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Late to the party: Uncharted 2
« on: 10 November, 2009, 10:47:35 am »
Apologies if there's a thread already somewhere back in the sands of time when this actually came out, but in the spirit of COD4 and Pikmin 2 where great games languish unplayed for ages on a shelf before I wander around to them (currently not playing Arkham Asylum, Dragon Age, or the last two GTA add-ons), I just had a wee marathon on Uncharted 1 (which I'd given up on during the Lost Colony bits because it felt too repetitive) and 2, and if ever there was a game that didn't need a film adaptation, it's Uncharted 2.

Some great setpieces like the train battle, or jumping from truck to truck in a moving convoy on a mountain road at high speeds for fistfights with eurotrash, gunfights in collapsing hotels, battles with the goat-men of Nepal, and that's before you even get to the Tomb Raider-lite puzzles that emphasise scale and fun over puzzles that make you want to punch the tv like that Incan/Aztec calender thing with the skull and the motorbike in TR: Underworld that was just annoying.
The voice and motion capture acting is some of the best I've seen in a game, and the characters aren't petulant dicks, which I've always found to be a common trope in lazy VG writing - it all adds up to a pretty good summer blockbustery-type experience from the makers of the PS2 Jak games, and despite feeling a bit light and fluffy to play, I'd go so far as to call it one of the essential next-gen games.

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Re: Late to the party: Uncharted 2
« Reply #1 on: 11 November, 2009, 01:28:44 am »
I love it. There's a bit where you walk through a Tibetan mountain village, at one point I was walking over some guy's garden, and I actually felt embarrassed that I'd made this transgression. Only GTA 4 evoked this type of reaction from me before. Both games have probably the best game stories ever in terms of how well they're told.
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Re: Late to the party: Uncharted 2
« Reply #2 on: 12 November, 2009, 09:06:41 pm »
I love it. There's a bit where you walk through a Tibetan mountain village, at one point I was walking over some guy's garden, and I actually felt embarrassed that I'd made this transgression. Only GTA 4 evoked this type of reaction from me before. Both games have probably the best game stories ever in terms of how well they're told.

It's a great game.

That bit was really well written, fantastic change of pace at that stage.