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Is Uncharted 2 The Most Influential Game Of The Generation?

Total Revue: For nearly every third person game that has been released post-Uncharted 2 and even third person games on the horizon, it seems they have all been influenced by Naughty Dog’s masterpiece in some ways. It’s made me question whether Uncharted 2 has been the generation’s most influential game.

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Donnieboi1339d ago

Uncharted 2 might be one of the best of this gen, but I don't see other games being influenced by it. Maybe Tomb Raider. I dunno, I play many action games anyway so don't go by my judgement.

Thatguy-3101339d ago

In a way I think it has. It was one of the first few titles that brought the cinematic feel to video games that now most games have. However I believe that the most influential game of this Gen was CoD4. It basically set the standard for multiplayer which was the "it" factor this Gen.

TheFinalEpisode1339d ago

Completely agree. For better or for worse most games(even beyond the shooter genre) took cues from CoD4.

FATAL1TY1339d ago

★ Uncharted 2 is the best game this generation ★

silverbeld1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

Agreed, I do love Uncharted 2 a lot but the most influenced? Thats hard to say.

But COD 4 has the best moments and cinematic feel of all this gen.

When you crawling in the grass as a sniper and soldiers walking by with huge Tanks.

That moment alone is EPIC.

Best game this gen is COD4.

Not to mention the standard how the control scheme is being made for all shooters.

MysticStrummer1339d ago

Yeah when you see how many games have been ruined by being CoDified, CoD4 has to be the most influential game. It sucks but it's true.

omi25p1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

In no disrespect to Uncharted 2 its a brilliant game. Buts its not even close to being influential because it takes so much from other gamers i,e

Tomb raider
Gears of War

Id say Gears of War is the most influential game this generation.

It was the first game to really show off the graphics this generation. It showed you could do a gory dark shooter. Showed everyone how to do a cover system properly. (Just look how many games copy that)

Helped launch the current Xbox that had the smallest fanbase last gen right up to being one of the most bought entertainment items every year.

It was also the first game to really show off online gaming this generation and how good it could be. Well Gears and COD 2

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yaz2881339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

We started seeing allot of explosions, games have become more cinematic after its release + allot of "OH shit!" moments. They are everywhere!

wait for the e3 demos to see what I mean. some recent example .. BF4.

Donnieboi1339d ago

Well, COD 4 could be to blame for all of these set piece moments too.

Twignberries1339d ago

If you look at the game from a blatant genre standpoint then no, it probably hasn't influenced that many games. But try to think of its core elements, and what made it so great and stand out above all other games. It's cinematic quality, fluidity and seemlessness between set piece moments and gameplay is something that was never done at that time, and probably still hasn't QUITE been matched today. Ever since it's release basically every AAA action game to come out has tried to emulate uncharted 2's mojo. How can you not see this?

showtimefolks1339d ago

people always say UC series is like indiana jones or tomb raider but none of those games ever got to the high quality of Uncharted series IMO. As good as old TR games were they were still not perfect in every sense

UC series is the reason why we got a TR reboot, and i know people will hate my comment. ND have set a standard for what story telling in cinematic action adventure game should be

MGS peace walker
Uncharted 2
MGS4
Yakuza 3
Infamous series
fallout 3

these are my top games of this gen

MysticStrummer1339d ago

That's a good list of games and everything, but the topic is "most influential".

Root1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

Tomb Raider....REALLY

Come on, it says "this generation". Tomb Raider Ledgends and Underworld were crap and Tomb Raider was basicaly Uncharted with a female lead without good voice acting and character development, good game however it was not Tomb Raider at heart

Nocturne1471339d ago

''Tomb Raider was basicaly Uncharted with a female lead without good voice acting and character development'' Seriously, what drugs you use ?

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Double_Oh_Snap1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

Don't think so, but I freaking love Uncharted. Not just Uncharted 2 either. 1,2,and 3 I love them all.

There my favorite games this gen. Just because I love the characters and the experience of Uncharted overall.

Only fitting I guess considering Crash Bandicoot 1,2, and 3 were my favorite PSX games. Unfortunately Jak was not my favorite on PS2 while I loved it that honor goes to Kingdom Hearts 1 an 2.

The Last of Us... just DAMN!

ape0071339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

Call Of Duty 4, the time when CoD was GOLD

Double_Oh_Snap1339d ago

This for better or worse depending on which side you fall. For me Call of Duty 4 was amazing but I wish it never existed.

Sandmano1339d ago

I agreed with you but my best memories and best online experience this gen was with COD 2 such food times with that's games MP , COD 4 was Amazing but there's nothing like COD 2...

BlmThug1339d ago

Completely agree. Love it or hate it, CoD 4 did change gaming as we know it

BlaqMagiq241339d ago

I 1000% agree. If it made companies like Capcom have to switch up their priorities from RE fanbase to CoD fanbase and even Naughty Dog with UC3's multiplayer, you know it's had a big influence.

Morpheuzpr1339d ago

Yup it turned people who where looked down on for choosing videogames as their hobby into "Gamers" (hate that word). It made the industry believe that all a game needs to be successful is being noob friendly. Now every developer make their games thinking of the noobs instead of the real videogames aficionados that made this industry what it is.

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Tundra1339d ago

ND took gameplay cinematics and dialogue to a whole new level. The dynamic levels such as the train level in U2 are amazing. Character interaction, development and dialogue really stand out in this game. It's obvious many devs took notes after U2 nabbed so many awards.

Buenoblue831339d ago

No, Gears of war is surly.

Irishguy951339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

Yep, perfected Tps first. I dont' see how how Uncharted 2 is the most influential...who did it influence? It also came out mid way through the generation. Gears brought about the whole tps thing and online focus. Cod 2 also gets mention for the online kick off.

stage881339d ago

Gears was quite frankly boring and has a very clunky control scheme and physics.

Uncharted 2 deserves all the praise it gets. Eg most awards for a video game ever (over 200).

andibandit1339d ago

Gears actually has a good story altho it was told in a confusing way

MysticStrummer1339d ago

No to UC2, and no to Gears. Look how many games were ruined by an attempt to make them as popular as CoD and you have to admit CoD4 was the most influential game.