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Submitted by Hockeydud19 1049d ago | opinion piece

Sorry, Uncharted Fans, Gears Has A Better Story

Velocity Gamer: Both Uncharted and Gears are two of this generations best, but which has a better story? (Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Xbox 360)

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DarkCharizard_  +   1048d ago
Gears of War > Uncharted
Uncharted 2 > Gears of War 2

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We'll have to see about the next game to decide which franchise is the better one ;)

Another franchise of this generation, Mass Effect, has had two superb games and it is better than them both. IMO
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kaozgamer  +   1048d ago
wow why was this article approved. this is gonna start a sh** storm. lol
blumatt  +   1048d ago
I don't know, because I thought most of those fans believed that multiplayer was all that mattered and single player wasn't important. haha I'm pretty sure the real general consensus is that the Uncharted series has the best, most cinematic, gameplay in the single player.
buddymagoo  +   1048d ago
I think this says it all.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Uncharted is unique at the moment, where as how many space marines do we have rolling around. Anyway Metal Gear Solid is where you want to go for a complex storyline.
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Treezy504  +   1048d ago
Sorry, Uncharted Fans, Gears Has A Better Story
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BlindGuardian  +   1048d ago
what people need to understand is that there's difference between story and storytelling

Uncharted's story is very good but not great, on the other hand Uncharted's storytelling is brilliant and the best in any videogame

Uncharted's stories are solid James Bond/Indiana Jones hybrids but the way they're told is what makes them special
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BlindGuardian  +   1048d ago
what people need to understand is that there's difference between story and storytelling

Uncharted's story is very good but not great, on the other hand Uncharted's storytelling is brilliant and the best in any videogame
Sevir04  +   1048d ago
while are right on both accounts the fact still remains, BlindGaurdian
That Gears has no story worth writting home about and severely lacks any kind of story telling methods. The only reason why gears is so loved is because its gameplay is great and its graphics was top notch... On those Things they remain successful...
lociefer  +   1048d ago
WHERE'S MY WIIIIFFE ?!!, lol but seriously wwhhhaattt ?
Kevin ButIer  +   1048d ago
I love both franchises and the idea of start comparing story is pretty dumb but if you think about What story FITS better to wath game, ill go with Uncharted, specially Uncharted 2, Of course this doesnt mean its better after all they are made to fill gaps in the game neither of those games are story dependant at all anyway.
bozebo  +   1048d ago
what?

Gears 1&2's stories are a total mess and are not very engaging and the characters are annoying and dry. I just play gears for the gore and bullets ^_^
ShoryukenII  +   1048d ago
What a joke of an article.
NukaCola  +   1048d ago
Uncharted 2 has more awards than every epic game combined. I don't think Amy Hennig can be touched by anyone at this point. She is by far one of the greatest writers in the biz, and the characters are world renowned. Gears is fun, but I don't see how anyone can connect to them. People dig Gears, but people love Nathan and Elena, and Sully like no other. Both game are going to be huge though. And for what it's worth Gears 3 looks to be the best of the series. And I can't wait to play it.

So all I can really say is...uh..um..Cool story bro.
SilentNegotiator  +   1048d ago
Yeah, Gears of War had SUCH amazingly presented stories; especially the first one. And their characters and their personalities TOTALLY don't compare well to rocks with faces.

Pffft. What a laugh.
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Getowned  +   1048d ago
i'm not normally one for this fanboy crap and i hate to even get involved Gears is a great AAA game but lol no it's story is'nt as great as uncharted the story and story telling and voice acters are much better in uncharted.Gears is great in it's own right but nothing beats playing a uncharted game for the first time i couldn't put the controler down when playing them.
otherZinc  +   1048d ago
Of course Gears has a better story than Uncharted. Uncharted wont be able to sell a book, Gears will!

Gears 3 is going to smash Uncharted 3 in sales.

Laura Croft played a better Drake.

Gears 3 will have more replay value than Uncharted 3. As usual! True story mode campaign co-op for 4?!

Yeah, this is no comparison at all. Not on any level.
Bathyj  +   1048d ago
Wow? Really?

Ok if you say so.

Considering Gears 1 didnt even HAVE a story they must have improved it alot.

My toenails have a better story than Gears.
pixelsword  +   1048d ago
It would be nice if Gears had a good story, but the first two stories weren't as good as the first two stories in Uncharted, I have to take this website's hit-mongering title with a grain of salt.

