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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 2309d ago | review

MSNBC: Uncharted 2 Review

Jonathan writes: "With Uncharted 2: Among Thieves etching closer to release coupled with the phenomenally high reviews that the game has been getting, Uncharted 2 is receiving a lot of attention. The majority of sites have written highly-positive reviews for the game averaging the title's score at around 97, and now the game is also beginning to receive global media attention. A few recent videos show that even MSNBC has given this hot title the attention it deserves." (PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves) 10/10

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UnSelf  +   2309d ago
you have got to play this game. i just beat it last night.

it is truly on a level of its own. its so good, u get extremely pissed when the credits roll
jhooty14  +   2309d ago
how u beat it already?
beardpapa  +   2309d ago
Dunno how you can "beat the game already", but my memorable experience in the multiplayer was being on the hero side as Chloe fighting against the villains. The player had the riot shield on, and me and a buddy couldn't shoot at him. So I climbed up the steps, ran and jumped on top of the player then whacked him for a fistacuff. I'm not sure if youtube videos can be recorded on the demo multiplayer, but that would've been some awesome video to show.
thereapersson  +   2309d ago
WTF, N4G put my reply in the wrong place
RecSpec  +   2309d ago
He could've been one of the people that went to the huge Uncharted parties they were throwing at movie theaters, everyone who went got a copy of the game early.
Lord_Ash  +   2309d ago
Allot of stores broke the street date, I have 8 peoples on my friends list playing it.
Xbox Avatars Shoe  +   2309d ago
First CBS News, now MSNBC! Uncharted 2 is doin it big!
kalebgray92  +   2308d ago
after seeing this i dont see how gametrailers gave it a 9.3
tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!! can wait
ultimolu  +   2308d ago
Ra dammit, I better see if my local store has it already. I have butterflies in my stomach for this game already.
_vx  +   2308d ago
yah got mine 2days ago and playing it on hard (tho not that hard) im in chapter 18 the game is fcukin AMAZING!! i didnt even touch the multiplayer mode yet @.@ i wont till um done with the single player,, ppl this game is 15/10 FOR REAL the casting is so awesome and the way the camera moves is fcuking brilliant, the action is crazy .. this game has it ALL,, DONT MISS IT
Bodyboarder_VGamer  +   2308d ago
This guy's playing U2 right now:

The full game.
aceitman  +   2308d ago
let your voices be heard
anyone upset about the gametrailers review from shan let your vote count at http://forums.gametrailers.... let the truth be shown
Lifendz  +   2308d ago
I'm on chapter 8
I want to take my time with it. But yeah, it's friggin awesome.
Darkstorn  +   2308d ago
I'll betcha Fox News reviews this game...and hates on it. XD
I may agree with MSNBC's politics, and there's no doubt that their anchors are far smarter than the ideologues at Fox or the pussies at CNN. Even so, MSNBC is a bit too blatantly biased for me. I prefer the BBC's subtle liberalism personally.
YogiBear  +   2308d ago
@ Bubbles
I also beat the game bubbles. It's phenominal. Started a new game on Crushing, should be fun.
bullaaaa  +   2308d ago
Boycott gametrailers petition
http://www.petitiononline.c... is the boycott gametrailers petition for their highly biased anti-PS3 reporting.
barom  +   2308d ago
Omfg. Enough with the GameTrailers bs already. 9.3 is a great score, in fact it's a fantastic score. I'm a BIG Sony fan and even I'm starting to get annoyed at this bs. Seriously, it's just a score and it's just one guy's opinion and most of all it was an awesome score, why hate it on it. Get real and let it go. Especially so when most of ya haven't even played the game to justify your own opinions.
UnSelf  +   2308d ago
@1.1 and 1.2
i got the game on the 9th from some store here in NYC. Check my psn if u dont believe me PSN:UnSelfHomicide

Yea im playing it on Crushing now, i loveeee it
Ausbo  +   2308d ago
this game looks great.
It is a system seller and makes me really wish i had a ps3

