The first info concerning the multiplayer and co-op of Uncharted 2 surfaced on the internet.
Co-op? O.o This is win.
no kidding. and its 3 player co-op.. non story related! + the multiplayer looks amazing! woot! Uncharted 2 GOTY 09!
3 player co-op,4 vs 4 deathmatch...this definately does not sound tacked on
Win, pure win. This game will be amazing.
The trophies in the originally game were very easy, that's how I got my first platinum. Uncharted 2 will probably involve online trophies, hopefully they are not trophies you have to grind out.
To me these screenshots look a little suss. I'm not sure they are genuine, looks like someone has just photoshopped some names over the heads of the characters.
whens the release date for this?? i'm certainly more than a little interested in this game now!
To be honest i don't see how well death matches are going to work and how deep the online play can actually be. There will most likely be very little customization, perks, ext all of which give an online game longevity. But I'll try to keep the faith in naughty dog considering they haven't let me down this generation.
3 player co-op in a seperate story line, TOTAL WIN :D
HANG ON.... Didn't everybody complain MASSIVELY when Resistance 2 didn't feature co-op in the main campaign? And arguably Resistance 2 suffered because they tried to do too much... And how can Uncharted 2's MP mode stand out? It looks like very generic stuff to me. DM. CTF. Yawn. 4vs4? Is it going to have split-screen? (it's doubtful, yet that's what I'd really like to see)
until im playing it. Im still relying on the single player game for my fix. Anything else is an added bonus
The complaint was that they had removed coop from the main campaign, not that they had a diffrent coop campaign.
awesome but im skeptical i was a bit disapointed with the noncampaign coop in resistance that had nothing to do with the story. but nvm Uncharted 1 is my favorit action adventure game EVER, played through it several times.
the problem with r2 was that they removed components that people like and replaced it with other components that not everyone liked. in u2 the developers AREN'T REMOVING ANY COMPONENTS - they are simply adding two new components that were not in even available in the original.
actually, im pretty disappointed that U2 will be doing the same style of co-op that R2 did. it would be much better if they had taken that time to put splitscreen into the campaign instead. im really sad that most co-op games these days are leaning toward online co-op rather than splitscreen; playing with some online guy you don't know just isnt the same as sitting on your couch with a friend. its making gamers into antisocial basement-dwellers oh well, ps3nogames lol
Yeah totally agree CaptainMeatwad, that was the point in my post. Unfortunately the Sony fanboys on this site can't seem to think rationally. There were MASSIVE complaints that R2 didn't feature co-op in the campaign, despite how great the co-op was. I thought those people would be upset? I personally would love to be able to play through U2 with my brother. Do you know which multiplayer game has got the most playtime on my PS3? Warhawk. Because it's one of the few games that actually supports online split-screen. Killzone 2 just excludes anybody else who's watching and wants to play. Uncharted 2 will do the same. I've seen a video of the multiplayer, and it reminds me of a few things: Uncharted 1's graphics are MASSIVELY overhyped by the fanboys on this site. Sure, it looks good, but I've seen better. They just blindly ignore many of the shortfalls in the graphics - that foliage doesn't look so pretty up-close, the environments are generally small and linear and it has some of the worst aliasing issues I've seen. Developers can't get out of the standard shooter formula. Most devs don't even seem to want to offer no-respawn games or much customisability at all. They just put a load of players in a map, set spawn points, give everyone a weapon, put everyone on one of 2 teams, and count how many kills one side gets against the other. Now I could rant on about the flaws in these type of games, but don't we at LEAST want something different? How about a new game mode? A radical change in the mechanics of the game? Melee only? More than 2 teams? No-respawn, limited respawn? I've played deathmatch. I've seen every gameplay mechanic and weapon variation there is to see. Any differences are only subtle. AT LEAST mix it up a bit with vehicles or some kind of wacky game mode (World at War, at least you tried to offer something new).
way to generalise. I think most peoples issue with R2 was that they removed the co op from single player where as this has had no removal its just a different co op from the start, chill out and read what the people above have actually put. And please to tell us what you've seen that is better because its easy to nit pick or be over critical of minor parts or issues. The fact is ALL games have em even the one you'd mention if you reply but thats neither here nor there. Uncharted 1 had some of the best effects, vistas, set pieces seen this gen. Other parts of other games may also be great but collectively Uncharted was right up there and its not only 'fanboys' who feel so. On your freshness comment Ill agree with ya. I hope they do some type of timed race or booty transport mode. Ill wait and hope they do bring something new to the modes.
