Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

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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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

thanks chums, you've convinced me

Guru Meditation (Ste), Friday, 16 July 2010 08:28 (ten years ago) link

so beautiful too

kim jong-ill (cozen), Friday, 16 July 2010 08:59 (ten years ago) link

i didn't think the end boss was that bad.

three months pass...

part 2 is pretty freakin great huh

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:43 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

yeah for sure

it is pure pleasure

the colours~

george pimpton (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:12 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

well then just play it at your own place!

george pimpton (s1ocki), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:29 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

you should practice IRL

george pimpton (s1ocki), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:13 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Uncharted 3 finally officially announced then

groovypanda, Thursday, 9 December 2010 22:06 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

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 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

haha, 8, daaaaaaamn.

tending tropics (jim in glasgow), Friday, 6 May 2011 22:30 (nine years ago) link

four weeks pass...

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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

oh yeah, av club also panned it

Mordy, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:12 (nine years ago) link

have to say, it don't look good imho

Summer Slam! (Ste), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:16 (nine years ago) link

well av club gave it a C, not really a pan but probably more negative than expected

i still want it

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:18 (nine years ago) link

a C for an AAA title like this is effectively a pan imho.

Mordy, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:20 (nine years ago) link

I went on the recommendation of wired, which usually seems to be more honest, and totally loving 2

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:20 (nine years ago) link

av club complained about the controls mainly, saying they weren't improved from uncharted 2. the controls in 2 weren't as good as they could have been but they didn't impede my enjoyment of the game, so i'm not worried.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:21 (nine years ago) link

ya same here, though i dont LOVE em

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:35 (nine years ago) link

i heard the story is kinda shitty this time around and that it's less a problem of controls and more a problem of agency. a lot of the game is like watching a movie.

Mordy, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:37 (nine years ago) link

then again, if you've already played one and two and enjoyed them you'll probably enjoy three too.

Mordy, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:38 (nine years ago) link

lol @ the comments on the harsh-but-fair-seeming honest gamer review


the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:39 (nine years ago) link

*poor thing*

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:40 (nine years ago) link

The series' single collectible currency of random relics that are left lying around the environments remains. However, there's very little sense of achievement or elation when you discover one, those feelings instead overwhelmed by a greater sense of irritation at the trinkets that you have no doubt missed. There is no reason to play the game twice beyond finding these.

^ truth bomb

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:43 (nine years ago) link

thanks for letting me know about honest gamer; think i'll be reading them more often.

google sluething so hard right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:49 (nine years ago) link

I'm about halfway through this and it's good but not as good as 2. Verrrry repetitive in spots and the controls are rather creaky.

Production values are A+, but that goes without saying.

latebloomer, Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:06 (nine years ago) link

Anyone want to trade for arkham city when I'm done

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 3 November 2011 05:09 (nine years ago) link

I love simon parkin. I go to eurogamer for their reviews because they arent dickwhipped by the big publishers like ign, 1up, kotaku etc.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 3 November 2011 18:21 (nine years ago) link

uh oh even Penny Arcade doesn't like it

I mentioned Simon Parkin’s “savage” and “carnivorous” Uncharted 3 review in my last post, and having several hours of the game now under my belt, I suspect it is only a kind of tactical diplomacy that kept it at eight of ten.


Mordy, Friday, 4 November 2011 17:51 (nine years ago) link

so far so unimpressive, i have to say

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Friday, 4 November 2011 18:54 (nine years ago) link

Yeah this was a letdown :-(

The story seemed really half-assed and was mostly a rehash of the previous games, but with a much lesser sense of fun.

av club complained about the controls mainly, saying they weren't improved from uncharted 2.

The controls are almost exactly the same but to me felt less responsive than Uncharted 2, for some reason. I don't remember being nearly as frustrated with the previous game's controls.

latebloomer, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 07:12 (nine years ago) link

yeh there is a patch coming to fix the controls

zappi, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 10:41 (nine years ago) link

oh really? ya, i feel the same way. every time i try to do anything, drake seems to like do a cartwheel

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 8 November 2011 15:43 (nine years ago) link

i actualyl dont think the stories of any of these games are particularly good, but the character stuff is pretty likeable.

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 8 November 2011 15:44 (nine years ago) link

i also just find it harder and harder to make the kind of disconnect where like, tehre's a cut scene of a tense gun showdown with like two guys pointing guns at him, and then two seconds later drake is taking on 20 guys with grenade launchers

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 8 November 2011 15:45 (nine years ago) link

also the weird universe where everyone is like an incredibly gifted parkour genius

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Tuesday, 8 November 2011 15:45 (nine years ago) link

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