Visually this is the best looking game i have ever seen on a console.
sunil  +   2308d ago
Uncharted Drakes Fortune listed, but not UC2
shadow2797  +   2308d ago
Maybe he hasn't synced it yet?
Jamie Foxx  +   2309d ago
that was sooo kool...
is MSNBC huge in USA?
JonnyBigBoss  +   2309d ago
They're one of the larger media outlets. MSNBC stands for Microsoft News Broadcasting Station. I would expect to see something from CNN and other media soon.
Jamie Foxx  +   2309d ago
^microsoft news broadcasting station?...
lol the irony
LordMarius  +   2309d ago
the irony
dont you love it
Jamie Foxx  +   2309d ago
^todd kenrick is getting the sack lol
liked his review though, and im glad uncharted 2 is getting the attention it deserves..
Feral Gamer  +   2309d ago
MSNBC is the combination of MS and NBC. It doesn't mean Microsoft News Broadcasting Station as stated in 2.1. MSNBC doesn't end with an "S" so "station" is incorrect. It's just an acronym combining the two companies. Microsoft/National Broadcasting Company
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VanHalen  +   2309d ago
U2 is amazing, but msnbc is a joke!
Not many people watch msnbc out here, it always does very poor in the ratings and most of the news casters on it are complete morons. Its a cable television news channel that is probably one of the worst mainstream media outlets. Surprised they actually reviewed this game. As far as U2 goes, im 25% into it right now and every moment of that game is action packed and very addicting. Its one of those games that you dont wanna turn off and when youre not playing it you are thinking about it haha. Its that good. I was fortunate enough to pick it up early by accident. Its worth every penny people!
BWS1982  +   2309d ago
As an American
I put little stock in our news corps/stations/entities (Fox News being at the bottom), and I'd say that because MS merged with NBC some years ago (well, MSN + NBC, the "N" is redundant so is omitted) they've lost value to me. It's sad when people from other countries think my/our train of thought and set of opinions are a creation and pet project of major media outlets...NOT true...It's hard to trust any of them, and what I try to do is keep a perspective about what is seen: If one is reporting something, I look at what it is, could it be slanted, could it be bias, what benefit could a spin be if it were spun, etc...I'm very critical, and a survey I'd read (in a study, as I'm into that kind of stuff) had concluded the generation of the 80's and 90's puts less stock in news and is very wary and suspicious of the media of present day...great thing, because I find half of what they articulate to have an agenda. Mostly political BS if you ask many of us here...
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thereapersson  +   2309d ago
@ the two posters above me (VanHalen and BWS)
Just put aside the political stuff for just one second, and realize that they did a very creative thing with this review.

MSNBC isn't even a dedicated gaming outlet, and yet they provided a more entertaining review than nearly any other site I've seen. We should at least give them credit for this.


Yeah, just watch the review. It's done the way a video review should be done, IMO. They mention Uncharted 2 and ONLY Uncharted 2, not once bringing up Gears of War or any other game to try to stealthily troll the title.
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BWS1982  +   2309d ago
That may be
but I really don't even pay attention to them normally, I was responding to the inquiry of value regarding MSNBC here...if it's "creative" then perhaps I'll take a look to see what you're talking about. I won't hold my breath, as I barely read what critics say, pundits say, reviewers say, and so on, without adding not just a grain of salt, but a big heavy-handed, objective dash of salt. It's sad when I get more candid points of view by watching standup comedy here than when listening to some bitter geriatric drone on about how the country's either gone to hell or is about to become unstoppable.

Edit: I read the synopsis and more comments that have come in, I'm afraid it'll spoil the game if it's got pieces edited together...props to them if that's what they did, that IS creative...maybe I'll bookmark it (Have UC2 preordered)...and watch it later...can't stand spoilers brosef...not good.
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madpuppy  +   2309d ago
"MSNBC stands for Microsoft News Broadcasting Station" Errrr, NO it doesn't.

"MSNBC is a cable news channel based in the United States and available in both the US and Canada. Its name is a combination of "Microsoft" and "NBC"."
AnonUser5555  +   2309d ago
Just because it's on Wikipedia doesn't make it right.

