Why Uncharted 2 Could Spell Bad News for the Games Industry (resumeplay)

ResumePlay writes: "Before I get into this, I imagine you saw the title and thought 'What?! This guy's clearly an idiot. Uncharted 2 is bloody awesome, keep your opinions to yourself before the wrath of the internet eats you whole.' Bravo, you fell right into my cunning, yet journalistically clichéd trap, you poor thing. I only just finished Uncharted 2, I know, I'm a terrible person. I couldn't start playing it until the Saturday afternoon and being such the social butterfly/part-time waiter I am, didn't get to complete it until today."

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S_Leonhart3620d ago


Nitrowolf23620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

lol now watch MGR come in here and say "But my cousin..."
This game is truly amazing

snaz273620d ago

lol guess you missed all the reviews praising it more for the story and gameplay than the graphics then? dude the game has EVERYTHING! try playing it before you comment... oh whats that you say? you dont have a ps3? well thats toooooo damn bad aint it! lol

KazumaKiryu3620d ago

But isn't that what you xkids love? Graphics? Or is that sales? It's pretty hard to tell since your always changing your minds. Must be that time of the month.

ChrisW3619d ago

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If we adhere faithfully to the Sony Theology and Sony Ideology through the PlayStation3 and walk forward in sedate and sober strength, seeking no one's land or treasure, seeking to lay no arbitrary control upon the thoughts of men, if all Sony moral and material forces and convictions are joined with your own in fraternal association, the high roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time but for a century to come.

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-Mezzo-3620d ago

Naughty Dog landed a kick on ever other developers crotch with Uncharted 2, specially Valve's for being an ass towards PS3 with their Bullshit reason to hate PS3.

BX813619d ago

Not on EPICS! It almost takes as long as Gears2 to get into a match. Uncharted 2 eats Gears2 in IMO! I love it, it's addicting but sometimes getting into a match can be a headache!

Sevir043620d ago

"In short: bad news for mediocre developers, good news for the consumer. Now Modern Warfare 2 had better be pretty spectacular. And I lied, it’s a fantastic thing for the games industry. Bring it on!"

deadreckoning6663620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

Uncharted 2 doesn't spell bad news for the industry. ODST sales and Modern Warfare 2 pre-orders have shown that the AVERAGE consumer doesn't require games to push boundaries. All they want is FUN. If the MAJORITY of people judged games on the boundaries they pushed then Uncharted 2 would be the best selling video-game of all time.

Honestly, Uncharted 2 may influence SOME developers to up their game, but as a whole it won't, AT LEAST not in this generation with an expansion pack that doesn't do much new sells 2 million copies in one day.

@Nycredude- Hey, if enjoying BOTH Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2 equally means that I have low expectations, then I don't mind being the average consumer to be honest. Who says a game has to push boundaries to be fun?!

nycredude3620d ago

I guess you are one of those "average" gamers. Low expectation FTL!!

JsonHenry3620d ago

I love this game. Certainly one of the best platformers I have ever played. Actually, it is THE best platformer I have ever played. While I agree most devs will still be mediocre, I don't think that UC2 actually does anything "new" either. It is just a well polished, WELL WRITTEN!!!, and tight controls that pull this game off.

RememberThe3573620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

But we no longer need developers to do something new. With maturity comes judgment. As this industry has grown into it's own it is clear that quality is key. You no longer need something new to break down boundaries.

But all these reviewers claiming that Uncharted 2 doesn't do anything new, and giving the game massive praise, makes me wonder why some were so hard on Killzone 2 when their major complaint was that it didn't do anything new. WTF?

frostypants3620d ago

...aaaaaaaaaaand the guy's page is steamrolled. That's what he gets for click-whoring...LOL.

sikbeta3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

I thought we weren't AVERAGE gamers, you can't count the Average Joes, they pick up games based on the things they see in the cover, now we know why the UC2 cover looks amazing

Ravage273620d ago

so you wouldn't mind if say 3 years down the road, the industry has died and COD is pretty much the only game you can find? The average consumer isn't too smart, and that's why COD7,8,9,100(all using the same engine) will sell disgusting numbers no doubt, how long before everyone gets sick of gaming? It only took 1 COD game(mw1) before i lost all interest in the series,at the rate they pump out (yearly) cod games, i would imagine everyone will regret making the industry into what it is today.

inveni03620d ago

You could understand that? I'm not disagreeing with him (I don't think), but he makes absolutely no sense because what he writes is completely incoherent. It's like trying to read someone's train of thought.

