Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment of America
INTRO: When raising money for a PS3, I was going to buy Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. However, the sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, looked so great, that I couldn't wait out for it. Anyway, here's the review.
PLOT: The game centers around fortune hunter, Nathan Drake (a possible descendant of Sir Francis Drake). The game starts with him looking for Marco Polo's missing fleet, but, he ends up going to Nepal, looking for Shambhala.
While the characters are very memorable (most notably Drake), & the script is great, the story itself isn't at all memorable. Do you remember how ROCKY III had great characters, but the story itself was kind of boring? Well, it's kind of like that here.
GAMEPLAY: The game is a third person shooter, similar to Gears of War. The game takes use of covering in blind fire, over-the-shoulder shooting, & climbing.
There are total of four things you'll do in the game; shooting, climbing, puzzle solving, &, rarely, sneaking past guards.
While the game is addicting, I didn't really enjoy the puzzle scenes (namely because the shoot out scenes were so much fun), nor the stealth scenes. Thankfully, the stealth scenes were rarely in the game.
But what really makes Uncharted 2 worth while is the online multiplayer. While not as good as Team Fortress 2 (which I will review soon), it will keep you playing for weeks. My favorite aspect of the multiplayer is the machinma tools.
DESIGN: Uncharted 2 features some of the best graphics I've ever seen, & probably the best graphics currently on the market.
The sound effects are perfect, though the music is kind of bland.
The controls controls are perfect, & the hand-to-hand combat kicks more ass than Chuck Norris in every single episode of Walker: Texas Ranger.
In other words, the design is awesome. HITS Great Characters Awesome Shooting & Hand-to-Hand Combat Addicting Multiplayer Machinima Tools Sound Effects Are Perfect Some of the Best Graphics Around
MISSES The Story is Boring The Puzzles Distract From The Action The Stealth scenes Are Out of Place The Music is Bland
IN CLOSING: This deserved the Game of the Year award that it won! The online is great, the single player is great, & all the flaws seem very minor! This is tied with inFamous as my number one favorite game! Don't miss it!
Movies:Dr.Strangelove, ROCKY 1-6, RAMBO 1-4, Dirty Harry,Kelly's Heroes, The Dark Knight, Superman:The Movie,Tim Burton's Batman,Lethal Weapon 1-2, Citizen Kane, Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Mad Max, Die Hard,Signs, E.T., The Harry Potter Saga, The Original Star Wars Trilogy, Jaws & Any Thing on the AFI's 100 Greatest Movies List.
MUSIC:John Williams,Danny Elfman, Any Thing from "Dirty Harry", Any Thing from the "ROCKY" movies, Survivor, Billy Joel,Queen & Any Thing from the
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