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Submitted by Mixmoff 2303d ago | article

Uncharted 2: In One Word?

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. (PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

Update This article is a direct rebuttal of

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thebudgetgamer  +   2303d ago

Sunny_D  +   2303d ago
chaosatom  +   2303d ago
gaffyh  +   2303d ago
Well this article is true, there isn't much QTE in this game, in fact when I was playing, I actually thought it needed more QTE. Why? Because QTE allows you to become part of the cutscenes, unlike just sitting there and watching them. For example, when you have to catch Tenzin or Elena, I would have liked a little QTE sequence there.

The ONLY true QTE sequences in the game are when you are fighting and have to press triangle to counter an attack at the right time. Every other bit is not QTE, because you don't have to do it Quickly, in a certain amount of Time, although it does trigger an Event.
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LukaX23  +   2303d ago
Jinxstar  +   2303d ago
Just plain "Epic".
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shingo  +   2303d ago
HardcoreGamer  +   2303d ago
world is against ps3 right now and totaly biased
expect GOTY going to batman arkham asylum - REASON - its on 360 aswell so theres no arguement.

but uncharted should 100 perecent be GOTY but they will come up with bolsheeet that is . batman AA i goty because its available on both platforms???

i hoope its not true but thats what im guessing. as fallout 3 got it last time
boodybandit  +   2303d ago
sunnygrg  +   2303d ago
ultimolu  +   2303d ago
mistajeff  +   2303d ago

Lol, that's EXACTLY what I said when VGArabia responded to that article where someone called them out for making a sales prediction for Uncharted 2.

God bless the internet. It's just so entertaining!
masterg  +   2303d ago
Syronicus  +   2303d ago
One word?

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starvinbull  +   2303d ago
One word review?


I think that this author mistakes QTEs with anything that requires a single button press. There are for instance no single button press instances during cut scenes.
A good example of where a QTE requires input in Uncharted 2 is when an enemy grabs hold of you and pressing sqaure puches them. A better example is when you have a pistol and an enemy grabs you, you have to aim and shoot to kill them or if not they will damage your health.

Naughty Dog have actually done a great job reducing the players experience of QTEs in the game by requiring you to perform complex actions (as opposed to single buttong presses) at massive action points in the story.
A good example is in Resi 5 where you are in a turret truck and must shoot and kill men in chasing trucks by firing at them, though it should be mentioned that you are stationary and can ONLY fire the turret you are permanently glued to.
In Uncharted 2 the trucks are physical moving platforms that you can shoot at, destroy, hang from, ride in, jumpt to, at will. No smoke and mirrors, no invisble walls or capping of the players ability to meet the limitations of the hardware it's all realtime.

The opening sequence is 95% playable. That may not sound like much until you consider that you or hanging off a cliff in a mutli carriage train which is hanging 90 degrees off horizontal.
The only unplayable sections are the intro (30 seconds), falling out of a window (3 seconds) and grabbing hold of a cliff face (5 seconds).
When you climb into the top carriage and the train slides off the cliff you aren't told to press a specific button you are merely forced to run towards the camera as you would be able to do in any other playable part of the game.
Shang-Long  +   2303d ago
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kws1065  +   2303d ago
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gmxracing  +   2303d ago
you misunderstand me, i love ps3 but i've played through uncharted two and there is no denying that it raised the bar, but i was not overwhelmed by it, its just my opinion, but calling me an xbox fanboy is just offensive.
FamilyGuy  +   2303d ago
The point of calling something a "quick time event" is because you have to quickly input the buttons in a timed event. Uncharted has times when you press triangle repeatedly to push things or open doors and these are NOT QTE, yet they seem to be what that older article was talking about. Seems really dumb on their part.
mal_tez92  +   2302d ago
It can't be perfect...
there's no boobs in it. lol jokes

My one word to describe it is Epic.
TotalPS3Fanboy  +   2302d ago
64 perfect scores is evidence of that.
MetalGearRising  +   2303d ago
thebudgetgamer  +   2303d ago
this is about uncharted
not the 360s 2009 lineup.

