Luke Plunkett: "Lots of sites and magazines will tell you what they thought the best stuff at E3 was. Heck, we did! But only one set of awards are the result of the biggest outlets joining forces."
Go Naughty Dog, Go!
The beta is awesome
Yeah the presentation was undeniably impressive. The guy didn't even have to speak anymore about the game, it spoke for itself. "Here's Uncharted 2." (crowd in awe) "welp sigh....see ya later."
I have to agree with Uncharted 2 being the winner of best of the show, from my technical side of programming and computers after seeing the gameplay footage shown during the conference I was amazed by the engine and skills of the developers. For drawing distance, particle effects, objects with physics, and color have created an amazing product. For me to do the same on PC I would have to link a few of my computers together to multi-thread and process what was being done by that game. Heck I'm still pissed that the Corei7 Extreme Edition which cost more than an entire PS3 runs slower than the PS3's Cell. Now if programmers on the PS3 used more Ray-tracing for objects and textures and you can decrease the usage on the RAM.
That is great news. I have absolutely loved the game Uncharted since it hit store shelves and have since played it through a half dozen times. I just cannot get enough of the game and now on to the second installment. Keep it up Naughty Dog!
WOW. You really went into some technical stuff. I'm not sur I belive that a PS3 is better than an i7 but yu do seem to know what you're talking about. As for the game I must say I was impressed. Drake's Fortune is my favourite game ever; I thought it was a perfect game and I really didn't see how it could be improved, but I was wrong. The game is a drastic improvement on the first in almost every aspect. I can't wait.
Glad the critics gave the game the recognition it looks like it deserves. Superb writing matched by amazing graphics and strong gameplay all add up to 2009's game of the year. Another exclusive AAA from Sony! I'm getting spoiled ;)
Uncharted 2 EASILY stole the show, I mean everything was great but I was just wowed by that, in the end Naughty Dog is just an amazing team, everything I thought was great won from scribblenauts to Mass Effect 2, but Im just surprised that GOW didnt get anything it was the second most impressive thing I saw visually as well as gameplay, after UC 2 ofcourse
There was an article on here the other week saying the Cell was quicker than an i7 at a particular task (a CPU intensive task). I can't quite remember what it was.
Maybe because that surprise factor wasn't there for God of War III. DOn't get me wrong. It looks phenominal as well. But I think most were expecting that. Sony Santa Monica may be Sony's best in-house team and we have Jaffe saying the game looks like a painting. For many it was exactly what they expected it would be. Uncharted 2, on the other hand, probably left a big impression on everyone whether they were a fan of the original or not. And the way Sony showed it off on-stage was great. Either way I know I'll be broke after I pick up just the exclusive Sony games I want this year.
@ lifendz..yh ure probably right, everybody expected GOW III to be top notch, but I always thought UC 2 was gnna be gr8 but not JAW DROPPING...well they proved wrong!!
Yea! :D I LOVED THE UNCHARTED 2 BETA.
Best Racing Game Split/Second Where's the Forza defense brigade? And where is Brutal Legend? :\
telling GT fans why they think Forza is superior. Doesn't GT PSP have more cars than Forza 3? Edit: Perhaps the number of cars doesn't mean that much but it's gotta account for something, no? Then again I suppose Forza's 400 cars should be plenty. I'm waiting for GT5 anyway.
I was actually surprised that Forza didn't win that one since so many sites are praising it. TBH, number of cars really doesn't have much to do with how good a racing game is. I don't know why people even bother using that since it has barely any weight in an argument about which racing game is better.
The #1 thing people look for in racing games is how fun it is. I guess this year neither of the simulation games ended up being as fun and/or having as good of presentations as Split/Second. I actually chuckled at this because it's kind of like all of the various racing fans have been arguing-and will continue doing so I'm sure-over which is the best when other games have just been sneaking in to steal some of their thunder.
Forza and Split/Second are two very different games. Split/Second has broader appeal and certainly had an impressive showing. It looks like chaotic, racing mayhem. I'm really looking forward to it.
@2.2 "TBH, number of cars really doesn't have much to do with how good a racing game is" i kinda agree with this, when i played GT1,2, and 4 i only used a small handful of cars. 800 cars is a good variety but when you don't even have the time to get into 700 of them its pointless
Best of Show Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America for PlayStation 3) Best Console Game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America for PlayStation 3) Best Action/Adventure Game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America for PlayStation 3)
Looks like Best of 2009 will be next lol
I gotta admit. When that walkthrough was shown for the first time, it sent chills down my spine. The action, the gameplay, the whole exposition of it was just so great and entertaining.
My prof must've thought I was watching a porno or something because my mouth was open and I probably had this crazy look on my face.
Best of Show - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) Best Original Game - Scribblenauts (DS) Best Console Game - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) Best PC Game - Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) Best Handheld Game - Scribblenauts (DS) Best Hardware/Peripheral - "Project Natal" (360) Best Action Game - Modern Warfare 2 (PC,PS3,360) Best Action/Adventure Game - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) Best Role Playing Game - Mass Effect 2 (PC, 360) Best Racing Game - Split/Second (PC,PS3,360) Best Sports Game - Fight Night Round 4 (PS3,360) Best Fighting Game - Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii) Best Strategy Game - Supreme Commander 2 (PC,360) Best Social/Casual/Puzzle - DJ Hero (PS3,360,Wii) Best Online Multiplayer - Left 4 Dead 2 (PC,360) * FIVE - PS3 games. * Project Natal + SEVEN 360 games.
