The Official Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Thread

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 8 years ago '08        #101
King Jackson 86 heat pts86
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anybody got a extra code? and how many times can one code be used?
 8 years ago '04        #102
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Damn three perfect scores for Uncharted 2 now...
Swiss magazine Play 10/10
 8 years ago '06        #103
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Whats this Revenge Attribute? That code didn't work at all
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^^^won't until release of game
oh for sure im so glad they improved it from last time
 8 years ago '04        #105
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Uncharted 2's lead designer, Richard Lemarch, recently stated that the developers working on the game studied and looked to action films such as Die Hard with real-style heroes to base the game's lead character, Nathan Drake, off of.

Their goal was to create a tantalizing figure who you could some-what relate to rather than some guy who has “precise Ninja powers”.

In an interview with , Lemarch stated:

“We took new directions in our approach to storytelling. It led us to take an approach that was different from what most games take...As a character, Nathan Drake is quite different from other video game characters. He is recognizable as a regular guy. That was important for us. We wanted him to be a fallible hero — that was common as a thread in all of the pulp fiction we looked at. Our research for the original Uncharted took us all the way back to the beginnings of adventure storytelling.

“We looked at Robert Louis Stevenson and Robinson Crusoe. We zeroed in on early 20th century stories like Doc Savage, who was a finely honed physical specimen. That led us to heroes like Tintin. There you get more color in the characters, and more globetrotting in the stories. We looked at John Mclane from Die Hard.

“They’re not highly physically trained, but more regular guys who f!ght in a sloppy way. They don’t have precise Ninja powers.”


The interview then compares Uncharted to the Tomb Raider series amongst other details. You should really hit the link for a ton more info.

The game is out next month.
 8 years ago '04        #106
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Well, what do we have here? No sooner do we get a 250GB Xbox 360 on the horizon does this image land in our tip box, showing a PlayStation 3 slim bundle for Uncharted 2 that just so happens to have that 250GB hard drive we spotted in the FCC last month. We've been able to independently confirm that it's legit, but beyond that we've got no clue when it'll be announced or any price / release date information. We wouldn't be surprised to see this hit stores in mid-October alongside Uncharted 2, but that's just a guess on our part. With any luck, SCE exec Kaz Hirai will be shedding some light at his Tokyo Game Show keynote next week -- c'mon Sony, don't keep us in the dark too long.
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copped
 8 years ago '04        #108
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game is looking like the goty
 8 years ago '07        #109
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IGN Review

9.5 Presentation
Fantastic cutscenes tell a very good if not perfect story.
10 Graphics
Absolutely the best of the best these days. Your jaw will drop.
9.5 Sound
Great weapon effects, fantastic voice acting and a mostly brilliant (though sometimes overdone) soundtrack.
9.5 Gameplay
Great gunplay, stealth works very well (mostly), the puzzles are rewarding and, maybe even best of all, a k!ller online component.
9.5 Lasting Appeal
The game is give or take about 10 hours in length, which feels right, but then there's the multiplayer. Yes, you will be hooked.
9.5 Overall

 8 years ago '06        #110
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That's it? Damn, Sony lost hard. I feel sorry for anyone that's dumb enough to cop this sh*t.
 8 years ago '09        #111
WezLFaCe_KiD 57 heat pts57
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 jayvivz said:
That's it? Damn, Sony lost hard. I feel sorry for anyone that's dumb enough to cop this sh*t.
dont think xbox has s**t that can top this


9.5pretty high but to early 4 a review ... gta4 10/10
 8 years ago '09        #112
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im just about done with 1st one and damn ive played half like in 07 but damn this game is great

http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/14225971/uncharted-2/videos/uncharted2_vdr_091809.html
 8 years ago '04        #113
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IGN scared to give that 9.9/10

they kept it safe with the 9.5
 8 years ago '09        #114
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 # 58 said:
IGN scared to give that 9.9/10

they kept it safe with the 9.5
i think your right
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 8 years ago '09        #115
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Bigger! Better! Beautiful-er! Nathan Drake returns to blow away the competition
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Since we briefly played Uncharted 2 at Gamescom in Cologne recently and were part of the multiplayer Beta, we expected it to be pretty good, but s**ttin’ crikey, not this good.

