Meristation: Uncharted 2 Review

Uncharted 2 has no rival on the PS3. There's no other game, despite Killzone 2 on the visuals, with the same level of quality as Naughty Dog's newest game. The rhythm of the game is fast-paced and action-packed, and includes some fun, well-thought-out dialogue. The game is almost perfect in every stage, and it has online coop and deathmatch; there's no doubt that it's one of the top three games for the PS3, and one of the five best games of this year. [via Metacritic]

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Cyrax_873339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

currently sitting on 97 average lol.

edit: @ nForce

lmao, I know. since when is 12-13 hours short? There's always something to nitpick.

JRaptor3339d ago

Yeah, I'm surprised that OPM UK still isn't up..even still, its doing well at 97

Tomonobu Itagaki3339d ago

Be patient, Eurogamer and Edge still didn't published their review, it still have chances to drop to 80-82.

Cwalat3339d ago

Uncharted will hopefully score high on Metacritic, personally i hope it scores above 9.8, so it becomes historical moment for gaming industry. It's what Naughtygod deserves and hopefully will result in shi**load of sales.

I won't judge any reviews til i play the game myself. Only then will it become clear who actually is biased or not.

jammy_703339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

so gllllaaaaadd i have a pppsss33!!!!!!!

isat 97 now... but surly it should be 98?

DAVID BRENT3339d ago

why with ps3 games people make up ridiculous negatives to hide the fact that cant find any just so not to give a ps3 game a perfect score?

mal_tez923339d ago

The fact that GTA4 has a 98 is proof enough that they mean nothing. I mean I've seen overrated games before but that REALLY doesnt deserve it.

I'm pretty sure Uncharted 2 does deserve the scores it is getting because Drake's Fortune is the closes't thing to 100/100 perfection that exists in gaming.

Syronicus3339d ago

The reasons for the minus .5 point are pathetic. Sorry, but they seem to have simply tried to justify their reasons for not wanting to give the game the perfect score it deserved.

heroicjanitor3339d ago

Action games are rarely as long as uncharted 2, that's even without forgetting the multiplayer

starvinbull3339d ago

Edge are on a bit of a roll as far as PS3 reviews go this generation. They will have no reason to mark this game down but then again they have found reasons to do so in the past with other games.
If a PS3 game isn't as innovative and fun as LBP it doesn't stand much of a chance of a fair review in Edge. Perhaps Uncharted 2 will be just a bit too good for them to mark it down.

A game literally has to be getting game of the year awards to be taken seriously on the PS3 in Edge, how did they arrive at that policy?

Christopher3339d ago

Most are reporting 12-15 hours. Most single-player games today aren't able to get that level of play through even with hunting for hidden flags/clues/whatever and forcing you to spend time backtracking over area you've already covered.

Just finished my first time through Batman AA and it took me only a few hours, would have taken a lot less without looking for the Riddler items and the need to backtrack once I had all the bat gadgets for getting to them in each location. Regardless, the game wasn't too short for what it was and is still a great game (9/10 for me).

So, very confused why anyone would complain about 12-15 hours on a single-player element of the game that also has multiplayer attached to it.

Face Palm3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Apparently a 13 hour PS3 game is short but an 6-8 hour 360 game (just about EVERY 360 game) is just fine :/

Basically, they gave docked it 0.5 points for being longer than most games...

Seems similar to how IGN took 0.5 points off of U2 for it not explaining stealth that great... Yeah, that's really worth docking half a point for...

SnuggleBandit3339d ago

its pretty ridiculous that ps3 exclusives have to do EVERYTHING right and are nitpicked to death when we know that if it was a multiplat game that these miniscule points would just be ignored

ShadowCK3338d ago

Why is everyone boasting about the 97% on Metacritic for Uncharted 2? It's based off three reviews and it's definitely not going to last. Gears of war 2 has the same score when it was first released and I bet you that GameSpot, Edge and GameTrailers will shoot Uncharted 2 down.

You may argue there is four reviews on Metacritic but I don't count the PlayStation Magazine because they automatically give every PlayStation exclusive a 10/10 with no good reasons whatsoever. How it's on Metacritic is outstanding.

TheDeadMetalhead3338d ago

12-13 hours is too short, but Halo 3: ODST's 6-hour campaign and rehashed multiplayer is perfectly respectable? Talk about a double-standard. >.>

Day one. =D

Sarcasm3338d ago

"but I don't count the PlayStation Magazine because they automatically give every PlayStation exclusive a 10/10 with no good reasons whatsoever."

Uhhh don't you look silly...

