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Submitted by wonderbanana 1751d ago | article

Uncharted 2: Is it overhyped?

Paradox explores whether Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the subject of too much hype.

"As the first level loaded in I was absolutely brimming with excitement and the opening cinematic certainly doesn't disappoint, but what followed I have to say did leave me feeling a little bit underwhelmed.

As I climbed up the train I was initially impressed by the graphics but within minutes I was becoming frustrated due to the controls. They felt sluggish and unresponsive and this marred my initial time with the game." (Culture, PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

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TrevorPhillips  +   1751d ago
hell no this game is worth every penny and its so much fun xD
Winter47th  +   1751d ago
"Uncharted 2: Is it overhyped?"
No.
mal_tez92  +   1751d ago
Not even slightly
Played through it in one sitting today. Best money ever spent.
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SaiyanFury  +   1751d ago
The author talks about the game controls being sluggish in the intro to the game. In the intro, Drake has been wounded so the controls won't be 100% responsive. You're climbing up the train while being injured. Of course it won't be 100%. Drake has a hole in his stomach, and doesn't move fast. I found the game to be great and accurate for his limited movement. I moved beyond that, and I found Drake and the opening areas of the game very acceptable. Maybe it's me, but I am loving the new game.
Isaac  +   1751d ago
What a stupid question. "Do people like food a little too much?".
Marceles  +   1751d ago
"They felt sluggish and unresponsive and this marred my initial time with the game."

Oh noez! I cantz aim perfect on da twain! Someting wong wit da controlzes!

What a n00b, I want to hear a game he thinks is responsive and non-sluggish so I can laugh.
Syronicus  +   1751d ago
To the author: Sluggish and unresponsive?
Try climbing a tree after loosing a couple pints of blood and having been beaten to a bloody pulp. What did you expect? Nathan to be all springy and action packed int he first few minutes of the game?
finbars75  +   1751d ago
I Agree 100%
I think the game is worth every penny plus more.I think the guy writing this is OVER-HYPED.Learn to play the game with what you got.The controlls are fine,its not our fault you have no clue on how to play games the way they are set up.Learn to adapt like the rest of us.
Celeras  +   1751d ago
8 hour campaign, 60 dollars.

Yeah, too much hype.
masterg  +   1751d ago
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How can anybody have problems with the controls.
After playing both beta's I found them near perfect.
A lot tighter than Drakes Fortune.
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Final_Rpg  +   1751d ago
Uncharted may have a few problems in what otherwise is one of the closest games I've played to 'flawless'. But one thing for sure is one of its flaws is NOT controls. The game handles beautifully and elegantly.
Microsoft Xbox 360  +   1751d ago
The train part supposed to have sluggish controls. He's in a trainwreck you fool. Nathan is freezing, has a gunshot by his hip, and just fell high above a mountain while rolling in a train. It's all part of the realism and immersion.
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Sarcasm  +   1751d ago
"8 hour campaign, 60 dollars.

Yeah, too much hype. "

11 hours on normal.
15 more hours to get all trophies.
Awesome 3 player co-op.
Unspeakable hours on Multiplayer.
$60

Yeah, needs MORE hype.
bjornbear  +   1751d ago
Oh dear...
I don't get why its always 360 fans that find "KZ2 controls suck" or "Uncharted controls suck"....its almost as if they have been spoilt with aim Halo's aim assist or smt =/

The controls are FIIIINE, you just need to get good at them. I'm only halfway and I already got Head Shot Expert and 100 headshots (played Uncharted 1) and i'm NO pro (i just LOOVE head shoots =D)

So theres no excuse. The controls are fine. They feel like you ARE Drake...not as if ur on rollerblades (many games do that =/)
morganfell  +   1751d ago
Thanks to everyone for pointing out the obvious that Drake is half dead at the beginning of the game. Something the writer missed despite Drake being covered in blood and staggering around groaning.

Did Uncharted 2 have a recycled Multiplayer? No? Then did the worthless site behind this article complain about any recent games that used that cheap tactic for sales?
jav0918  +   1751d ago
no...its definitely won a spot on my top 10 games and I don't even have 10 top games. I guess top 5 would be correct.

