Why the hype over Uncharted 2?

#1 Posted by SilverArrows (96 posts) -

I just picked up a PS3 recently, and got Uncharted for it.
And maybe this has something to do with expectations, but I was seriously expecting a game with more action, and less, well boring.
Sure the puzzles and all are decent, but the game is so slow, the pacing is horrible.

So am I missing something?

#2 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -

It's a well made game with solid pacing and fantastic characters. It also has a fun "Indian Jones" style story that's very charming. The gameplay is tight, the graphics are still great looking. Gush, gush, gush, etc...

I played through the game 5 times. I really love everything about it, despite some problems here and there. I recommend that you keep on playing because there is a crazy twist torwards the end of the game.

#3 Posted by Kohe321 (3529 posts) -

I agree, I loved Uncharted, and even more as time passed by after I finished it. It really grew on me. The only thing I didn't like was the gunplay and the fact that I chose a pistol over rifles for a huge part of the game.


#4 Posted by Drebin_893 (2923 posts) -

This is one of my favourite games of all time. It truly is amazing, but I always thought alot of 360 fanboys wouldn't like it regardless.

#5 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

I didn't love Uncharted as much as some people, mostly because of the annoyances with the gunplay and how the platforming and gunplay almost never came together, but if you watch a couple of seconds of video on Uncharted 2 you'll see those things seem to be fixed.  Plus 2 looks even more gorgeous than the first.

#6 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Uncharted Is among my favorite games ever, I love the setting, the characters, the story, the graphics, the gameplay so that why I am looking forward to the second one

The Jak games are also among my favorite games ever because of all of the above reasons too^^ Naughty Dog is an amazing developer

#7 Posted by super_machine (1931 posts) -

I love Uncharted as well. The only part I hated was  the game froze at the ultra climactic moment when Drake is running down the hall way before he gets into the Submarine base control room. I almost threw my controller!!! It totally destroyed the momentum that was building up to that moment.

#8 Edited by Systech (4078 posts) -

Well, it's visually stunning with the way Nathan moves and seeing some of the video of gameplay, the character is a little more established through his actions and the witty dialog. These could be just my feelings, but I love how there is a legitimate Action-Adventure story driven by a solid character in a video game because this sub-genre hasn't made quite as much of an impact as I want it to. ForOverall, this is the game driving me to want to buy a PS3 right now.

#9 Posted by skidd (460 posts) -

Yeah, completely loved this game too, would be up there with my favourite games of all time...it does have some flaws, but not enough to really limit the overall enjoyment. And the sequel looks insane!! Cant wait

#10 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2403 posts) -

I give Uncharted 4/5 stars. It doesn't do anything super amazing, but everything is just really polished well. The story and characters are likable and very fun. It's basically Indiana Jones.

#11 Edited by Shayo (55 posts) -

I actually loved the pacing and the combination with exploring and gunplay in the first game. That's why I'm slightly disappointed to see the game taking a more action approach in the sequel.

#12 Posted by darkspirit138 (479 posts) -

I dont own an Xbox360, but I did not enjoy Uncharted. There were just better games out, and there still are.
 However, Uncharted 2 seems to take a different route, and this route seems more exciting, better -paced, and any problems which are valid will probably be addressed by Naughty Dog, who are good at what they do.

#13 Posted by thegriefer (71 posts) -

boring? you haven't played the game then have you?

#14 Posted by Keeng (1001 posts) -

The main draw for most people about Uncharted is how well-executed everything is. If you pay attention to the polish of a game, Uncharted gets better every time you play it. The sequel shows even more polish and attention to detail while fixing some of the first game's problems like the juxstaposing of gunplay and platforming or the looseness of the shooting. 

#15 Posted by LiquidPrince (16002 posts) -

Boring? You're kidding right. I can't even imagine what you think is fun if you think Uncharted is boring. Maybe you just haven't played enough.

#16 Posted by KamasamaK (2409 posts) -

It's an improvement on Uncharted, which was itself a great game. Everything Naughty Dog has released on the game has me excited to play it, to the point where Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was my game of E3.

#17 Posted by Artemis_D (817 posts) -

I didn't like the first Uncharted all that much, either, but I can see why a lot of people would.  The characters are great, and the gameplay was a lot of fun.  Even though I wasn't all that interested in the first one, a sequel has me curious.  Uncharted was a pretty average game to me, but only because there were a lot of small things that irked me enough to quit playing it. Fixing all those little things could make a far better game though, so I'm pretty curious to see what Naughty Dog comes up with.

