Uncharted 2 Reviews Send MW2 a Message

It comes to no surprise that Uncharted 2 has been a GOTY prospect since E3, but now the true is starting to release. Two full reviews have already been covered on PlayStation:The Official Magazine, in which they plated a 5 out of 5 and made it the monthly editor's choice. Also head lined "forget GOTY, this is one of the best games in history. French publication PSM3 went all out and gave this Uncharted 2 a 21 out of 20, calling it in one word "M-O-N-S-T-R-E-U-X! Now, there has been tons of talk regarding the GOTY award, and how Modern Warfare 2 will shut down all Uncharted 2 talk as soon as it releases. But, can you really shutdown a perfect game?

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Gabe EatsWell3108d ago

"I am GOTY 2009! No other games come close!" -Unrivaled 2: Among Game Kings

NeoBasch3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

"Now hand over the award, and no one will get hurt."

That screenshot is priceless. :D

Gabe, it's Unrivaled 2: Among Itself

josuttis3108d ago

Are there actually people who were claiming the next Call of Duty game would be GOTY 2009 for some reason?

So far everything shown from the game is at best 'meh'.

NeoBasch3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

I think it's based on hype off the first one. My friends are really looking forward to MW2, but, when I ask them if they know anything about it, they just stand there with their hands in their pants. This is not to say MW2 will be a bad game (how could we know when it hasn't even been released yet). Regardless, anything going up against Uncharted 2 will undoubtedly face some stiff competition.

Funny how things change. I remember at E3 when they first showed the stage demo and hundreds of journalists and gamers tried to downplay its significance. I still can't believe someone would honestly choose Spliter Cell: Conviction (which looks killer by the way) over Uncharted 2. Seriously, wtf is wrong with you people? From the moment I saw Nathan sliding down the halls of a collapsing building whilst being shot at by helicopters and thugs, I knew right then and there that we had something special on our hands, and this goes beyond Game of the Year. This right here is the Game of the Century.

In my opinion, of course. I shouldn't even need to state that, but this is N4G we're talking about here.

Vicodin3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

Whatever is the latest Call of Duty functions as the default 'not PS3 exclusive' game for the gaming media to overhype and latch on to.

Graphically MW2 is an embarrassment.
Only 16 player P2P online play.
Arcade-ey point and shoot aiming with massive amounts of auto-aim so everyone who plays can hit targets

It's basically a lowest common denominator kiddie arcade fps. The Britteny Spears of FPS games. Huge marketing, lots of sales, mediocre at best in quality.

StanLee3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

Hasn't there been like only 1 fanboy site review of Uncharted 2? Seriously, this is ridiculous. I don't know why fanboys fuss so much over reviews. If reviews were indicative of success Okamiden wouldn't be on the DS, Clover studios wouldn't be belly up and I wouldn't still be playing Okami hoping to God for a real sequel.

Edit @ BaschPS3: I think all those games deserved those scores. I'm not saying Uncharted is a great game that deserve a 5/5 but like someone else said, Game of the Year is subjective. Some people will agree with some GOTY awards and others wont. Look at the uproar last year over G4TV's Fable II GOTY award.

Trebius3108d ago

Kanye West is going up on stage saying "MW2 had the BEST Multiplayer experience of the year!!"

Monkey5213108d ago

that was hilarious, man Kanye West was such a douche.

NeoBasch3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

@ 1.5 StanLee

Fanboy site? Are you kidding me?!? For one they are both magazines: prestigious magazines, and, in my opinion, PlayStation: The Official Magazine is full of elitist pricks. Just look at their prior reviews: inFAMOUS (8/10), Gran Turismo: Prologue (8/10), Resistance 2 (8/10). They even gave MotorStorm: Pacific Rift a 6/10. How is that even possible?

You won't be able to use this against U2. Wait, no, I take that back. Go ahead, by all means. You've already embarrassed yourself once. Why should I have all the fun?

EDIT: In response to your edit StanLee, I get what you're saying. I think everybody understands. However, it makes you wonder if they went into the game objective or did they already decide on their GotY, I.E. GameTrailer's Fable II fiasco.

dolan3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

I finally saw in person the last CoD at a friends house a month ago. It was shocking how bad the game looked and just how incredibly average the game played. If I hadn't known it was this supposed big name title I would have thought it was nothing more than some random bargin bin miltary shooter.