Well Gears 2 looks better than Uncharted - at least from a technical standpoint. KZ2 looks even better than that. I can appreciate that Uncharted looks gorgeous, but it's not really head and shoulders above most things out. There ARE multiplatform games that look as good and arguably better (Resident Evil 5 as an example). I was only nitpicking because people tend to overlook the flaws. I can't really explain fully why I think certain games have better graphics than Uncharted, other than by giving specific examples of stuff. But there are certainly much more impressive moments in games like Gears 2 and KZ2. I don't think it's an issue of removal with R2. Because it's not like you're playing through the SAME campaign. I would argue that since Naughty Dog's PS1 game, "Crash Team Racing", gave me countless hours of split-screen fun, split-screen has been "removed" from their games now which is disheartening. People were upset about R2 because they thought there was no reason why co-op couldn't be in the main campaign when there was a dedicated co-op mode. Why wouldn't they think the same about Uncharted 2? If you like playing co-op you'll surely want that feature. I am only annoyed because I get disagreed with by all the fanboys when I post a negative comment, even though my points were pretty much true, or at least could be discussed. I may have cherry-picked negative things, but they're not necessarily wrong.
Uncharted looks better than Gears period. Uncharted also looks even better than Gears from a technical standpoint. 2D fire looks bad from a technical standpoint. Gears has 2D fire. Unreal is technically inferior to Uncharted engine. Technically the character models in Uncharted have twice the polygons of Gears... sorry FACT! In every way except one, Uncharted is guaranteed better than Gears... Ganeplay is your opinion.
Thor, I used to think you were pretty level headed but now most of your comments just seem antagonistic. You seem like a 360 fanboy to be honest. I used to lean towards the 360 (just read my old posts) and now I simply like both consoles. However, what you said about Uncharted is just dead wrong. It makes me wonder if all you are basing your comments on are what you have seen in videos. I have both consoles and I own Gears 2, Killzone 2, Uncharted and Resident Evil 5 and from a technical standpoint there is no doubt that Uncharted stands above Resident Evil 5 and Gears of War 2. The problem I see with a lot of people is that they are poor judges of the technical measures of game graphics. Many people mix up art design and aesthetic appeal (which is largely subjective) with other more technical graphical criteria. And as I said, Uncharted is unarguably more advanced than Gears of War 2 in technical terms. First of all, the textures are just as good in Uncharted as in Gears 2. Moreover, I saw far less texture pop-in in Uncharted than in Gears, which if anything would give the edge to Uncharted in the area of textures. In terms of lighting it's not even close. Uncharted has a real-time lighting engine, while Gears 2 completely lacks any kind of real-time lighting. To be in one of the jungle environments in Uncharted and see hundreds of moving shadows cast over the landscape by the sun through the swaying foliage is probably an example of one of the best lighting engines I have ever seen in a game. Games with real-time lighting have always felt far more believable and realistic to me than games without it. The animations in Uncharted are also more varied and refined than those in Gears 2 (the latter aren't bad however). Character models are also more detailed in Uncharted; characters up close in Gears 2 don't look nearly as good. Uncharted also has the edge in terms of other effects like 'depth of field' and motion blur. Not to mention that Uncharted is extremely impressive in the fact that after the initial load the game can be played straight through without ever having to see a load screen. I also was dumbfounded by your comment about Uncharted's foliage not being impressive, because quite frankly Uncharted had some of the best-looking foliage I had ever seen in a game. As for Uncharted 2, I can't say because I haven't played the game yet, but I don't see how you can draw such a conclusion based on the videos that have been released so far. Do you really want me to post screenshots comparing the foliage in Gears vs Uncharted? In any case, Uncharted is still one of the most graphically impressive games I have played on consoles. Killzone 2 surpasses it in certain ways, but I think Uncharted holds its own even against that game. Uncharted always amazes me when I go back to playing it, even after I have recently been playing all the other graphical powerhouse games. The same isn't true when I start up a game of Gears 2 or Resident Evil 5. They look nice, but they don't wow me the way Uncharted does.
Those names above the characters look kinda lama
3 player Co-op. hehe Nathan, Sully and the new chick.
i wanted Nathan, Elena, Chloe (the new chick)-- can't spell 4 crap
I wonder if the screens of Chloe, Nate and Sully (sully is on the ground with an X in one screen) are co-op? I know the one with Chloe running with the golden box is capture the treasure. I bet the characters are randomly selected for you in multiplayer like in modern warfare, like you don't get to choose who you play with.
Now this is the only game for 2009 that really got my attention. KZ2 generic, didn't do so much for me. For 2008 I had one game and one game only, LittleBigPlanet. Oh and ofcourse the multigen FPS Modern Warfare II which will be FPS of the year 2009, Brütal Legend, Bioshock II and Alan Wake exclusive on my 360. Why is it BTW that co-op games on the PS3 never play through the normal story mode like Gears does? Starts to worry me. Resistance 2 had it, now Uncharted. I want to play the freakin' main story co-op not some side missions
No one cares what you think.
i really don't think that the main story/gameplay of uncharted suits co-op, i like how they added in co-op seperately i think this way you get a new experience that doesn't interfere with the main experience. Also i agree that shooters that have co-op should be able to do so in the man campaign but i do not feel as strongly as you do.