As for the control argument...that's a pathetic statement, you must not know how to play the game if you think the controls suck. The controls fit the game perfectly. Seriously that's a pathetic argument.
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sikbeta  +   1751d ago
What a dumb article, for the media (aka fat ass biased kids) every PS3 game is overhyped, but when we talk about ODST all the hype possible is not enough, where is Kanye West when you need him

Next articles:
"Demon Soul doesn't live up to the Hype"
and
"Ratchet and Clank Future: ACiT too little to late"

Try your best kids, I gonna see you in the end of this GEN at full damage Control and crying in the corner
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HolyOrangeCows  +   1751d ago
"I was becoming frustrated due to the controls. They felt sluggish"
Ummmm.....

''plays like a dream''
-Games Radar

''the run-and-gun action is butter smooth''
-Gamepro

''fast yet smooth enough to cope with the chaos of multiplayer gaming''
-CVG

''Movement is smooth''
-Play magazine (UK)

''what elevated the game from being simply very good to genuinely fantastic was how natural controlling Nathan felt''
-play.tm

.....sluggish controls? I smell a website desperate for hits.
gaffyh  +   1751d ago
Just got this, and I can safely say that this game 100% deserves the hype. The transitions into cutscene are seamless, you can't even tell it's happened. Multiplayer is awesome just like the beta, I like the new stealth gameplay (very cool, kinda like MGS).

Words can't do it justice, you HAVE to play this game, and if you aren't getting it for whatever reason, you are retarded.
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boodybandit  +   1751d ago
Overhyped? no.
But it is definitely under rated by some sites. Anyone that knows me personally will tell you I am the most over cynical Ahole you will ever meet when it comes to my opinion on games.

I went into UC2 thinking it was going to be more of the same with an ever so slight, if any, increase in visuals with just a different treasure to hunt in a different location.

At first I thought I wasn't too far off. Now that I am half way through the game I am completely blown away. IMO I think it even eclipses Killzone 2 graphically. The story, voice acting, animations, sound, graphics, online modes, co op, etc and so on. This game HAS IT ALL! So far it's the best game I have played this generation (again IMO).

Oh well I'm off to play some more UC2.
Enjoy!
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ZombieAutopsy  +   1751d ago
Do you dream you went and bought over hyped games, i think not and i literally just woke up from that dream and now im disappointed.
nbsmatambo  +   1751d ago
lol
its more like, "Am i searching for hits? :o"

yes i went there... pitiful article smfh
rroded  +   1751d ago
never fails
AAA game gets nothin but grief if its on ps3 while the 360 gets a free pass with its bug laden games like forza 3 or mass deffect.... no bias here right

n for the record best game of this generation only possible on the ps3 graphics n game are incredible n controlling nate makes Laura Craft feel like a 3 legged horse on a slip n slide.
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ultimolu  +   1751d ago
What the hell is this, stupid articles week? -_-

This game is incredible.
ThanatosDMC  +   1751d ago
Felt sluggish and unresponsive?! Umm... Nathan was bleeding to death... not a spoiler.

Multiplayer is funny especially when you're up against 5 Nathan Drakes. "Let's go kick Nathan Drake's asses."
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FrankDrebin  +   1751d ago
One Question....
Have you played it?

If you have to ask that means you haven't!
butterfinger  +   1751d ago
lol.
"8 hour campaign, 60 dollars.

Yeah, too much hype."

You must really hate this generation of gaming then. I guess COD4, CODW@W, Gears 1&2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, L4D, R1&2, KZ2, etc. must all be big disappointments to you.

Contrary to this article, I would say that Uncharted 2 is one of the few games that actually lived up to the hype.
beardpapa  +   1751d ago
HAH!
overhyped because of "sluggish" controls? Right.

