Ironstar writes:"It brings me to a huge disappointment to see a game that I love so dearly come to such a terrible decline, though this isn't the first time I've dealt with such heartache."
the online was average at best. The single player was awesome. it's had its dues, you honestly thought the MP would last?
Average? Maybe its just me but I prefer 3rd person shooters and love the more intimate low number of players. But this happened with Gears 2 also. The devs listen to people who have abandoned the game while people like me keep playing it. The devs will try to implement patches while dedicated players have gotten use to the previous patch. Its a slap in the face to the dedicated players when devs change things for people who have already abandoned the game.
meh, they listen to players, ND have done many polls in the blog for the dedicated players, and I'm sure if you shouted loud enough they will listen in the forums. I'm sure Ironstar makes a bigger impact due to his SONY bumming blog anyway, ND would listen to him
Dude this happens with all single player games. I didnt buy Uncharted 2 for its MP so once i completed the story a couple of times and put a few hours in the MP i havent touched it.
still the greatest game of all time. well, the top 5 of all time. 1.mgs4 2.zelda ocarina of time. 3. uncharted 2. 4. mario bros. 5.pacman.
I was a fan of UC2 Multiplayer and played from the beginning. Honestly I didn't notice that much of a difference when patch 1.06 hit. Sure there were some changes, but being a gamer I adapted. I also realized that these changes were done by the request of gamers so if it makes them happy then that is good. You take the good with the bad, and if you don't like the multiplayer then just stop playing. Easy as that.
Uncharted 2 online was mediocre from what I played. It 'works' but I couldn't see any depth to it. Not being a fanboy here or anything. I really tried to like Gears 2 competitive online, but couldn't get into it. I guess it's the 3rd person shooter part that doesn't work for me online.
Whats with all the Uncharted 2 hate lately?
I'll be honest. I didn't like the Uncharted multi because it took so many bullets to kill anybody but, now? Oh man, I love it, it's freaking perfect. I've been playing it all day and now that I'm drunk I'll be probably playing U2 all night! It is like Call of Duty, only better! Very noob friendly but still really cool. I got the game when it came out but it is now when I'm really getting into it. I just beat FFXIII and U2 will be the game that I'll be playing until I find my next jrpg """"Star Ocean vs Resonance of Fate""" Just don't which... I want to say my PSN but then Odion would ban my account because he hates me because I don't like Colbot. =(
I pretty much abandoned it when white knight chronicles came out though. I'm really an rpg gamer so an online rpg is like crack to me, especially since psn is free. WKCs even stole some WOW players, it's really fun, if you like grinding.
This doesn't surprise me at all. Uncharted 2 is first and foremost a single player experience, and what an experience it is! I'm glad that the developers kept the main focus on the single player. The multiplayer was created latter in order to add replay value to the game. Fans of online gaming have probably moved on to games like MAG, Bad Company 2, Modern Warfare 2 or even Bioshock 2. Personally I thought the co-op was a lot of fun, but I could never really get into the competitive modes. Then again, I'm not much of an online gamer. Basically the only game that I've played online for the last few months is MW2.
It's still the best experience one can get with a PS3 exclusive online.
@michael Really MGS4? Its amazing to me how much i can disagree (I didn't actually put a disagree point on your post) with that being the number 1 game but still complete respect your pick of ocarina of time. Ocarina of Time is one of my all time favorite games, yet I couldn't for the life of me make it more than 2 hours into MGS4. Im not trying to come off like a jerk, if you like it thats cool, but every other game you listed I can understand... just MGS4 was so painful to me. Ah well, certain different tastes I suppose!
Look if you can't take a few changes then maybe your not that great of a player I actually haven't played the MP in a while but when I do come to it(since I stopped playing the MP once b4)I plan on doing some damage. However since I am relatively familiar with the U2MP if this is as noticeable I'm sure ND will take care of it. Until then do what I did, adapt to it. Like I said b4 I haven't played the MP in awhile even so last time I've played I have not had a laggy game.
@lich120 MGS4 is a game in which you have to persist playing. Stealth mechanics are much like adquired taste, at the beggining they are frustating yes, but I promise you that by the end of MGS4 you will be thinking "damn, this is one the best games I've ever played, holy sh!t". Believe the hype. As for my list it would be something like this :D 1- Zelda Ocarina of Time 2. MGS4 3. God of War Trilogy 4. Super Mario World 5. Final Fantasy X
MGS4 should not even be on the list of top 5 games EVER period.
that Naughty Dog fixed the those things with the patch. Especially that stupid health system. I was tired of loading a whole clip to kill someone (Halo style, god I hate that). Although I only play the game online with friends.
I like and somewhat agree with your list, but you're kinda cheating with God of War Trilogy, no? :)
Does anyone know if they got rid of the grenade launcher? I hate it when people used that thing.
