Response To Gamers: Where the F@!* is Uncharted 2!?

MonsterVine.com staff editor Zack Chase writes, "...to guarantee success, the game has to play it safe. Thus, it sticks to concepts people know and are accustomed to. Uncharted 2 you won’t find ANY creativity. What you’ll see is emulation and refining."

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gravemaker5100d ago

screw you, uncharted 2 is not overrated

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creatchee5100d ago

The only thing that COULD be overrated is the multiplayer. It was fun, but didn't really last for me.

Single player is a different story - it's in my top 3 of all-time single player games.

This grasps at straws.

TEFL0N_D0N_815099d ago (Edited 5099d ago )

I liked Uncharted 2 because they brought in another great story, and took away some bad gameplay (that grenade tossing arc using the six-axis in Uncharted 1 had to definitely go).

What I don't like about Uncharted 2 (and no game can be perfect) is the shooting mode. It's not accurate enough, and the damage is a bit inconsistent. Cover system was (and is) good. By the way, I hated the same thing about Uncharted 1, but still loved the game.

blahblah5099d ago

I couldn't stop playing it. Version that came with game... meh... not to say they completely destroyed it with tweaking.

While I was playing beta at least 50% of its time. I only went online few times with official. Somehow it didn't feel quite right.

As far as UC2 goes, I was kinda meh, except for graphics which rock like nothing before. UC1 had better feel. Better enemies. Better plot. If you played UC1, UC2 story was far too predictable, same twists at the same time. And very overrated enemies instead of really good fights in UC1.

UC1 is my 2nd favorite game after Demon's souls and before MGS4, UC2 is far, far behind on that list.

HolyOrangeCows5100d ago (Edited 5100d ago )

One of the best games of this generation. Cry 'bout it.

"Uncharted 2′s main problem is that it just tries too hard to be a money making franchise. Yes, it succeeds in that aspect, but only because the general audience is full of easy to please tools who crave a new desert to pop some heads in"
Where are his "_____ is overrated" articles for Halo, Call of Duty, etc?

Besides, Uncharted 2 was FAAAAAAAAR from just "a new desert to pop some heads in"

theballa1130925099d ago

Holy CRAP did he actually say that? Wow. I'm not even going to bother to read it. Seriously. A Money Making Franchise?

Heisenberg5099d ago

If any game deserves the hype and kudos it's U2. Give credit where credit's due. No matter how good something is, there'll always be an obscure angry nerd blogger who needs hits to hate on it.

BYE5100d ago

I gotta agree it is a little bit overrated.

Demon's Souls should have gotten more attention in 2009, it has a lot more depth.

Darkfocus5099d ago

Demons souls's was my GOTY 2009. uncharted was great in every aspect but demons souls had far better gameplay to the extent that it made up for all it's other flaws.

Chuk_Chuk5100d ago

seems like this guy has had a low hit count.

As for Uncharted 2. Words can't even begin to describe how amazing that game is.

xTruthx5100d ago


I don't think N4g users where the ones who gave the game over 200 awards

raztad5100d ago

"Uncharted 2 you won’t find ANY creativity. What you’ll see is emulation and refining"

A very dumb thing to say. UC2 integration of cinematic, platforming, puzzles made it one of the leading games in the industry. Ask Enslaved devels.

mantisimo5100d ago

.....But I have personally never invested more time or enjoyed more time with any game, EVER and I have been a gamer since pong.

moparful995099d ago

Here's my take on it, From the second uncharted 2 began to play until the closing scene my jaw was permanantly unhinged. I couldn't believe just how excellent the whole experience was. From the eye bleeding graphics, Best voice acting i've ever heard, witty dialogue, creative levels, and over the top set pieces I just couldnt find anything wrong with the game. At times there were some frustrating elements that would piss me off but as soon as I figured out how to beat them I had a great sense of accomplishment. This author just strikes me as one of those people that refuses to give it credit because of all the hype and praise it recieved. I thoroughly enjoyed the game, matter of fact I've beaten it on every diffculty and just the other day replayed on hard.. This game is in my top 10 of all time..

J-Smith5100d ago (Edited 5100d ago )

uncharted 2 is a MASTERPIECE

come on i thought n4g.com was going to move on from these articles with its new look & that.
its the same old sh*t, different day on this

Cyorg5100d ago

The fact that people are still talking about this game proves that it's not overrated.

gunnerforlife5100d ago

about overrated kmmmtt

i jst started playing it again from the beginning and i still love it as much as i did playing it my first time!