Moronic journalism of the day award goes to....
Xgamerzus  +   1751d ago
The cenematic quality and gameplay acting etc. put it on perfect 10 status!!
The cinematic quality and gameplay acting etc. put it on perfect 10 status!!
I will go to say that the graphics amaze although not so intense as KZ2 or Heavenly sword there are times that the game eclipses those games so it does have 10 graphics and of course gameplay and story acting are all 10's.
This game is a direct competitor with the Movie industry and theatre!!
No game till know has brought this much Cinematics to a game and at this adult level and quality.
I want more games like this .
I am waiting for Heavenly rain and GOW3 to see this quality continue!!
ShadowCK  +   1751d ago
Uncharted 2 IS overhyped. The ps3 fanboys here just won't admit it.

The amount of 10/10s it has gotten is ridiculous as this game obviously has flaws, look at GameTrailer's review for goodness sake. E.g. Moronic AI in stealth, simple story, no originality.

Oh I'm disgreeing with the fanboys, guess I better embrace the disagree storm.
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Sevir04  +   1751d ago
this guy is soooo off the face of earth with that article... fanboy jounalism at it's worst
The writter of this editorial is sooo wrong on all acounts, if you were paying attention to the opening cinematic you’d notice that Nate, is WOUNDED,” Lots of blood, thats alot of my Blood” remember that line? naw you didn’t.. the game tried to pass it over as realistic in that being sooo wounded it would make the controls feel sluggish and some what unresponsive simply because you are WOUNDED, didn’t you notice how hung over he was after i got off the train? naw…. you didn’t..

Did you play the rest of the game? perhaps not. tell you what, play the entire game and then comback and tell everyone if it’s over hyped. i doubt you will. this is just another attempt at pulling it down… but nice try though. shakes head.
bnaked  +   1751d ago
overhyped???
let the gamers talk:

http://apps.metacritic.com/...

Look at the user reviews, it's incredible!
jjohan35  +   1751d ago
This is a personal preference, but I had to increase the movement sensitivity to the max (to the right) within options. Motion is smooth as butter like any FPS after I did this. It may not fit the bill for everyone, but I certainly found it more intuitive for me.
TheBand1t  +   1751d ago
@ShadowCK
Then you're saying pretty much every game this generation is Overhyped if you're complaining about a lack of originality and simple stories.

And poor stealth AI my ass....
Carl1412  +   1751d ago
Woo i love being restricted to the open zone for making sarcastic comments
Ravage27  +   1751d ago
i'll say it is UNDERhyped
Other than the few occasions where i went to the wrong side of cover, this game is as close as it gets to perfection. I've played many games this gen, and i say that UC2 is the BEST i've played thus far.

SP is every bit as awesome as it was hyped to be, and MP is soooo much fun! It definitely exceeded my expectation
bnaked  +   1751d ago
metacritic userscores:

GTA4: 7.5 (metacritic score: 98)

Uncharted 2: 9.6 (metacritic score: 96)

Nuff said!
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tonsoffun  +   1751d ago
I certainly don't think that the game is overhyped by the media, No, I don't believe so, it's been getting great reviews and overall the feedback from the media has been well deserved and incredibly positive.

HOWEVER, I do think that a certain division of fans here and at certain other sites are overhyping the game all this nonsense AND I DO MEAN NONSENSE about sites showing bias against sony is just utter rubbish. A game getting in excess of 9.0's out of 10's all round the board doesn't show bias.

Rather than pitching a hissy fit about a 0.4 difference in review score, and trawling internet board calling people's integrity into question and professionalism, why don't you go an play some more games?
mabreu  +   1751d ago
I fully understand what the author is getting at.
All fanboyism aside, 10/10 scores are used way too often. There is no such thing as a perfect game. I think thats what the author is talking about. But I am about halfway through the single player and I think this game is closer to perfection than any other game before it. Definitely better than GTA4. Lets hope that the author feels the same way.
mabreu  +   1751d ago
Is it overhyped?
Not really. Especially compare to games like Brutal Legend and Halo:ODST.
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solar  +   1751d ago
im just starting chapter 5. so far the game has been ok. good graphics, animation, cinematic value, and story.
BeachBar69  +   1751d ago
Yes it was worth the hype.
I seem to play the game fine and didnt have any problems with it. But there is always that one person who finds something to complain about, well guess what its even for everyone and you just suck at it lol.
Nemo88  +   1751d ago
Best commentary I've heard so far
From a user review on Metacritic, where it currently stands at 9.6... from 443 Reviews!!! INSANE!!!