Can't argue. Uncharted 2 is GoTY2009
Congrats to everyone. See what I did there?
no I don't see. This area is supposed to have console wars and epenis's that are bigger and harder than everyone else.[/sarcasm]
I forgot I was defying logic, my bad. [/sarcasm]
This ain't Switzerland. There's no neutrality here. This is the gamer zone. You pick a side and you defend it vigorously while dissing the other side beyond all logic and reason. It's just how stuff works around here. /s
I've been reading your posts over the last couple of days and I'm truly disgusted! You opinions and statements seem to border on rationale and level-headed thinking. That type of mentality has no place on N4G. What did you do? Actually read the "Gamer Zone Posting Guidelines?"
Congrats Naughty Dog. I was very impressed with the E3 gameplay demo as well as the E3 trailer. Uncharted 1 was awesome and I still have the game in my collection :)
bubbles for not trading it in!
Hehe, played it this passed Sunday.
was a good list tbh, all good games. i was actually a little surprised to see L4D as best multi though! i guess if mw2's multiplayer was on show they would have picked that :p but well done to uncharted an naughty dog. also supreme commander 2 as best strategy. i never played the first cus at the time my pc wasn't up to it but gonna have a look at this, see what it's like also after seeing mass effect 2 i'm really tempted to go and buy mass effect (cus i never played it!)
Supreme Commander was amazing and still is. They're changing ALLOT of the game though to speed it up (my average time with an 8 player multiplayer match was between 3 and 4 hours!) and bring it down from soley being for the strategy hardcore. Because of that, however, I would say pick up the first one because the second will be a different experience so it wont replace the first one like many sequels do. PS you can pick it up for 360 but it's pretty butchered if you ask me...
It suprises me! I would of thought best multi player would of gone to MAG with 256 players
I was surprised as well, but I think L4D-the franchise in general-is more attractive to your usual online FPSer since it's not about large scale tactics but hop-in and fight alongside 3 others in various ways quickly and efficiently. I'm more geared towards the MAG style of gameplay and got bored really fast with L4D, but I'm not at all a typical FPSer.
I think the "intimacy" of L4D is where it draws its appeal. The problem I would see with MAG is getting your team to work together and not just having everyone go commando.
I agree that Uncharted looks freaking awesome,but it was not better then GOW3. Also, Natal with the best hardware? Really? The pseye has everything including voice recognition. ONly thing missing is infrared, but is that really such a big deal? I thought Wii motion plus was better then it if you asked me, and Sony won the hardware. Oh well, a bunch of retards that consider themselves professionals even though most haven't even started gaming until the ps2 was half way through its lifecycle say so , so all of this must be true. Im so glad I dont listen to what sites say about games anymore. Remember, these are the same people that gave Uncharted 1 an 8/10. But hey, they are all on the same bandwagon now so they aren't fanboys anymore. They love the ps3's now. LOL!
Uncharted 2 blew everything away in every category. I am still in shock and amazed how much I was impressed by the first one. For me GoW3 doesn't even come close. Like I said in my comment below, the only thing that might turn me away from U2 is a KH3 announcement!!!
*reads list* *reads list again* Not even one exclusive, bots?
Can suck a D!ck.
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Looking forward to platinum the hell out of Uncharted 2. Uncharted 1 was the only game i bothered to do all the trophies for, and i really enjoyed it. I expected to see some Assassin Creed 2, everybody was talking about it after the demo.
Lets see. PS3, DS,PS3, PC, DS, PS3, PS3, PC, PS3, Wii, PC, PS3, PC. Yup I'm covered for every game there. Excluding the hardware award(Natal) I guess I can play everything.
I may disagree with Natal, but I can definitely see why these guys and gals chose it. I have absolutely no issues with all of their other selections. The real winners of E3 are Naughty Dog, 5TH Cell, and BioWare. All of them walked away with the biggest titles they could and definitely had some very strong showings at E3 with a ton of potential for very high quality games that everyone should play.
Uncharted was bloody awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Guys admit it! Drake is the coolest video game character in video game history!!! I can't wait for Uncharted 2. This is my most anticipated sequel ever. Nothing can even come close other than Kingdom Hearts III. GoTY Confirmed fellas!.
one from infamous and one from core. i'm not a big multiplayer guy. they're both at home so it'll be tonight before i can reply to your pm. i'll pick randomly but also check past comments to make sure nice people get them.
I would not say no to that NewScratch. If you still have one?
I mostly agree. But racing game should be GT Portable, Forza 3 or even NFS. Split Second looks just lame. And I didn't like L4D multiplayer that much. Have heard tons of good coments on Uncharted beta. Not to mention Halo 3 and Cod4 had better MP that L4D, and from what I seen, Halo ODST or MW2 can easily surpass L4D2, and I'm attaining to MP with shooter mechanics here, I see more potential in some PSN/Live games than in L4D2.
BECAUSE THEY F!CKING CAN'T, THE MORONS. AND coming from kotaku too. Wow THIS IS THE DYNASTY OF THE PS3.
Where's Alan Wake and Conviction? Seems like critics are very disappointed at Alan Wake. It even got nominated as one of the most disappointing game by GT.
I thk the game has to be in playable form for it to get any awards. Alan Wake and Conviction weren't playable at the show floor.
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