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How Uncharted Got Better by Getting Smaller

Uncharted 4 serves up a more focused, intimate narrative than it's predecessors.

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Game0N1587d ago

The quieter moments were just like the moments in TLOU, next naughty dog game will probably have even more.

Skankinruby1587d ago

More passion, emotion, and depth without erasing the sarcasm. Masterpiece just doesn't seem like a good enough of a word to describe the experience going through this game. Anyone still saying uncharted 2 was the best after this has either exaggerated their memories of 2 or are playing uncharted for all the wrong reasons. I've never been so blown away by a game and probably never will again unless naughty dog outdoes themselves once again.

Game0N1587d ago

Beautifully said. Here here! Still mixed feelings on the Scotland portion tho....

KiloFive1587d ago

I think UC2 is better because UC4 doesn't really have an Uncharted identity. There are no setpieces (think the UC3 insane setpieces compared to UC4), and other things that are story related I can't spoil. And the pacing is awful. There are 7 or 8 hours that go by where you kill like 40 enemies, if that. But UC4 has the best story I've ever experienced.

mgszelda11587d ago

I disagree. I'm not sure which is better 4 or 2 though.
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I only miss the supernatural element in 4

Deadpooled1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

Of course there are setpieces in uc4, two in chapter 11 (yes that clock tower one counts), that libertalia one escaping from that house thingy while shoreline blow it up leading to a two-on-one against nadine, and chapter 20 is one long insane and well worked setpiece of firefights and that black insurgent hunting you down till sully shows up with an rpg, (cba putting a [SPOILER] thing on, anyone who would have wanted to play uncharted 4 would have played it by now) and that pirate ship counts aswell.

I do agree in parts the pacing does slow (Scotland in particular, could have cut down on one or two adventuring sequences. Maybe madagascar with one or two areas cut from the driving.), would have been solved by splitting some chapters in two, increasing the chapter count from 22 to around 26.

goldwyncq1587d ago

Uncharted 4 has the better writing and graphics, but Uncharted 2 is better in everything else. I didn't mind the slow pacing of the first few chapters at all, but the overabundance in platforming made the pacing suffer in the later chapters. And you can't deny that 2 has the best setpieces in the series.

Skankinruby1587d ago

I completely disagree, the setpieces in 2 were good, but not better than 4, or even 3 for that matter. And I don't understand this gripe about pacing. I'd argue that steady transitions only make a campaign more generic and predictable. And if there's one sure thing 2 can be knocked for wad it was very, very predictable. No shock value and completely anti climactic. The up and down action in 4 contributed to the torn emotions Drake was going through.

goldwyncq1587d ago

Aside from the Madagascar escape sequence in chapter 11, the game really had nothing new in terms of setpieces. It could have benefited from having more original setpieces instead of recycling ones from the earlier games like that collapsing tower in chapter 15, or Drake being chased by an armored vehicle in chapter 20. Sorry, but Uncharted 2 is the clear winner here when it comes to action.

Skankinruby1587d ago

Action without substance means nothing. Hell when it comes to action call of duty is probably one of the best out there. Not to mention 4 had some of the most intense gun battle action sequences of the entire series. I can think of 4 or 5 off the top of my head that were stressful as hell. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but thus far criticism of 4 has been completely grasping at straws.

Pancit_Canton1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

Oh, you mean by getting a new writer and creative director.

Amy Hennig is good, but I think Neil Druckman is better than her.

I'll just wait here for Stonewall to arrive. lol

TwoForce1587d ago

I understand. But I respect them both. Amy is the one who create Uncharted series in the first place. Neil is the person who created The Last of Us. They both done well in my opinion. Uncharted 4 has it own identity. It's still Uncharted game but only more slow, profound and professional which i love the most. Don't get me wrong, i love Uncharted 2. But for the characters and story, Uncharted 4 did better than UC 2. Sure, you can say he killed a lot of people because he have to defend himself. UC 4 is much more personal for Drake. It's about Treasure sure, but Nate find it not important anymore. Well, he did found some of it.

opinionated1587d ago

"Less is more" only works on golf scores, makeup and cooking spices. You idiots have no idea what you are talking about. "How the game got better by making it less of a game" haha fuck outta here.