TheFreak  +   2303d ago
What is average about it? have you played the game? AAAH I see you dont own a ps3 so you must hate because you cant afford more then one console I see I see. Hey if you get a job as a paperboy or something, maybe you can afford to get a ps3 and uncharted 2 so you get the to experience one the greatest games this gen.
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chaosatom  +   2303d ago
I love taking his bubbles away.
sakura2009  +   2303d ago
pointless to take away his bubbles. microsoft trolls would just bubble him up
chaosatom  +   2303d ago
by Microsoft Trolls
you mean his multiple accounts, then yes.

But I can try, right?
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skatezero246  +   2302d ago
wrong page dude this isn't odst ... this is uncharted 2 9.7 on metacritic isn't average bud
Marty8370  +   2303d ago
sakura2009  +   2303d ago
nycredude  +   2303d ago
Even fighting isn't really QTE. I don't know what that idiot was talking about. I played the game twice and don't remember any QTE. Haters are such losers.
PotNoodle  +   2303d ago
There were two or three QTE's in the boss fights, but that is about it.
mistajeff  +   2303d ago
I did chapter 4 on easy to get the steel fist master or expert trophy (whichever one involves shooting 10 enemies in a row from the hip and then punching them to sleep) and I noticed that when you get in a melee fight and you have to counter, it pops triangle up on screen (at least some of the time), which it doesn't do in the harder difficulties except during the countering tutorial. Maybe PS3informer couldn't handle it on normal?
Mixmoff  +   2303d ago
Good catch! That's the only explanation that makes sense as to why someone would think the QTE's were at all prevalent in this game.

I didn't know about that since my playthrough was on Hard.
Jamescagney  +   2303d ago
Pretty sure I read about this on here yesterday.

EDIT:Here it is....
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kalel114  +   2303d ago
You need help with your reading skills.
Jamescagney  +   2303d ago
How do you work that out then? It's the same story. Maybe you should go to Specsavers, because there's nothing wrong with my eyes.
Mixmoff  +   2303d ago
Try reading the article. My point is to dispute the article you posted from yesterday.
Pwee  +   2303d ago
DARK WITNESS  +   2303d ago
isn't this a duplicate ?
Mixmoff  +   2303d ago
Read the article.
DirtyLary  +   2303d ago
I haven't been amazed with a game like this since my early PC gaming days.

I have the same excitement playing UC2 as I did when I first got DOOM to work online with my 56k modem.

divideby0  +   2303d ago
dont these authors realize how stupid they come across.....
amazing...just because someone has access to the Internet, doesnt mean they should show how silly and jaded they are.

when you start nitpicking games of such caliber as UC2...
time to find a girl friend.. and get a life
Mixmoff  +   2303d ago
I called the game "Perfect"

How is that nitpicking?

Read the article before commenting.
TheBand1t  +   2303d ago
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NecrumSlavery  +   2303d ago

that is what this game should win
Relientk77  +   2303d ago









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Lex Luthor  +   2303d ago
Ok, i've just bought the game. I'll give my verdict later on.
artgamer  +   2303d ago
Nice, you won't be dissapointed, I'm four chapters shy of completing it (saving the last chapters for tonight) and this game just stacks action, upon action upon action. Throws in great humor and epicness as well.

In fact, I don't even call this game Uncharted 2 anymore, I renamed it Action Plus.
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Terry Tate  +   2303d ago
I'm going to get flamed for this but...

(Look, its fun, but there are better games out there. As far as I'm concerned, MGS4 is the game that changed the standard for me. Sorry)
starvinbull  +   2303d ago
But MGS games set and abide by their own standards. To say MGS is better or worse than another game is silly when nothing is anything like it.
By the standards of all games MGS4 has some of the best graphics, gameplay and music but it falls short in others. If you are a fan of MGS like I am then its shortfalls aren't really shortfalls because you like the game for what it is.
I don't want every game to try and be Indigo prophecy or fallout, let game makers make games the way they envision (Kojima, David Cage, Jeff Minter) because truth be told, visionary creators are always single minded and piss people off.