"Two armed guards chatted obliviously as I looked into the kitchen of a dilapidated Nepalese apartment. Careful not to be spotted, I pulled myself up and took aim at a propane tank. "Boom," whispered Nathan Drake, just before I pulled the trigger, blowing the unsuspecting guards into oblivion. That was the moment that I realized I was in Drake's skin, he was in my head, and I was in love with this game.
dawgsfan117  +   1751d ago
Nope
I just beat this game for the second time in 3 days and im oing to go ahead and tell you its worth every penny. The greatest game I have ever played. This is a game that simply could not be done on my 360. BUY IT NOW!
SiteNblog Defender  +   1751d ago
lol @ Isaac. Nice spin there. Food is a necessity, Uncharted 2 is not.
BlackPrince 42  +   1751d ago
This is so bad it's funny
When you start the game Drake is already shot in the stomach and beaten within inch of his life. The fact that your movements are limited is part of getting across how dire his situation is.

The intro is the only part of the game with sluggish controls, in fact, there were actually parts later in the game where I felt they should have limited your movements even MORE because of how injured you are.
gaffyh  +   1751d ago
I'd never give a game a perfect score, because there is always room for improvement, but Uncharted 2 just raised the bar over and above any game I've ever played. It is possibly the only game I'd even think of giving a perfect score to.
ZBlacktt  +   1751d ago
TOTALLY AGREE! This game is a blast! I have had this much fun since MGS4. Only this game has a far better online experience. I have KZ2 and C&C Red Alert 3 sitting here unopened and I'm not sure when I'll get to either. I'm so addicted to these Co-Op objective online matches. Pure epic fun. Easy GOTY...easy.
NoBias  +   1751d ago
This game deserves every bit of hype it's gotten.
AND some.

I just beat the campaign. Wow...
Celeras  +   1751d ago
Agree(7) | Disagree(100)

Lol, I knew saying that was going to be hit hard but damn XD
NewZealander  +   1751d ago
its a great game yes, and it seems to get better the further you go, the first level was cool, i wasnt blown away by the snow, but i loved the way it stuck to drake, the second level was dull, hated the stealth and the level and enemies looked rough...BUT

now im back in the jungle with sully, and that part blows me away!
naughty dog obviously have more strength when it comes to the green stuff, its all very pretty and the lighting really ties it all together.

i dont think its perfect, but much respect to naughty dog, they seem like they really care about there product.
JL  +   1750d ago
This game is absolutely amazing. I mean I didn't expect that big a jump over the first (which used to be my favorite game this gen, only now it's been trumped by its sequel), but wow, it was definitely an improvement. Seriously, as gay as this might sound: this game isn't like playing a game, it's an adventure. Truly amazing.

That being said, I didn't even need to read beyond the description on this one. When he failed to understand why the controls were "sluggish and unresponsive" in that first part, it shows me he either didn't play through or is a moron. Considering the shape Drake was in (lucky to be alive even), I wouldn't expect him to be able to just freely gallop around like nothing was wrong. I actually thought that was a nice touch.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1750d ago
Absolutely not!
I just finished it on hard, and I've never played such a fun, cohesive, action packed game. The controls and cover system was far from sluggish IMO, I found it simple and streamlined making gun battles a pleasure and a real cinematic experience. This guy can't figure out which way to go and blames the game for it, his issues with the game are a joke, navigating through this game was a gas. This guy hasn't even played through the game and he thinks he's in a position to write an article about why it's overhyped and unimproved. This is garbage.
7thNightvolley  +   1750d ago
guys do u smell that?
COZ THIS GAME YELLS GOTY .. 09 LIKE F*K
Alvadr  +   1750d ago
OOOh, i nearly clicked on the link then.. They have just wrote this for traffic.. Dont give in
DevastationEve  +   1750d ago
Yeah. It was way overhyped.
vhero  +   1750d ago
You always get one person who wont live into the hype its natural. I don't live into the hype of Halo games I think they are just above average FPS games but that's me and my opinion.
clixx33  +   1751d ago
I think I speak for everyone when I say...

