The Independent: "From the new Tomb Raider to Dead Space 3 everyone wants to best Uncharted, except that is, its maker."
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.
This dude speaks the mother f*kn truth :)
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
IF there is a sequel, it would have to be with brand new character/s. But I doubt it.
spoken like a true boss
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.
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
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.
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
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 :(
@ 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.
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.
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
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.
Your post is slightly (half) redundant.
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.
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.
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.
copy from the best not the worst sometimes from the worst, it depends on who they are
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.
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.
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
I fully agree. Uncharted 2 was friggin' amazing! So many epic moments. But I honestly thought Uncharted 3 had more.
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.
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theyre probably uncharted-out right now and want to focus on the last of us before making uncharted 4 on ps4.
I believe they already working on Uncharted 4 on PS4 since half of the studio worked on Uncharted 3 and the other half is working on The Last Of Us, so after Uncharted 3 is released now that half is working on Uncharted 4.
This would make sense Uncharted 4, & Killzone 4 could be launch titles for the PS4. That would blow the lid off everything. I would buy all three day one.
And Gran Turismo 6. Maybe even a God of War 5. I think there may well be a ton of exclusives out day one on PS4. Lets hope Sony learnt from the mistakes they made with the PS3's launch (which I bet they already have looking at the Vita).
Nah, let them create a new masterpiece series on PS4, like they've done every playstation generation.
I agree but i still want more uncharted they are great adventure games which take it to a new level
I'm open to new IPs. However I want to see what they do with Uncharted on the PS4.
Uncharted did copy a lot from the adventure movies of the late 80's and early 90's (I.E Indiana Jones) but is that a bad thing?...NO.. plus it made the set pieces that much more extravagant and fun...something you'd NEVER see in a film...you were experiencing in Uncharted.. GREAT series of Entertainment Experiences and will stand out among the rest... i think they should drop the numbers and just go with subtitles... be more like a series...for this generation or the next.. limitless story possibilities and the way Naughty Dog makes set pieces you know it'll be entertaining and FUN...which is something missing from a lot of games now a days..
You know, I always see Indiana Jones as a point of comparison for Uncharted, it is ironic due to the fact that Indiana Jones is itself a throw back to films of the 1940's that featured the adventure and the hero who seemingly established that DNA for Indy to use and then later Drake. But I agree, Uncharted(more so with 3) created almost a new genre that went beyond a kind of "game" and created an experience. UC3 is my favorite of all the Uncharteds due to the fact that it tries to establish an experience that uses the production value and quality of cinema, while still holdinng on to the interactivity that makes this medium so intimate. For me, the top moment of UC2 was Drake climbing the ladder and the camera placing the yeti in the foreground in the "Mountaineering" chapter. That blew me away at the time. From then on I wanted more of those moments(real-time moments with dynamic camera work) and two years later I received more than I could have ever wished for with Drake's Deception. So, if there is another Uncharted I hope they take the approach they did with 3 and continue to push it forward in that way. UC1 and 2 were great, but 3 is really that experience that I wanted. Agreeing with most of you, I don't want to see Drake for a bit. Put the Uncharted series on hold and bring it out in a couple of years, on the next-gen PS console. The problem with most titles these days is that you do not really get the ability to miss the characters, making their eventual return all the greater.
they borrowed a lot from other films to create Indiana Jones..even his "look"...the hat and leather jacket from the Secret of the Incas (Charlton Heston rocked the fedora and jacket) and again in Naked Jungle... but like i said..so?...it's honestly just the treasure hunting aspect because Nathan Drake is his OWN character..wise cracker..charming..a bit of a dork sometimes.. the part that got me in Uncharted 3 was not the plane sequence (which will go down in history as one of the biggest jaw dropping action sequences of all time) but the small part where you first have to squeeze through the cracks in the wall...i was like.."oh...oh i get to control this?...AWESOME!"...on top of the huge set pieces..the "down time" is just as interesting... the second Uncharted..the whole Village part blew me away as well.. and i remember when i first picked up Uncharted..i went in the mind with "meh..i don't see anything special about this"..but after a few minutes with it...i couldn't put it down...i got that feeling of watching those old adventure movies...and it felt great...
I agree completely. Chapter 18 "The Rub Al Khali" is the epitome of an interactive cinematic experience. The shot right after Drake sets out from the plane will always be with me, almost like seeing the Brachiosaurus in Jurassic Park for the first time. Just the view of Drake walking along the Sand Dunes with the camera pulled so far back and sweeping the enitre expanse was breath-taking, the best part being that it was interactive and controlled. It would have been no where near the impact had it been passive like a cutscene. The word is over used, but "epic" is perfect to describe what was seen.
Actually, most of video games take inspiration from movies.
I dont want them to milk the franchise too much like Gears or CoD, it's good to have more new IPs. Thank you SONY for this btw !
I agree. Let Uncharted end with PS3. No need for anymore. I'm glad Naughty Dog are working on The last of Us, the more New IPs the better.