When MSNBC began, it was absolutely "MSN + NBC." Not sure exactly why we're quibbling over such a ridiculous detail, but the "MS + NBC" aren't right. But really, who cares.

And to all those saying that MSNBC isn't considered to be any sort of legitimate news outlet, you're delusional. Just because you don't agree with their left-leaning politics doesn't make them illegitimate. Unlike Fox, which seems to actually make up stories.

Fox News is like those crap gaming websites that post articles like "OMG Uncharted 2 is SOOOOO Overrated" just to generate hits.
Sarcasm  +   2309d ago
I agree with thereapersson

The review was actually really good and straight to the point. And also happens to be a 10/10.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2308d ago
You just contradicted yourself. Technically MSNBC is not Microsoft news, but MSNBC does stand for Microsoft News Broadcasting Network. What do you think NBC stands for? Nothing? Look it up.
Darkstorn  +   2308d ago
I'll betcha Fox News reviews this game...and hates on it. XD
I may agree with MSNBC's politics, and there's no doubt that their anchors are far smarter than the ideologues at Fox or the pussies at CNN. Even so, MSNBC is a bit too blatantly biased for me. I prefer the BBC's subtle liberalism personally.
Marceles  +   2308d ago
I'm quite sure the "C" in MSNBC doesn't stand for Network or Station :P
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sunil  +   2308d ago
MSNBC = MicroSoft National Broadcasting Company

Source Wikipedia.
LordMarius  +   2309d ago
The bots admit defeat

try spinning this one
jhooty14  +   2309d ago
hehehehheeheh im baked
infekt  +   2308d ago
Its done. Sony just whipped theirs out.

Cant wait for this title. All these reviews are not helping. I'm too eager to play it.
Crazyglues  +   2308d ago
Wow.. even MSNBC gave the game a 10
I guess that's all you would really need to know for it to be official because when even MSNBC can see that the game is a 10 what more do you really need.

AuToFiRE  +   2308d ago
I love how the bots have shut up, now they see the unparalleled power of the Playstation 3
dustgavin  +   2308d ago
Most of them are crying in a corner or staring in disbelief. This will be game of the year.
Raoh  +   2309d ago
that was a pretty awesome review.. shame other reviewers aren't using the machinima for the video as well..

Damn it though, i'm really into Demon's Souls right now, playing as we speak and Uncharted 2 comes out this tuesday...

talk about creating balance..

Thank God I have next monday and tuesday off
villevalorox  +   2309d ago
I know what you mean! I'm deeply immersed in Demon's souls at the moment and Uncharted 2 comes out in a few days :*( so so sad that they are so close.
Ravage27  +   2309d ago
this is pretty unexpected, MSNBC??
anyway, whoever you are, if you are still on the fence at this point of time, give it up and BELIEVE THE HYPE!

I'm (sadly) just a few chapters away from completion and's difficult to expect anything to beat UC2's SP in the next couple years, even for UC3!!!
Sarcasm  +   2309d ago
Well you guys do have to realize that both Demon's Souls AND Uncharted 2 have a LOT of content. So you won't be finishing either one anytime soon. Well, Uncharted 2 you can finish the main single player. But then there's the co-op and multiplayer. If you're anything like me, you're probably already addicted to the MP.

Right now I'm juggling between DS and the UC2 beta. So once UC2 drops, I'm still going to be juggling between those two.

I've already skipped NGS2 and most likely will be skipping Forza 3 and R&C until I'm all tired of DS and UC2.
VanHalen  +   2308d ago
Wow, are you kidding me? MSNBCs anchors are smart, is that what you said? rofl, have you even listened or taken a look at the likes of complete frauds as Olbermann or Maddow? At least Fox has got anchors with brains on that network! Maybe thats why theyre number 1 in the ratings. Do the research you idiot! Smartest thing to do is to not get your news from any of the media. I will say the best show to watch out there is Red Eye on Fox news, its a frikin riot!
Ichiryoka  +   2309d ago
Am I going to have to do something strange for a little change to get this masterpiece?
moparful99  +   2308d ago
I hear ya.. Im a game horder and I never trade my games or sell them but for U2 I did.. Normally I would have just bought the game outright but I bought batman aa and need for speed: shift on top of paying my bills and well lets just say my wallet is on a diet... So I took about 8 of my games that I never play into my local gamestop and traded them for credit.. Lucky me they were having some big promotion and I ended up getting like 30 extra in trade in credit and I essentially got uncharted 2 for free... IM sooooo stoked for this game... cant wait for midnight tomorrow....
alphakennybody  +   2309d ago
the you have it another " best single player i have ever played" even 10/10 from MSNBC. take that GT, this guy actually highlight some of the cool features of the game not just comparing it to GeOW or MW and whining about lack of originality.