I probably won't read the article either, as it would encourage this site to do something like this again, so seeing that I only read the first paragraph, I have to say

"doubtful"

and move on.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1048d ago
Wow, only on N4G... LOL
Seriously though, when Gears tries to get emotional, it only comes out as cheesy (taking character design and personalities into consideration).
RedDead  +   1048d ago
Gears story is a bit better imo. But everything else about the single player is not on the same level. Gears story follows on to the next game, it's a proper trilaogy, Uncharted is just random stories with recurring characters, love interest follows on but the stories don't. Uncharted is good for it's set piece's and presentation, so while the story itself may be just passable, the journey through it is what's amazing. Gears is just an average campaign through and throguh with a decent story and backstory, I thought humanity is almost wiped out in gears 3 anyway? Ther survival means nothing now. It's like in XenoGears,SPOLIERZZ ZZZZZthe whole human race dies except for a few.
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ASTAROTH  +   1048d ago
WEELLLL. Resistance has a better story than Gears. . . so how the hell the writter come to a conclusion like that is beyond fanatism.

Im getting both because they are different. Gears is gorier and more action packed while Uncharted has a better story, pace, characters, dialoge, its funnier and has better graphics.

I will be happy with both!!
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1048d ago
my god, you just need to stop talking. gears wont ever, EVER have a better story than uncharted. i laughed my ass off when doms wife died because the acting was so corny and stupid. the voice acting is terrible and the plot comes out to be something a 7th grader could have wrote. cliche on an epic level is what it is.

uncharted on the other hand, has some of the best (executed) single player storyline in gaming history. its plot may be a bit cliche but the characters are so believable and relatable that it hardly matters in the big scheme of things.

GEARS STORY IS JUST SO STUPID!!! people shouldnt click the article though. this sight obviously just wants hits. post a comment on here if youd like, but DO NOT click that article.
M_Prime  +   1048d ago
I am just confused that they wrote that UNCHARTED looked better then GEARS..

if we are talking about GEARS3 BETA vs UNCHARTED 3 BETA then gears was the better looking of the two by far.

and yes GEARS has a great story but the re playability is ONLINE and for me its mainly in HORDE MODE..

also i beat every Gears game thus far on HARDCORE.
E2M  +   1045d ago
@M_Prime gears looks better than uc3, rofl thats a joke, uncharted 2 looks better than gears 3 by far and your comparig it to uc3, the character models are a joke in gears compared to uc3 and the detail in the textures are also superior, uc3's expanded colour palette makes it harder to see. Not only that but uc3 has customizable characters which wll obviously not look onto par with pre-made character models
Pixel_Pusher  +   1048d ago
I guess will see soon enough. I can't wait for UC3. ◔ᴗ◔
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Kurt Russell  +   1048d ago
I can't wait for either game - both look fantastic from what I've seen!
thugbob  +   1048d ago
Whoa! I actually partially agree with the infamous Nintendo fanboy =O
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""Gears of War > Uncharted
Uncharted 2 > Gears of War 2""

^^^ I agree with that. Gears 1 is better than Uncharted 1, but Uncharted 2 blows Gears 2 out of the water.

I honestly think that Uncharted 3 will be better than Gears 3 though. All the videos shown for UC3 so far ensures that UC3 will be one damn good game, but like you said we'll have to wait and see.

I actually think that Gears and Uncharted are better than Mass Effect.
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jdfoster  +   1048d ago
Believe me if you seen what he posted before he editted it you wouldn't be agreeing with him at all! Talk about a stealth troll edit!
beavis4play  +   1048d ago
then you and the other guy are wrong. i played both from start to finish,and UC1 has a MUCH more interesting storyline than gears1....not because gears1 was bad - it's just that it's so similar to MANY other FPS.
Arnon  +   1048d ago
@bevis
Gee, we must all be wrong then since you said so. Good god why is it that people just cannot accept another's opinion.
TheMyst  +   1048d ago | Well said
The 150 awards UC2 (the most awards game IN HISTORY) say differently.

Gears' story is just made to serve the action not the other way around. Characters are one-dimensional, the story is incredibly simplistic, and there's no real emotion (I actually laughed during the whole Maria scene, it was horribly done).
darkride66  +   1048d ago
I also found that a little hard to swallow, but I really did enjoy the story of Gears. It was like a summer movie, not big on substance but atmospheric with likable, predictable characters. They don't need to reinvent the wheel. Stories like this that entertain still have a place, in my opinion.

Uncharted seem to stick in my mind longer, but I'm still pumped for the next Gears.
_Aarix_  +   1048d ago
Dude have you OR ANYBODY ON THIS SECTION actuallu read the backstory thats not in this game. The story is amazing.
Saladfax  +   1047d ago
@aarix

A story and universe concept is entirely different from the presentation of said story. For example, the novelization of the Halo series has been actually quite well done.

Karen Traviss, who is one of the few writers to do something interesting with Star Wars in recent years, also wrote a few Gears of War books. I'd wager they're quite good. Since she's also writing the script for GEoW 3, I'll further wager that there will be a profound improvement.

