It’s uncommon that nearly everybody agrees on the perfect sport in a critically-acclaimed sequence, but, most would agree that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the perfect Uncharted sport within the eminent PlayStation franchise. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has some unbelievable moments, nevertheless it’s marred by pacing points and pointless characters. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception options the worst chapters within the sequence — the desert chapters. And Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune has some irritating gameplay segments and the weakest plot and writing. Uncharted 2 is robust from begin to end, options a number of the sequence’ greatest secondary characters, the sequence’ greatest setting, and was such a drastic enchancment from the primary sport that it actually stands out in a sequence that in any other case didn’t evolve. Don’t get me fallacious, I like the sequence, however I’m additionally glad it is on ice for now.
Of course, there’s additionally Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The former is a superb facet tour, and one which I feel hangs with the numbered entries. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy then again is a reasonably substantial blemish. Sure, it had a few of sequence’ greatest writing, however that is about all it had going for it. But I’m additionally biased as a result of I feel Nadine is a trite character that by no means justified her existence within the plot of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, not to mention justifies getting such a distinguished function within the growth. Also, if I’m being sincere, I’m only a bit salty it wasn’t Chloe and Cutter. But, I digress, that is about Uncharted 2, which turns 10 years previous at the moment.
That’s proper, 10 years in the past at the moment, Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment launched Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which took Uncharted and solidified it as a flagship PlayStation sequence. And in lots of methods I feel it kicked off the fashionable period of Naughty Dog extra so than Uncharted 1, which felt extra transitional for the studio, who was making an attempt to shake the Jak and Daxter legacy off it. Uncharted 2 established Naughty Dog as probably the greatest studios within the enterprise, and it hasn’t regarded again since.
At the time — 2009 — Uncharted 2 was probably the greatest video games on PlayStation 3, and this did not change. In reality, it is probably the greatest video games of that era, sitting at a really spectacular 96 on Metacritic, which makes it the highest-rated sport within the sequence. For people who do not know: it is set two years after the primary sport, and in addition introduces Chloe Frazer into the combo, Drake’s secondary love curiosity. Along with Elena, the pair seek for the Cintamani Stone and Shambhala, all whereas battling a gaggle of mercenaries lead by Zoran Lazarevic and Harry Flynn. As you’d count on, the sport not solely reviewed effectively, however bought fairly effectively.
That all stated, whereas I’m pleased to sort good issues about Uncharted 2 all day, I’ve to level out its one blemish: its closing boss combat is not superb, however that is the case with each sport within the sequence.
Anyway, as at all times, be happy to go away a remark letting us know what you suppose or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. What do you bear in mind about Uncharted 2? And the place does it rank throughout the sequence?