OPM Review Scores:

SOCOM Confrontation: 7/10
Resistance 2: 8/10
Motorstorm PR: 6/10
Infamous: 8/10
Warhawk: 6.5/10
Heavenly Sword: 8/10
Lair: 5/10
Motorstorm 1: 8.5/10
Time Crisis 4: 8/10
Uncharted 1: 8/10
R&C Future: 9.5/10

WOWW... those are ALLL 10s!!!

thesummerofgeorge3338d ago

but especially an action game that is so groundbreaking and spectacular in every other way, it can't be like 25+ hours, for the type of game it is and for how rich every other aspect is, 12-13 hours is not only adequate, it's impressive.

Perfect scores are the hardest to get when the game actually deserves it. U:2 is only being nitpicked because it is so outstanding.

TheReaper423338d ago

heck if i can get an action movie that lasts 13 hours.. da damn~

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yoghurt3339d ago

great score, but I STILL don't understand this:

- Story Mode which is short (approx. 12-13 hours)

since when is that short......

nobody minds a 9.5, but give it a real reason!

mastiffchild3339d ago

I know. That's longer than most action games I've played recently and a very acceptable length when you consider it's longer than the first game AND on top they added brilliant MP.

Unless they thought it was that amazing they never wanted it to end and knocked off.5 to spite ND for not giving them more! Or they mostook it for an RPG?

What did Meristation think of ODST or COD4's length in SP?(honest question as IIRC they're a pretty tough marking lot)

jjohan353338d ago

I completely agree with Mastiffchild. Everyone forgives ODST's and COD's short campaigns, while a 12 hour campaign for Uncharted 2 is considered too short?

cLiCK_sLiCK93338d ago

You guys have understand that most reviewers must have a "GOOD" and "BAD" comments on their actual review. For this reason, they post stupid comments like " Naughty God has to rest" and "Ummmmm Short campaign??" comments because there just really isnt anything BAD about this particular game. And commenting NONE on "BAD" wont sound so professional imo.

Because of the way they reviewed this game, it clearly deserves a 10 imo. By saying saying that Naughty Dog is going on a vacation doest justify .5 points taken away.

Pssh. And ppl once told that there is no such thing as a perfect game...

theEnemy3338d ago

maybe Uncharted 2 is so good that they are forced to invent cons.

pathetic. really..

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nForce3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

-History mode is short (12-13h aprox.)
-Naughty Dog has to rest instead of putting already to do another game


Meristation never gives a perfect puntuation to the exclusives ps3 games. (MGS4 & LBP only).

Sheddi3339d ago

I havent clicked on the link but this one...
"-Naughty Dog has to rest instead of putting already to do another game"
really? did they really write that?

jjohan353338d ago

Am I the only one who is a bit concerned that Naughty Dog decided to include revenge attribute to the online play? (also known as martyrdom). It pretty much makes melee kills obsolete.

El Botto3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

today it still stands as a testimony of the true power of the PS3. There is no game on the betabox360 that comes close to rivalling it.

And now Uncharted 2 has arrived. Its sheer superiority will never be surpassed by the flopbox.

Uncharted 2 blows away all the crap thats on the 360.

Shane Kim3339d ago

Can't argue with that.

Unrivaled 2 stands on a 97 on meta (it's only 5 reviews but still) while Gaylo 3: Go Go power rangeeeeeeeers, dooo dooo dooooo doodoooo, Go Go power rangeeeeeeers, mighty morphin power raaaaangeeeeeeeeeeeeers, is on 85.

AliTheBrit3339d ago

Although Uncharted graphics where and still are awesome, I have to Disagree.

I Think that Gears of War 2 Easily Matches and in many aspects, out-performs Uncharted 1 Graphics Wise

But thats just my Humble Opinion, Then Again I'm willing to bet you have only Played Uncharted
While I have played both.

El Botto3339d ago

Gears 2 uses bloom to hide the fact that every object and character in gears 2 is low res. Hell, Drake's hair alone has more polygons than an entire level of gears 2.

So dont lie, bot.

Shane, I agree. Let us not forget that 85 metacritic on XBOX standard is in reality only worth a 6.5 if Halo ODST came to the PS3.

So a 9.5 for Uncharted 2 would be equal to a 13/10 on XBOX 360.

Nelson M3339d ago

You Can Take Your Humble Opinion
Write it Down on a Sheet of Toilet paper
Pass it Over to me
And i'll Wipe my Ass with it
Thy Silly little BoT

ReviewsArePolitics3339d ago

That his opinion is humble. In fact, so humble, to the point of ignorance and worthlessness.

Anyway, the lighting, the colors, the AI, the interactivity, the polygon count, the textures, the soundtrack, the animation, the gameplay and the fun are on another level, Gears can't really compete. Objectively, the polygon count is twice as high per character, and the textures are twice as detailed.

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Ravage273339d ago

Maybe all PS3-exclusives are expected to set the new standard for the industry, which they ALWAYS do. Then again what were they expecting?

95/100 is a very good score considering Meristation don't hand out 9s that often.