#18 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

If you don't find uncharted to be an amazing game, then what game fits your standards? Itis pretty good, uness youw ere expecting the abslute best game in the history of humanity you should not have been dissapointed.

#19 Posted by demonbear (1860 posts) -

Game was awesome and still is. It has that great indiana jones vibe to it. If you dont like it, big deal, give it to someone with taste. Oh snap :D

#20 Posted by Akeldama (4253 posts) -
@thegriefer said:
" boring? you haven't played the game then have you? "
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#21 Posted by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -

UnCharted is perhaps the best Action/Adventure to date.

I'm still a big fan of Lara Croft's Tomb Raider video games.

#22 Posted by SilverArrows (96 posts) -
@Akeldama said:
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@thegriefer said:
" boring? you haven't played the game then have you? "
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I haven't completed it. Infact, i got very bored in the first couple of hours to care about playing it more.

I just think that it does a lot of things very mediocre. Every mechanic it has, is done better in so many other games

Cover - Better in Gears
Shooting - Better in every 3rd person shooter
Platforming - Better in PoP, Assasins' Creed,

So the question still stands ..... whats so great?
#23 Posted by LiquidPrince (16002 posts) -
@SilverArrows said:
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@Akeldama said:
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@thegriefer said:
" boring? you haven't played the game then have you? "
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I haven't completed it. Infact, i got very bored in the first couple of hours to care about playing it more.I just think that it does a lot of things very mediocre. Every mechanic it has, is done better in so many other gamesCover - Better in GearsShooting - Better in every 3rd person shooterPlatforming - Better in PoP, Assasins' Creed, So the question still stands ..... whats so great? "
I disagree about the better cover and better shooting mechanics you mentioned. What about other shooters makes them better then Uncharted. You came here and said you didn't like it so it's up to you to tell us why, not for us to prove to you.
#24 Posted by Akeldama (4253 posts) -
@SilverArrows: better environments, amazing story, engaging characters, great set pieces
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#26 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -
@SilverArrows said:
" I just picked up a PS3 recently, and got Uncharted for it. And maybe this has something to do with expectations, but I was seriously expecting a game with more action, and less, well boring. Sure the puzzles and all are decent, but the game is so slow, the pacing is horrible. So am I missing something? "
You think the gameplay is boring and the puzzles are decent?

Huh.  I think it's been pretty unanimous since the game's release that the super-easy puzzles were the worst part of that game.
#27 Posted by lantus (143 posts) -

I have a hard time believing you played it, let alone own a PS3.

#28 Posted by SilverArrows (96 posts) -
@lantus said:
"I have a hard time believing you played it, let alone own a PS3."

Whatever dude. I have Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Uncharted (came with the package) and inFamous. Like inFamous and Ninja Gaiden, but don't like uncharted.
The reason i brought up the topic, is because everyone is hailing Uncharted2 as the best PS3 game at E3, and I just don't know why, cause the first one just didn't impress me.

Dont Care if you belive me
#29 Posted by SilverArrows (96 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
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@SilverArrows said:
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@Akeldama said:
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@thegriefer said:
" boring? you haven't played the game then have you? "
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I haven't completed it. Infact, i got very bored in the first couple of hours to care about playing it more.I just think that it does a lot of things very mediocre. Every mechanic it has, is done better in so many other gamesCover - Better in GearsShooting - Better in every 3rd person shooterPlatforming - Better in PoP, Assasins' Creed, So the question still stands ..... whats so great? "
I disagree about the better cover and better shooting mechanics you mentioned. What about other shooters makes them better then Uncharted. You came here and said you didn't like it so it's up to you to tell us why, not for us to prove to you."