The first two games, regardless of any outside content, were simply nothing amazing from a storytelling standpoint. It was, as darkride suggested, a summer movie: Hyper-macho characters with massive guns spouting bad dialogue.
Sunhammer  +   1048d ago | Well said
Ah, Gears of War fanboys and their dirt-low standards. Who knew Brodudes of War even had a story considering it NEVER gets noticed by anyone while Uncharted is always compared to Hollywood's best.

Wake me up when Gears is the most awarded video game franchise of all time.

And who the hell is Velocity Gamer? Oh, couple of nobodies with a very stupidly named website no one ever visits. I can see why they posted this on N4G. Pathetic.
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Flavor  +   1048d ago
Brodudes of war.. that's perfect.

I always got a 'gay' vibe from gears myself, it's the same one people get from watching 300. Maybe it's because the target audience is young boys.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1048d ago
Not so much story, Uncharted's appeal is in its characters. Same with Gears. As far as story, they are not that great. There better stories out there.

BTW Gears 2 storyline was disappointing and anti-climatic.
Hyperbomb69  +   1048d ago
Exactly, Uncharted has been way more recognized than any Xbox exclusive.

Xbox exclusives will never have any significance compared to PS3 exclusives.
Xbox will never have a game like Uncharted or MGS4. Halo and Gears will never compare.
Ayepecks  +   1048d ago
OK, I love the Uncharted series as much as the next guy, but "always compared to Hollywood's best"? By whom?

I fully agree this is flame bait, but you're greatly over-exaggerating the story in Uncharted. You're also flame baiting Gears of War fans ("dirt-low standards"). Not saying it's not a good story, just not what you're implying. (I'm sure that won't stop people from downvoting me into oblivion, though.)
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M_Prime  +   1048d ago
@hyperbomb69

what are yo smoking?

1. there is a good chance MGS4 may come to the xbox since all the past and future MGS are coming to XBOX..

2. HALO AND GEARS WILL NEVER COMPARE? really? HALO is one of the most recognizable games of the HD generation, it started FPS on consoles and it has one of the best stories out there. Gears definitely has a good story too.

3. UNCHARTED has been way more recognizable then ANY XBOX exclusive.. i'm sorry again.. HALO trumps that and believe it or not, halo is not my fave XBOX exclusive, Gears is but HALO is way more recognizable. You talk like a true SONY fanboy. Uncharted is big and it is good, and is probably the biggest name on the PS3 but in the HD Generation HALO and COD are way more recognizable then Uncharted, but COD is multiplat so in this context HALO > UNCHARTED in terms of SCOPE and SIGNIFICANCE

choose your words wisely next time because you sound so juvenile when you type before you think.

uncharted and gears are about equal in popularity.. but in terms of significance Halo trumps all
Evetssteve  +   1047d ago
Flavor maybe it's because you're insecure? I'd like to see how close you feel to the guy next to you if bullets ever start flying over your head
Ser  +   1047d ago
@M_Prime

Really? Terms of significance?

Justin Bieber is more popular than Iron Maiden, guess which one I think is better, guy.

Sales =/= Quality
JC_Denton  +   1048d ago
In terms of "story" Gears obviously beats Uncharted, seeing as how Gears actually HAS a story. The plots in Uncharted are that of Indiana Jones movies. After seeing Indiana Jones, I didn't look back and remember the key plot points fondly. I remembered the edge of my seat thrills and Harrison Ford's awesome character.

Now, saying Gears has a "good" story is going way over the limit. Gears of War's story is as easily understood and appreciated by a 6 year old as it is understood and appreciated by the Halo/COD players who play it. Uncharted 1 did kind of suck, but Uncharted 2 is probably one of the best games ever made. Gears doesn't even rank in the top 50 best games ever made.
NoobSessions  +   1048d ago
This is how I see it.

Uncharted 2 definitely has better story telling, but Gears actually has a back story and world.

So when you say better story, it doesnt necessarily always mean the same thing.
LedZeppelin  +   1048d ago
this says it all...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
RIP_Weazel  +   1048d ago
mmmm, and this just in.
Apples are better than oranges.
kneon  +   1048d ago
What are you talking about? Oranges are clearly better :)
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1048d ago
Don't listen to kneon. He's clearly a citrus fanboy.
Getowned  +   1048d ago
apples have pesticides in their skin...Oranges Rule!!!!! ..with out oranges there wouldn't be tequila sunrise.

https://totalbeverage.net/i...
waltercross  +   1048d ago
Watermelon is better then both! :P
_Aarix_  +   1048d ago
Watermelons a vegetable.
Saladfax  +   1047d ago
Orange slice in Blue Moon = mmmmm...

Apple slice in Blue Moon = Uh... ew?
hiredhelp  +   1048d ago
Is that it. That best they can come up with.
2 top unrealesed games were you cant say 4 sure the story ubless your a script writer for both games have info we dont.
Both differnt style gameplay not to mention engines. Lol this article funny.
frostypants  +   1048d ago
Maybe Gears has a better story.

Uncharted has always had better gameplay.

