Three heavy weight games stood out from the rest this E3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, God of War 3 and Splinter Cell: Conviction. But what made Uncharted 2 the game of not only E3, but of possibly the year?
Sure I'll take your opinion seriously. /Not.
Still though, UN2 does take the cake.
I'm sure you wouldn't say that if they chose Splinter Cell. ;)
Don't be mad because Splinter Cell is a AA title.
So because you've never heard of them their opinion dooesn't matter? A worthy winner imo. The beta is awesome and the sp looks phenoomenal
Uncharted 2 was certainly one of my favorite games of the show, along with Mass Effect 2. Uncharted 2 blew my mind. Anybody that played the first one knows the second one is going to be so awesome.
agree if uncharted 2 takes it.
just awesome!!! :)
Uncharted 2 won E3 for me hands down. Glad to see that sites are recognising that. Got game of E3 by 1up aswell.
If it makes you feel any better, 1up voted the same.
god of war 3 and the last guardian.
Agree, except I would include Heavy Rain as well. Actually tied with Last Guardian for game of show for me.
Conviction does look good but is not even close to UC2. It should be compared graphics-wise with Heavy Rain. I feel HR still looks better, cause better facial animations, more detailed models but I could be wrong. Said that, I dont like the gameplay changes. Ubisoft is turning SC:Conviction into a third person shooter with stealth elements, borrowing a lot from RS:Vegas. It should be the other way around, SC:Chaos Theory was the perfect stealth game with action elements in it. I loved that game. EDIT: @kevnb I know what you mean. It's hard to choose between an experience like UEDA games and the epicness of GoW3.
uncharted 2 is not only the best game on E3 but it is also going to be the game of the year. mark my words people.
Says me too!
I think its quite clear to see no-name websites and unknown journalist only matter when they score PS3 exclusives low with sony fanboys. But you gotta agree either way, been playing the Uncharted 2 beta for quite some time now and I gotta say I really enjoy it; even bought Uncharted 1 the other day to ply it and learn the backdrop before the sequel comes.
a no name nobody. /Not
All 3 games are beautiful. Two happen to be exclusive. If you dont own all 3 consoles this gen, you lose. /post.
Should Uncharted 2 be game of the year? Probably i won't know for sure until i've played it. But will it be game of the year? I doubt it. It's on the ps3 and with games like halo, splinter cell, alan wake, and left for dead 2 coming to the 360 it has no chance. Yes it's probably the better game but with the continuous bias of the media it has little chance. But that's alright at the end of the day I'll know which game is the best.
i agree but thats just my opinion and i was a huge fan of the 1st uncharted. ryt now i'm addicted to the uncharted 2 beta. i absolutely love the competitive but for some reason i find the co-op a bit boring. hopefully they'll make some changes before release. and the single player.... OMG THE SINGLE PLAYER!! it looks absolutely insane!
Let's just see Uncharted 2 has a live demo, or atleast I think it did. It's gameplay was tense. Cover system works.... still. Graphics looks great Graphics deserve a second mention. Not a yearly game Story looks interesting Naughty dog.
is another one of my favorites from Sony's E3. Hey, everyone has opinions right?
A) It's basically a modern version of Indiana Jones captured in a video game,and everyone loves the concept of trekking across the world as a rogue hunting down priceless treasures and solving mysteries. B) Nathan Drake,is one of the most charismatic genuinely funny and loveable-rogueish game characters ever created. To say he's just a bunch of pixels Naughty Dog has breathed more life and soul into him than most A-list celebrities do in there acting roles. Edit: for example.. Nathan Drake: You just count to five and pull the cord. Easy, right? [jumps off and pulls parachute cord] Nathan Drake: AHHHHHH! Onetwothreefourfive!
There's something very "believable" about Drake. Aside from all the ridiculous things he does, he responds in a very real and organic way.
goes to their writers, actors and animatiors. alot of people were not happy when Elana and Sully weren't shown before and thats because ND writers did a fantastic job in bringing their characters to life in Uncharted 1. The key is these are very believeable characters that we can relate to in real like. They come across as regular people caught in unbelieveable situations. Uncharted 2 is very close to surpassing Hollywood action adventure movies like indy, romancing the stone and The mummy in terms of acting, script and character development. Watching the E3 U2 trailer looks more like a Hollywood blockbuster movie trailer than a game to me. The only difference i you get to play the characters.
