Finished UC2 today and the ending was better than the first but still disappointing but that is in part due to the awesomeness that comes before it. The game does start slowly but from chapter 5 to chapter 22 everything about it is perfect, especially 'Desperate Times' and 'Locomotion', it's a ridiculous amount of fun and the pacing is almost perfect. I was kinda bummed that Sully wasn't in the game more though, love that guy but all the characters are pretty great which just sucks you in more.
Good interview here with the developers.
― same dog, different leg action (Mr Raif), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:37 (nine years ago) link
i just didnt understand why they end the game with baddies who are basically world of warcraft characters
― Alf, Lord Melmacsyn (s1ocki), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:42 (nine years ago) link
but uh there are SPOILERS here too
i'm not done with the game yet but it was kind of heartbreaking and frustrating in that part where you wake up in the tibetan village and you follow dude around past all these happy kids playing, bright colorful houses, etc. and you just fucking know that there's going to have to be another level where you go back through and everything's all blown up and gray and terrible and there are tons of bad guys. i kept hoping they would defy this expectation but knew it was going to happen and it kind of pissed me off.
― congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 00:30 (nine years ago) link
it's just a video game :/
― cutty, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 00:33 (nine years ago) link
I am about halfway through that level.
On the one hand, I agree. On the other hand, it is an awesome terrain for a gunfight.
― windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 00:37 (nine years ago) link
pros and cons of having your village destroyed
― Alf, Lord Melmacsyn (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:02 (nine years ago) link
JEFF DID U FKN BUY THIS GAME YET
WHY ARE U BEING SO UNGRATEFUL FOR WHAT THE GREAT GOD PLAYSTATION GAVE US
― cozwn, Thursday, 31 December 2009 16:27 (nine years ago) link
― cozwn, Thursday, 31 December 2009 16:31 (nine years ago) link
not only did i not get this game for christmas/channukah but i got no fucking games at all despite giving some games to others
and Abdulmutallab thought he had a disappointing holiday
― antexit, Thursday, 31 December 2009 16:32 (nine years ago) link
uncharted 2 is pretty good eh? finally got around to it and for some reason i was kinda cynical about it, as much as i had enjoyed the first one, but this is really great. they have made such a virtue of scripted events. the whole thing is so seamless and there have only been rare occasions when the gameplay has been less than totally engaging. i approve of this game.
― aarrissi-a-roni, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 13:54 (nine years ago) link
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8454/uc2jp1.jpgDidn't know Bruce Willis had made it into this game!
― Nhex, Sunday, 14 March 2010 03:10 (nine years ago) link
I know everybody is probably tired hearing superlatives abt this game by now but...
it is totally wtfawesome
― cozen, Saturday, 20 March 2010 16:08 (nine years ago) link
holy moses this is like the best-looking game ever.― banned, on the run (s1ocki), Saturday, October 24, 2009 9:12 PM (4 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
srsly... at first I was all 'I bought a PS3 for this?!' but then I started walking through the snow and I was like 'justified!!'
― cozen, Monday, 22 March 2010 21:50 (nine years ago) link
I'm near the end now (thought I'd play through on hard first) and I've been consistently blown away throughout not just by the set-pieces but by the platforming, the writing, the graphics and the actual performance of the engine... the frame rate is so consistent even when there's lots going on. naughty dog did a great job here
the platforming altho v.linear is just in perfect service of making you feel like a total badass who can get anywhere nevermind how difficult and it mixes it up enough with little realtime cutscenes of breaking scenery so it doesn't really get boring
surprised how charming the characters actually are too; I was apprehensive that the dialogue was going to be too quip-y and wiseass-y but - although everyone is kind of a smartass - it's not overly annoying. cute without being irritating
tensin is a badass
― cozen, Monday, 22 March 2010 21:57 (nine years ago) link
fuck yeah. loved that guy.
― no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Monday, 22 March 2010 22:27 (nine years ago) link
nearly finished too, cosign everything cozen said. best game i've played on PS3 by quite some distance.
― aztec gamera (zappi), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 00:46 (nine years ago) link
anyone actually put any time in the MP on this?
― etrian odysseus (cozen), Thursday, 15 April 2010 13:11 (nine years ago) link
Admittedly, it's nowhere near as bad (and when it works is funny and exhilarating and action-movie-y), but I think "Cat and Mouse" is this game's jetski level. WAY too much instant death, and now that I'm at the segment where I'm supposed to destroy the tank, the fuckers with rocket launchers keep dropping them OFF THE GODDAMN ROOFS. INTO THE STREET. WHERE THE TANK IS.
― a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Sunday, 9 May 2010 03:35 (nine years ago) link
Thinking of getting UDF2, because I really quite liked the first one. Is the sequel much of the same?
― Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 15 July 2010 13:40 (nine years ago) link
only much much better
― coldfrap - foam mountain (s1ocki), Thursday, 15 July 2010 15:13 (nine years ago) link
seriously. if u liked 1 and u have a ps3... u MUST get this game
i played the first scene from part 1 about a year ago and it felt really clunky.. i was supposed to be shooting things from a boat but i just kept getting housed
― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 July 2010 15:25 (nine years ago) link
I didn't start really loving UC1 until after Sully gets shot (not that Sully didn't own, but that's just where the game started kicking much ass).