Gears = Uncharted without the vertical game. It's feels Mickey Mouse to me.
BigBacon87  +   1048d ago
Ya because I actually remember the 'story' from Bulletstorm(haven't played enough of Gears to make a good judgement based on that). Oh no wait, I just had fun effin sh*t up and laughing at the ridiculous dialogue. I realize Bulletstorm isn't Gears but it might as well be. Similar game, same dev, same experience. I loved it(don't get me wrong) but storylines are not the bread and butter of a game from People Can Fly. 4th rate journalist looking for hits because his 'writing skills' will never take him anywhere in life.
J86blum  +   1048d ago
Coverd base shooter with huge aliens trying to invade earth.

Wise cracking explorer who solves all their problems with a handgun and a tact' one liner.

(Looking at those with their names not attached both seem kinda..meh' huh.) Trying to prove a fanboy war point of view is very..... you fill the dots in.

Point is everyone is trying to justify their purches, and care to much for the opinion of strangers.
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wsoutlaw87  +   1048d ago
gears is an awesome game but not cuz the story by any means; were in a war with monster things, we want to kill monster things.
MOTY  +   1047d ago
Uncharted's story's are seperated between games. Gears is 1 long continous story.

Not really a fair comparison. Uncharted is only a franchise based on new adventures, each with a different story but expanding on character development. Gears is a franchise that takes place in a univers of 1 continous story with sub plots in each game for character development.

It's like comparing Indiana Jones to Star Wars. 1 has stories based on each itteration, the other is a trilogy based on 1 continous story.

I do prefer Gears story over Uncharted and Uncharted 2's stories but I am a sci-fi nut so I love those kinds of stories. I will take Star Wars over Indiana Jones any day, but I still enjoy a good Indiana Jones movie.
stonecold3  +   1048d ago
nope uncharted has sorry uncharted won goty awards already if correct they won 150 awards for uncharted 2 and has for both games they are diffrent?
Misterhbk  +   1048d ago
The story in Gears is just as predictable as one might say the story in Uncharted is. Aliens push humans to the brink of extinction, but humans fight back despite the odds somehow coming out victorious. It's not like there's anything new here. It's been done before.

Uncharted may be predictable but a story isn't measured just by the story itself. The characters and the way they develop help tell the story, and the character development in uncharted blows gears out of the water. Add in the cinematic effect that uncharted has and personally i find the story more entertaining to watch though others will disagree.

Gears doesn't have much if any character development at all. There are moments here and there (dom's wife) but not too many.

Uncharted is also a game that sells for the single player campaign alone. Gears not so much.
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Hockeydud19  +   1048d ago
I'd be amazed if Gears took the dark route of the storyline and had the humans face their extinction. Kinda like something in Reach. That would just be a stunner ending in my opinion. Or maybe they'll have the two endings kinda thing. Just a thought.
omi25p  +   1048d ago
Yeah try reading the gears books before saying it has no character development.
jony_dols  +   1048d ago
The quality of Uncharted's scripting is streets ahead of Gears.

Romance is an extremely difficult subject matter for video games to deal with, and yet Uncharted 2 Drake's relationship with Elena is believable, even in the midst of exploding helicopters & collapsing cities.

While in comparison, who really gave a damn about Dom's tacked on search his wife, Maria? The game just doesn't carry the same emotional punch, because you don't feel as much sympathy for juiced-up bullet sponges.
DragonKnight  +   1048d ago
@omi25p: You keep bringing up the Gears books when they are COMPLETELY irrelevant. No one is playing the stories from the Gears books. Maybe if they were you'd have an argument, but that's not the case now is it. They are playing a different story for the game. So the Gears books have absolutely no relevance at all.
rdgneoz3  +   1048d ago
@omi25p So you have to read that books to get any character development that they didn't have in the games? And according to the article, "First things first. It's an editorial about video game stories." So you basically proved that by going from the video games, Uncharted has the better character development.
whydoyouask  +   1048d ago
Coming out victorious? have you actually played a gears game?
Hatiko  +   1048d ago
Actuall the story of gears isn't that. the story is humans came to the locust's planet. The locucts fought back against the "surface dwellers" for coming in and using up all of the planets resources. Kind of a different take on an alien invasion when the aliens turn out to be the humans. The fact that people don't see this simple fact shows that people don't care about stories in games anymore. And I like Uncharted more, just because I actually take the time to understand a game's story doesn't make me a blind fanboy.
iMaim  +   1048d ago
dude you should totally have more bubbles.
SnotyTheRocket  +   1048d ago
Yeah, it's not really the story, it's how Nate and everyone convay it.
turnerdc  +   1048d ago
Actually, you've got the story for Gears completely wrong which is kind of ironic since you call it so predictable. Gears takes place on a planet called Sera. Neither race (Locusts and Humans) are considered aliens as they are both indigenous species of the planet. Both species evolved on that very planet and did not travel through space to get there. There is no "Earth" per say and for all purposes Sera is what we would consider Earth. Humans themselves almost obliterated the human race and the planet because of the Pendulum Wars, a war that lasted 79 years and only ended shortly before Emergence Day. Still at a weakened state from waging such a long war, human forces were easily overcome by the invading Locust forces. As far as coming out "victorious" humanity never really had any victories and in the beginning of Gears 3 the fate of humanity is uncertain. There is no more organized government, no more soldiers, no more society. Humanity is at the brink of extinction due not only to the Locust but also because of the exhausting Pendulum Wars. I got this all just from the games alone. Gears has a very rich back story that can be explored further by reading the books.
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Horny  +   1048d ago
Turnerdc
Thanks for some refreshment on the backstory before I play the 3rd. I haven't touched gears since 2008 and Im interested again.
Why are you guys disagreeing with him he posted facts.
I myself prefer the storytelling in uncharted and think its an overall better game but I still love gears for its back story and world, same goes for resistance.
frostypants  +   1048d ago
People buy gears for the multiplayer still? Why? The Gears 3 beta was a snoozefest. The gameplay is painfully is stale.
_Aarix_  +   1048d ago
You obviously never read the books. Gears has an entire universe and back story thats not in the game. And its amazing. I definately prefered it over Uncharted imo.
turnerdc  +   1048d ago
@Horny