You get bubbs from me mang well stated, I couldn't agree with you more
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But to me its TLG. There is no question that Uncharted 2 will be GOTY 09 but next year belongs to TLG.
because I don't see how sony can lose franchises while microsoft keeps snagging them up. People can antagonize microsoft all they want for using their checkbook, but maybe sony should take note. All the first three splinter cells were multiplatform, so why not this one?
I agree with you man. The boosters could be more effective. Co op is where it's at.
I would have chosen GOW3, but UC2 just took the cake due to it's online aspect which got added and gotta admit... IT ROCKS. @cmrbe: After seeing what ICO could do with Shadow of Colossus... TLG will be even bigger and better. Though I still feel next year belongs to GOW3... Don't take that game lightly.... It's gonna be Epic.... But hell both are PS3 exclusives and both will rock in respective categories. From the looks of it, even 2010 is shaping out to be PS3's year... GOW3, TLG, FF vs 13, FF14, Quantum, Heavy Rain,Agent, motion controllers before Natal.... Boy 360 is in for a rough ride.
im guessing it'll be like mgs4, good sp but its multiplayer will lack.
You obviously haven't played the multi yet have you? So you have no say, because from what I've played...this takes the whole Goddamn cake.
I'm in the beta, and it doesn't lack anything thats for sure.
That's funny, because the multiplayer is a lot like gears but with more verticality. My biggest complaints about the beta are that the boosters don't seem to do to much and there are not enough; the ranks don't seem to mean anything and some slight damage balancing. I 'm tired of having to shoot a guy 5 times in the face just to kill him. Other than that, it's fvcking badass.
The multiplayer deathmatch and co-op are amazing. Trust me its nothing like MGS4 online.
@silver Dude you should/need to get a code. The beta its awesome. In any case, UC2 is a day one purchase for me.
i have a code i just havent used it yet.
Epic failure. seriously.
either way MGO is the most fun I've had in an online game. Maybe U2 will take that spot... I said maybe but I meant it will definately.
Damn, different strokes for different folks. I have never been so annoyed with an online game, as I was with MGO. Even if you don't take into account the sign-up administrative garbage.
MGO is great, the Konami network instead of PSN is the point of suckness, specially because the MGO in MGS4 is just a starter pack, you NEED the add-ons to fully enjoy it. Since it's a tactical shooter for the online part (somepeople will try to always auto aim or shoot running towards everybody, those are the guys that die soon and say the game sucks), I'll compare to tactical shooters... It's unnarmed combat capabilities make it unique. So do the comedy into it (kerotan and ga-ko as flags, lol). Having a cardboard/oilcan or shield into you inventory can change the way you play. The customization is the better I had ever seen in a shooter. Weapons seletion only loose to Combat Arms and Counter Strike mods. MGO has better overall tactical shooting gameplay than SOCOM Confrontation, only losing points in aim/precision to give you an idea. The maps are more diversified and better designed than those in both GRAWs and R6Vs.
i dunno lol, but after seeing that uncharted 2 footage i feel like re-buying a ps3. well and also agent but i doubt thats coming anytime soon since they didnt even have a trailer, thats probably years off.
Rumor has it that they have already been working on Agent for a long time. Not sure if it is true or not but I hope so. Would be nice to see something on it soon.
if LA NOIRE was AGENT and if it was it has been 3 years sense it was announced. If not then time will tell
Uncharted 2 is my most anticipated 2009 release. :)
Well all three games the site mentioned (Splinter Cell : Conviction, God of War III and Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves ) look very good, but in their own ways. They are all different types of games, but in my personal opinion i would have to agree and say Uncharted 2 looked fantastic and was my highlight of E3 mainly because i still havent played uncharted 1 ( well, played the demo :) ) Uncharted 2 does look very promising, but then so does God of War III and Splinter Cell : Conviction, but also many other games that were showcased at E3...