Sony has searched long and hard for their k!ller-app - a sole reason to part with your cash - but have come up short. k!llzone 2 had good-looks but offered very little in terms of originality. LittleBigPlanet was mega-fun but too niche for many. Ratchet & Clank is great but too juvenile to win over the hardcore masses. Uncharted 2 now fills this void - and then some.

So good are Nathan Drake’s new adventures, that unless Lara Croft goes fully nud3 for the entirety of her next game, then she won’t even get a look in over this.

Here’s the obligatory gist of the action: It’s a couple of years after the events of original game (which is surprisingly, very rarely spoken of). Drake and Elena have parted ways for reasons unknown and a British bloke, named Flynn, ropes Nathan and Kiwi crumpet Chloe, into stealing an antique oil lamp from a Turkish museum.


Above: The Turkish museum heist in action

From here, Drake ends up on the trail of terrorist Zoran Lazarevic and the secrets of Marco Polo’s doomed expedition to find Shangri La and the mythical Cintamani Stone. Cue blood-shed, incredible scenes of exploration and of course, tricky puzzles.

But what makes Uncharted 2 so damn near perfect? Right off the bat, we’ll say the script and voice acting simply can’t be touched. And we’re not talking just games here. Most movies and TV scribes struggle to keep up with the quality here. That’s why it gets this...

You might not give a toss about the chemistry between the characters right now (don’t worry we’ll get to the guns and k!lling soon) but it's hard not to fall for it when you play the game.

The lines are tight and delivered so convincingly you get the sense that the voice actors are really enjoying themselves. It pulls you in and, honest to Jeebus, there are moments when we actually <shiver> ‘LOL’d’. Not to mention pause the game and fist-punch the air as we stumble across another impressive environment to swing, climb and blast our way through...



For all you graphic wh0ores out there (you know who you are, Mr/Mrs High Definition) Uncharted 2 delivers quality visuals by the treasure trove full. From the unbelievably beautiful toucans perched in the jungle trees to the animation of Drake shielding his face with his hand when he gets too close to a roaring fire, it looks stunning.

The scale of just about everything in Uncharted 2 is admirable. Take the opening level for example. As has become fashionable, this is where developers slip in a tutorial - push button to open door and the like. Uncharted 2 teaches you the ropes as you climb a train carriage dangling off a god damn cliff. You can see for miles to as the stunning mountainous landscape spreads out across the screen. No pop-up, just awesome detail.


Above: A real purdy shot from the Borneo jungle level.

It’s comparable with God of War, Sony’s other powerhouse, in terms of opening up with a bang and continuous epic scale. And boy, it works a treat. Just like Kratos, Nathan Drake isn’t afraid to dish out some large portions of death cake either.

The punch of the weapons from the original game is even more satisfying in Uncharted 2. Among the handguns, shotguns and automatic weapons you also get to wield a tranquilizer gun, a pistol that fires shotgun shells and - we couldn’t believe this either - a minigun. Yes, just like Arnie’s in T2.


Above: Nathan wishes he'd worn a warmer jumper.

There’s more than enough fodder for you to mow down with these weapons but Drake has also learned some more unarmed skills to bring the pain. You can now perform takedowns that drag enemies behind cover, so you don’t get shot up. You can drag them off platforms or maybe even run up a box and plant boot under their chin. But Uncharted 2 is much more than mindless blood-shed.

One of our single greatest moments is far more sedate.

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Back to the gameplay then, take a look at some of the new stuff you’ll find in Uncharted 2...

360 rope swinging mechanics - You can now use Drake’s momentum to swing in any direction from a rope dangling from a ceiling. This is handy for grabbing hidden treasures.

Fluid climbing - You scale walls far more easily than in Drake’s Fortune. If a ledge is close enough to reach simply steer him across the surface and he’ll reach out and grab it.

Snow effects - Best. Snow. Ever. Even better than Lost Planet.

