Naughty Dog set out with a very specific goal in mind, and in focusing intently on that goal, they blew right past it. Uncharted 2 is a sublime example of how to make a great action game, the result of fantastic execution on every aspect of the game's design and development. It's the best, most memorable game I've played in a long, long time.
I still remember this being revolutionary for that ps3 generation. Every gaming studio need take notes from naughty dog, they are indeed the Kings in this department "story driven games". Among thieves was the greatest game I have ever played until tlou, so it still holds a place in my heart. A Masterpiece by all counts.
An all around improvement to Uncharted 1, better set pieces, more colorful and detailed, better shooting, story and pacing.
There are some bad things I don't see a lot of people talking about though, the game is kinda glitchy (at least the Nathan Drake collection version) the end portion is kind of weak, and the final boss in the hardest difficulty is absolutely god-awful, he is so unfair and frustrating that it just makes you want to stop playing and just watch the final cutscene on YouTube. I only managed to beat him because I accidentally glitched into a wall where I could shoot him, but he couldn't hit me (happened twice, but I accidentally glitched back in and died the first time)
Overall, a very good game, and a great sequel 7.5/10
Like its predecessor, it doesn't do anything particularly well: shooting remains basic although maps are now much more interestingly structured, adventuring segments are still mechanically poor, puzzles terrible and the narrative merely decent. What makes Among Thieves so decisively better is the way in which its multiple elements efficiently blend together to create exciting set-pieces challenging the player to move and fight in highly dynamic scenarios, with shifting environments and moving hazards.
SummaryFortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, a third-person action-adventure/shooter created by award-winning developer Naughty Dog. Down on his luck, Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure-seekers he had sought to leave behind. When a mysterious artifact propels Drake on an...