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Posted by mracoon (4959 posts) 8 months, 21 days ago

Poll: GotG Round 1: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves vs. Far Cry 3 (660 votes)

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 73%
Far Cry 3 27%

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This is a doozy. The nature of a knockout bracket means there'll be some harsh pairing and this is certainly one of them.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)

What the community has to say:

Uncharted 2 consistently plays at a level of fun and excitement that most games don't reach for a minute. As much as your brain will try to shield you from the scorn of hype, believe it: this is one of the best adventure games to ever be put together. I absolutely loved the single player, and to my surprise, the multiplayer is awesome as well. Between all of its modes, extras, and sheer quality, you'll probably be spending a lot of time with this game, for months to come. It's amazing what can be done in just two years; in that time, Naughty Dog took a great game and shined it into one of the greatest adventures in gaming. To make a long story short; you need to play this game.

From user review by @scheds

Far Cry 3 (2012)

What the community has to say:

This is the game that I wish Turok had been at its 2008 reboot, and while that beloved series of my childhood is defunct at present I feel that Far Cry 3 has filled that void for me by giving me a new shooter with incredible animal life and enemies. This is a stunning achievement, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone with the slightest interest in shooters or open world games.

From user review by @thesilentgod

Voting closes at midnight GMT / 4pm PST Saturday

#1 Edited by GnomeonFire (698 posts) -

Uncharted 2 is one of my top 10 games of the whole generation, Far Cry 3 is not.

#2 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

Kinda wish there was a see result option since I haven't played either of these but still want to see where the results go. Don't want to dilute the poll though.

#3 Posted by TheHT (10920 posts) -

Uncharted 2 was some great third-person shootin, amazing set-pieces, an acceptable story for an action romp, all carried along by well-written, well performed characters and a whole lot of polish. The blue guys weren't much fun to fight, but they weren't around for long anyways.

All around one of the most impressive games for this gen, and one of the few games I was willing to play and beat and higher difficulties.

#4 Posted by Milkman (16540 posts) -

Far Cry 3 is pretty cool but nah, dawg.

#5 Edited by RPGee (759 posts) -

I actually don't particularly like either of these games, but I recognise just how stunning Uncharted 2 was. It's worthy of being picked.

#6 Posted by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -

The only thing FC has in its favour is random tiger attacks clearing out bases for you. Although that is a compelling argument, I have to go with Uncharted

#7 Posted by Tajasaurus (796 posts) -

I didn't play UC2 but I voted for it because I *haaaaaaaate* the story and protagonist from FC3

#8 Posted by CaLe (3914 posts) -

Nathan Drake has a thick head of hair. I like that.

#9 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5262 posts) -

Uncharted 2 is one of my favorite games of all time and although I like the game, Far Cry 3 doesn't compare in my mind.

#10 Posted by mracoon (4959 posts) -

@negativecero: I'm going to put all the results in the main thread after each poll is finished.

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#11 Posted by Ares42 (2588 posts) -

This is a brutal one... While I would say Uncharted 2 right away, the direction this generation has gone has really put me off those kinda games. I really enjoyed both of them when I played them, but looking back FC3 has more of a lasting appeal. It's really a case of "do I judge them by todays standards, or by the standards at their launch?". To be honest I think I'd say FC3 is a better game, but I'm still gonna vote Uncharted 2.

#12 Posted by csl316 (8159 posts) -

No offense to Far Cry, but Uncharted 2 is one of the best action games of the generation. Mindblowing when it released and I wasn't expecting much.

#13 Edited by believer258 (11674 posts) -

It should be Far Cry 3. It won't be, but it should be.

Uncharted can be fun but it's just really cinematic and rigid. Enemies are bullet sponges, even smaller ones, for no real reason, and the gunplay by itself is usually just meh. Far Cry 3 is actually mechanically interesting and fun to play. I'd play Far Cry 3 without a story (in fact, it might have been better with less plot) or set pieces. It needs no cinematic views to be interesting.

EDIT: Well... on second thought, playing Far Cry 3 on consoles is such a pain. I'll agree that you shouldn't judge a game on graphics and performance, but when your game can't even keep 30 then something is really wrong. I'm still OK with handing it to Far Cry 3 because from a design perspective it's way better, but if I had thought about its performance issues before voting then I might have held off.

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#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Far Cry 3 < Uncharted 2 < Far Cry 2

#15 Posted by Zero_ (1973 posts) -

Uncharted 2... has got to be one of the best games ever. When that thing came out, man was I impressed.

#16 Posted by mbdoeden (162 posts) -

Uncharted 2 inspired so many game design choices after it's release I have to vote for it.

At the time, I had never seen anything quite like it.

On the other hand, the Far Cry 3 experience (while obviously very good) could roughly be found elsewhere.

#17 Posted by Hailinel (23944 posts) -

Dudebro McDouchebag versus Cavalier Mass Murderer

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#18 Posted by Karkarov (3000 posts) -

i know whats going to win but I am voting for the better game anyway, and no in my opinion the winner isn't the better game.