That's cool because to me it's between this and Splinter Cell.
Someone actually disagreed with me about what I think the two best games of the show were. How the hell does that work?
i believe 1up also mentioned that uncharted was their game of the show and after the live demo who wouldn't think so. the game looks amazing
Uncharted 1 made you love the characters nathan drake is pretty much a icon for playstation gamers now, and for me the game came out of nowhere when they last showed it at leipzig i was like wow how didnt i see this coming. Naughty dog is just pure greatness they have had 3 blockbuster ips crash bandicoot pretty much being the playstations mascot sadly he got sold cause who wouldnt want a real crash bandicoot with u2s engine then we still have jak and daxter must first ps2 game it looked so good at the time. For me its between uncharted 2 and gow3 seriously its so brutal thats its definatly banned in germany:p
but i dun get how sonyz conference was so good when they did not reveal a single release date for any of their good gamez on top of barely any coming out in 2009"????
nobody's bothered to answer you, but i will. Please do some research before making stupid assertions like that. There are more exclusive titles releasing in 2009 for ps3 than there are for 360.
check your eyes honestly :x because: Killzone 2, infamous, Uncharted 2 are all 2009, the best games of the 360 for 2009? I will be getting them for the pc :/
Each site has its own opinion. So its useless. Kind of like GOTY.
I would say I was blown away with Splinter Cell Conviction. It is a day 1 must buy for me, but I have to say Uncharted 2 was my game of E3 and that is coming from a God of War fanatic. God of War 3 was a very close second followed by Splinter Cell Conviction. The only game I was slightly disappointed in was Alan Wake, although they nailed the atmosphere, the combat didn't feel right from what I saw in the videos.
uncharted 2 does take it...don't be mad because xbox 360 tapped out graphically at gears of war 2.5 ....
I was at the show,got to see some things behind the scenes,such as Beyond good & Evil 2,and some target renders of Rage for example.... For games coming out this year... 5.....MF2 4.....Ratchet and Clank ACIT 3.....Splinter cell Conviction 2.....Assassins creed 2 1. Without doubt was... *Uncharted 2* ...in all facets,from design,style,MP,CO-OP options,single player with stealth options or go in guns a blazing,A.I.,climbing/platform ing,puzzle solving,it is heavenly.... Overall game of the show,including games coming in 10'.... 4.....GOW3 3.....Rage 2.....Beyond good and evil 2 (seen behind closed doors). 1.....The last guardian...... A masterpiece!
It's so polished and smooth it almost feels like Naughty Dog are cheating.
i love this game... like killzone 2.. the best games of ps3 so far.
its multiplayer is up there with games that are focused on multiplayer. uncharted 2 multiplayer brings a whole new feel to online gameing as well. Im climbing up stuff, picking up shields, flipping over tables, jumping from place ledge to ledge, shooting while hanging, doing punch and kick combos on people, etc. its so versatile and awesome. co-op is off the hook as well. they have some long co-op lvls that really are epic. gonna have to get some good psn friends to get some of the online trophies Im thinking.
i agree with the headline but what 360 will compete with it? answer not much
isn't that a 2010 release?:/ and it will come to the pc as well :S
I have the Uncharted 2 beta still sitting in my Infamous case (behind the manual lol). Somehow I forgot about it, which is surprising considering how much I loved the first one. Downloaded the new trailer off of PSN and damn... that is one awesome lookin' game.
I can't wait for the 2nd one! Bring on the games!
It just looks like Uncharted 1 with multiplayer. The GFX were nice but I thought that GoW3 was the more impressive tech. MY E3 top 5 1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 2. FFXIII 3. Last Guardian 4. Heavy Rain 5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Just hope that HR will get some love from PS3 owners when it comes out.
wow the graphical differences between uncharted 2 and uncharted 1 are to big to fit into a sentence..Just go check neogaf they have some comparisons shots, honestly after seeing the pics uncharted 1 feels outdated:/