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Response To Gamers: Where the F@!* is Uncharted 2!?

MonsterVine.com staff editor Zack Chase writes, "...to guarantee success, the game has to play it safe. Thus, it sticks to concepts people know and are accustomed to. Uncharted 2 you won’t find ANY creativity. What you’ll see is emulation and refining."

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gravemaker2186d ago

screw you, uncharted 2 is not overrated

sackgirl732186d ago SpamShowReplies(24)
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creatchee2186d ago

The only thing that COULD be overrated is the multiplayer. It was fun, but didn't really last for me.

Single player is a different story - it's in my top 3 of all-time single player games.

This grasps at straws.

TEFL0N_D0N_812185d ago (Edited 2185d ago )

I liked Uncharted 2 because they brought in another great story, and took away some bad gameplay (that grenade tossing arc using the six-axis in Uncharted 1 had to definitely go).

What I don't like about Uncharted 2 (and no game can be perfect) is the shooting mode. It's not accurate enough, and the damage is a bit inconsistent. Cover system was (and is) good. By the way, I hated the same thing about Uncharted 1, but still loved the game.

blahblah2185d ago

I couldn't stop playing it. Version that came with game... meh... not to say they completely destroyed it with tweaking.

While I was playing beta at least 50% of its time. I only went online few times with official. Somehow it didn't feel quite right.

As far as UC2 goes, I was kinda meh, except for graphics which rock like nothing before. UC1 had better feel. Better enemies. Better plot. If you played UC1, UC2 story was far too predictable, same twists at the same time. And very overrated enemies instead of really good fights in UC1.

UC1 is my 2nd favorite game after Demon's souls and before MGS4, UC2 is far, far behind on that list.

HolyOrangeCows2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

One of the best games of this generation. Cry 'bout it.

"Uncharted 2′s main problem is that it just tries too hard to be a money making franchise. Yes, it succeeds in that aspect, but only because the general audience is full of easy to please tools who crave a new desert to pop some heads in"
Where are his "_____ is overrated" articles for Halo, Call of Duty, etc?

Besides, Uncharted 2 was FAAAAAAAAR from just "a new desert to pop some heads in"

theballa1130922186d ago

Holy CRAP did he actually say that? Wow. I'm not even going to bother to read it. Seriously. A Money Making Franchise?

Heisenberg2186d ago

If any game deserves the hype and kudos it's U2. Give credit where credit's due. No matter how good something is, there'll always be an obscure angry nerd blogger who needs hits to hate on it.

BYE2186d ago

I gotta agree it is a little bit overrated.

Demon's Souls should have gotten more attention in 2009, it has a lot more depth.

Darkfocus2185d ago

Demons souls's was my GOTY 2009. uncharted was great in every aspect but demons souls had far better gameplay to the extent that it made up for all it's other flaws.

Chuk_Chuk2186d ago

seems like this guy has had a low hit count.

As for Uncharted 2. Words can't even begin to describe how amazing that game is.

xTruthx2186d ago

@Blacktric

I don't think N4g users where the ones who gave the game over 200 awards

raztad2186d ago

"Uncharted 2 you won’t find ANY creativity. What you’ll see is emulation and refining"

A very dumb thing to say. UC2 integration of cinematic, platforming, puzzles made it one of the leading games in the industry. Ask Enslaved devels.

mantisimo2186d ago

.....But I have personally never invested more time or enjoyed more time with any game, EVER and I have been a gamer since pong.

moparful992185d ago

Here's my take on it, From the second uncharted 2 began to play until the closing scene my jaw was permanantly unhinged. I couldn't believe just how excellent the whole experience was. From the eye bleeding graphics, Best voice acting i've ever heard, witty dialogue, creative levels, and over the top set pieces I just couldnt find anything wrong with the game. At times there were some frustrating elements that would piss me off but as soon as I figured out how to beat them I had a great sense of accomplishment. This author just strikes me as one of those people that refuses to give it credit because of all the hype and praise it recieved. I thoroughly enjoyed the game, matter of fact I've beaten it on every diffculty and just the other day replayed on hard.. This game is in my top 10 of all time..

