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Everybody wants to make the "next Uncharted" except Naughty Dog

The Independent: "From the new Tomb Raider to Dead Space 3 everyone wants to best Uncharted, except that is, its maker."

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-GametimeUK-2228d ago

As a huge fan of Uncharted since its first instalment (it is my new favourite franchise) I also would not like to see another Uncharted game this generation. They have set the bar this generation with Uncharted games and we have pretty much seen it all now. They obviously could make another great game, but I would rather wait and be blown away on a much larger scale when they release Uncharted on next gen systems. 3 consoles games and a handheld is quite enough this generation. They have fed me enough to keep me full until next gen and if they gave me another slice I will pretty much burst haha

The Last of Us also looks like it can not just be dismissed as a "filler" until a new Uncharted, but it looks like this franchise has enough going for it to be right up there alongside Uncharted. I am very excited for The Last of Us and a next generation Uncharted.

Kinect2228d ago

This dude speaks the mother f*kn truth :)

Nimblest-Assassin2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

I though I spoke the motherf*kn truth... -_-

http://n4g.com/news/1015231...

Why you lie to me Kinect? :(

Lol whatever... but I totally agree with Gametime.. can't wait to see what ND brings to the table next... hopefully the Uncharted team is working on a new IP... or even Jak 4( if we are lucky)

MaxXAttaxX2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

It's funny to see how after Naughty Dog decides to take a break from Uncharted, we start to see more and more Uncharted-type influences in games like Dead Space 3, Tomb Raider
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
and Star Wars 1313
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

And I think it's cool.

sikbeta2227d ago (Edited 2227d ago )

U4 x PS4 :D

Most devs are taking inspiration from U2 for their upcoming games, they're starting to use the same tools, like mocap in order to get voice and movements that will be featured in the game from the same Voice Actor, like Nolan North does in the Uncharted Series

RememberThe3572228d ago

Considering where Uncharted came from to where it's gone, if this is how they start off The Last of Us, I literally cannot imagine where it will go and the potential of how great it could be. Naughty Dog is hitting on all cylinders right now and IMO they are clearly the best developer out there ATM.

strangea2228d ago

Please don't even mention possible sequels to The Last of Us. My brain can't even handle this one. My god, it's my new favorite game and it's not even close to release.

MaxXAttaxX2228d ago

IF there is a sequel, it would have to be with brand new character/s.
But I doubt it.

BitbyDeath2228d ago

Exactly, i'd be happy if U3 was the last in the series.
Uncharted has had it's time in the limelight time for it to move over for something new and fresh.

Nimblest-Assassin2228d ago

This is exactly what I want to see from ND. The Uncharted Franchise might hands down be my favorite franchise this gen( next to Ac and Bioshock) but even I think that Nd should come up with new experiences to wow us... and then make a triumphant return to Uncharted after working on different games... a coming home if you will

I love ND, and am excited to see what new games they will bring us

mt2228d ago

I guess we won't see Uncharted on PS4 that is the way naughty dog do it. look at their past games with ps1-ps2. I hope to see Uncharted on PS4.

Awesome_Gamer2228d ago

Fully agree with -GamtimeUK-

i'm the biggest Uncharted fan ever, but i would rather they wait for next-gen to blows us away with Uncharted 4

extermin8or2227d ago

Next Gen should start end of next year; I'm getting the impression that ND don't really want to make uncharted 4. not for the foreseeable future :(

miyamoto2227d ago (Edited 2227d ago )

@ Jimmy Thang of Gamexplain

Big slap on your face Sony Hater Nintendo Lover
Mr. Thang, when were you born? Your nitpicking is really unoriginal and non-creative I see this everyday from common trolls.

Don't you know that every game you just mentioned here is as guilty of the definition of "rip off" you are accusing the Uncharted series of.

Do you really understand how creativity and originality works on any form of art & entertainment?

Talking about movies.

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”
― Jim Jarmusch

George Lucas, James Cameron, Tim Burton & their films are considered to be some of the most original & creative out there yet they tell us where they took their ideas from.Do you honestly think Miyamoto and Suzuki created all their stuff out of thin air?

Are you implying in your tone that Uncharted blatantly ripped off all those games?

Dude, is being out there first and popularizing your meaning of originality and creation?

Dude, originality & creativity are taking existing elements and presenting them in a different form or point of view.

Uncharted may have taken so many elements from previous games but tell me have any of these games you use to point an accusing finger at Uncharted, ever took video gaming to the universally & critically acclaimed cinematic level that rivals even the best of the film industry.

I am fully aware of what these other games you mentioned did for the better of video gaming but please stop your jealous negativity on Uncharted just because it did what they did not do - elevated gaming into new heights of literary & artistic excellence.

Aren't you glad that because of the Uncharted franchise critic's perception of video games has been changed for its honor & glory.

Uncharted has put video games in a status that can't be touch or looked down anymore.

Let these games coexist in harmony and don't put them against.
Be positive not negative.

I know there are a lot of head hunters trying t o buy out each and every ND employee as we speak. That is how great ND is nowadays.

avengers19782227d ago

I have played all 4 Uncharted games, they are great games, its a great franchise with amazing game play, good writing, and great cast... I love this series, and Naughty Dog, but The Last Of Us looks beyond awesome, and I look forward to more new IP's from them... I would love another Uncharted, but can wait a few more years.

showtimefolks2227d ago

gametimeUK

i agree with you 100% if they release another UC game on ps3 most of us would buy it but we much rather the series get a little rest and launch with ps4.