They have more satisfying guns and better feedback. Guns have pop
If you haven't played Gears, i just can't explain it, but the cover system is head and shoulders above anything (and certainly much better than Uncharted)
#30 Posted by LiquidPrince (16002 posts) -
@SilverArrows said:
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@LiquidPrince said:
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@SilverArrows said:
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@Akeldama said:
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@thegriefer said:
" boring? you haven't played the game then have you? "
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I haven't completed it. Infact, i got very bored in the first couple of hours to care about playing it more.I just think that it does a lot of things very mediocre. Every mechanic it has, is done better in so many other gamesCover - Better in GearsShooting - Better in every 3rd person shooterPlatforming - Better in PoP, Assasins' Creed, So the question still stands ..... whats so great? "
I disagree about the better cover and better shooting mechanics you mentioned. What about other shooters makes them better then Uncharted. You came here and said you didn't like it so it's up to you to tell us why, not for us to prove to you."
They have more satisfying guns and better feedback. Guns have popIf you haven't played Gears, i just can't explain it, but the cover system is head and shoulders above anything (and certainly much better than Uncharted) "
Well I have played gears. In fact it was the only reason I picked up my 360, so explain away.
#31 Posted by Player1 (3874 posts) -

From my experience, I saw a game that had solid gameplay, awesome characters, satisfying plat forming with a good mix of shooting in there. 


This game and killzone are the only 2 games so far to make me put down my xbox controller. 
#32 Posted by SilverArrows (96 posts) -
@LiquidPrince:
And you think uncharted's cover system is better?

All players in gears have a feeling of weight, when the go into cover, it feels like they are running for their lives and need to hit the cover. Makes it more real. Thats just one thing. The movement from cover to cover, or cover to run is seamless, basecally, it just move as expected. Uncharted just felt clunky.
And shoothing wise, the guns in Uncharted just sound and feel hollow.
Again, just opinion .... many of my friends who play gears with me recommended Uncharted, so there must be something to it ..... Not my kind of game, i guess.
#33 Posted by SilverArrows (96 posts) -
@Player1 said:
"From my experience, I saw a game that had solid gameplay, awesome characters, satisfying plat forming with a good mix of shooting in there. 

This game and killzone are the only 2 games so far to make me put down my xbox controller. 
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I'm borrowing Killzone 2 today from a friend. Hope i Like it, I'm pretty fond of FPS games.
#34 Posted by Sabata (825 posts) -

What?! Someone doesn't like a game I do?! He must be a troll! Clearly he is too unsophisticated to appreciate the BRILLIANT storyline and AMAZING gameplay! The swine!


#35 Edited by demonbear (1860 posts) -
@SilverArrows said:
" I haven't completed it. Infact, i got very bored in the first couple of hours to care about playing it more.I just think that it does a lot of things very mediocre. Every mechanic it has, is done better in so many other games
Cover - Better in Gears
Shooting - Better in every 3rd person shooter
Platforming - Better in PoP, Assasins' Creed

So the question still stands ..... whats so great? "

This just prooves you don't get it. You named games that are specialising into these very specific game mechanics and you're comparing it to a game who's doing all of them not perfectly, but pretty darn good. You got platforming in gears? no, Shooting in PoP or Assasins?

Also, i can't believe you can't notice the superior animation, the great voice acting, the fantastic music.

Look just face it. You tried it, you don't like it, that's it. There obviously no discussion here plus you seem a bit stubborn about it so why don't we move on?
#36 Posted by thegriefer (71 posts) -

Uncharted is probably my favorite game of this generation besides mgs4

#37 Posted by iAmJohn (6123 posts) -

Uncharted was awesome until the monsters.  Then it was stupid.  But then came the final chapter which was awesome.

#38 Posted by thegriefer (71 posts) -
@SilverArrows:  Uncharted's cover system was kinda clunky but that was the point you were a normal dude not some trained marine. Uncharted was an excellent game and uncharted 2 looks like one of the most fun games ever.
#39 Posted by captain_clayman (3325 posts) -

dude i loved loved loved that game.

i can totally understand the hype for uncharted 2, and i'm especially stoked for it.  it looks awesome.
graphics are great, AI is great, gunplay/cover is great, climbing is great, i was thoroughly impressed by that game.
#40 Posted by PercyChuggs (1087 posts) -

I think you just have terrible taste in games if you don't like Uncharted.

#41 Posted by Funglip (26 posts) -

I think Uncharted was okay, solid 8/10.  BUT, the Uncharted 2 beta is awesome since everything is just so much better.

Then I tried playing Uncharted again but couldn't since the beta's controls are just so much better.

#42 Posted by TheEnd (87 posts) -

Lol hes obviously trolling guys..if he really did play it, he would know that the puzzles suck ass. ESPECIALLY when he only played "the first few hours". I dont even think there is a puzzle in the first few hours...maybe the intro? Lmfao..you make me laugh OP.

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