Whoever wrote this article, go play Modern Warfare 2 and then cry you noob.
To be honest, all these Uncharted 2 is "insert negative comment here" articles are such nonsense. I don't understand why people can't seem to accept the fact that it's an incredible game and leave it at that. Don't hate, appreciate.
I loved U2 multiplayer and was very good at the old 1.04 and earlier. Im still good but I hate how EVERyoNE dies more and the games are faster paced and while they make small improvements they mess alot of things up at the same time. The game used to be more fun for sure. They changed it because people "emtied whole clips to kill people." Well I could easily kill 2.5 people with one ak clip before the 1.05 update, so im guessing those people have poor aim. Now the worse part is the spawning right next to each other CONSTANTLY. I thinks it due to people dying faster due to less health. I think they should have tweaked weapon damage and kepth the HP the same for the 1.05 update. I would have been easier to balance the weapons. I really wish they would offer a 1.04 playlist for all those people who PUT IN THE TIME to get good at the ORIGINAL GAME that over 3 million people bought(many based on demo/beta of old version). I dont see why they altered the multiplayer sooo much after 5 months and everyone would be happy if they offer a separate playlist for olld school u2 mode. Ive noticed not as many people playing since 1.05 update. edit-- I can tll alot of people here didnt play the multiplayer that much since it came out. Many people LOVED the game and got very good at the game in the 5 months it was out before they changed it drastically. People who wrent that good or new to it complained on the ND site that they took clips to kill people when in reality they just had bad aim and hadnt played as much as the people who loved the online portion of u2. Now they try to make an unrealistc game more realistic by making it more like MW. It completely threw all elements of the game off balance and ND is trying to piece it back together. I just want a playlist to play the version I bought. So basically Nd diminished what skill could do for you in the game to make it easier for everyone to kill but also die more and crowd up the spawns. Also lag is more noticable and glitches on train now alot. I just feel that changing the game soo much without offering a 1.04 playlist option is a pretty lame thing to do to people who loved it how it was and put in the time to get good. EDit-- Also I BOUGHT U2 FOR THE MULTIPLAYEr BECAUSE I LOVED WHAT IT USED To BE. The recent pathces have been bad for the game to me since I put in the time to get good at the original games and beleive it was much mor fun an ballanced the way it originally was.
You know they could have you know gave people the option to play the old version or the new version. I mean have these devs never played quake 3 or the mods before?
update 1.05 killed it for me. Too bad as i considered it my favorite multiplayer game on the PS3.
What a lame and pathetic article.
He's not trashing the game, he's just saying some of the additions made in the newest patch made the MP worse than it was...like spawning right in front of a guy with a shotgun.
That is OPINION. I like the new update so does that mean I'm wrong?
This article is right on point, this game's multiplayer has gone way down hill in the recent patches that were released. I love this game to death and I play online religiously, but since the latest patch I find myself annoyed at how noob friendly this game has gotten. I hope that with the next update they go back to the way the spawns were originally, but until then I will just keep playing the game because this is still one of my favorite games to play online.
I agree, only patch a game for the glitches not to drastically change the combat, something Naughty Dog and GG should learn
I love how people blame fans of OTHER games for the downfall of KZ2s multiplayer. Do you lot not realise, it did nothing to the genre, and a lot of people moved away and the dedicated stayed by all means (i hear the clan system is still very busy)
The clan system has probably run away with even more valor boosters...
thats how console gaming works. play the new hotness til the other new hotness comes out. without a library like the PC has they have to jump from game to game to keep interest.
“ and a lot of people moved away and the dedicated stayed by all means (i hear the clan system is still very busy)” I'm pretty sure that's called weeding out the noobs
i am not going to play uncharted for half a year.u guys might like playing the same game over and over but i got atm to play. just cause 2 replay god of war 3 and mag (have not tryed the dlc yet).amd waiting to get the eye of judgement.i play it ever once in a bit.i got over 50 ps3 games so i can't play everything at once.
I agree. Since 1.06, I haven't really messed with the MP in uncharted 2 either. I'll play a little here and there, but I'ts not as fun as it used to be. Plus with the addition of MP trophies, I'm noticing a lot more spawn camping. That's were I draw the line.
explain how you can "spawn camp" in uncharted please?? Seriously if you have ever played the game i don't know how you could make that statement...
Tell that to the people that wait for your team to spawn at spawn points in deathmatch. That's mostly what I play. I would call that spawn camping. It does happen. Hope that explains it for you. Oh, and I have played the game. Got the platinum for it. Tried to get the new MP trophies but I just get so annoyed that I just give up. Plus, have you tried the FAL since the update? What mode do you play in MP?
