Fuchal of NGG writes, "I am 24 hours into the closed beta for Uncharted 2, after going into it with no idea of what to expect. What was Uncharted 2 going to do differently from its predecessor to not only improve upon it, but to eclipse it?"
Wow. A review for a beta? Nice.
Interesting, I've never seen this done before. It doesn't really make sense but hey?
...you can shoot during CTF but only using a pistol. I was playing on the night the beta was available and had a blast. I was moving briskly with the treasure during CTF and a this guy on the other team started shooting at me from behind. I tossed the treasure through a nearby window and jump in behind it. The guy shooting me kept firing into the window behind me. I grabbed the treasure and started shooting back at him. He started running towards me and was tearing me up (close to death) when one of my teammates ran up behind him and snapped his neck. It was AWESOME!!
WTF!!!!!! Why to put a number, why to score a pre-released beta game? this is worse than score a map pack. BTW, I was into the beta for two o three matches and it is quite good. No lags, graphics are beautiful, rock solid, the action is very frantic, the cover system works very well. I liked it, even if Im a SP mainly guy. Im all inFAMOUS right now.
Aside from the ridiculously long matchmaking (though still faster than gears), i have to say that naughty dog have nailed it. Yes theres a few bugs here and there (such as the more than one person climbing the same object bug)but overall the game is smooth as silk with no lag at all. For me personally the best thing is snapping necks.... seriously its like crack, theres nothing more exciting then climbing up the side of a sniper tower and snapping the cheap mofos neck lol.
The Beta is so much fun and the Co-op is Kick ASSS
uncharted 1 was great but UC2 will knock it for six and its multiplayer will be so much fun - how can it not be? I can imagine it being tactical and dynamic with superb graphics and gameplay....all online.
the multiplayer isnt all that tactical (imo a good thing, when I watched the demonstation of mag I couldnt see myself playing it). But the gameplay mechanics and map layouts make it awesome.
at e3 was freakin awesome!!!
But it really is good on Uncharted 2,you really have to work together to get the mission done and watch for friendly fire. At the end of the mission some massive armoured bloke was holding Drake hostage and I managed to get a headshot on him while they were struggling from across the map. Epic fun =D
its great！！ but only one stage for CO-OP...plus you cant fight the boss at the end... i played it for 20 times and it got a little bit old......
It got old after 20 times playing it... geez I wonder why?
Because the part of the level you can play is only about twenty minutes long. Go figure.
I was in the beta.
Me too man. It's painful to hear people talking about how fun it is.
amongthieves.gametrailers.com/ gamepad/ because thats how i got in, but it might be a little late now, and even if your not from NA just give it ago, im from europe and i got a code and it works, but only on an american PSN which is easy enough to make, hope you guys get in :)
If the BETA is getting a 9/10 what will the final game get lol? 11/10? :D I am just kidding btw...
My first code wouldn't work for some reason that I don't understand but they sent me another after I moaned about it(shopto did)and now I'm sooo glad I did. Frankly, and I don't agree with perfect scores for games as the perfect game has never been made, I think it's a 9.5+ if the rest of the package is up to this quality-and remember I'm only playing a beta of the online mp so what will the finished SP look and play like? I wouldn't compare it to Gears really as it's more tactical and involved than that and Gears is more of a big rush than anything, imo. I hope the comparisons stop now as they don't really do much justice to either game if I'm honest, when they have very little in common really. I was a bit concerned about both U2 and Bioshock2 going mp but of they do as good a job with B2 then we're in for some holiday period I assure you!
MP is fun..CoOP rocks...cant wait till I get the game.. GOTY is written all over this game
I hope GOTY, but it is usually a multi plat game that every one can agree was great. Last year was Fallout 3.. The beta is really fun btw. I was partied up with 3 friends last night and it was so smooth to just play and chat with friends. The voice chat works through out all of the loading screens too. Great gameplay and I plan on playing this through the entire closed beta. It has already gotten in the way of my Killzone time lol.
^^ how is the new KZ patch ? Havent d/l it yet
Wish I could play this. I've got 2 beta codes but can't use them because my ps3 is being repaired. It seems to be getting mixed reviews. Some people are saying it's good and others are saying it's crap. The complaints - Every time you quit it restarts your ps3 You have to stand still and aim, hip fire is rediculously inacurate Takes forever to find a game If someone leaves co-op it takes a while for the game to realise it. He throws grenades like a girl Headshots don't do extra damage Hope I get my ps3 back before the 28th, or i miss out thanks to sonys poor repairing service
omg, can i have a beta code, pleeeaaaseee!!!
Can honestly say(don't know about the headshots though)I haven't noticed ANY of that so far but I'll keep checking-but I don't even think throwing grenades is effeminate! Hope Sony get you your PS3 back fella-what a pain, eh? MS have been very bad with me in the past, and also very good while Sony have been quick in the past-I think it just depends on your luck to be honest-and also you can get a complete nob when you first ring up which always seems to herald you getting messed around. Big companies? What can you do?
You can move and shoot wile aiming, hip fire is supposed to be inaccurate (if it was super accurate then people would run around shooting and it would not be fun), it does not take that long to find a game(maybe your internet sucks), head shots do more damage,and ITS A BETA of course there are problems its not like it is the full game.
Quitting DOES reset your PS3,no idea why. Last night took me AGES to find a game,although with 2000 les players this morning I was in a game within a minute each time. Havent noticed the leaving co-op problem yet. Headshots DO do more damage,it's easy to recognise when a stray bullet has clipped there head and it's about one or two bullets. Yes he does throw like a girl. It's pretty good and i'm personally impressed as I didn't have high hopes for it,competetive feels a little tacked-on but Co-Op is actually perfect and teamwork is essential. Definetly give it a go when you get your PS3 back.