No problem, that was just the quick down and dirty. I would suggest reading up online to get a more complete refresher. I'm actually surprised how Epic built a fairly thorough back story to a game that doesn't seem to stress it that much. I prefer the overall story in Gears more but the storytelling is far superior in Uncharted. The cut scenes, scripted action, and voice acting are definitely better than what Gears offers.
J86blum  +   1048d ago
Resistance..? sorry I got it confused since the story is the exact same.
JoGam  +   1048d ago
Sorry but you will NOT get me to click the link to this article with your FLAMEBAIT title.

@ FatOLDMAN....SHHHHHHH Speak when spoken to.
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Ducky  +   1048d ago
... you still commented, which results in more heat, which will result in more hits.

So no need to apologize, you still did them a favor.
BigBacon87  +   1048d ago
@fatOLDMAN you can comment on n4g stories without following the link to the full story. That's why so many of the flamebait articles here get commented on but the 'journalists' responsible never actually get anywhere in the world of journalism.
fluffydelusions  +   1048d ago
Meh whatever. Uncharted for SP and Gears for MP...for me anyway. Uncharted has nice MP too but Gears is far superior IMO.
DragonKnight  +   1048d ago
How do you know? Gears 2 MP was a travesty so how can you make such an assumption about Gears 3? Because of a beta? Beta's are not always accurate portrayals you know.
JeffGUNZ  +   1047d ago
Dragon, give me a break. This "Beta" was the final build since the game was suppose to be released in April. With the date being pushed back, they threw out a beta to test the servers and tweak balance issues/polish game. In this case, the beta is a PRIME example of what this game is.

Gears 2 MP was a mess simply because it was not on dedicated servers. This installment has it and the beta was the best I have played in the series, and I am a die hard gears veteran./
sasuke99  +   1048d ago
lol 150 awardzzz
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Uncharted series has a generic "maaaan, i wanna be like indiana jones lets find that treasure!" story -_-

It has one of the lamest melee combat systems, lame and sometimes laughable unintelligent puzzles especially in Uc2 the ice caves level for example, i mean jumping and climbing "without slipping lol" from place to place like a monkey just to open a f***ing door? plus hated the embarrassing mo-cap acting especially elenas and character designs. need one more reason?
HATED the "stealth" part in the beginning too! kojima probably lol'd at that part XD

it seems like I'm the only one on this planet who noticed all that !

how U2 managed to get all those awards is beyond me...
NatureOfLogic  +   1048d ago
LOL, Uncharted is so good you can't even troll right. Sad
cpayne93  +   1048d ago
Yeah it's tough to troll about a critically acclaimed game isn't it? Fail.
Op24  +   1048d ago
I think in the case of character development Uncharted is the winner, but for an overall storyline Gears is the winner. But each Uncharted game kinda has it's own plot to follow and Gears has followed one plot through the entire series.
TrevorPhillips  +   1048d ago
Uncharted always has the best story in my opinion :)
omi25p  +   1048d ago
Uncharted's story is too hollywood for my liking. Dashing hero goes off on exciting adventures around the world fighting and stealing just to make a profit.

But when a beautiful blonde gets involved he suddenly has a conscience and desides he has to keep her safe. Then risks his life to save the world all the while there is no risk because he can be shot, blown up, Left hanging from a train, attacked by strange looking zombies, Attacked by massive blue warriors and yet he lives.

But that doesnt mean i dont love uncharted, because i do. But i just dont find the story very interesting.

