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Shorty11857 said:
CGI-Quality said:
Shorty11857 said:

I just finished playing it for the first time and I have to say the graphics are amazing, the gun play is really fun and it's got pretty good voice acting and a well paced story. The platforming is terrible and inconsistent though (Zero Punctuation was right about it being near impossible at times to tell whether or not something was a ledge or just the background; plus Drake seems to randomly switch between super human jumps and dying when asked to jump five feet) plus there's a fair few really annoying bugs too. Still really loved it though despite a few times when it annoyed the hell out of me

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, maybe. Uncharted 2, I've heard of no bugs.


Well twice in the game the AI had a firefight with the wall; which confused me because she was obviously shooting at nothing. So I went on ahead up the rope only for the wall to apparently kill her and force me to start the checkpoint again. Happened again later in the game too

That's a weird one. Most of the bugs I've seen (but rarely experienced) are in multiplayer like where someone does a melee attack on another player whose jumped off a platform. and the attack actually hits even though the player is 3 metres away.



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Carl2291 said:

People are having a go at the story? Fair enough. I agree it's not the best story in videogames, and it's a long long way away from being as realistic as the stories of Halo, Mario, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Gears of War, Donkey Kong, etc.

What makes Uncharted special though... Is the perfect gameplay. The excellent characters. The perfect visuals and music. The immense attention to detail.

If you can't see that, then I fart in your general direction.





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To sum it up in one sentence, great game that lived up to all expectations. If you saw a movie with a story like Uncharted at the theatre, chances are you would already own 3 copies of the DVD, and 2 Blu-rays.



Feylic said:

To sum it up in one sentence, great game that lived up to all expectations. If you saw a movie with a story like Uncharted at the theatre, chances are you would already own 3 copies of the DVD, and 2 Blu-rays.

What the hell? WHo would buy 3 DVDs and 2 Blu Rays of the same movie?  And no, it din't live to all my expectations. You're just saying as you are everybody and therefore everyone liked it. I already said that it has zero replay value but no one listens and continues to discuss other things just to see if everyone forgets about what I said and ignore the flaws the game has.



Above: still the best game of the year.

Why is Uncharted 2 so good?

Because whilst it doesn't really do anything new, it does what it does as close to perfection as is physically possible.



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SMG has the most amazing, realistic and original story ever.

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Beuli2 said:
Feylic said:

To sum it up in one sentence, great game that lived up to all expectations. If you saw a movie with a story like Uncharted at the theatre, chances are you would already own 3 copies of the DVD, and 2 Blu-rays.

What the hell? WHo would buy 3 DVDs and 2 Blu Rays of the same movie?  And no, it din't live to all my expectations. You're just saying as you are everybody and therefore everyone liked it. I already said that it has zero replay value but no one listens and continues to discuss other things just to see if everyone forgets about what I said and ignore the flaws the game has.

Well, considering UC2 has a mutliplayer, it doesn't belong under the "zero replay value" tag. And, it lived up to expectations, although I understand not for you, but you are an exception. It did what it set out to do, and has since had plenty of games compared to it's likes.

Also, every game has flaws, sure, but you're implying that the few flaws UC2 had were somehow detramental to it's success and existence, which they weren't. And Feylic was using sarcasm to counter a previous post.



                                                                                                             

Beuli2 said:
Feylic said:

To sum it up in one sentence, great game that lived up to all expectations. If you saw a movie with a story like Uncharted at the theatre, chances are you would already own 3 copies of the DVD, and 2 Blu-rays.

What the hell? WHo would buy 3 DVDs and 2 Blu Rays of the same movie?  And no, it din't live to all my expectations. You're just saying as you are everybody and therefore everyone liked it. I already said that it has zero replay value but no one listens and continues to discuss other things just to see if everyone forgets about what I said and ignore the flaws the game has.

zero replay value to you, but to most people replaying with different difficulty levels makes the game different enough to be worth a few goes.  I've personally played it through about 4 times: one normal, one hard, and twice on crushing.  I would say U2 has as much or more replay value than your average linear game. 

Not to mention the online cooperative and competitive multiplayer which adds on to the value of the game.



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Beuli2 said:
Feylic said:

To sum it up in one sentence, great game that lived up to all expectations. If you saw a movie with a story like Uncharted at the theatre, chances are you would already own 3 copies of the DVD, and 2 Blu-rays.

What the hell? WHo would buy 3 DVDs and 2 Blu Rays of the same movie?  And no, it din't live to all my expectations. You're just saying as you are everybody and therefore everyone liked it. I already said that it has zero replay value but no one listens and continues to discuss other things just to see if everyone forgets about what I said and ignore the flaws the game has.

The fact I still play the MP a year after it was released (and I bought it day one) suggests that you sir are wrong.



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Squilliam said:

To sum it up in one sentence, low expectations. If you saw a movie with a story like Uncharted at the theatre, chances are you wouldn't buy the DVD.

Well I guess that to the people who argue that you're not trying to make a movie, that might be good?  Games can boast other things movies can't, like interactivity.  And also, are there that many action movies that destroy Uncharted's plot? Because those movies often seem to have meh plots, and they can't make up for it by letting YOU shoot people in the face or jumping off cliffs, etc.  :D