N4BmpS5100d ago (Edited 5099d ago )

Okay Let me get this straight, based on what he wrote. He made a list of his favorite games this generation, Uncharted 2 was not on his list and people, well ridiculed or insulted him. I'm right so far, correct? I thought so, let's continue on. He decides to "revisit" Uncharted 2 by playing his favorite chapters from the game(let me say that again. He, the author revisited his favorite chapters in the entire game). Okay I understand, moving on now.

Apparently, while playing the game he noticed somethings, that, I don't know he didn't notice before, the controls and cover system were laggy and clunky and well that did him a disservice as it would anyone. He tried to throw a propane tank to get some kills but it didn't work(understandable) he emptied 60 clips in a few baddies, it took a while for them to die which to me seems like he's implying that's not realistic enough (but Uncharted 2 isn't exactly based off of realism in terms of gameplay or gunplay more specifically) let's move on, he tries to melee and goes into cover... Hmmm he has a point (his first one so far) they cover system can be quite grabby sometimes I experienced this 2 whole times (big number right? TWO).

Okay, because I don't feel like talking about this, I'll get to my point, to me and I maybe mistaken but it seems that he was bitter and angry because he was insulted by some morons on the net. Congratulations whatever your name is, you've just experienced this space known as the internet, more specifically the gaming community, in case he never knew this, there is a lot of ignorance here and plenty to go around. So next time you want to call a game overrated make sure you're not doing it just to piss a few fanboys off. Okay? :)

jerethdagryphon5099d ago

uncharteds damage system is best decribed as plot based,

if your up against 2 hard nuts who need to delay drake then they take mazillions of rounds to down or 4 headshots

if your beign swamped enmasses they die quick

squallheart5099d ago

This article sounds like a gametrailers review. What was the reason for giving it a lower score, because it felt the same. I never seen that issue being brought up with gta, halo , mw etc

BannedForNineYears5099d ago

Lol title change?
I clicked a link that said, "Look back review, and why Uncharted 2 is overrated".
And now it's "Response To Gamers: Where the F@!* is Uncharted 2!?".
There's quite a difference. -_-

Ratchet_Co5099d ago

Uncharted 2 is not overrated. And what's this I hear about lack of originality? Yes, the game does carry a variety of gameplay mechanics from games like Gears and Tomb Raider. But unlike most games which rip off others Uncharted 2 introduced a better form of story-telling graphics, and gameplay through it's technical prowess. Not many games can pull off that now-famous train chapter which had enemies shooting, lush environments and a heli on steroids. The story-telling was so much more improved through graphics and animations because they made the characters and environments more believable.

I find it hilarious he finds the cover system janky.

"I began my venture by loading up the few select chapters that take place right after Drake gets out of prison and into the war-zone. Why? Because the beginning of a game is supposed to set up everything, both gameplay and story...it introduced movement rather than gunplay"

Of course you find the movement janky, you didn't even play the first part!

Dark General5099d ago

Uncharted 2 is a good game. But for me it's not as good as the original Uncharted. I agree with some of this bloggers gripes about the game. I believe that the 2nd one simply put tried to hard to emulate big budget Summer holleywood flicks. While I really appreciate the effort, production values and incredible voice work it just didn't wow me. Gameplay wise Among Thieves really hit the game out the park with better mechanics, tougher puzzles and had very good pacing.

But story and character wise the game felt flat to me. I felt like I knew what was going to happen before it happened and the game was rife with refined cliches.In contrast to Drakes Fortune where I felt on the edge of my seat and didn't know what to expect from one moment to the next. The characters also seemed more lively and much less stereotypical (except maybe Eddie Rahja) and Elena one of the first great impressions of a strong female character.

In the end I think U2 is a great game which tried too hard to be like a big action movie while the original was like playing a great unique action movie. The original felt like it had more heart, specially story and character wise while it came up a little bit short in some aspects of gameplay. Opposed to Among Thieves which delivered great gameplay but was too cliched in my opinion. Either way I'm really looking forward to Uncharted 3 (Atlantis?) where Naughty Dog takes the best part of Among Thieves and Drakes Fortune and creates one of the all time greats.

AliTheBrit195099d ago

Yes, yes it is overrated

Oh jeez, it got all of those awards!?! well it must be amazing, I mean, those people gave it those awards!



It's overrated, its a great game don't get me wrong, and one I will never boot out of my game collection, but the praise it got was ridiculous

It had no originality, nothing unique, just a standard third person action adventure.

ia_studio5099d ago

I agree with the article U2 plays too safe, I was wondering why I didn't enjoy it that much.