To clarify my point let's say that MGS4 is perfect, but only in the way Kojima envisioned. Flower is a perfect game because it does exactly what it's creators intended with all the effort, love and craft that the game could have wished for. It doesn't have the best graphics or gameplay but as far as windemups go it's the best out there.
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Terry Tate  +   2303d ago
So its not fair to compare MGS4 to UC:2?
Maybe I don't follow what you're saying. My apologies. I don't even consider myself a fan of the MG series as I've never played any of the previous ones. I only recently purchased a PS3, and MGS4 was the first game I bought for it. I'd read the hype and wanted to see what it was about. It completly changed what I thought a game could be, and I fail to see how people can say Uncharted has done that for them. Its a fun game, dont get me wrong, but honestly I thought Arkham Asylum was a lot more fun. Ultimately, I'm really happy people enjoy this game, and if they feel that gaming has been changed for them then more power to them. Me, I just don't get it. To me it's Tomb Raider with a better story and less boobs. Peace.
jerethdagryphon  +   2302d ago
uncharted 2 doesnt reinvent the wheel it just makes a damn good one and polishes it to a mirror shine

its not original its just good and polished and it excells at that it is near or at the top of adventure games in terms of polish and completness but its not the best shooter, it doesnt try to be, its not the best brawler or stealth or sim or cooking game or anything it is itself
a movie in a game and in that in excells
Mixmoff  +   2303d ago
I swear if half the people on this site actually read an article before complaining about it, half the drama on this site would vanish into thin air.

We called the game PERFECT. Read the article people. If you can explain to me how that's bashing a game, I'd love to hear it.
starvinbull  +   2303d ago
Your sum up was QTE.

People including me disagree with that. Keep up the good work but when you state an opinion don't be surprised to find people disagreeing with it.

Take the rough with the smooth.
gunmetal  +   2303d ago
PS3 Informer reviewed the game as QTE. This article argues against that, and calls the game "Perfect".

You're fighting someone on YOUR side.
xxBiG_BoSSxx  +   2303d ago
i'm sure the only reason he's surprised people disagree with him is because he never said any of the things people are accusing him of. the author of this article never stated the game was full of qte's. this article is a direct rebuttal to that one word review. i know because i read it. he actually agrees with all the people that are disagreeing with him.
MAGNUM-RAM  +   2303d ago
MAGNUM-RAM  +   2303d ago
So far,
Ive seen the true force of the xbutts try and hate this game with the most pathetic tactics.

first it was no footprints in the snow when there are clear footprints from everybody depending on the height of snow on the map.
then some guy associated uncharted 2 with his friends cancer deeath and how somehow uncharted 2 isnt as good as his friends death.
proudly_X  +   2303d ago
one word!
ShinnokDrako  +   2303d ago
proudly_X  +   2303d ago
in AFRICA such a thing would be called

meaning excellent, masterpiece, brilliance, etc..
one word means alot.. proudly African!
theEnemy  +   2303d ago
Uncharted 2: In One Word?

Seriously though,

" Un-f*cking-believable "

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Dirk Benedict  +   2303d ago
Uncharted 2: In One Word?

Only possible on the PlayStation 3™
Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2303d ago
I was going to have a 'quick go' on it last night but...
...that 'quick go' turned into '2 HOURS+'!!! ;-P (And that was just the Story Mode)

That is when you 'KNOW' it's AMAZING!!! ;)

+ Let the ChatBots on this and on the other sites b!tch day in day out. While they are b!tching, PS3 Fans are PLAYING 'AAA' Games!!! ;-P
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skatezero246  +   2302d ago
couldn't agree more bubbles for you
JonnyBigBoss  +   2303d ago
I didn't understand that 1-word review at all. There were only 2 or 3 different situations where QTE happens in Uncharted 2. I would hardly call it a focal point of the game.

My 1-word would be "Brilliant."
proudly_X  +   2303d ago
in one word..
Demonzu Souru  +   2303d ago
Hercules  +   2303d ago
looks like
all we have are title-only readers, lol...

how about this

i 100% agree with the author ..he said it was PERFECT!!! lol...everyone who disagreed with him (who thought it really meant QTE only) failed hard..

the only QTE events i remember is fighting those things and the last level...and that lasted for 2-3 seconds cause it was a QUICK timed event..and i played it on hard, so for those who said triangle pops up for counter attacks i guess thats on easy or something...which brings up something

who has the best counter attack: Drake or Batman?

i like batman's cause he can grab the pole and knock you out, but i like drake because he can force the guy to turn around by momentum and crack his neck...what about you?
Sizzon  +   2303d ago
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