@white-sharingans

Making it easier to be turned into a movie doesnt make it a typical hollywood story. But then i the gears story differently to people who have just played the games because ive read the books.

I know Cole's big jolly personallity is just his thrashball act that he desided to put on because the other soldiers needed a boost in moral because they are all scared, Especially Baird. But in reality cole is scared too.

I know Baird is a sarcastic douche because he is frightened to let anyone get close to him because he spent his childhood alone in a big mansion because anyone who got close to him did so because of money.

I know Marcus holds himself responseable for tons of peoples deaths and barely shows any emotion because he is bottling it all up and thats why he barely says anything.

There is alot more i could write but i cant be bothered.
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White-Sharingan  +   1048d ago
"Uncharted's story is too hollywood for my liking."

Kinda funny that you mention that, because Cliff admitted that they made Gear's into a story that can easily transfer into the big screen. Pretty much shows how predictable and movie like Gears is.
Treezy504  +   1048d ago
also he noted that it wasn't emotional..... SPOILER ALERT.... If you carried Jeff the wounded cameraman through that whole chaotic level only to watch him get popped by Lazarevic and didn't feel a sense of anger and sadness then I don't know what to say. That is just one scene out of the many in Uncharted 2 that provoke a person's emotions.
Kamikaze135  +   1048d ago
I've beaten both Gears of War and Uncharted games...no sure what Gears of Wars he played, but the ones I played most certainly didn't have a story worth caring much about. Uncharted on the other hand is amazing.
SnotyTheRocket  +   1048d ago
Uncharted makes you care about the characters, Gears, not soo much. I think Resistance 3 is a better Alien vs Human thing.
JeffGUNZ  +   1047d ago
I sort of disagree. I thought both have good stories. I feel Gears has a lot of hidden emotions within each character. They all deal with their fear and emotions in a unique personality. I can't wait till the 20th.
Kamikaze135  +   1047d ago
I gotta be honest...at the end of Uncharted I felt satisfied for beating the game. However, that call you get at the end of Gears of War 2 stirred up some excitement for me, lol. Wish I still owned a 360 so I could buy it.
pedrami91  +   1048d ago
Well, it's your opinion and i respect that.
But the whole "war with underground alien baddies" isn't really doing it for me though.
JeffGUNZ  +   1047d ago
but treasure hunting does? Come on. They are both video games. As long as their fun, that's all that matters.
iamnsuperman  +   1048d ago
" In my 27 years of gaming only two scenes have ever had me on the verge of tears. (Hey, I'm a sensitive dude. Get over yourself!) One is the finale of Metal Gear Solid 3 when The Boss' true motives were revealed. The other is the scene below where Dom finds his wife in Gears 2.". Really. That scene made you sad.

It seem this article is based on which game had the saddest scene. That doesn't exactly make one story better than the other. Just because there isn't a sad emotional scene doesn't mean it is a rubbish story
CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1048d ago
I think the problem with Dom's wife's scene is that there wasn't really much of a background for him and his wife presented to the players other than a picture and one short scene.So the connection didn't click,it all happened so fast and by the time we reached the scene where she dies it all ended.
Kee  +   1048d ago
Depends what you're into. I'm more of a treasure hunting kind of guy.
ForROME  +   1048d ago
I liked gears 1 better than UC 1

I liked Gears 2 less than UC 2

waiting for the tie breaker
floetry101  +   1048d ago
Here we go. Watch this go to 1000 degrees by this evening.

Don't take the bait people.
Op24  +   1048d ago
What's wrong with this article? At least the title isn't "Uncharted story sucks, Gears is amazing" That's flame bait. It gets annoying when people go around and call and interesting article flame bait all the time. What do you want websites to do? Not write it all? It's their job, so if the story doesn't interest you why click on it?
floetry101  +   1048d ago
I'm warning others. This barely constitutes an "article", let alone news of any kind.

I honestly don't care that much about the content, I like both games. I'm just predicting an insatiable comment argument that will likely go for 4 pages, while this "news article" hits the top page, when there are far more interesting things happening in the gaming world.
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Hockeydud19  +   1048d ago
@floetry101 What does it matter to you what others do? It's not like people are forced to click on an article lol.

And it's not news it's an opinion. Plus it's Sunday so what else do you expect?
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Ducky  +   1048d ago
@floerty

It's not a 'news article', it's an opinion piece.

... and a warning will do nothing.
You're better off reporting the article if you feel there's something wrong.

EDIT: Yea, it's a sad state, but not much can be done about that.
The real world isn't all that different either.
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floetry101  +   1048d ago
What I'm saying is, this is the kind of crap that is easily consumed by weak willed gamers.

Honestly, what do you think the purpose of this article was?

These junk articles, along with redundant Top 5 lists, cosplay pictures and console comparisons dominate the top page. Every single day, despite the fact that there are far better articles out there receiving cold receptions.

