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Boomtown: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review

Boomtown writes:

"Given all that Uncharted 2 has to offer, even the weakness I've detailed above only serve to pull the score down from ten to nine.

Uncharted 2 is still one of the best, most impressive and seamless adventure games ever. "

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Ichiryoka5350d ago

Why do you only comment when this game gets below a 10/10 or 9.5/10?

I find that so weird, but hey I'm sure you have your reason however weird it may be.

hope you are not stealth trolling on the sly...but...why would you do that?

Man I'm tripping

dreamcast5350d ago

He's trying to bait people into complaining about the score so he can go "OMG a 9 is a great score! You guy are so weird!"

Ichiryoka5350d ago

I knew it was something like that... He likes to play mind games...

He got me with it... Or I was just thinking to hard into it.

blitz06235350d ago

"You may actually find yourself wandering around confused in a given section unsure how to make the next move. "

I believe that's the challenge in the game. Boomtown apparently expects a very straightforward, non-confusing game. And since they had trouble at some points in the story, they lowered the score by a full point. Good logic, Boomtown

mastiffchild5350d ago

I thought that was odd like when OPM knocked a point off KZ2 for bein a bit too hard at the end. I mean, WTF? Still, it looks like nearly everyone is loving U2 and that's the main thing and points to it being something truly memorable too.

ReviewsArePolitics5350d ago

No name sites are giving this a less than perfect score in order to gain hits. Don't give them hits.

gaffyh5350d ago

It's probably just their review scoring policy. They probably only do full numbers.

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Active Quest Episode 100: Our Favorite Games of All Time

Chris, Joseph, and Josh celebrate Active Quest’s 100th episode by discussing their favorite games of all time.

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Recharting Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Retrospective Review

Nevada Dru from Bits & Pieces revisits Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to see if this legendary game has stood the test of time.

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Abnor_Mal1482d ago

Currently playing Drakes Fortune on crushing, next will be to replay Among Thieves, but I'm sure it still holds up today.

P_Bomb1481d ago (Edited 1481d ago )

Recently re-platinumed 1-3. Uncharted 2 aged better than I even expected. I enjoyed it more now than I did a decade ago. It’s more polished than 1, tighter than 3 and Yemen in 3 was gorgeous. Shambhala out-prettied Ubar though. 60fps w higher res’ made for a damn good rerun.

Abnor_Mal1481d ago

Question: When you say Uncharted2 aged better than expected, are you talking about the original PS3 game or the remastered collection on PS4. I ask because I think that a remastered version of the game would look and play better than the original.

I doubt that the original ran at 60 frames, how many years old is the remastered collection anyway.

I need to replay the original trilogy along with the collection, not a fan of the collection trophy of beating levels in a set time and don't think the originals required that for platinum.

P_Bomb1480d ago (Edited 1480d ago )

@abnor_mal
It’s true that the remasters have upped the resolution and given it 60fps, but the base game is the same. The art design and base textures/physics/ animations are the same yet still look contemporary. More-so than UC1 which isn’t as tight, or UC3 in some cases which I found a bit clunky in close quarters.

UC2 level design was a great evolution in bringing the verticality from the jungle into rural/urban settings while maintaining smooth animation transitions. Drake still moves better than the ginger in Star Wars Jedi. Outdoor areas are better lit.

UC2 also has more action and better pacing imo, which helps when replaying a game 10 years later. Kept me engaged.

You don’t need to time trial for platinum. They stuck the speedrun trophies in a seperate extended dlc category so have no fear.

MadLad1482d ago

I thought the originals were good, but not great. I understand that puts me in the minority here. That said, Uncharted 4 was freaking fantastic.

Profchaos1481d ago (Edited 1481d ago )

Yeah I understand the hate for 4 prior to playing it I was firmly against it and felt like 3 wrapped things up already but now after playing it I think it was the best in the franchise.

Now I look back at two and I feel like I'm playing an on the rails shooter everything is so tightly scripted including the infamous train scene you simply can't make a mistake

Rimeskeem1481d ago

I think Uncharted 2 is a lot like AC2. Both games took the idea and basically improved it in every single way.

Movefasta19931481d ago

Uc2, AC2,Halo2, Soul calibur 2, Killzone 2, Infamous 2 , Dishonored 2 and a few more. The only negative thing I have against uc2, and imo it annoyed me,are the blue apes, uncharted 1 handled the super natural far better.

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15 Best Action Set Pieces in the Uncharted Series

Cultured Vultures: What's your favourite moment from the Uncharted franchise? Here are 15 that got our blood pumping.

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Imalwaysright1517d ago

My favorite is the building collapsing on Uncharted 2.

goldwyncq1516d ago

The entire final chapter of The Lost Legacy is the best setpiece in the series and it wasn't even mentioned.