Gears has a trilogy , plus an up coming prequel of sorts. how is that milking when UC has the same # of game 4. now had you just mentioned COD then their would have been no point in commenting.
I guess you are the one disagreeing? Prequel or not that's one more episode coming a bit over a year after the last one. Why not make a new IP so gamers dont fall in a type of boredom. When something works for them they stick to it and they take no risks, i'm sorry to say and please prove me wrong if you can.
@abzdine You do know that Epic has a few in house groups working on different IPs not just Gears of War, they have infinity blade,Fortnight,shadow complex ,bullet-storm, URE4. As for sticking with what works or generates cash , every company does that not just them. As for the boredom part if your a multi console owner their is no way for you or anyone to complain of boredom.(agree & disarees are just dumb extras on this site not my thing)
Complete fanboy statement and the lemmings on here lap it up. Wow. Gears is being milked because it has one more game (that is if you exclude the VITA title)? And you kids agree with him. Wow.
Now uncharted has nothing on quake mutha fuck 3... Who needs story book gaming! The success of halo is because of q3a really. Nothing to see here continue fap to a bad story book that has a good zbrush artist.
I am just said to see a long lasting franchise like Tomb Raider become an uncharted clone...I know It was the same sort of game...but I thought maybe they could bring something new to the table...legends should not be reduced to copying the newboy though the new boy is now a legend
There's nothing wrong with Tomb Raider taking inspiration from Uncharted, so long as it's done well, and isn't a direct ripoff.
Well it's pretty damn close to being a direct ripoff. I think it will be awesome though. At least uncharted doesn't have Bows. Tomb Raider at least isn't copying that.
Uncharted 2 was an amazing game. Uncharted 3 was good but 2 set the bar so high it didn't quite match it. For example the 3rd act of Uncharted 3 was too short. The train level in 2 was a proper long level which was great. The setpieces in the third one were brief. Last of us looks amazing. Uncharted 4 should be a launch title on PS4 (Orbis) as 4 is unlucky in Japan.
It could be called: PlayStation IV.
or PlayStation Ivy (I V or IV or 4 in roman). Sounds pretty cool to me.
I think calling PS4 simply Playstation would be amazing. Then having a great line-up of games first day would just be Godly.
The pronunciation of the number 4 is similar to that of the word death in Japanese, hence the bad luck. However, the numbers after PlayStation have always been read as an English word. You may notice the "Plei-stay-shon Sree" after each PS3 commercial in Japanese. So my guess PS4 would be "Plei-stay-shon Foru." No bad luck here :)
The new splinter cell looks like uncharted too. And MGS. But it looks freaking phenomenal. Not a fan of the franchise but this I might actually play. How awesome would it be if Naughty Dog started a new Jak trilogy on ps4, detailing his path to becoming the sage of light?
i would like to see naughty dog make a game that focuses on nothing but gameplay, something like dark souls but with their animations. I also wish people would just stop talking all the time in their games, its just too much sometimes for me.
I would like to see you stop talking about Naughty Dog games, since you never have anything positive or productive to say.
This^^^ Every time I see him in this Last of Us articles, he's always spouting something negative. -_-
@kevnb Oh man, I hope you never get a job in the video game industry as an "adviser", you have the worst suggestions. Please stay away from our games lol
After watching Star Wars and Tomb Raider demo on E3. Yeah, they pretty much took a cue from Uncharted. It's not bad. I like how ND took a break from making another Uncharted and try another genre. It's refreshing and let's see if they can match or surpass Resident Evil's popularity.
its not like uncharted invented that sort of thing, its been going on for years. Big difference is that they did it arguably better than anyone else had. And after all the game of the year awards, publishers are saying I want it to be like uncharted. I also get a call of duty vibe from those games, where a bunch of stuff is happening while the gameplay adapts to it. Its cinematic gameplay, the new in thing. Atleast naughty dog makes it dynamic, the other games pretty much force you down one single path.
Maybe not invented, but pioneered cinematic third-person action/shooting gameplay, to a certain degree.
2 words is all. NAUGHTY DOOOOOOOOG!
Wow, had no idea they did a second playthrough where they just ignored the threat in the building. I think every developer should aim to make a game like Uncharted, or like some other great game, but use that game as inspiration, not to simply copy from.
How much better are games going to look in the future? There has to be a limit. I love everything Playstation(since PS1) and Uncharted is freaking awesome. I think games are meant to be an escape from everyday stress or whatever, and you don't want games to become too real. I love these post apocalyptic type games(The last of us), but I hope games don't become too close to reality we have the news and tv for that.
I agree, thats why I still revert back to playing some NES and PS1.
Nope, I disagree, the fact that games are becoming more and more realistic along the years of the industry is a good thing. How can you really feel like you're a part of an alien invasion if theres no game capturing that "true" feeling of it? I can see where you're coming from but you don't have to worry. There will always be games that try to capture reality and those that's main priority is "fun factor." Thats what makes gaming a hobby worth having because theres a variety and there's always something different for different sorts of people