It's indicative of the N4G community as a whole.
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ElementX  +   1048d ago
Thing about your warning is that the degrees increases when people click on the story and in order to read your warning, they have to click on it. So it's pointless to tell people not to take the bait.
MaideninBlack  +   1048d ago
I'm going to let you finish but..
Final Fantasy VII had the best story of all time!
Deputydon  +   1048d ago
Eh. Chrono Trigger was better. Not to mention a far better game.
DragonKnight  +   1048d ago
"Final Fantasy VII had the best story of all time!"

That statement is SO wrong on SO many levels it would take multiple lifetimes to even start with why, let alone finish.
Hicken  +   1048d ago
It's cool. I bought LOTS of Phoenix Downs before I came to the site.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1048d ago
Gears has a story? Well I'll be damned.
supremacy  +   1048d ago
lol that's what i said.

The characters in gears lack color, emotion and the plot is mediocre at best, there are really no surprises.

The online on the other hand is pretty good though.
wenaldy  +   1048d ago
"WHERE'S MY WIFE..??!!!!!"
Tanir  +   1048d ago
ummm gears story is horrible, carmine always dies, a moment that should have been sad was hilarious (Don, and you know who made me crack up when he cried)

i think it tried to hard. i dunno, game itself was ok and story was badly executed. i think there is more lore in gears world but they dont do it right
frostypants  +   1048d ago
It's because Cliffy B has the creativity of a jock drunk on malt liquor. He's got no clue. He's the Michael Bay of the gaming industry.
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thehitman  +   1048d ago
UC>UC2>Gears
Moebius69  +   1048d ago
Yeah i have to agree Uncharted DF story was better than Uncharted AT.Both where better than GEARS story,but i think Mass Effect has a even better story than Uncharted.
hilyou  +   1048d ago
u got it all wrong UC2>Gears1>UC1 !!!
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IM_A_NINJA  +   1048d ago
This is a flame bait if I ever saw one. Both games cater to different tastes and the only true way to judge them is opinion. Since we all have our own opinions, it's a losing battle to try and make people see what we see.

It's best just to leave it be. I refuse to take part in it.
M1chl  +   1048d ago
I gotta read this one, because sound really controversial : D
StrongMan  +   1048d ago
I'm sorry, but dozens upon dozens of GOTY awards disagrees with you.
xPhearR3dx  +   1048d ago
Gears 2 - 2008
Uncharted 2 - 2009

They weren't even competing, GOTY awards mean nothing.

EDIT: Where did I say Gears 2 won GOTY in 2008? I was stating they came out in separate years. FYI, MGS4 wasn't the only GOTY winner. GTA IV won quite a few as well.
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StrongMan  +   1048d ago
No game won more GOTY awards than Uncharted 2.
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xPhearR3dx  +   1048d ago
@StrongMan

Nice edit.

What's your point? No game this gen is higher rated than GTAIV. Does that mean anything? No.
vyke3  +   1048d ago
LBP won GOTY 2008.... I still can't believe that MGS4 and Gears 2 lost.
qwertyz  +   1048d ago
gears story is like that of resistance yet nobody on this site bashes resistance's story because its a ps3 exclusive

lol ratings again ?

forza 3 is rated higher than GT5 but you ps3 fanboys say that ratings don't matter because GT5 sold more

uncharted 2 is rated higher than Gears 2 but xbots say that ratings don't matter because Gears 2 sold more

by the way call of duty is always rated very high and sells so many copies but we all know its a piece of crap.

You see how that works ? you consolites are insane lol your consoles aren't even as powerful as dual gou high end pcs from 2005 and your 512mb ram(of which not all of it is even usable) has been outdated since 2004 yet you defend your pathetic machines ?

@DragonKnight

You mad ?

@StrongMan
I just like to watch you wretched consolites fight each other over your equally outdated machines LOL I feel sorry for you guys :,(
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DragonKnight  +   1048d ago
Get lost PC troll.
StrongMan  +   1048d ago
Gears 2 and Uncharted 2 can't be found on PC so why are you here?
MysticStrummer  +   1048d ago
GotY awards don't have a thing to do with either ratings or sales. The basic premise of Gears and Resistance is very similar but the stories and the way they are told are very different. I like how you call the console users crazy, but then present an abbreviated version of your PC tech drivel that you copy and pasted for weeks into every response on here. At least you admit to being a PC troll in your last sentence. They say the first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem, so congratulations.
hilyou  +   1048d ago
one bubble says it ALL!
TheMyst  +   1048d ago
I'll put it simply, we are ALL hypocrites.
Baka-akaB  +   1048d ago
Both are hardly the game deserving a debate on story .

Are they well directed ? Yes . Very cinematographic and holywood blockbuster ? yes
But story ? come on ...

