game should be. Not only did I come away with the feeling of having read a great book (aided by the fact that played the first and the second game back to back), watched a great (long) movie, and played the most kick-ass game I've ever played, but if you look at stuff like the graphics, action set pieces and sequences it is unmatched (train level, falling building etc. was in the class of Star Wars, The Matrix, Avatar of "They could not have managed to do that!").

I played both games and was pretty annoyed with the enemies in the first one (even though I liked the story). The way they dodged the second and third bullet (by either doing an over the top "I just got shot" stumble or just simply jumping out of the way as if the first bullet was a water balloon) always annoyed me. Also how they took damage according to bursts, or so it seemed, was a major problem. If I shot (in the chest) once, paused, shot again, paused, and shot again: dead. Three bullets. But if I emptied three bullets straight into their chest at once: alive. Wth? So I ended up going for head-shots every time (which you should anyway), but it was a real pain because I'm a fps+mouse and keyboard kind of guy. The second game however: awesome! Completely renewed.

The only criticism I could possibly have was that it was a very linear affair. They could have had a more Assassin's Creed style platforming engine for extra points. Even so definitely game of the year by far even though Arkham and ACII were very good. 20/10 and tied for my favorite game of all time with Knights of the Old Republic if for nothing else the amount of holy s*** moments.
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Staff Only wrote:

action set pieces and sequences it is unmatched (train level, falling building etc. was in the class of Star Wars, The Matrix, Avatar of "They could not have managed to do that!").
Interesting point. Come to think of it, I've never really seen anything quite as cool as the hotel collapse in a film. Certainly not integrated so effectively with the 'cast'. It's a moment that highlights neatly what video games can do that other mediums struggle with.

Also how they took damage according to bursts, or so it seemed, was a major problem. If I shot (in the chest) once, paused, shot again, paused, and shot again: dead. Three bullets. But if I emptied three bullets straight into their chest at once: alive. Wth? So I ended up going for head-shots every time (which you should anyway), but it was a real pain because I'm a fps+mouse and keyboard kind of guy. The second game however: awesome! Completely renewed.
Yeah, I hated the combat in the first game. Groaned everytime a bad guy appeared. It's actually fun in the second!

The only criticism I could possibly have was that it was a very linear affair. They could have had a more Assassin's Creed style platforming engine for extra points. Even so definitely game of the year by far even though Arkham and ACII were very good.
Yeah, it's a very traditional game and doesn't really take any risks (as far as I've seen), which is my main complaint. It does what it does really well, but I wish they'd push the envelope a bit in terms of gameplay design.

Batman:AA is my favourite game of the year precisely for the reason: it plays around a bit with the genre conventions. Still fairly traditional, but with enough of a twist to stay fresh.
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Tarn wrote:


Yeah, it's a very traditional game and doesn't really take any risks (as far as I've seen), which is my main complaint. It does what it does really well, but I wish they'd push the envelope a bit in terms of gameplay design.
I feel like that was the point of Uncharted 2. They knew they had a great game with the first one, so they just took that, and did it a whole lot better. It'll be interesting to see where they go for Uncharted 3. Will they play around with new things, or will they stick with what works?
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Finally got round to updating Potential Gamer with a new article: specifically a combo review of the Uncharted games.

http://potentialgamer.com/2010/01/18/charting-the-uncharted/
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As deserved Uncharted 2 swept the floor with the other contestants at this years Interactive Achievement Awards. Congratulations to everyone at Naughty Dog.

Personally Uncharted 2 is by far my game of the year 2009, and 2009 had some great games. Bring on 2010. smile
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Hell, if you take release date/context out of the equation, Uncharted 2 is one of the best games ever created.
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Uncharted 2 is unquestionably one of the best games of all time. Release date and context have nothing to do with it. I'm sure it'll be trumped one day, but it stands out in a crowd, that's for sure.
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110% agreed.

My favorite games of all time:

Knights of the Old Republic

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Mass Effect 2

It's insanely good. I showed Uncharted 2 to a friend yesterday. I started the first chapter ("A Rock and a Hard Place") and the opening cinematic played. When I started climbing the train carriage I'd been playing for a minute before he said: "Oh, you're playing now?". He didn't realize the cut-scene had ended. I said: "Yeah, the graphics, gameplay and animation are that good." wink
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Whoa. I reload the FXHome Forums page to see Staff Only has commented in General Chat and it's not in the Avatar thread?!?!

I don't think I like these brave new times...
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There were a remarkable number of classics last year, all of which have entered my 'all time favourites' list (in no particular order). Off the top of my head I can think of Batman:AA, Uncharted 2, Flower and Dragon Age. All brilliant, all utterly different.
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One thing I love is how many sequels are coming out 2010-2011.
Crackdown 2-Not too far away, I think.
Call of Duty 7-Modern Warfare 3 wink?
Halo: Reach-Said to stretch the xbox 360 to it's limits think
Just Cause 2: Uncharted 2 wanna-be?
Batman AA 2-Destiny? I've been expecting your call.
Dead Rising 2-6000 zombies, at once?
Lost Planet 2- tard Ahem, we'll see.....
Star Wars the Force unleashed 2- That's a mouthful
Dead Space 2-Time will tell
Tom Clancy's conviction-Lol
Metal Gear solid rising-Pacifists not welcome.
Granted nearly all of these are 6 months or so away and correct if I'm wrong but all of them have been confirmed as well. The question is which has the most potential from what we've seen so far?
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Here's a feature on the artists behind the most cinematic game ever:

The Naughty Dog team is brought together to talk about the creative variety in Game of the Year 'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves'.

Enjoy!
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I was just thinking how this game is like the PS3 version of Just Cause 2.
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snooty
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cool
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Tarn wrote:

I was just thinking how this game is like the PS3 version of Just Cause 2.
Hah! razz

Perhaps we have our first 2010 FXhome meme. It has a better chance if we can bend it to fit other stuff:

Twilight is the 12 year old girl version of Harry Potter.

Eragon is the Middle Earth version of Star Wars.

And since this is bound to come up:

Avatar is the blue aliens version of Dances With Wolves. wink
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I have seen your attempt to create a new meme.
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Funny how memes can only be created by accident.
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Terminal Velocity wrote:

Funny how memes can only be created by accident.
Yeah, you're right. If you mention the word meme to early it only becomes jinxed. Nice '09 meme though, Tarn. smile
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That, was no accident. It's a carefully planned, flawlessly executed maneuver that I've been planning for weeks.
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Ahh "memes"... The one thing Richard Dawkins has done that everyone on this board can agree on. wink