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medman  +   958d ago
No. The original Gears of War and the first Modern Warfare changed the way developers make games this generation more than the Uncharted series has.
ThatsGaming  +   958d ago
Uncharted is one of the most innovative games this gen. It caused Crystal Dynamics to completely rethink Tomb Raider.

To me, CoD MW, BioShock, Dark Souls, Gears of War, Unchartered, Batman, Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption, Elder Scrolls IV, Burnout, Warhawk, Bayonetta, MGS4, Fez, Journey, Limbo, Flower, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Braid, Castle Crashers, Borderlands, Infamous, Trials, and Crackdown were all influential games. Putting any of these above another is marginal at best.
violents  +   958d ago
IMO the entire uncharted series is born from the same idea as Tomb Raider in the first place, but someone took the time to refine it further and put in "micheal bay" looking set pieces, as inspired by COD4. As such the new tomb raider has no option but to be compared to it because of the similarities. So to say that uncharted 2 influenced other games is wrong because old Tomb Raiders and COD4 influenced Uncharted into what it was. Regardless of the fact that ND did a way better job with it than anyone else did.

I will agree with most that COD4, copy and paste as the entire series may be, is probably more influential than Uncharted2 was.
headblackman  +   958d ago
no. gears of war is. uncharted is a really good game but its a combination of many games before it. its tomb raider,gears of war and an older Xbox game called brute force all rolled into one with a smart mouth star character like duke nukem.
Picnic  +   958d ago
Uncharted 3 probably offers really plenty in its second half for masochistic hardcore players who don't mind being walking targets walking around industrial yards , shipyards and ships. But Uncharted 2 is arguably the best in the series for most people on the whole for not being too difficult, keeping a sense of pace, having some of the most interesting and detailed locations and well integrated set pieces. I find the stealth section towards the start a bit average and the final boss a bit too annoying (but a clever boss though) but those are literally about the only meaningful low points in a huge, exciting, game with good characterisation.

As for influential , maybe Bioshock? There have been several games based around moral choices, hand-driven superpowers (e.g Infamous) , and, to some extent, steampunkish worlds (e.g. Dishonoured) since then. And if not steampunk then at least 30s/40s noirish like Batman : Arkham City. But maybe it's games that I haven't played like Gears of War (itself partly inspired by Resident Evil 4) that have had most inspiration on other games.
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TotalRevue  +   958d ago
Would have been great if these conversations happened on our website too!
Picnic  +   957d ago
Doesn't often happen - N4G is where the website is found so easier to comment here than to have to register with another site.
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