Whilst I don’t have a PS3 to experience Uncharted 2, I’ll openly admit that it’s not a game that I really want to play when I do manage to get my hands on Sony’s box. There’s just something about it that doesn’t click for me, it never really seemed that inviting. This position is made all the more bizarre by the fact that Uncharted 3 is very firmly fixed on my radar and looking utterly fantastic.
However, I know that a number of you absolutely adore the game, and you asked for me to select it for WeView. I don’t know why it didn’t strike me as a game for WeView until now, but just be satisfied that I’m getting around to it now. So let’s start as we normally do, with TSA’s verdict when we reviewed the game.
We awarded it a very comfortable 9/10 and had this to say.
In conclusion, then, a powerful, impressively produced game boosted by stunning visuals, audio to die for, a massive multiplayer section (which we’ll come to separately) and enough challenge and hidden secrets to keep fans playing for months – for anyone that enjoys third person adventures Uncharted 2 represents a thrilling experience with some breathtaking set pieces and enough challenge to retain your interest far longer than most console games this generation, and it’s almost worth buying just for the graphics which I don’t think will be bettered for a good couple of years.
The game doesn’t really make the most of some of its cleverer tricks (the stealth moves are forgotten quickly and the hilarious Journal is touched on twice for the game’s two main puzzles) but the slower moments obviously had to make way for the game’s action movie feel to come to the front.
As normal though, this isn’t about what we thought. We want to hear from you about the game. Do you adore Drake’s antics? Perhaps it’s Sully you love? Or maybe you just can’t stand all that train climbing? Whatever your feelings are head over to the forums and give us your opinion.
Once you’ve got your opinion down make sure you give Uncharted 2 a rating on the Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It, Avoid It scale. On Sunday I’ll pick the best bits out of your reviews, tot up your findings and work out what the community’s verdict on Drake’s second adventure is.