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This review was submitted by Andrew Burdusel. If you’ve played Uncharted 2, or just want to ask Andrew more about it, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Naughty Dog's long-awaited sequel to its critically acclaimed 2007 action adventure is here and it's awesome.
Pace: The game has a perfect balance of shooting/platforming/puzzles and story. Unlike the last game you won’t be in the same place fighting waves of guys forever, the game is generally fast paced and you won’t stay anywhere for long.
Visuals: This game pushed the PS3 to its limits and it really shows, the graphics are some of the best for any video game on any system. From the jungles of Borneo to the wrecked city of Nepal, everything looks immaculate.
Story: The plot, characters and story in general feel like a big budget movie. All of the characters are likable. You will actually want to find out what happens next and who is backstabbing who. I rank this as one of the most entertaining storylines of any game I’ve played.
Polish: Naughty Dog definitely didn’t phone it in and rely on the success of the first game to sell this one. An extreme amount of detail has been put into the smaller things you will only notice after a few playthroughs. Nothing about this game feels rushed or unpolished.
Puzzles: Although the puzzles this time feel much more epic and generally better, the game simply doesn’t have enough of them.
Background: It can sometimes be difficult to determine what you can actually grab onto and what is just the background, this can sometimes leave you searching for a long time for that one brick or branch you were supposed to climb.
Overall Uncharted 2 outdoes its predecessor in every way and is a game every PS3 owner should have. It has lived up to the hype and then some. If you own a PS3 you should own this game plain and simple.
Reviewed by: Andrew Burdusel
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