Given it’s extreme success and accomplishment, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has redefined the world of video games [as we know it]. Naughty Dog has taken us on yet ANOTHER wild and exciting journey through the “third-person eyes” of Nathan Drake and his interesting, hilarious, friendly, and not-so-friendly compadres. In the sequel to the award-winning first entry to the Uncharted series, we are introduced to some badass characters who - well… seem to grow on us over time [like Harry Flynn, for instance]. The witty banter and one-liners between all of the characters, is what makes the game that much more enjoyable.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has definitely over-shadowed Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, by showcasing Naughty Dog’s artistic talent. The game as-a-whole is absolutely breath-taking; everything from all aspects of the single-player, to the dialogue, to the online maps and skins. It’s no wonder the release of U2:AT came two years later; the work put into it paid off in the end for both Naughty Dog and gamers all around the world.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves also opened up a new door for the world of online gaming. Over the course of 10 months, Uncharted 2’s multiplayer had become one of the most “talked-about,” controversial [game-related] topics due to tweaks, adjustments, and overall changes within the core gameplay. Uncharted 2 gave players more opportunity to fulfill their gaming experience, such as the constant release of DLC [including new maps and skins], along with providing players the option to explore “mini-sectors” of the game with online friends, and carry out certain objectives, leaving room for that feeling of satisfaction.
Along with non-stop “eye-gasms” and even eye-candy [for both boys & girls], U2:AT supplies us with the perfect amount of suspense, thrill, excitement, action, romance, and adventure, to keep us glued to our PlayStations for many hours at a time [not to mention the work one puts into receiving the platinum trophy and other various achievments]. Needless to say, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [and the dedicated employees at Naughty Dog] have really set the bar for [not only the future of Uncharted], but for all future video games. I’ve been so hooked on Uncharted that I have yet to find a game that satisfies me as much as this… and I’m pretty okay with that.
Let the countdown to Fall 2011 begin!
The expectation with Uncharted 2 is that it can be an ongoing franchise as long as people want more of it.