Speaking of trains--Uncharted 2.

DaTruth3620d ago

Modern Warfare 2 is the same thing as ODST... A $60 expansion pack, with a tacked on campaign!

zeeshan3619d ago

Modern Warfare 2 is more like MW1.5. The first teaser trailer of Uncharted 2 was mind blowing. It was like what? 20 seconds long? I don't remember but it was the scene where Drake was trying to make his way out of a snow storm and fell on the ground. I was amazed when I saw the snow, the enviornment, the blizzard, the wind, physics looked awesome and as it turns out, Uncharted 2 has now been called by many people as GOTY. Now compare this to MW2's trailer that we have seen and I can easily say that as far as I am concerned, I am SO NOT interested in it. The graphics look the same to me with minor enhancement. Note that I said, MINOR. The gameplay looks the same as well.

See, apparently, Infinity Ward are following that "Don't fix what's not broken" rule but improving graphics is not going to break anything. Now, you add Fifty Cents in the game and that doesn't bloody make a sense to me!

indysurfn3619d ago

Uncharted2 =Tomb raider 2.99!!!

likedamaster3619d ago (Edited 3619d ago )

...tell me one thing the game innovated. Just one. Uncharted did pretty much what Killzone 2 did... nothing new with great visuals. Uncharted didn't pioneer a darn thing but to each his own. The game is still decent.

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MetalGearRising3620d ago

By gaming industry they mean developers on ps3 who gave us LAIR,Kill Zone,HAZE,HEAVENLY SWORD which all these games Flopped so its time for these ps3 developers to come up to standards as Uncharted 2.

Sunny_D3620d ago

Everybody! Don't reply to this idiot. Don't even mention his name. He feeds off of your replies. If we stop replying, he will ask "Why isn't anyone talking to me?" Make him break down like a little B!tch!! HAHAHA!

Dimitri3620d ago

Take this b..... bubbles.

Even if those games you mentioned were "flops", then Uncharted 2 will be additional motivation for developers to go above that standard, which is even better news for PS3 owners, because we will get much better games, never before seen. Whereas 360 owners get the kind of games like Halo 3 ODST.

AliTheBrit193620d ago

I'm curious

Are you pp?

LMFAO It would be so funny if you turned out to be pp

LuvBurger3620d ago

Infinite Undiscovery
Too Human
Last Remnant
Section 8
Two Worlds
Velvet Assassin

You want me to keep going, because I have a ton more.

and yes, I have a 360 as well, but you are just getting to be downright pathetic

ZBlacktt3620d ago (Edited 3620d ago )

And MS couldn't even come out with one reliable XBox of the 7 different series they've used over 4 years. Lost 2 billions in repairs and will never have the chance to own a GOTY on a old format DVD disc. So what is a real flop here? You ever seen Heavenly Sword or Killzone2 on a big DLP,LCD or Plasma tv? Jaw dropping would be an understatement.

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CheatsMcGee3620d ago

Preach it brother! It's time that some get their asses in gear and roll out the bigger, better, and badder games like Uncharted 2.

Jsynn73620d ago

Gametrailers: "bu..bu..bu.bbut UC2 teh no originality!!" Can't wait to see when MW2 comes out and the score it gets. It's good to see UC2 kick @ss out there. I hope this is a wake up call to the industry to start stepping up their game and produce true next-gen games. I think it start with KZ2. That game should definitely start lighting fires under some lazy dev @sses. It's a good time to be a gamer.