I might give a code away, I just want to be sure that im allowed, the email says "Promotional codes can only be used once and only by the recipient of this email" The problem is,my psn is a sony beta testing account, Im not sure if the code is linked to my account, if it is and someone else uses it on their account, I might lose my beta tester status :( @ Dead_Cell Doesn't sound too great, I'm really hoping the competitive is good, or there's pretty much no reason for me to keep my ps3.
Only listing out complaints? Awww.. how about the good points?
"I'm really hoping the competitive is good, or there's pretty much no reason for me to keep my ps3." Are you [email protected]!ng serious? My god man, so many good games you'll be missing out on.
only negative points and coming up here to mention your PS3 is being repair makes it seem like you are just trying too hard to knock it. I'm not saying you are, it just came to me as such.
I don't believe you one bit that your ps3 is being repaired. Why do only xbox fanboys seem to have their ps3 break on them?
Wow, alot of unjustified hate above me. @ twoface - nobody talked to me about the good points, only the negetives @ Szarky - Other than GoW3 there is nothing on ps3 worth mentioning. So i'm getting rid of it if it does not deliver. @ SupaPlaya - No, im just annoyed. @ Obama - So you are saying that everyone with broken ps3's is a xbox 360 fanboy? ....sounds like you're the fanboy. I guess the thousands upon thousands of complaints on the official psforums are just xbox fanboys in disguise.... Too many paranoid people in the gamer zone.
Making the sequel to their newest IP actually better
Totally agree. Insomniac hopefully learns for R3. So far what I've seen they'll definitely be making a great sequel. As long as co-op is really tight then I'm happy. You know SP will kick ass, competitive I don't care so much about. R2 co-op was a bit lame.
The map's I played are great for vertical firefights,and five-a-side is a good number for the deathmatches. My main problem with it is how short the deatmatches are,hopefully people complain on the forums about it and ramp up the killcount enough to make it worth playing regularily. Uncharted really comes across as Single-player and Co-Op first and Competitive second which personally I think it should stay that way,Co-Op more than makes up for any problems I've had in deathmatches.
My only issue is as with the SP game, it takes to many shots to bring someone down...
Pop the heads, they'll go down fast ;)
Perks! Cover! Climbing! The best graphics! Animations! It's like gears of war without the problems. Add melée weapons naughty dog! Cons: melée from 3ft away? Fix it. Some clipping with avatars bumping into eachother. Ps3 resets when quiting game. Hopes: nobody finds glitches. More charachter skins. Gears has been taught a naught lesson. This is how it's done. Day 1. Very competitive game & it has humor & a shooting helicopter in multiplayer.
post that stuff on their website, thats the idea of a beta, to make things better for the real thing. Personally, even tho there is only 2 maps, every game I've played as been different. The graphics are stunning for an online beta, they have a lot of time to polish as well. Running from Europe playing against Americans/Canadians = No lag (i was amazed). ND have really done themselves justice with the online segment of the game, and i am definitely looking forward to the full game after being apart of this beta.
Ok so i played it yesterday and i love the Co-Op and the multiplayer is alot of fun. Love the fact that the multiplayer has guns and grenades placed around the map. my only gripe is that the movement seemed a bit clunky. maybe it was me? other than that the graphics were what i was expecting from NaughtyDog. And the climbing was an added plus(it was fun being able to hang from a ledge and shoot). Altogether it is an excellent demonstration of what to expect. Can't wait for the finished product.
I thought the graphics were underwhelming, but could that be due to it being multiplayer mode whereas the videos I have been seeing are from single player? Takes forever to find a match. Co-op was the funnest mode to me, but I dont really do multiplayer and wont be doing it in this game either. But it is still a day one for me for the single player aspect.
I know what you mean, although I still think it looks better than Uncharted 1, especially the lighting and explosions. And the textures, but it's hard to compare there because it's an urban environment and Drake's Fortune was almost all jungle.
I really hate seeing this compared to Gears of War. They came out a few months apart, do you really thing Naughty Dog saw Gears of War and decided to go through their game and add a cover system in the last few months of development? Uncharted is drastically different from Gears, the only similarities are 3rd person perspective, cover, and guns. That's it. The games feel and play completely different. I like the first Gears, but it appeals in a COMPLETELY different way than Uncharted. I don't even consider them in the same genre, Gears feels like a shooter and Uncharted feels like action/adventure. End pointless rant.
Online is amazingly fun and addictive for Uncharted 2. I will have to put down killzone 2 and modern warfare 2 when it releases.
pls.whats ur psn id? i d like to play with u sometime.....
After spending a bit more time with it,Uncharted 2's deathmatches are epic fun. Although the killcount needs raising.
Words can't describe how great Multiplayer works in this game. It's got the best gameplay aspects from both Gears of War and Tomb Raider (two series which I absolutely love), a deathmatch mode that reminds me of Call of Duty, and a co-op mission that is as well thought out as latest Resident Evil game! And that's ONLY the multiplayer aspect; the quality of the story, character design, voice acting, and cinematic direction of the first Uncharted game made this new franchise series great to begin with!
This beta is the sh!t. It reminds me of how good SOCOM: Confrontation could be if given to the correct developers. No game has ever made me like it's multiplayer so quickly in a long while. Uncharted 2 will more than likely be a day one for me. **Back to the game
report any problems it has , because i want this to be epic on release. Do Your Job Beta Tester!!!!!
ITS THE BEST GAME I EVER LOVED! I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT!
This is going to be awesome!
It's so much fun. Better than I expected.
OMG!! the multiplayer is AWESOME!!! I'm finally getting grips on it. :D Controls are very good. I had a problem. The results window pop up signaling the end of the match FOR ME, but I was killed during this time. That is a bug for sure.
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