Uncharted 2 - GOTY 2009
chrisulloa  +   1751d ago
Sorry what? Pretty sure MW2 is getting it.
Guitarded  +   1751d ago
I THINK I can speak for everyone...
There's the problem, you tried to think. Did it hurt? If you see blood coming from your ears get to the emergency room immediately.

ALL games are over hyped! The question should be, is this game worth spending $300 for a PS3? Nope. $200 is perfect for the less than a handful of games I want to play on the PS3.
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na2ru1  +   1751d ago
Halo 3 wasn't worth buying a 360 back then and ODSpastic is surely not worth buying a 360 today.
£200 isn't even worth the handful of games that are still worthy of buying.

Mass Effect
Geows
Forza
(don't count on Banjo)

Uncharted 1 alone was worth the fat PS3 and has proven to be so no doubt U2 is worth it let alone the cheaper slim PS3.
dustgavin  +   1751d ago
"Sorry what? Pretty sure MW2 is getting it."

Nope. Game of the Year is going to Uncharted 2.
lh_swe  +   1751d ago
Depends on which magazine/site your thinking about.
MW2 has a lot to live up to, Uncharted 2 had as well. Uncharted 2 has fullfilled those promises and then some.
We do know that Uncharted according to some is one of(if not THE) best game this year (or this gen even), I am one of those and many on N4G as well.
Btw chrisulloa you fanboy peice of dirt congrats AGAIN on passing judgement on a game before it's release, no doubt MW2 is going to be good but if it'll supass Uncharted 2 quality it has to nail pretty much all aspects from the story to the multiplayer absolutely spot on, and thats no easy feat EVEN for Infinity Ward.

So shut your antagonising gob!
TrevorPhillips  +   1751d ago
Exactly GOTY

And I gotta say great job Naughty Dog.
Blaster_Master  +   1751d ago
Sluggish controls? He must have been playing Gears or somethin? No, this game is perfect when it comes to the fluidity of control and movement. The animations are just the icing on the cake that makes everyone drool every time Chloe shows off her @ss. Damn she's fine!
cgoodno  +   1751d ago
Yeah, I'm really confused by that statement as well. Perhaps he's mistaking 'sluggish controls' for 'relative speed of movement'? I mean, Nathan is injured and moving at a pace that is not as fast as usual but also not at a pace he would be moving at normally with a gaping wound in his torso.

So far, I've found the controls to be really nice, fluid, and an improvement over the first game. The only 'cover' issues I've had so far were in that not everything could provide you cover, but that was because it was at points in the game where cover wasn't necessary as well. So far, I haven't had any issues at all with combat, in fact I've been wondering if I shouldn't have started out on Hard to start with so far, but I'm guessing it will get harder for me as I progress further into the story so I'm sticking with this for now.
talltony  +   1751d ago
UNcharted 2 is the best game I have ever PLAYED!
Period!
KingME  +   1751d ago
Hmm
- His uncharted 2 a great game? Definitely
- Is Uncharted 2 worth the 60 Bucks? With out a doubt.
- Is Uncharted 2 overhyped? Yes, the fans, reviewers and developer has definitely overhyped this game.
- Is that necessarily a bad thing? Only for the haters!
Natsu X FairyTail  +   1751d ago
If a great game like UC2 is overhyped then imagine what Crappy Halo ODST is.

dont forget I like good games no matter the console.
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Gostosa  +   1751d ago
Overhyped? Other developers should take notes.

