Fall Damage have been longstanding opponents of Quick Time Events (note that's 3 words) in all their trappings. However to say this is in any way shape or form a major factor in Uncharted 2 is stretching the truth. The author can only remember 2 or 3 encounters that required QTE's of any kind. And even these were the most forgivable types of QTE's imaginable.
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