Create cover - Not only can you hide behind riot shields from time to time, but Drake is adept at turning over tables to create cover too. Handy when surrounded by goons.

Red-dot sight - Like in Modern Warfare, Uncharted 2 has an a.ssault rifle - the FAL - that has a red dot sight to make headshots easier.

Monkey bars - Like an overhead ladder that you’d see on a kid's playground.

Twitter integration - Automatically let your friend’s know how far you are and how much you’ve earned in 140 characters or less.

Armoured goons - These juggernauts come in two varieties: shotgun wielding or minigun blasting. You're going to have to think on your feet when taking these boys one.

Notebook - Hit Select and Drake will delve into his notebook like in the original, but with a twist. Move left and right with the stick and not only will you see clues to puzzles, but an array of in-jokes, photos and even sketches of Sully's powerful moustache.

Plus lots, lots more. And the set-pieces? Just wow! We’d be giving away massive spoilers if we mentioned them but around every corner is a standout moment that you’ll be mightily impressed by. Here’s one to whet your appetite...


So finally, Sony get its long-awaited k!ller-app. And what a beauty it is. Uncharted 2 not only sets benchmarks for visuals (the lighting effects alone are stunning), story and sheer fun, but it also sets a worryingly high target for all that follow it to match. Simply put, Uncharted 2 is a reason to own a PS3.



Tomb Raider Underworld

Oh yes. Miss Croft has had her time in the sun and it’s time to get back to the drawing-board we think. Drake sprung from nowhere and beat Lara at her own game. It looks better. It plays better. And you just find yourself rooting for Nathan more than you ever did with the Tomb Raider’s heroine.



Batman Arkham Asylum

Yes, just. And before you Batman fans get your knickers in a twist, let us explain. AA's combat system is fantastic and the world they've created around the Dark Knight is well realised, but it is relentlessly dark and bleak. The variety of environments and the aformentioned story-telling in Uncharted 2 snatches the victory.


Gears of War 2

Yes. The game’s are almost poles apart. Gears is all about shooting and taking down massive bosses, Uncharted 2 isn’t. But in terms of scale and the satisfaction of gunning people down they are in the same ball-park, and Drake takes the win here.




Just for you Metacritic

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. It looks amazing, plays like a dream and the voice-acting/story-telling will hook you in right from the off. PS3 officially has its k!ller-app and a million tears are shed by 360 fanboys.
You'll love

* Voice acting and scripting are of an award winning standard
* The action just keeps on coming
* Attention to detail

You'll hate

* Some jump and grab sections can be a bit tricky
* There are enemy types that are a pain in the a.ss
* It has to end :(

the gameradar review


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 8 years ago '09        #116
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The first publication to review Uncharted 2 was the French magazine, PSM3. In their review, they called the game "long, visually stunning, deep and explosive, Uncharted 2 combines all the qualities you can find in a videogame, and more! A new milestone has been reached in the videogame history." The magazine awarded the game its first ever, 21/20.[22] The second review was by Playstation: The Official Magazine, which awarded the game a perfect score. In their review, they stated, "Forget Game of the Year. This is one of the greatest games of all time!".[21] IGN has given the game a 9.5 out of 10..

Publication Score
GamesRadar 10/10
IGN 9.5/10
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 5/5
PSM3 21/20


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 8 years ago '06        #117
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 WezLFaCe_KiD said:
dont think xbox has s**t that can top this


9.5pretty high but to early 4 a review ... gta4 10/10
That's just like a Sony fanboy to automatically say something about Xbox when their own console is threatened. I didn't say a single word that had anything to do with Microsoft in any way.
 8 years ago '06        #118
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must cop, im so happy :)
 8 years ago '09        #119
WezLFaCe_KiD 57 heat pts57
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i have an xbox and i play it as much as my ps3 but xbox cant dosent have an exclusive to match up to this beast and who says that was a response to you im just saying
 8 years ago '09        #120
WezLFaCe_KiD 57 heat pts57
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 jayvivz said:
That's it? Damn, Sony lost hard. I feel sorry for anyone that's dumb enough to cop this sh*t.
and i dont get your comment what do u mean thats it
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