One Game last year That Grabbed your attention It's still more than the Xbox has got this year,last year or the next few years Never mind Mart And when was the last time you completed a Game
Uhm no NelsonM or should we say NasiM 2008: Gears 2, Ninja Gaiden 2, Fable 2, Left 4 Dead. A lot more on the 360. LBP the only one on PS3.
Those Games Suck And you Know it Oh and Good work Sherlock on the NasiM Thing How did you work that one out Show me one post of mine that resembles that NutJobs And if i was nasim dont you think i'd have pm'd you by now callin you names Or quoted 20 metacritic gamescores for game But i can do the Same as you Take your first letter M and the last letter T And you get MuppeT Hey Mart your a MuppeT
Why is it BTW that co-op games on the PS3 never play through the normal story mode like Gears does? because they ran out of room on a dvd-9 :p
Looking at the pic that shows players scaling walls in multiplayer adds a nice "Uncharted" touch to multiplayer.
SULLY IS BACK!!!!!!!!! =D Where is Elena though?!?! BUT YAY!!!!
The sp is what im most excited for, but this adds alot of frosting to the cake :-)
since there will be no slow down, how will the timed buttons work? gotta love the Drake.
Because the only question that matters to me regarding the multiplayer of this game is: Will there be splitscreen? If not I won't even touch the multiplayer, getting tired of games lacking splitscreen. Hated it with Motorstorm, even more with Killzone 2. Seems to be an increasing trend and I want it to stop.
i guess developers are having a hard time because displaying a game split screen obviously takes up alot of resources, so to get an amazing looking game with great physics etc etc, that pushes a machine, running it split-screen would prob run really bad. I mean Resi 5 had to get by buy giving you two smaller screens. L4D only lets you do 2 player co-op rather than 4!! (mate was v dissapointed when he bought it on his 360 expecting it to be 4 player split when he could have just bought it for his pc) I'm no expert so could be completely wrong. but i imagine if your running a game in split screen, your techincally running the game twice, cus in each screen you've got to render whats going on etc etc so i think devs are having to make a choice and are opting for no split-screen but better game over all
To be fair, motorstorm 2 has 4 player splitscreen. I wish kz2 had it also but I kinda like having the whole screen to myself. LOL. Uncharted 2 will b day 1 purchase regardless cause I was gettin it for single player anyways. Mp is just a bonus.
You want to play this beautiful game in a little shared screen just so someone can play with you? Look Split screen is a dying trend the only reason we had split screen to begin with is because there was no online console gaming. Now that online is here to stay i'll play with my friends over the internet and get my Full HD glory. If you want a split screen game go play Winback on N64. Having no split screen wouldnt deter me from playing any part of this game. But thats just My thoughts
Don't friends come over to your house to play video games (or vice-versa)? Have you never played Gears, Rockband or any racing game split-screen? I don't know about you, but I have the most fun when I have somebody over at my house and we both play AT THE SAME TIME.
To be completely honest split-screen has always annoyed me. The other screen is always a major distraction and I don't like that my screen is so small and the aspect ratio is messed up. I just don't like it. The negatives outweigh the positives. If a game has it I might use it once in a blue moon, but I really don't miss it when a game lacks it.
"The first info concerning the multiplayer and co-op of Uncharted 2 surfaced on the internet. " i thought this was funny, i mean is anyone suprised that it 'surfaced' on the 'internet'. I mean, its not going to surface on toilet paper is it... i like how the multiplayer doesn't really seem to be hardcore competitive, it just looks like some good old school fun, i mean it would be wrong to have a cod4-esque multiplayer for uncharted i think this style suits the game very well. They will probably add in more modes later on as well. I am practically sold on this game. Maybe i am sold on infamous as well.(multiplayer beta for those living in a cave)
Why is everyone so excited about co-op these days? multiplayer vs other people is far more rewarding. I guess co op is for the people that arent good enough to be good online. I won't be touching the co op if I buy it.
it must suck to be you. gaming competitively all the time.
Wrong. Co-op fun with one friend or if you like 3 or 4 player co-op is with people you know really well. Its fun to discover the SP story and being able to talk to your partners in the game. Unlike when you play the SP story on your own, because your console controlled partners don't talk. Multiplayer is something besides this. Totally different. Mostly with many people you don't know. There it is mainly for competition. Co-op (with friends) is about helping each other throughout the story. I guess you're not playing games that long already, because this is a strange comment and totally way off. I do agree that if the co-op ain't the storymode but just some seperate levels its not that interesting anymore as it should/could be
I guess I've grown out of co-op. I'd rather play through the single player on my own and play multiplayer against a friend....just seems more fun to me.