That's like debating who got the best plot between transformers 3 and fast 5 ....
specialguest  +   1048d ago
Completely agree
If the story of these games were made into movies, it would be subpar, uninspired, and full of cliches.
Grassroots  +   1048d ago
This is another statement based strongly on peoples' personal preferences.

On that note:

Gears 1 story was great but got weaker in Gears 2 (Let's see how they finish it off in Gears 3, hopefully strong)

Uncharted both have a basic adventure story in the vein of Indiana Jones which I enjoy more than anything.

In the end, a weird comparison since they are different genres (Only thing similar is being a 3rd person shooter).
christoph203  +   1048d ago
lol aliens attacking the earth is a better story than the twist and turns in uncharted? is the writer an idiot?
PCE  +   1048d ago
God forbid someone for having a different opinion than you. LOOK AT THE ARTICLE, IT IS AN OPINION PIECE. Get it through your head.
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jrbeerman11  +   1048d ago
what aliens? there are no aliens in either game.

The gears story can be seen as rather shallow, especially the first. One has to read the books to be completely into the story around the games (which are quite good btw). I personally am really interested in story and have read 3 of the books so far. (but this is the games debate, not literature)

uncharted does a better job telling a story thoughout the game with cinematics and character expressions. the only thing lacking from uncharted is a continuing story (since mostly the stories are standalone) It also has not created a "World of its own" sort of speak. Ive never heard anyone refer to the uncharted universe.

so in the end your comparing apples to oranges. People always want to compare the two games due to being third person cover shooters, despite being the only comparison (much like comparing call of duty to bioshock).

I will enjoy both and be happy to not be arguing which is better.
ScarzFX  +   1048d ago
You've never played any Gears story (or game) have you? Because if you have then you would know that it's not as simple as "aliens attacking the earth". How about you try and play the games for yourself and gain your OWN opinion on it?
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Alos88  +   1048d ago
Gears of War has an overarching story, one that seems likely to end with it's next game.
The Uncharted series is more like a series of vaguely connected adventures that stand up on their own without needing to play the other ones.
In short, it's an apples and oranges comparison.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1048d ago
Both games have simplistic stories ( which is not a bad thing ) like your average Call of Duty but the amazing voice work is what really stands out

Uncharted story is usualy more appeling because of the great voice work with the funny remarks always popping now and then during the playthrough and Gears of War is quite average in VA department.
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jrbeerman11  +   1048d ago
cmon the voice of bender from futurama is the voice of marcus fenix.

even better the office linebacker terry tate is the voice of cole.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

nobody beats those two lol.

uncharted has more acting in it, gears is more just cursing and getting angry at everything. but terry tate and cole are my hero.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1048d ago
sorry but they still sound average ( in gears of war i mean ) in my opinion
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Rinkuchal  +   1048d ago
i don't need to compare...
i'm getting both...
Pikajew  +   1048d ago
Both have pretty cliche stories.
JellyJelly  +   1048d ago
Indeed.
Citizen_King  +   1048d ago
Most stories are.
Burning_Finger  +   1048d ago
Gears have story??

I thought you just randomly shoot aliens,hear random curse words and expect random character to die.
TrevorPhillips  +   1048d ago
If you say Gears of War has the best story you get disagrees if you say Uncharted has the best story you get disagress.

You know what, they both have good story line. I like them both equally.
scotchmouth  +   1048d ago
Enjoy your disagrees! :D
ziggurcat  +   1048d ago
*looks at the gears of war 3 ad at the very top of the article's page*

i'm shocked that the author drew that conclusion. /s
cstyle  +   1048d ago
Gears has the better story. Uncharted has better voice acting. Gears has the better gameplay and the story is deeper.
Hicken  +   1048d ago
I LITERALLY came up with a better story when I was in second grade.

Literally.
lorianguy  +   1048d ago
Gears is quite multiplayer-centred
uncharted is more story-centered
EdwardS087  +   1048d ago
I am a Pc gamer mainly, but when I play console games I tend to play 360 games more (better online). HOWEVER, Uncharted simply has a better story. Gears of War has a story that, to me, comes off as dry. We have been following Dom and his quest to find his wife in addition to his relationship with Pheonix. I thought these characters were shallow and the execution of the story is poor. SPOLIER: Remember when Dom finds his 'wife' lol Terrible acting. Gears has always been about the gameplay/graphics. Epic simply can't do a good story IMHO. Uncharted has deeper characters (you actually relate and emphasize with them). The dialogue is witty and well written as opposed to gear's very linear and predictable story. Uncharted for me is a better story/musical score. While I feel many PS3 exclusives are over rated (Infamous, resistance), the Uncharted franchise exemplifies some of the best game experiences this generation and stands as by far my favorite Playstation franchise.
cochise313  +   1048d ago
I agree with you, but infamous is not over rated. the first one was a bit over rated but the second one is under rated.
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