Platform: Playstation 3
Developer: Naughty Dog
Release Date: October 13, 2009
MasterAbbott from recently reviewed Uncharted 2 Among Thieves for the Playstation 3. Uncharted 2 is created by Naughty Dog Entertainment. Creators of the original Uncharted.
The video review goes through the basics of the game including menu system and a brief look into multiplayer.
The gameplay in Uncharted 2 is smooth. Drake’s actions especially when climbing and jumping around are very simple and easy to perform. Drake clings on to anything but you still need to make sure you don’t walk him off a cliff as there are no invisible boundaries when he’s on the edge of a ledge.
The stealth sections in the game are fun but you will need a little bit of patience to learn guards and enemies movements before taking them out. Some parts of the game you will need to be stealthy so I would recommend to take your time.
There is a lot of exploration as well, climbing, swinging, jumping, sliding across narrow paths and ledges. Everything feels so realistic when Drake performs these actions. With a simple press of the X button your scaling a wall like spiderman or your jumping from one place to another. It’s all very smooth and everything flows so well.
The gunfights are also brilliant. As your all well aware Uncharted 2 is a 3rd Person Shooter so when you go into aim mode by pressing L1 you will see over Drakes shoulder. A simple press of the R1 will fire the weapon. R2 reloads if you have available ammo. The cover system is easy to learn and get used to. You can blind fire from behind cover or poke your head out and aim for better results.
The are a huge amount of Goals to obtain which in turn result in Trophies. One example of goals/trophies are the treasures scattered all around the game. Some are easy to spot, and a few are hidden quite well. But when your close to a treasure you will notice a flashing object on the screen. Walking up to it will bring up the TRIANGLE button prompt allowing you to pick up the treasure. In total there are 100 treasures scattered throughout the entire game for you to collect. Collecting these will result in unlocking Trophies and also will allow you to visit the shop where you can use the value of the treasures found to upgrade or buy extra stuff. Like costumes and perks and tweeks. Im not going to spoil it for anyone on what you can get from the store.
Overall the gameplay and story are both fantastic, there is never a dull moment in, even though the game is a little short. I would recommend going back and playing it on the hardest difficulty level as its quite a good challenge.
Multiplayer is also very cool. Action is fast and furious especially in team death matches. Getting into a game isn’t that bad. 10 player match making system doesn’t take too long to find players and the voting system is pretty much the same as Gears of War with players voting on 2 available maps, highest wins and the action begins.
Check out the video review below.
Capsule Computers gives Uncharted 2 Among Thieves : 9 Capsules out of 10
Well done Naughty dog for creating such a fantastic story, with a great blend of action, stealth, exploration and puzzle elements.
I urge anyone with a Playstation 3 to go out and get their copy of Uncharted 2 Among Thieves now .. It’s the 2nd highest rated game of all time on the Playstation 3.