ps: That's right you ugly kognok(GT)!You Don't mess with Eddy Raja!!
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JonnyBigBoss  +   2309d ago
I preferred this review over GameTrailers personally.
Odion  +   2309d ago
But wait I thought MS paid off sites to give UC2 bad review scores, surely their own news station would have been given the memo.
Ichiryoka  +   2309d ago
I have no idea what happened in this situation but someone is surely going to be fired for this...
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Knghtz  +   2309d ago
lol @ conspiracy theories.
shadow2797  +   2308d ago
Guys, haven't you heard? 10/10 is low. PSM3 said so.

MS obviously paid off their own network to >only< give it a perfect score!

I hope the facetiousness is apparent.
Sackdude  +   2309d ago
&quot;When speake throw your microphone your lips and face move in sync&quot;
Guitarded  +   2309d ago
Lip sync has been done before.
Rainbow Six had it last gen.
thereapersson  +   2309d ago
This video review puts that bullsh1t Game Trailers review to shame -- hell, MSNBC actually USED the game they were reviewing to review it. That's quite a paradox in the way it sounds, but with the tools ND has provided, it's proved an effortless work.

Unlike GameTrailers, they didn't once badmouth the original game or compare it to any other titles. They instead concentrated ONLY on the game they are reviewing, which is something a lot more "journalists" these days need to concentrate on doing.
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mantisimo  +   2309d ago
Nice one Jonny.
Its nice to see people from all walks being honest about their opinions instead of hiding truths for the sake of their sponsors/owners consoles and preferred platform.

Honesty is much needed in all areas, all platforms have their own merits and great games so lets all just drop the fanboy stuff.

Naughty dog are Dog almighty now and I can't wait to see where they go next (hoping for a revisit to Jak and Daxter) Yup this dev is the Dog's B0ll0x.
shysun  +   2309d ago
Im shocked!......
meetajhu  +   2309d ago
Just like how Crash Bandicoot made everyone buy a PS1 each every people who loved gaming loved CBC.Now for PS3 its Uncharted 2.Thanks to Naughty Dog
QuackPot  +   2309d ago
awesome reviewer
Not a drop of fanboyism in his entire review although M$ pays the bills.

By his detailed break down of the game, he's a true gamer who knows quality when he plays it.

...and doesn't chop off 0.4 points for the most inane reason.

well done
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shqype  +   2309d ago
That's awesome. He made the review from Uncharted 2's Machinima mode. Truly fitting!
ZBlacktt  +   2309d ago
Do we see a white flag yet, lol.... Might as well get used to it. Blu-ray > DVD. Plus, this is just one of the many other AAA games to come.
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sikbeta  +   2308d ago
Uncharted 2 FTW, take off your fanboy suit, buy a PS3 with this game or wait for the bundle, this game is EPIC
JonnyBigBoss  +   2308d ago
Only 2 more days!
PimpHandHappy  +   2308d ago
what adventure game does the 360 have?
Tomb Raider?