Well the i think the weapon balancing right now is perfect, its just the spawning that is broken because of 1.06....so atm, i pretty much only play elim because of it. But that was the problem, the spawning points were too unpredictable...i kept getting shot in the back OVER and OVER and OVER again! Mind you im not a bad player either (2.0 k/d).
agree, no more fun since 1.05 and 1.06, please naughty dog change it back!!
Yeah, the co-op is just dying. Every game, I just get one partner. It is much more funner with 2 partners. Yeah, this game is dying. Used to be awsome in the beta... everyone had mics, and everyone was friendly...
totally agree, now everybody just cares about online trophies , ranks and kills in plunder matches :/
But I'm willing to bet that most people were like me and bought the game solely for the single-player and considered the multi-player to be an afterthought or bonus.
They had to put in MP and co-op. They didn't have a choice. Otherwise most review sites would have damned the game for not having those features the same way they went after Killzone 2 for no co-op. Never mind that games like Bioshock received a complete pass on the lack of such features, it's a PS3 game we are talking about and thus subject to higher standards and a much less forgiving press. Not that sites like ironstarmovement are press, they aren't but you get the picture.
The focus of a game like uncharted 2 should be on the story and the single player experience. When dev teams have to spend time and effort to put in multiplayer and co op it could take their energy away from making the single player even stronger. Thankfully uncharted 2 didn't suffer this fate but I am always concerned when I hear about games that are narrative driven also try to include other modes like multiplayer.
This isent news lol its someones thoughts on a MP section of a amazing game that is a must own for anyone with a ps3.
"...regarding Killzone 2’s aiming difficulty it was technically solid." I'm not the best person to judge here as I've only played KZ2 once on my friend's PS3, but the only thing I DIDN'T LIKE about it was the aiming. If this guy honestly thinks that was really solid, then he's on crack. Then again, how can aiming be "technically solid" anyways? What does that even mean?
It was in reference to the actual Killzone 2 game; though aiming can be technically solid that makes perfect sense.
Explain it to me then. Did he mean the technology (coding) behind the aiming was well done and sound? That would make it a bit more sense as I do remember it being very consistent, just difficult to use.
That's because the aiming was intentionally weighty the way a real person would move, not flitting around on the screen like some run and gunner from COD4. Physics in this regard play such an important part in that game, more than any other. The influence on the shooting mechanic, while different than say the destruction in BFBC2 is nonetheless more consequential.
An M4 Revolver doesn't weight 70lbs, so why should I move around with aim at the same speed of a M4? They've honestly been using the excuse of "physics" for that game, but honestly, they didn't accommodate differences with weapons.
Sigh can i get some people who know what they are talking about who actually played kz2 plz lol.
There was already a post similar to this one a few months ago. Anyway, speaking of KZ2, I love the noise the game makes when you kill someone, it's so satisfying. I think that's something all multiplayer games lack. :D
Ah, the chirping noise; so satisfying indeed.
thats what the graphics are very overrated the game was good for one play through then it was just meh
Big time troll fail. Go play xbox.
"Big time troll fail. Go play xbox." Speaking of troll fails...
@murder murder responds to troll fail lol
R.I.P. Uncharted 2
Rip your bubbles because you will be down to 1 your trolling skills fail.
In reality-based news (change the channel Gago, you won't be interested in this), I played UC2 after the patch and didn't notice much difference at all. The only difference I noticed was spawning close to enemies a little more often (yes this was already happening, before the patch). I guess maybe I don't play often enough to notice more subtle differences but all I know is my kills and deaths didn't change much at all. To me, this article might as well have said : "Did you hear what they did to my game??? Waaaaa !!! I used to... Waaaaa !!! but then they... Waaaaa !!!, and now... Waaaaa !!!". Too many "journalists" around these days.
I like stuff like this, the more hate a game gets most of the time it just shows how popular and how great the game really is. U2 is still the game to beat lets not forget that. Until something flat out knocks it down we will see U2 hate articles.
Still...but then came cod :mw2..bayonetta...then mass effect....then god of war....Gamers have short memory...but it still the best outta of all those games
I've seen online jump UP since the patch. At launch there were 14,000 daily players for a month. It's better for guys like me who don't want to shoot a half a clip in someones head. Now it's 2 shots to the head & 3 to the body besides all the instant kills. Uncharted 2 ain't the only online game out there either. Each online game has it's dedicated. Hardcore gamers need to stick together & get these casuals noobs outta here trying to dictate gameplay. It's all fun & fair till you get owned.
They updated the daily player count in one of the patches. It didn't used to show as many because it was only going by region, they updated it to global to make the numbers look better...
Kings of the flamebait. Anyone who clicks on that link is a sucker.
Flamebait from us? I think this article has a legitimate point. I guess if you're not a hardcore Uncharted 2 multi-player, you may not understand
I'm not "hardcore" enough.