The plain and simple fact is You aint got any freinds to Play Co op with
This game has sick graphic, at least at screenshot. Not sure how's overall atmosphere like physics and all but looks very good. I like the sound of co-op. I am co-op fan.
now it appeals to more then one crowd!!! Go naughty dogs!!!!!!!!
What I am curious about to hear from PS3 diehards: You said that Gears was dull with 4 x 4 matches unlike Resistance having massive 40 or 60 person battles. Seems like Uncharted 2 has the same 4 x 4 battles, which are more quality like shootouts then random firing battles (quantity instead of quality). Now suddenly I guess these kind of gamesetups will be cool in your book nah?
The PS3 has Games that has 4 v 4 and so on all the way up to 30 v 30 And soon 125 v 125 Now 5 v 5 is as about as good as it gets on the Xbox So you see when we laugh at Gears 1 and 2 its because the Xbox is Old,Outdated and just plain Crap and it dont offer a Great variaty for online as the PS3 does
The difference is that Uncharted 2 will be a good game with a non broken online game.
the reason why we hated so much on the 4vs4 online mode in Gears is because you bots kept on saying its way better then having 60 players, so in comparison to 60 players online gears1 & 2 are rather dull, hence why am so flippin worried about Uncharted2's online turning out to be rubbish like Gears1&2
ive never hated gears for being 4v4..i mean could you imagine it being a 16v16? lol but yea your right mart go all out on the ps3 fanboys
sounds a bit like gow. small squad tactical combat, it already has it's great cover system, going for weapons around the map (could work really well with the platforming aspect i.e. the better weapons are risky to get to. can't wait for more info tbh
I'll still be getting this for SP. MP will have to wait a while before I have a crack at it...
Just awesome ! And wtf with the resistance 2 complaints and analogies ? People complained because the FIRST game did feature main campaign co-op . Here this is completely new in Uncharted , it's either a fun nice bonus , or a really great multi . Geez some people can't never be pleased ...
Nice. Can't wait.
Uncharted's fluid gunplay and cover mechanic + 4vs4 + 3 player co op... Say whatever you want about what else could have been done, but there's enough awesomeness right there for me, no question.
u2. And infamous were both day I purchases before I got this awesome Info now I'm super excited. And am I the only one who liked what R2 did with co op? It might not have been done as good as possible but it was a good idea and I enjoyed it.
I have to say that , Damn I want this game now. It is a beautiful game.
"2008: Gears 2, Ninja Gaiden 2, Fable 2, Left 4 Dead. A lot more on the 360. " 2008 on the PS3: Wipeout HD, MGS4, GT5P, Siren, Motorstorm PR, LBP and Resistance 2 just on top of my head. As you can see, a lot more on this side. And as we know Ninja gaiden 2 tanked in Reviews, I am curious to see how will the new version do. "Why is it BTW that co-op games on the PS3 never play through the normal story mode like Gears does? Starts to worry me. Resistance 2 had it, now Uncharted. I want to play the freakin' main story co-op not some side missions" To answer you question, probably because DVD does not have enough space to implement a whole new campaing and co op modes or because some devs dont have enough imagination to do it. This way players get more to play, more content on disk, and still enjoy the game as it should be, a single player game mainly. Uncharted is a SP adventure game, thank God ND didnt do the same Capcom did with RE5, turning a rich SP horror game into an action permanent co-op game. I buy these games for the SP experience and not because of co op or online, so it´s really a bonus. There is no possible argue that we are getting more value on a game.
Eh I wish it could had been another side story instead of random killing, I didnt like they did in Resistance 2, I didnt like it one bit. Hmph
It's pretty interesting to see all the negative comments regarding the multiplayer aspect of Uncharted 2. I mean, if the single player is just as good as the first (and it WILL be), then why complain about a BONUS multiplayer aspect? Honestly, it all seems like hate to me.
Exactly. Naughty Dog can be trusted to make a great single-player campaign. It just turns out that they have grown there company and have the manpower to do a great multiplayer component. It simply adds a new dimension to the game for those that want to enjoy it. If a person only cares about the single player campaign, well, they are still going to have an amazing campaign to play through. Naughty Dog can be trusted to make an amazing campaign. I don't think anybody should worry about that.
1. i wish the coop was in the main story. 2. PS3 FANS ARE EXCITED BECAUSE Uncharted 2 WILL BE AWSOME, not because we think it will sell 1million week1.
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