This is how you make a sequel. Looking forward to see if Infinity Ward can pull it off aswell.
JL  +   1750d ago
I have to agree. This is what sequels should be like. This was a great improvement on the first. Even the adventure is proving to be more awesome than the first. Plus they upped stuff like the graphics, they've balanced out the gameplay more this time around, the action is just intense and combine that with the awesome story and cinematics which seamlessly slide right into the gameplay. It's almost like playing a movie.
Ichiryoka  +   1751d ago
hmm...
It kind of sounds like he sucks at the game, or is the author a she? Whatever, sounds like he/she sucks.

The author states that since he is making the wrong jumps that the game is somewhat broken due to it not telling you enough information in which way to jump...

But if you noticed in the first game and the second that the game does indeed help you out by having Drake reach out towards the ledge he can grab onto.

Its really not that difficult, also how can you downplay that the controls of the first level are too sluggish. Lets see how fast he gets up a bloody train hanging from a cliff. ( I would hate for this person to review Demon's Souls.)
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McErono  +   1751d ago
the usual BS from an unknown site... boring.
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SnukaTheMan  +   1751d ago
This game is not overhyped commercially...
but come to n4g and its about as bad as halo mountain dew...here are some examples...................... ..
butterfinger  +   1751d ago
Nah...
it's only like that for people like you. I don't see why it's not OK for people to be excited about an amazing new game coming out that ranks higher than every other HD exclusive. I'm sure you were creaming your pants when OSTD came out.
u got owned  +   1751d ago
"I'm sure you were creaming your pants when OSTD came out. "

I know i was, the same way I'm excited for Uncharted 2.
butterfinger  +   1751d ago
@ u got owned
I'm sorry for you.
SnukaTheMan  +   1751d ago
"I'm sure you were creaming your pants when OSTD came out."
As much as im sure you would get your jollies out of knowing a man "creaming in his pants" butterfinger...with me its just not the case...I was looking forward more to borderlands then odst..in fact I am so tired of halo 3 thinking odst would be the same thing and was surprised that it was not the case....I was looking at odst as a extra disc to play halo 3 with my niece but odst was far different then halo 3 in many ways.
butterfinger  +   1750d ago
I wasn't referring...
to a "man", snuka, I was referring to you, a fanchild. I just wanted to clear that up so you didn't think I was talking about someone else.
SnukaTheMan  +   1750d ago
And you respond with a joke...
Dam..where is a face palm gif. when you need one.
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butterfinger  +   1750d ago
Oh, I'm sorry...
should I have replied with an insult just as you did? Nobody here buys your BS. If you wanted to have an intelligent debate, you wouldn't troll/flame all day as usual. Of course you had to jump into an Uncharted 2 article, even though all you do is bash the PS3. You should be banned for your blatant use of multiple accounts.
SnukaTheMan  +   1750d ago
"If you wanted to have an intelligent debate, you wouldn't troll/flame all day as usual."
Your kidding right....I mean..you cant be that sensitive about someone who thinks the ps3 is a failure...I mean..wow...just wow.

"You should be banned for your blatant use of multiple accounts."
Your eight bubbles shouts hypocrisy right there....
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butterfinger  +   1750d ago
LMAO.
Are you now trying to say that I used multiple accounts to get my 8 bubbles? I'm sorry, but that's just pathetic. I actually had 9 bubbles for months until a week or 2 ago. I'm sorry that people care so little about what you have to say that they attempt to silence every account you make. Actually, I'm not sorry at all. XD
TrevorPhillips  +   1751d ago
Thanxs Doc Sony :)
Reading it now
duysmith  +   1751d ago
i wish i had a ps3 :(

this is pretty much the only bad "initial impression" or review of this game that i have ever seen so this guy seems to be a pretty picky gamer.
mjolliffe  +   1751d ago
Theres no way its overhyped. Its one of the best games ever.
unrealgamer58  +   1751d ago
lol well if you're a fanboy of course it sucks. lol
slave2Dcontroller  +   1751d ago
The saga continues..
WU-TANG WU-TANG/Olympic torch flaming, we burn so sweet. The thrill of victory(Uncharted2), the agony, defeat(The Author)
ThatCanadianGuy  +   1751d ago
Having just finished the single player story less then 20 minutes ago all i can say is no.It deserved every single perfect score it has.
Easily the best game i have ever played.