The massive overhype for CoD seemed to start almost immediately after the actuall dissapointing Halo 3 graphics and gameplay became public. Losts of people in the media who were hardcore Halo fans who would give everything Halo 10/10 and automatic GOTY awards and praise seem to have defected to CoD and now it gets the same automatic GOTY, 10/10 coverage from them.

menoyou3108d ago

It's just silly to compare Modern Warfare 2 to Uncharted 2. Modern Warfare 2 was a disappointment when it was shown. Same graphics, same game-play, etc. The multiplayer might make up for this, but even if the multiplayer was jaw-dropping, it would still only just rival Uncharted 2. And how likely is it that the multiplayer will be a huge step up from Modern Warfare 1 when the single player is mediocre? Unlikely.

Lifendz3108d ago

and while I know I'm going to love Uncharted 2, to say it's going to do anything to Modern Warfare 2 is just crazy. I just hope Uncharted sells a million or more in the first week. Modern Warfare 2 will probably sell that on the first day alone. And I'm talking just one console.

At least Uncharted is getting the love from the gaming media (wait for Eurogamer's review). Sony has to market it big. Burger King toys, South Park spots, Family Guy ads, whatever. Make it like MS made the Halo 3 launch. The game is great and I think it will sell but you've gotta get that dollar from the gamer that doesn't know about the first one (cuz he just got his PS3 slim) and only knows Halo and Modern Warfare.

JsonHenry3108d ago

UC2 is the SOLE reason I still own my PS3.

nycredude3108d ago


"I think all those games deserved those scores".

Let me get this straight now.. You called the sites that reviewed UC2 fanboy sites and then proceed to say they give Ps3 games what YOU think they deserved. Wouldn't that mean that the sites are NOT biased towards the PS3, hence contradicting yourself?

StanLee3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

I think you misinterpret my comment. I was only aware previously of 1 review and that's PSM3 21/20 review which really was very fanboyish to be honest. Again, not that Uncharted 2 isn't deserving of its praise but Uncharted 2 and MW2 are two very different games, in very different genres. I don't see how you can compare the two. Frankly, I think Borderlands can be this years Fallout 3 and may be the best game this year. Some will enjoy Left 4 Dead 2 or Assassins Creed 2 may redeem the franchise. Different sites will have different GOTY year. It's totally subjective.

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ProperFunked3107d ago

the only reason MW2 (i will buy it) has a chance at GotY is because its on all 3 platforms which means wider audience (PC, PS3, 360). Uncharted 2 is going at it on its own(PS3 only). mad props ND

likedamaster3107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

Too bad Uncharted 2 won't sell a 1/3 of the copies MW2 will sell. Poor devs.

Killjoy30003107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

What's really sad is that you won't even be able to play Uncharted 2. Poor fanboy.

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mrv3213108d ago

I think they won't care after all they've sold 1,000's of stupid cheap nightvision goggles while Uncharted 2 has provided 2 beta(technicaly) which'll evolve into a demo soon, while COD 4 has shown 2 multiplayer trailers... and erm... some improved visuals which are worse than Uncharted 2's.

RadientFlux3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

It's been my opinion that a GOTY award is too subjective of a category to have a universal winner. Every magazine/website will have its own opinion, along with individual gamers. Heck for the last 5 years a multi-platform has been my GOTY.

Pennywise3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

Of course opinions will vary.... but I think it is fair to say, overall GOTY last year was LBP followed by MGS4. I would of switched it up, but overall thats how the votes went.

RadientFlux3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

yeah I saw the two reviews after I re-read the article, hence why I changed my comment

My favorite game last year was Fallout 3, through LBP was definitly one of the runner-ups. As for the GOTY awards given by websites/magazines they never factor into my own personal GOTY award.

Pennywise3108d ago

FO3 would of been so much better if it didn't freeze on me every 10 minutes. (PS3 after the patch)

It was just so blah after a while. Much potential though.

Persistantthug3107d ago

AIAS awards = The Oscars of the video game industry.

2009 Game of the Year: LITTLE BIG PLANET.

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LarVanian3108d ago

What reason is there for Modern Warfare 2 to be GOTY? The games storyline is not even going to be longer than the last. That means another brief 4 hour campaign. Possibly 5 1/2 hours on veteran.
The most entertaining aspect of MW2 seems to be the "snowmobile race" which doesn't even look as fun as the jet-ski sections in the first Uncharted.

iceman063107d ago

Winning GOTY is like winning class president or prom is USUALLY the one with the most popularity that wins...regardless of whether they actually deserve the title. I don't really pay attention to that crap anyway. I just hope that UC2 is able to shine on it's own merits...without comparison to MW2, ODST, or anything else out there. Just let it be the first one. (although I hope that it sells WAY insure that the franchise will continue)