UC2 is, as described elsewhere, unfuckwithable though. somewhat overrated but only because everyone who plays it has so much goddamn fun that they gloss over all the less-than-perfect stuff. the end boss can eat many dicks though.
― TOM SHITTYBISSELL (jamescobo), Thursday, 15 July 2010 17:29 (nine years ago) link
So, so much better. In every possible way. I got the impression Naughty Dog had been playing a lot of Valve games, since a lot of the game's approach (pacing, setpieces, competent NPC companion) is straight from the Half-Life 2 school of design.
― a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Friday, 16 July 2010 00:08 (nine years ago) link
ya UC2 is amazing until it turns into world of warcraft at the end
― coldfrap - foam mountain (s1ocki), Friday, 16 July 2010 00:23 (nine years ago) link
thanks chums, you've convinced me
― Guru Meditation (Ste), Friday, 16 July 2010 08:28 (nine years ago) link
so beautiful too
― kim jong-ill (cozen), Friday, 16 July 2010 08:59 (nine years ago) link
i didn't think the end boss was that bad.
― my cock is a spiral ham (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 July 2010 16:46 (nine years ago) link
part 2 is pretty freakin great huh
― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:43 (eight years ago) link
you are missing out on the most awesome tutorial sequence in history
― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:44 (eight years ago) link
i play MGS games basically afraid to fuck up, with my butt-cheeks clenched together, waiting like 4 or 5 minutes to finally pounce then getting killed then waiting for SNAAAAAKE then going back. but this game encourages you to just be a kind of fearless badass. and if you do fuck up, you get put back on track IMMEDIATELY. i can't stress how awesome that is. i can't remember having ever seen a loading graphic other than at the very beginning of the game.
― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:46 (eight years ago) link
yeah for sure
it is pure pleasure
― george pimpton (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:12 (eight years ago) link
played U2 and enjoyed it, so went back to the first game recently, and found it to be very repetitive and started getting v. bored - walk in area, shoot guys in head, walk on a bit, "he's over here", shoot guys in head, etc etc.
― zappi, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:13 (eight years ago) link
i never indulged in this, played it a mates and wasn't impressed. didn't like the sneaking around stuff, didn't work for me.
― F-Unit (Ste), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 08:57 (eight years ago) link
well then just play it at your own place!
― george pimpton (s1ocki), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:29 (eight years ago) link
i've gotten to the meat of this game now and it's just ridiculously, ridiculously fun
i'm still terrible at throwing grenades but i'm terrible at throwing grenades in every game that has them; it's a mental block of some kind
― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:12 (eight years ago) link
you should practice IRL
― george pimpton (s1ocki), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:13 (eight years ago) link
Ha I tried to play this game over from the beginning at the next hardest setting and I got frustrated in the jungle battle where you first get grenades and all the soldiers are attacking.
― congratulations (n/a), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:15 (eight years ago) link
Uncharted 3 finally officially announced then
― groovypanda, Thursday, 9 December 2010 22:06 (eight years ago) link
This was an interesting read, not sure if this belongs here or on the Google Sketchup thread -
The art and design of Uncharted 2
― nate woolls, Friday, 18 February 2011 13:33 (eight years ago) link
playing the second one now, haven't played the first. think it's good fun and looks great.
should probably be playing it on harder rather than normal as it's a tad easy. otoh i am fairly inaccurate with my shooting, so maybe not.
― tending tropics (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 19:10 (eight years ago) link
i feel kind of dumm for having gotten basically to the end of this game and then pussing out in the jungle scene where you're attacked by like EIGHT of those mega-hard beasts all at once. i had enough trouble just killing like two of them.
possibly i sucked so bad because i never, ever got good at "run and gun". never had to use it. i suspect this is the one place where it's mandatory. anyway i don't think i'm ever going back since i peeked at a walkthrough and it looks like there's maybe 5 minutes of story left after that.
― 40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 09:29 (eight years ago) link
haha, 8, daaaaaaamn.
― tending tropics (jim in glasgow), Friday, 6 May 2011 22:30 (eight years ago) link
this game is siiiiick. i'm about 3/4ths of the way through. so fun! the part with the tank drove me nuts, though.
playing this i keep thinking, "i wish this is what the last indiana jones movie had been like"
― in no way more ancient than fucking space (latebloomer), Saturday, 4 June 2011 02:08 (eight years ago) link
i'm referring t uncharted 2, btw. have not played the original.
― in no way more ancient than fucking space (latebloomer), Saturday, 4 June 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link
― polyphonic, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:52 (seven years ago) link
can i just say i started 3 last night and i'm a bit underwhelmed - after the fuckin awesome train crash opening of part 2, starting the game with a generic pub brawl is pretty lame. and then the billionth sewer level i've ever seen. this better get better. and seriously eff every reviewer who failed to mention this, god, video game reviewers are such fucking hacks
― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 17:26 (seven years ago) link
the honest guys (tom chick @ honest gamers, eurogamer) kinda all panned this. ign loved it, tho!
― Mordy, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) link
oh yeah, av club also panned it
― Mordy, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:12 (seven years ago) link
have to say, it don't look good imho
― Summer Slam! (Ste), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:16 (seven years ago) link