I think its in development for ps4 and will launch with system launch most likely fall 2013.(also infamous 3 and killzone 4 along with GT6 for ps4 launch can you imagine if these 4 launch day one on ps4?)

we haven't heard anything from GG,Sucker Punch or PD guys and its been a while since they all done something so this much quietness can only mean they are working on next gen titles

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StrongMan2228d ago

It's funny. Hardcore game deprived fans of the opposite console said "Uncharted copied from other games" and "there's nothing innovative in Uncharted". For a game that "copied", it sure did spawn a lot of games "copying" from it now. For Uncharted to not "innovate", there sure are a lot of games that take a lot from Uncharted so it must have been innovative. Remember when they said "Uncharted copied Tomb Raider". Now look who Tomb Raider is copying. That's right, Uncharted.

Lord_Sloth2228d ago

Your post is slightly (half) redundant.

ABizzel12228d ago

The Uncharted franchise was perhaps the best franchise of this generation.

Uncharted has it's problems, but they are so minor that it doesn't alienate anyone from playing and enjoying it. So I can't climb everything a normal person should be able to while Drake can scale mountains and cliffs like a monkey. Everything else just works seamlessly.

I think learning from Uncharted is something all developers can do, however, trying to imitate its formula isn't going to help your game. Developers should look at what a game did right, and see how they can apply that same ideology into their game.

Having huge action sequences where your character is sent flying out of train only to land on a speed boat, which goes over a waterfall, and lands on the edge of a cliff isn't what makes Uncharted or any other game great. It's how the situation is handled and delivered.

Forza_is_King2227d ago (Edited 2227d ago )

Uncharted being the "best franchise" is debatable. Franchise wise it ranks lower than the Gears of War franchise as well as sales wise it pales in comparison.

Uncharted may be YOUR personal best franchise this gen, but then you must understand that it's just opinion. If you are going to make the argument that it is the best, then you need to back it up with something more than opinion. Reviews and sales for Gears would argue that Gears of war franchise is the "better" new franchise released this gen based on reviews for the "FRANCHISE" as a "WHOLE" and overall sales.

I would also say that the Mass Effect Franchise released this gen is right up there as well as the Dead Space franchise...but those would just be my opinion as sales and reviews for those franchises are not as high as those of the Uncharted or the Gears of War franchises.

ABizzel12227d ago

Never did I say it was "the best"

I specifically said, "The Uncharted franchise was PERHAPS the best franchise of this generation."

That one word "PERHAPS" was used to leave "best of" open to anyone who felt there were other current-gen franchises worthy of the same praise, which I had in my original post which included Gears of War, Mass Effect, and Bioshock. The reason I deleted them was because the topic was about how developers are looking to Uncharted (specifically Uncharted 2 & 3) for inspiration for their games.

As for your debate regarding Gears and others, what other game has earned over 200 game of the year awards, 10 AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards, and set / broke the record for most nominations at Spikes GOTY awards, and of all time?

There's a reason it's considered one of the Greatest games of all time, and possibly the greatest franchise of this console generation.

The proof is in the pudding as well. Uncharted has inspired many games, which was apparent in this year E3, and even Cliff Bleszinki has flat out praised Uncharted 2 & 3 and Naughty Dog as one of the best games of all time and one of the best developers of all time. There have been Gears clones, but Uncharted 2 set a bar for all games to follow from gameplay, storytelling, scripting, pacing, writing, voice acting, graphics, and so much more, and that's something that can't be argued.

I-likeFrenchFood2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

copy from the best not the worst

sometimes from the worst, it depends on who they are

Double_Oh_Snap2228d ago

I been here since one, and it scares me to think about what I'll do when I see another Uncharted. They truly are my favorite games.

Funny enough, on PS1 my favorite was Crash Bandicoot trilogy. Then on PS2 it was the Jak & Daxter trilogy, so it only seems fitting it would happen again.

As far as The Last of Us goes I was sold when I saw the trailer, and new it would be incredible. There are no words just watch the demo, If people are not impressed I don't know what I could say that the game already doesn't.

StarFox2228d ago

i rather not have another uncharted unless its like uncharted 2, single-player and multiplayer were perfect. uncharted 3 comes out with less chapters in the single-player and the multiplayer plays like a third person COD. even the lobby system looks about the same as COD.

hellzsupernova2228d ago

dude REALLY REALLY think about uncharted 3
Boat level amazing!
Horse back through the desert AMAZING
PLANE LEVEL OMFGAMAZING!

where as uncharted 2
Train level AMAZING thats about it though
uncharted 3 was an awesome awesome game better then the second imo

LiViNgLeGaCY2227d ago

I fully agree. Uncharted 2 was friggin' amazing! So many epic moments. But I honestly thought Uncharted 3 had more.

ZoyosJD2227d ago

While U3 had some great SP moments, they were all shown off way to much...even with me trying to avoid them. It just ruined the charm to some extent.

I haven't played U3 multiplayer in a while, but it just didn't feel right.

The thing about U2s train level is that it was like 5-7 chapters long, and built the tension perfectly, especially after seeing the devastation in the wreak right in the opening.