Now, i'm going to go make a coffee and play it again on Hard.
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dawgsfan117  +   1751d ago
Lol
I did the same thing already. Its fun to screw with the skins on different levels (ex: play as sully when he and Drake are in the jungle its funny). I think ima skip Latin Class and play it again on the final difficulty.
Antan  +   1751d ago
Metacritic average says hi.
butterfinger  +   1751d ago
Oh...
please tell the Metacritic average that I said "hello"!
Antan  +   1751d ago
He sends his regards.
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   1751d ago
Oh no he didn't!!!!! You guys get to sensitive about Sony's exclusives. This isn't going to end good. I expect about 6200 comments.

Damn I just did a quick edit to correct a typo and already got 2 disagrees. RELAAAAAAAAX
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Isaac  +   1751d ago
look who's talking
Sarcasm  +   1751d ago
Haha someone's really happy "HA! I knew Uncharted 2 was overhyped."

Go ahead, make your dumb excuse "See I don't need a PS3 afterall."
cyclindk  +   1751d ago
...again, no RELEVANT comment, just "everybody's too sensitive, relax."
ultimolu  +   1751d ago
I would HATE to see your reaction if someone made a complaint about a 360 exclusive. I bet you'll be telling the 360 guys to relax too, right?

Nobody's freaking out, they're just saying that this person doesn't know how to play videogames.

Please Halo, grow up a little.
Noob  +   1751d ago
Mr halo 3 pro
Your comments are garbage, that's why you have 21 disagrees. Not really contributing much besides "CALM DOWN EVERYONE", and no one freaking out lol.
qqjohn  +   1751d ago
Another lousy site looking for hits and publicity.
pyramid  +   1751d ago
Uncharted 2
I played this game alot now.All i have to say its game of the year for me,no doubt.When u start playing it,you cant put the pad down.The graphics are out of this world(never seen graphics like this on 360).
Just go and buy it.My score 9,7 out of 10
nix  +   1751d ago
don't give this site a hit... read it here.
Our special edition copy of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves finally landed yesterday. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited to play a sequel but such was the quality and fun I had with the original Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, that ever since the sequel was announced I’ve been waiting rather impatiently to play it.

Firstly let me point out this is not my review of the game; this will follow later when I’ve delved somewhat deeper into everything Uncharted 2 has to offer; this is if you like, Uncharted 2: initial impressions.

To put some perspective on this, consider that here we have a game that has already seen a great deal of reviews; each universally praising this as the best game on the PS3 and some as one of the best games ever made. It’s also the sequel to what was arguably the best game on the PS3 (it’s certainly my personal favourite).

As the first level loaded in I was absolutely brimming with excitement and the opening cinematic certainly doesn’t disappoint, but what followed I have to say did leave me feeling a little bit underwhelmed.

As I climbed up the train I was initially impressed by the graphics but within minutes I was becoming frustrated due to the controls. They felt sluggish and unresponsive and this marred my initial time with the game.

Now I’m fully aware that this sluggish behaviour in this section is probably mostly deliberate but I still found it somewhat frustrating. I’ve just kicked off a much anticipated blockbuster sequel, got the adrenaline going through the cinematic introduction and now here I am wading through treacle whilst trying to figure out the right path to go.

This leads me neatly onto another area where Uncharted still feels unimproved. Essentially the path through Uncharted and (at least so far in my playtime) Uncharted 2 is linear. There’s nothing wrong with this in the slightest and certainly I would argue that in many cases being linear actually makes for a better story driven game (ala Half Life).

The problem though is that with a linear game you expect as a player to be presented with a reasonably straight forward path and in Uncharted 2 it too often feels like you are struggling for direction in the opening levels, particularly if you like to explore and find the hidden treasures.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect neon markers showing me the path but in a game where cheap deaths are aplenty I do expect it to be a bit more obvious where I can and can’t go. Uncharted suffered because of this and so far its sequel suffers too, perhaps more so.

