Uncharted 2: Among Thieves scores perfect marks - The Globe and Mail Review

The Globe and Mail: "The soul of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, a PlayStation 3 exclusive from Santa Monica-based Naughty Dog studios, isn't its graphics, which are beautiful, believable and more often than not spectacular. Nor is it the game's brilliant, fiercely accessible mixture of Tomb Raider-esque exploration and tense, third-person gunfights. It is instead actor Nolan North, the man who lends his voice to charming, easygoing treasure hunter Nathan Drake.

As we follow Marco Polo's trail in a mad dash for the fabled riches of Shangri-La, visiting along the way such exotic locales as Istanbul, Borneo, and the mountains of Tibet, Mr. North gives voice to the player's thoughts, offhandedly commenting on the dazzling scenery, muttering about always being the one who has to do the dangerous jobs, and cracking jokes Die Hard-style - "Ha! That was your neck!" - while under fire. He also likes to ham it up for the women he adventures with, using his man-boyish wiles - a mixture of affable buffoonery and adept tomfoolery - in an attempt to earn their affections.

Indeed, hardly a minute goes by in this lengthy, 12-hour story without our hero saying something interesting, important, or, at the very least, amusing. He's the video game equivalent of Indiana Jones or perhaps Robert Langdon, only better because unlike the former he's relevant to today's audiences and unlike the latter he's actually cool - the sort of guy adventure-loving men wish they could be.

Without him, it's difficult to imagine what Among Thieves would have been like."

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Serjikal_Strike3597d ago

There are sooo many WOW moments in this game ,its hard not to love this game!
OMFG- the blue flame lighting...never have i seen something like that in a game EVER!

GamerPS3603597d ago (Edited 3597d ago )

I still have to play this game. Bought yesterday around noon and haven't unwrapped it yet :(

Demon is sucking my soul at the momment.

house3597d ago

another perfext score. all i have to say buy this game!!! if you dont have a ps3 buy it just for this game!!!

sikbeta3597d ago (Edited 3597d ago )

No more reviews, I'm sick of it


Another Perfect, learn that EDGE

Tex1173597d ago

GamerPS360: Dude, Im with ya.

I did; however, get to a sort of stopping place with Demon's Souls (Defeated Maneater whom was giving me hell, and have yet to start world 5), and threw in Uncharted 2.

Uncharted 2 is a incredible experience and a must play and own for any Ps3 owner, but I will be completely honest, by the end of Uncharted 2 and the credits rolled, I was glad to get back to Demon's Souls.

This is not taking away anything from Uncharted 2, but I will say there is one thing that Uncharted 2 lacks unapolagetically wasn't going for it...Immersion.

Uncharted 2 went and accomplished what it set out to do. Make a summer blockbuster type game. It has the same appeal as any kick ass Indiana Jones movie. It is the first game in my opinion to do this sucessfully. I would recommend it to anyone who owns a, women or child.

Demon's Souls is more of an undergroud arthouse game. It wont I repeat WONT appeal to everyone. I would not recommend it to everyone. There are certainly some weak points and they are probably more numerous than Uncharted 2. But for those in the niche the game was targeting, it is a game that gets in your head and wont let go.

Either way...Its a great month for games...

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James Bond3597d ago

Perfect score for a perfect game. Not surprised at all.

Snyph3r3597d ago (Edited 3597d ago )

It's so perfect, the story line is just amazing,like in the movie...but not quite perfect, I found a glitch in the fountain level. I thought I saw a treasure in the bush, so I went to it and then I found myself hanging under the bush and all I can see is the sky and the dead guys I killed, then I let go and fell below to my deathi hope they don't have this in the online game...

Ron_Burgundy3597d ago

bought Uncharted 2 this afternoon at 3:00 PM, wasn't able to get off it until 9:30 PM, and that's just the Single Player and a couple of multiplayer matches

BTW, I still haven't beaten the single player yet

incredible, as you can tell, I mos def will put some hours into this

Obama3597d ago

I am playing the game as well. It blew all xbox exclusives combined.

theEnemy3597d ago

Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves

It's not a game.

It's a goddamn experience.

leeger3597d ago

the site is not even included in metacritic

Sevir043597d ago

the pacing is just awesome. sigh!!!! the first chapter was a true testiment to how good they captured and presented the action for the game... I loved it... you were thinking OMG!!! is he really gonna fall to his demise that way.. the set pieces just hook you in all the way. from climbing up the train to getting hit by the avalanching snow as you clamor up the side of the ever crumbling train. I love it...

very cinematic presentation.

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