#19 Edited by RonGalaxy (2896 posts) -

I dont get why random games are being put up against each other and one gets completely knocked out of the running when the other wins. What if farcry 3 isnt as good as uncharted but is better than other games to put it on a top 10 list (not saying that's my feelings, just hypothetical)?

EX: lets say Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy win their brackets. The next bracket is them up against eachother. These are 2 heavy hitting games, 2 of the very best this generation has to offer, and 1 will get knocked out in the second round. Seems silly that someone would take the time to formulate a list that isnt really fair

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#20 Posted by mbdoeden (162 posts) -

I dont get why random games are being put up against each other and one gets completely knocked out of the running when the other wins. What if farcry 3 isnt as good as uncharted but is better than other games to put it on a top 10 list (not saying that's my feelings, just hypothetical)?

EX: lets say Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy win their brackets. The next bracket is them up against eachother. These are 2 heavy hitting games, 2 of the very best this generation has to offer, and 1 will get knocked out in the second round. Seems silly that someone would take the time to formulate a list that isnt really fair

While I do think a double elimination bracket would be better, I am also not putting in the time or effort in designing what comes down to a meaningless poll on an internet forum.

Fun? Yes.

S'thupper Serial? Nah.

#21 Posted by RonGalaxy (2896 posts) -

@mbdoeden said:

@naru_joe93 said:

I dont get why random games are being put up against each other and one gets completely knocked out of the running when the other wins. What if farcry 3 isnt as good as uncharted but is better than other games to put it on a top 10 list (not saying that's my feelings, just hypothetical)?

EX: lets say Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy win their brackets. The next bracket is them up against eachother. These are 2 heavy hitting games, 2 of the very best this generation has to offer, and 1 will get knocked out in the second round. Seems silly that someone would take the time to formulate a list that isnt really fair

While I do think a double elimination bracket would be better, I am also not putting in the time or effort in designing what comes down to a meaningless poll on an internet forum.

Fun? Yes.

S'thupper Serial? Nah.

I dont know, wouldnt you be interested in seeing a genuine top ten list created by the community? I would

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#22 Posted by wemibelec90 (1563 posts) -

@believer258: Nice to know I'm not the only person who thought this about the Uncharted games. Man, are they pretty and have well-acted and interesting characters, but that gunplay is TERRIBLE. I've never understood how everyone can think it's so good. I really hope Naughty Dog makes something that isn't a shooter next, because I really dislike their style of shooting.

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#23 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1697 posts) -

I reluctantly choose UC2. Far Cry 3 was a lot of fun and not nearly as frustrating as Uncharted 2 was, but at the same time it definitely didn't have the same kind of impact Uncharted did when it came out.

#24 Posted by believer258 (11674 posts) -

@believer258: Nice to know I'm not the only person who thought this about the Uncharted games. Man, are they pretty and have well-acted and interesting characters, but that gunplay is TERRIBLE. I've never understood how everyone can think it's so good. I really hope Naughty Dog makes something that isn't a shooter next, because I really dislike their style of shooting.

Well, I mean this guy

@hailinel said:

Dudebro McDouchebag versus Cavalier Mass Murderer

dislikes it more than I do. Though, both games feature cavalier mass murderers, it's just that Far Cry 3's cavalier mass murderer both acknowledges his new found hobby and lives in a worthwhile game.

I distinctly remember you, Hailinel, saying that your interest in Uncharted could be measured in the negatives in that GTA V thread where we were arguing with Seppli about bloody fucking plane controls.

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#25 Edited by mbdoeden (162 posts) -

@mbdoeden said:

While I do think a double elimination bracket would be better, I am also not putting in the time or effort in designing what comes down to a meaningless poll on an internet forum.

Fun? Yes.

S'thupper Serial? Nah.

I dont know, wouldnt you be interested in seeing a genuine top ten list created by the community? I would

Oh, I would for sure, but I'm not gonna say we need to start this over. The way this vote is happening now is the best given the time and resources allotted.

Nothing stops this train.

#26 Posted by Hailinel (23944 posts) -

@wemibelec90 said:

@believer258: Nice to know I'm not the only person who thought this about the Uncharted games. Man, are they pretty and have well-acted and interesting characters, but that gunplay is TERRIBLE. I've never understood how everyone can think it's so good. I really hope Naughty Dog makes something that isn't a shooter next, because I really dislike their style of shooting.

Well, I mean this guy

@hailinel said:

Dudebro McDouchebag versus Cavalier Mass Murderer

dislikes it more than I do. Though, both games feature cavalier mass murderers, it's just that Far Cry 3's cavalier mass murderer both acknowledges his new found hobby and lives in a worthwhile game.

I distinctly remember you, Hailinel, saying that your interest in Uncharted could be measured in the negatives in that GTA V thread where we were arguing with Seppli about bloody fucking plane controls.