not trying to flame just wondering what they have that is in the Uncharted genre

unless they dont have a genre for "best game this gen" lol its not halo 3.2 ODST

cant wait
i have a feeling my love of Batman and me saying its the best game this year will get crushed very very soon
Obama  +   2308d ago
Funny now that I never hear the other side chanting ODST as the game of the year anymore. May be they know the truth like we all do???
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ThatCanadianGuy  +   2308d ago
Oh they know the truth.They are just too stubborn to admit that the game was an utter disappointment.
Hercules  +   2308d ago
this better
than ign...cant believe it.....this is the next gta4 in terms of media hype...if only the 360 mag reviewed this...i think i will go crazy
xcox  +   2308d ago
warning: this game is dangerous dope, it'll suck you in and turn you into a total zombie (i've slept ~5h in the last 48h!)
i beat it on hard finally (final boss battle was tough) and spent last night in co-op... i'm speechless, this game is sick, i can't drop the controller, it's beyond good, this is what i was hoping nextgen would be:
PS3 has pooped a giant turd over the entire industry and all the bots are gonna eat it for years
Kakihara  +   2308d ago
Though it was unusual to spend 28 minutes reporting on a videogame, this reporter found it impossible to stop talking. It's just really fascinating news, folks. Good night! Oh, and the President was arrested for murder. More on that tomorrow night, or you can turn to another channel... Oh... Do not turn to another channel.
N2NOther  +   2308d ago
I'm sorry, but boycotting Gametrailers because they gave the game a 9.3? That is without ANY doubt, the most irrational and ridiculous thing I have ever seen in my life.
Figboy  +   2308d ago
anyway, i just beat it last night, and holy crap is it brilliant. the last section is absolutely breathtaking. this game is doing things that other games can only do concept art about.

i'm playing through it a second time on Hard, messing with the character skins i bought.

eventually i'll tackle Crushing after i unlock it, but i'm having flashback of Crushing on Uncharted 1, and i'm not liking the thought.

anyway, just like UC1, i can see myself playing this multiple times (i beat Uncharted 1 6 times BEFORE the Trophy patch, then platinumed it, just cuz).

Naughty Dog should be commended for what they've pulled off on the PS3.

there is no more proof needed; the PS3 has proven itself as a powerhouse console that WAS built for gaming. just because it uses an unorthodox architecture doesn't make it any less of a capable gaming platform.

people said the PS2 was built JUST to be a Trojan Horse for DVD, and not for games. we know how that one turned out.

keep knocking them out of the park PS3.

next up: Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time. can't wait!
DynDasE  +   2308d ago
I bought the game but haven't beaten it yet.
There's a copy of Uncharted 2 selling in my country now. (Good side for living at GMT+)
All that I can say is... I was terrified by this game's awesomeness.

The picture is not mine. I pick it from U2 unsealing forum topic.

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Sorry for Double Post.. I mess up with attaching images. -w-"
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arabiensoldier  +   2308d ago
9.3 is a great score but bottom line is that they give games like halo 3 a9.8 that has non impressive graphics, OK story(online is good) and gears 2 boring ass story(gears 1 story was better) and glitchy as hell online a 9.5 does not make sense. they talk about originality, what is so original about gears 2 and halo 3 (chain saw and forge, plz) if you want an original polished game, then what about LBP a 9.4...come on. Finally all i use GT for is the trailers.
N2NOther  +   2308d ago
Did it occur to you that that was the score the review felt was warranted? My favourite film of all-time is the Player, most critics agree, but there are people, namely my brother, who thought it was boring. Different people like different things for different reasons. I don't care if they gave it a 9.3, 9.5, or even a 8. It's one person's opinion. We are all looking forward to the game. We're all getting it. That should be all that matters.

I like reading reviews myself, but rarely has one every influenced my decision on a game I already planned on getting. If I don't agree with the score (like most for Uncharted 1 which I thought was a high 9 easily) then I just don't agree. But all this nonsense about boycotting someone who didn't score the game a 10 (9.3 is a fantastic score) is like a little kid sticking his fingers in his ears saying "I'm not listening to you". It's immature, and utterly lacks any sense of objectivity.
Snake Pliskin  +   2308d ago
I know this was coming..
Xbox, you just got shot on, all over the face, like a beotch!
Pirateogta  +   2308d ago
If MSNBC gave a 360 exclusive a 10/10, the PS3 fanboys would be saying, "LOL MSNBC, what do they know about video games?"
weazel  +   2308d ago
uh ...yeah. Surely thats the point! MS owned reviewing platform praising the high jebus out of a PS3 game surely implies absolute quality.
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