J-Smith2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

uncharted 2 is a MASTERPIECE

come on i thought n4g.com was going to move on from these articles with its new look & that.
its the same old sh*t, different day on this

Cyorg2186d ago

The fact that people are still talking about this game proves that it's not overrated.

gunnerforlife2186d ago

about overrated kmmmtt

i jst started playing it again from the beginning and i still love it as much as i did playing it my first time!

N4BmpS2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

Okay Let me get this straight, based on what he wrote. He made a list of his favorite games this generation, Uncharted 2 was not on his list and people, well ridiculed or insulted him. I'm right so far, correct? I thought so, let's continue on. He decides to "revisit" Uncharted 2 by playing his favorite chapters from the game(let me say that again. He, the author revisited his favorite chapters in the entire game). Okay I understand, moving on now.

Apparently, while playing the game he noticed somethings, that, I don't know he didn't notice before, the controls and cover system were laggy and clunky and well that did him a disservice as it would anyone. He tried to throw a propane tank to get some kills but it didn't work(understandable) he emptied 60 clips in a few baddies, it took a while for them to die which to me seems like he's implying that's not realistic enough (but Uncharted 2 isn't exactly based off of realism in terms of gameplay or gunplay more specifically) let's move on, he tries to melee and goes into cover... Hmmm he has a point (his first one so far) they cover system can be quite grabby sometimes I experienced this 2 whole times (big number right? TWO).

Okay, because I don't feel like talking about this, I'll get to my point, to me and I maybe mistaken but it seems that he was bitter and angry because he was insulted by some morons on the net. Congratulations whatever your name is, you've just experienced this space known as the internet, more specifically the gaming community, in case he never knew this, there is a lot of ignorance here and plenty to go around. So next time you want to call a game overrated make sure you're not doing it just to piss a few fanboys off. Okay? :)

jerethdagryphon2186d ago

uncharteds damage system is best decribed as plot based,

if your up against 2 hard nuts who need to delay drake then they take mazillions of rounds to down or 4 headshots

if your beign swamped enmasses they die quick

squallheart2185d ago

This article sounds like a gametrailers review. What was the reason for giving it a lower score, because it felt the same. I never seen that issue being brought up with gta, halo , mw etc

BannedForNineYears2186d ago

Lol title change?
I clicked a link that said, "Look back review, and why Uncharted 2 is overrated".
And now it's "Response To Gamers: Where the F@!* is Uncharted 2!?".
There's quite a difference. -_-

Ratchet_Co2186d ago

Uncharted 2 is not overrated. And what's this I hear about lack of originality? Yes, the game does carry a variety of gameplay mechanics from games like Gears and Tomb Raider. But unlike most games which rip off others Uncharted 2 introduced a better form of story-telling graphics, and gameplay through it's technical prowess. Not many games can pull off that now-famous train chapter which had enemies shooting, lush environments and a heli on steroids. The story-telling was so much more improved through graphics and animations because they made the characters and environments more believable.

I find it hilarious he finds the cover system janky.

"I began my venture by loading up the few select chapters that take place right after Drake gets out of prison and into the war-zone. Why? Because the beginning of a game is supposed to set up everything, both gameplay and story...it introduced movement rather than gunplay"

Of course you find the movement janky, you didn't even play the first part!

Dark General2186d ago

Uncharted 2 is a good game. But for me it's not as good as the original Uncharted. I agree with some of this bloggers gripes about the game. I believe that the 2nd one simply put tried to hard to emulate big budget Summer holleywood flicks. While I really appreciate the effort, production values and incredible voice work it just didn't wow me. Gameplay wise Among Thieves really hit the game out the park with better mechanics, tougher puzzles and had very good pacing.

But story and character wise the game felt flat to me. I felt like I knew what was going to happen before it happened and the game was rife with refined cliches.In contrast to Drakes Fortune where I felt on the edge of my seat and didn't know what to expect from one moment to the next. The characters also seemed more lively and much less stereotypical (except maybe Eddie Rahja) and Elena one of the first great impressions of a strong female character.