The problem is primarily inconsistency; in some areas you can jump a good ten feet across a gap; in others barely two. And in a game where the path isn’t always immediately obvious this can be bloody annoying. Uncharted was similar in this respect but so far its sequel seems worse and this is partially due to the graphical improvement – the grippable ledges and other (some new) clambering means all blend in better to their environment making them hader to identify.

Although I found the first two levels underwhelming, I did perk up significantly when I hit the third! Back in the jungle and back with Sully; suddenly I started enjoying the game much more.

The first two levels primarily centre on the two newer associates of Drake; Harry Flynn and Chloe Frazer. Its early days I admit but so far I’ve not really been that taken by either hence why I was genuinely glad to see Sully re-appear. And in terms of a battle of the babes, at least in my opinion, Elena is far easier on the eye than Chloe!

I’m still looking forward to playing through Uncharted 2 (and a full in depth review will follow soon), but based on what I’ve seen so far I can’t help but feel slightly underwhelmed.

There’s no question the graphics are superb and I’m not doubting the production values of the game or even trying to say its not going to be anything other than excellent.

But key faults with the first title haven’t been addressed and a game can’t be perfect when it has control and direction issues, which is perhaps why I can’t quite grasp where all the 10/10 and perfect reviews are coming from.

Perhaps further play will reveal these answers to me but whilst I know I’m going to have a great and enjoyable ride with Uncharted 2, the opening levels have also shown me that I’m also going to experience some frustration and some disappointment because its issues mean it will never quite be the perfect game I want it to be.
na2ru1  +   1751d ago
Thanks
No hits for twits
Darrius Cole  +   1751d ago
If this guy thinks Uncharted 2 has control issues he sucks at gsming and is crazy, or at least he is fudging the facts to generate hits for his site.
koehler83  +   1751d ago
I got it yesterday and couldn't put it down until I had completely effed myself over for sleep.

Now I regret how much fun Uncharted 2 is.

I need coffee.
theEnemy  +   1751d ago
Game of the F'ing Year
baby.

Game of the F'ing Year.
DangerousMali  +   1751d ago
"I’m still looking forward to playing through Uncharted 2"

why don't you do that, parasite is only looking for hits
scott182  +   1751d ago
All I can say is if you don't own a ps3 you need to buy one for this game. I never thought a game could be this great, it's perfect.
playstation123  +   1751d ago
OMG THIS GAME IS AMAZING
AMazing i do not have the words for this game. Im just shocked that this game. OMG Bots, I hope your not but hurt this game blows every game in 360 every game. BEST GAME EVER !!!!
MetalGearRising  +   1751d ago
For some reason the game graphically hasn't improved from first game that's what i have noticed and that's the truth because my nephew has the game. overhyped yes it is a lot of droids will be disappointed.
TheBlackSmoke  +   1751d ago
Your like the worst troll ever. If your going to make up crap at least find something with an ounce of reality... i mean really, trolling Uncharted 2's graphics of all things?
Aquarius  +   1751d ago
you want to know another genuine fact?

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is better that GAILO ODLC.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1751d ago
Lols.
You can't honestly think that.

Uncharted 2 is the best looking game ever made.

Yes...better than Crysis.

It's freaking GORGEOUS!
SSCOOLCHEA  +   1751d ago
Hey Little Nephew
Time to GIVE up on standard Television . maybe your retarded azz can tell the difference .
Ninjaspeed313  +   1751d ago
nope
im not but hurt i have way to many games to play besides just one game
ginsunuva  +   1751d ago
Uncharted 2 counts as 20 games.
redmamoth  +   1751d ago
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Drake is sluggish on the first level because he's just been in a train wreck! This guy is a tool! The game is not overrated, its underrated! 20/10 from me, cant wait for dlc!
Goomba12  +   1751d ago
2 questions.

1.What exclusive playstation title isn't overhyped?
2.When has Sony not delivered on that exclusive title?

The hype is worth it when it comes to exclusives on playstation, they just do not seem to get a lot of them.
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