Uncharted 2 Tells Modern Warfare 2 You Better Step Up
posted by papi blez
Mon Oct 19, 2009 at 01:13:22 AM EST
OK so I honestly meant jump online on Friday. I missed the Gearheads and wanted to join you for some gaming. But a little guy named Nathan Drake grabbed me by my testicles and wouldn't let go. Seriously. Uncharted 2 is freaking incredible.
I'm only a little over three hours into the game, but it's easily the best example of how video games can surpass movies if the quality of the cut scenes and story isn't laughable. The thing about it is that Uncharted 2 treats you like an adult. It tells you a story rather than assume you're only entertained by beefy dudes doing manly things. The cut scenes are the most entertaining I've ever seen. And the action is remarkable even if it isn't always positive. I'm still not a fan of how the grenades work even though they stripped out the Sixaxis controls. But the scene with the helicopter they showed at E3 is just as incredible to play through as it was to see.
I won't go too much into the rest of the story because I'm not sure how many Gearheads have had a chance to play this game. But it is my frontrunner so far for game of the year. Even over NHL 10 so far. And they took what was a very good concept of Uncharted 1 and made it into something remarkable, unique and completely engrossing. I meant to play it for only a few minutes last night before going to bed, but I wound up being up until 1:30 a.m. playing the thing when I was going for a 30-mile bike ride in the morning. Games just don't get this engrossing.
The key will be whether or not it continues throughout the game. I would've given the first Uncharted a much better ranking in my all-time games, but the game devolved near the end into a zombie game, and this one BETTER not do the same thing. It was just so very out of place.
If you have a PS3, get this game. Play it. Love it. And be glad you did.