Editorial: Drake's Banter Shines in a Sea of Robotic Dialogue

Joe DeLia of TheGameReviews discusses the banter between characters in Uncharted 2, and how it represents a classy touch that developers of other action games should take heed of.

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cain1413313d ago

The moment when you jump in the pool on the building was just priceless. I couldn't ruin it by saying what happens, but please do it if you missed it...

shoinan3313d ago

Caught me off guard, great moment :)

Ziriux3313d ago

That was easily one of the best moments in the game if not gaming.

koehler833313d ago

Agreed. Totally refreshing. No pun intended.

starvinbull3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

Whilst I agree that the dialogue in U2 is one of it's greatest achievements I wouldn't ever suggest that a perfect formula has been reached.

Not so long ago (1998) people thought that MGS had found the perfect formula with the obligatory cut scenes that have become much hated lately.

I believe there's room for many auters and styles of story telling in gaming just like there is in film.

Darkstorn3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

Uncharted 2 had awesome storytelling. The story may not have been too deep, but the way it was told is second only to Bioshock or MGS4 this entire gen.

orakga3313d ago (Edited 3313d ago )

AND a trophy, too! =D

BTW, does ANYONE wonder where this Joe DeLia guy was when Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was released? The dialogue in UC2 is pretty much ON PAR with UC1, so something tells me this dude never played UC1.

I'm not hating on the article. I'm just hating on this guy's decision to pass on UC1 two years ago.

Xbox Avatars Shoe3312d ago (Edited 3312d ago )

I love what he says when he goes swimming in the apartment pool. I got an in-game reward too.

ReservoirDog3163312d ago

Yeah, the pool part was great. Uncharted 2 had some of the best dialogue in all video games. The only game that had better dialogue is GTA IV and it's only better cause it's incredibly deep.

And I loved Sully's dialogue throughout.

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midi3313d ago

Some of the best storytelling in any game ever, due in no small part to the amazingly well written dialogue and great voice acting.

Ziriux3313d ago

And the character true to life animations don't hurt.

Wolfmoonstrike3313d ago

I don't think the plot-line itself was good (about action movie good), but the characters blew me away. Honestly the voice-acting, body language, really helped sell the characters and the storyline on a whole. So though I believe the plot-line itself is a bit weak, I love the characters, even the evil ones.

Ziriux3313d ago

Out of all the things in this game I love the dialogue the most.

Ziriux3313d ago

Why don't 360 games, have great cutscenes in games, most 360 games have real time instead of cutscene which is not that great, only game that can pull it off is Splinter Cell's.

NMC20073313d ago

Dude, I am sick of hearing about this game now, I mean it's great, sure, but so many many many articles about it are just overdoing it, I don't think I have seen this many articles about a single game this gen.

Venatus-Deus3313d ago

Stop reading and commenting on them then.


chewmandinga3313d ago

of hearing about modern warfare 2?
about boycotts for anything and everything?
of random peoples "top 7" lists of "games they like/dislike"?

it is a pretty repetitive site...

Kakihara3313d ago

Yeah, thanks for the input, Jeff.

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