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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review
19 March 2010
Excerpt: Don't get me wrong: I really enjoyed the original Uncharted, but the combination of cover-based third-person shooting and Tomb Raider-esque exploring didn't quite gel together as well as I'd hoped it would. The gun-play at times felt too twitchy, the cover system caused a few headaches and there were some terrible vehicle and on-rails sections - and for what was predominantly a third-person shooter, the lack of multiplayer seemed like a wasted opportunity.
Conclusion: Uncharted 2 features returning character Nathan Drake, who ends his brief vacation when prospected by two acquainting thieves to help decode the clues left by Marco Polo that opens the way to Shambala, a mythical city said to house a magical stone that will bestow power and immortality to whoever possesses it.
Excerpt: Set a couple of years after the end of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune; Uncharted 2 brings a bloody, battered Nathan Drake back to our screens. The filmic reference used deliberately because the game oozes movie style in music, camera shot, style and acting. You start in trouble and things fail to get easier. To talk plot would spoil the game but Among Thieves finely balances well used clichés with an exceptionally written scenario.
Summary: Hey guys, have you heard about this game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves ? It's the follow-up to Naughty Dog's 2007 PlayStation 3 exclusive, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune . In the sequel, treasure hunter Nathan Drake chases the secrets of Marco Polo, falls down a lot, and blows a bunch of stuff up. The back of the box has this guy Nathan punching a dude in the face, firing a gun, and getting shot at by a helicopter.
Excerpt: Nathan Drake is back with a whole new adventure in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves . Aptly named, Nathan teams up with old pals and fellow shady treasure-hunters, Harry Flynn and Chloe Frazer, to pull the biggest heist of all - locating and plundering the lost fleet of Marco Polo. Little does Nate know that his travels will not only take him all over the world, but through a series of betrayals that will lead him to the doorstep of the mysterious hidden city of Shambhala.
Summary: Parents need to know that Uncharted 2 is rated "Teen" because it includes shooting, grenade throwing, and fist-fighting, plus some blood can be seen on the main character Nathan and his defeated enemies. It's not overly violent or gory, mind you, but isn't for young kids or tweens. The game also contains some profanity and sexual references (including a female player seductively sitting on top of a male character while on a bed).
Excerpt: Ah Ivalice, home of seventeen-year-olds, swinging claymore swords about as if they were made out of paper mache. Where rabbits wear lingerie and where-ah sod it, this game is amazing, that’s all you really need to know. If you were a fan of the PS2 original, Final Fantasy XII then you already know that this is an essential purchase.
Conclusion: With a bit more polish, especially in the audio department, Cricket Revolution could be the cricket game of choice. As it stands now, it is just a rung below the big boys of EA Cricket and Codemasters cricket series ( Ashes 2009 being the most recent). The difficulty level could also be a turn off to new players, but after some practice, the game become much easier and is in fact quite intuitive. But the gameplay itself makes the game enjoyable.
Summary: Among Thieves is an excellent continuation of the Uncharted gameplay, if not the actual storyline. Get it for the single player and stay for the multiplayer, Uncharted 2 is easily one of the best games on the suddenly resurgent Playstation 3, and certainly a contender for game of the year.