In the end I think U2 is a great game which tried too hard to be like a big action movie while the original was like playing a great unique action movie. The original felt like it had more heart, specially story and character wise while it came up a little bit short in some aspects of gameplay. Opposed to Among Thieves which delivered great gameplay but was too cliched in my opinion. Either way I'm really looking forward to Uncharted 3 (Atlantis?) where Naughty Dog takes the best part of Among Thieves and Drakes Fortune and creates one of the all time greats.

AliTheBrit192185d ago

Yes, yes it is overrated

Oh jeez, it got all of those awards!?! well it must be amazing, I mean, those people gave it those awards!

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It's overrated, its a great game don't get me wrong, and one I will never boot out of my game collection, but the praise it got was ridiculous

It had no originality, nothing unique, just a standard third person action adventure.

ia_studio2185d ago

I agree with the article U2 plays too safe, I was wondering why I didn't enjoy it that much.

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BornToKill2186d ago

you have to be a special kind of retarded fanboy to say uncharted 2 is overrated.

BYE2186d ago

Bullshit. You can still have an own opinion as a PS3 user, there's no law saying that if you own a PS3, you have to like Uncharted 2.

I like it btw, but it's overrated. There are better games on PS3.

inception1232186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

how can you say it is overrated when it has more awards then any game(over 150), one of the highest rated games, has sold over 3.5 mil and lots of devs are giving praise to saying it is the standard for games not just in it's genre but all games with the story telling, gameplay and graphics and are using it as their inspiration? just because you don't like means nothing since everyone else did meaning it isn't overrated it delivered.

aaronisbla2186d ago

overrated would be something that was hyped to kingdom come, then fell short or far short of expectations.

Overrated does NOT mean its talked about way too much. And even if it did, most of the talk about UC2 on this site as of late is in the forms of negativity or comparing other games, particularly 360 games and multiplatform games don't really help. If it's overrated and someone is tired of hearing about the game, why waste time writing an article about unless the author is seeking hits?

RedDead2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

No overrated means it's gotten too many awards and perfect reviews than it deserved. Your thinking of overhyped.

likedamaster2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

I never knock Uncharted 2 so fanboys could have their moment. But you're right Ceekay, we're entitled to our own opinion.

Same thing applies with Gears of war, got many awards but some out there thought it was over rated and didn't enjoy it. Personally, U2 didn't have the same impact Uncharted 1 had on me, so I just coasted through. I also fell asleep in the first 30 minutes of it. True story.

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blahblah2185d ago

so... I have to be special kind of retarded fanboy to say that UC1 was better in almost every aspect than UC2 (UC2 is a perfect graphic jaw dropper)?

UC2 story was more or less timed twist copy of UC1. Same event at the same time, just different place, persons, monsters.

UC1 had much better fight layouts (one of best in game fights ever), UC2 is just more enemies which are harder to kill (I don't even wanna talk about retarded boss fights where you needed to shoot complete arsenal of small country to kill some boss, while UC1 had one of the best enemy swarmings ever instead of boss figths).

UC2 was forgettable in my book, UC1 last stages with monster swarming I expect to remember on my death bed as one of the most exhilarating experiences ever.

Only Demon's souls tops UC1 in my book.

pustulio2186d ago

If this ever gets approved we all know a shitstorm will come...

PS3 fanboys please read the article before start saying stuff like gravemaker and things like "omfgz you are an idiout! uc is tha greatesttt sheet eva!!!1!!"

I don't think it's overrated but it's not the best game out there...

BornToKill2186d ago

it was the best game of 2009!

pustulio2186d ago

You said it OF 2009.

Not of all time.

If it's your favourite it's OK it's great but for me i had more fun with other games...

Sorry it's a matter of opinion. (:

morganfell2186d ago

But your little worthless opinion is crushed and obliterated by an unbelievable volume of opposing opinions. The only person that needs to go off and stick their head in the dirt is you.

What you and a handful of people think is inconsequential to what the vast vast majority know. You and your two cronies are the ones that can't handle the truth, not the rest of the gaming world.

jjohan352186d ago

I don't think it's overrated but I also don't think it's the best game out there. That crown belongs to MGS4.

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