Yeah, I did say that. I really never did go for the Uncharted series at all. I mean, yes, they have very cinematic set-pieces, but if that's the core strength of your game, and you're making a shooter and not, say, Heavy Rain, I think you've done something wrong.

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#27 Posted by Bulby33 (550 posts) -

I really like Far Cry 3 but.... Uncharted 2 is one of the best games ever made. It's no contest, really.

#28 Posted by Gruebacca (501 posts) -

Uncharted 2. No contest. While I believe Far Cry 3 to be one of the greatest games of 2012, I didn't think it was #1.

Uncharted 2 was definitely the best game of 2009, but that alone doesn't qualify it for GOTG. At the time, it was essentially the near perfection of the third-person action game. What that game did with pacing, cinematics, and setpieces set a high bar that many, many developers of games today are still trying to raise.

#29 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Far Cry 3 has far better gameplay but everything else is pretty bad.

and Far Cry 2 is one of the worst games I've played this generation What a stinking pile of shit that game was.

#30 Posted by audioBusting (1481 posts) -

@ravenlight said:

Far Cry 3 < Uncharted 2 < Far Cry 2

Hear, hear!

#31 Posted by Ares42 (2588 posts) -
#32 Posted by CornBREDX (4836 posts) -

Uncharted 2 was great, but the end was really bad. Everything became bullet spongey. I have to give this one to Far Cry 3

#33 Posted by mrfluke (5100 posts) -

gotta give this to uncharted 2

just watch this and your good on far cry 3.

#34 Posted by Nasar7 (2608 posts) -

Uncharted 2, not even close. Come on.

#35 Edited by RonGalaxy (2896 posts) -

@ares42 said:

@naru_joe93: It's already happening in another thread.

I know of that one. I think it's too complicated for it's own good, and as a result not as many people participated. Having people make top ten lists and then scoring the games from 1-10 is insane. Doesnt really matter, I guess. I'd make my own, but I (and the moderators) are afraid folks will be burned out on gotg threads

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#36 Posted by crithon (3081 posts) -

I'm starting to think these polls are rigged

#37 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1090 posts) -

There are very few games that I would put up there with Uncharted 2, and Far Cry 3 is not one of them.

#38 Posted by chrissedoff (2075 posts) -

Uncharted 2 is a really good game, but Far Cry 3 is more fun to play. I like open-world stuff a hell of a lot and Far Cry 3 did that better than almost anyone.

#39 Posted by probablytuna (3547 posts) -

I loved the way Farcry 3 played, but Uncharted 2 was a much better game overall.

#40 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7056 posts) -

Far Cry 3 completely falls apart, in story and gameplay, when Vaas dies about half way or two thirds of the way through so I vote for Uncharted 2. But man those first few hours of Far Cry 3 are really cool. Vaas was really cool.

#41 Posted by SunBroZak (1028 posts) -

I love the Uncharted series, but if Far Cry 3 hadn't included a second island, I might have voted for it. Both the story and the gameplay felt like a drag once you reached that second island. So Uncharted 2 gets my vote.

#42 Posted by TobbRobb (4581 posts) -

This is one of those where I kinda don't like either. But Uncharted was way more entertaining to watch as an LP then I ever think Far Cry could be. Sooooooooo.

Best movie goes to UC2.

#43 Edited by Vanick (318 posts) -

Uncharted 2 was the main reason I wanted to get a PS3 in the first place.

#44 Posted by PulledaBrad (612 posts) -

While U2 had the better story, it was kind of bland to actually play. Whereas I had fun playing FC3.

#45 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

Uncharted 2 dfined this generation for me and in terms of story telling it was exactly what I wanted from this generation.

#46 Posted by Chuncho_Munos (45 posts) -

Uncharted had the story, Far cry had the gameplay, depends which you prefer, personally for me Far cry's gameplay was better than Uncharted's story.

#47 Posted by Zero_ (1973 posts) -

Remember that bit in Uncharted 2 when you're driving away in a broken ass jeep away from an army of jeep with turrets in a Nepalese snowy-mountain and your jeep catches on fire and you have to jump from your jeep off a mountain ledge and onto another jeep, only to be bombarded by more jeeps and then at the end of it fight a tank one on one? Yeah, Uncharted 2 is pretty awesome.

#48 Edited by armaan8014 (5336 posts) -

FAR CRY 3 FAR CRY 3!!! ARRRGHHH!

Why did it have to come against uncharted ;_; I really wanted FC3 to win. Dammit

#49 Posted by armaan8014 (5336 posts) -

@zero_ said:

Remember that bit in Uncharted 2 when you're driving away in a broken ass jeep away from an army of jeep with turrets in a Nepalese snowy-mountain and your jeep catches on fire and you have to jump from your jeep off a mountain ledge and onto another jeep, only to be bombarded by more jeeps and then at the end of it fight a tank one on one? Yeah, Uncharted 2 is pretty awesome.

Are you talking about Far cry? :/

#50 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1357 posts) -

Uncharted 2 takes this one for me, I cant not vote for Nathan Drake.