[email protected] At least you know you are full of crap. Hennig destroys him.

TwoForce1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

Then your opinion don't matter. If you said something more reasonable, then I would understand. But the way you comment like that, it sound you are more cocky person than respect person. I don't like a person who is cocky son of b*****. You and @pancit are both idiots. I respect Amy and Neil both. Both of you are arrogant and disrespectful.

opinionated1587d ago

Lol say something more reasonable? Like what, slowing the game down to a crawl somehow made the series better? There is nothing reasonable about that and it deserves to get truth bombed.

TwoForce1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

And you deserved to be disrespectful. It's their choice and how we gamer can't predict that. You are kind person who force someone to please you. Tell me this, can't you please with anyone ? No, you can't. For example, I don't like 343 direct Halo game, but it was their choice so I can't stop them. If you look my comment, i never make death threat to these developers. Maybe i can't stop you to hate someone and it fine by me. But there are time we need to be smart about this.

Edit : Even if it was excused, then what ? You hate him sure. Uncharted 4 is own identity, but it's still Uncharted. I read his interview and yes i do somewhat disagree with, but one thing he right that you can't please with anyone. I don't care you saying that you not forcing some people, because it still sound you force someone to please you. Do you want Uncharted 4 to be like Uncharted 2 ? Maybe, but it has own identity. People will pick which Uncharted is their favorite. Sure, people will pick Uncharted 2 and other people will pick Uncharted 4.

opinionated1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

I don't force anyone to see my point of view. I'm not on petition.org for a single thing. I'm not telling naughty dog how to make games. I'm just saying that making excuses for the lack of action is a stupid thing to boast about. No, it didn't make the series better. That's a fact.

Edit: I don't "hate" anyone lol. I think he's a terrible director and I laugh at how some of you call his activism art but it's nothing personal. Uncharted 2 was better. Why can't you accept my opinion? Practice what you preach pal.

TwoForce1587d ago

"Why can't you accept my opinion ? " Yup, you sound like forcefull person. And you still denied you are not. Pathetic. Uncharted 2 is better sure, but people have their different point of view. And you are still an arrogant person.

opinionated1587d ago

I think you are getting your words mixed up bro. I'm a "forceful" person? What does that even mean? I don't change my opinion to appease others? Correct. People do have a different point of view, I don't deny that lol. You're the one telling me my opinion doesn't matter. You're a bit of a hypocrite pal.

TwoForce1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

If i'm sound hypocrite, then why you sound even more , hud ? And Amy, I respect her. But I don't like she join VG under direct EA control. I know she going to make a great Star War game, but when i hear EA word that make feel sick about their BS practice. You know that, right ? Like i said, she's great writer but under direct by EA. It could hurt her reputation even more and I don't want too see that. So you better think and vocal about it. Because one day, she will no longer safe from EA.

opinionated1587d ago

I actually agree with you. The fact that she would go to EA of all places shows how shitty naughty dog is now under the druckster's leadership. She says she left to do Star Wars but I know what really happened. If I was her I wouldn't take back seat to that feminist clown either. Unfortunately the last of us put him in that position and it is what it is.

TwoForce1587d ago (Edited 1587d ago )

Nope, you still don't understand me. Neil was taken in and direct Uncharted 4 because the founders of ND ask him too. She wasn't fire, she left ND because she wanted something new. The Founder of ND and Amy had a lot discussion about departure, and they agreed. She left because she want something new. If she said something bad to ND, then I would agree with her. But she didn't. And i read her tweets back in April, she respected Neil and ND. And ND, they respect her back. And EA, they are worse than anyone. And i know it you, Crimzon.

kraenk121577d ago

Those slower paced parts helped the game to reach a whole other level. If you can't respect that it's your problem but don't pretend your opinion is anything universal.

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