Archive for October, 2009
Ever since I finished playing Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune last year, I’ve been waiting for the sequel to come. In my experience video game sequels are normally on par with the first in the series; slightly better than the original, yet still lacking something to make it explode into something bigger.
This however is not the case with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Every aspect of this game meets and exceeds expectations. The game control is more fluid, the graphics and visuals are breath taking, and the story is something that could be taken straight from the pages of the next Indiana Jones Blockbuster.
Take a read at the synopsis and I’ll see you on the other side.
Uncharted 2 picks up a couple of years after the events of Drake’s Fortune. Similar to the previous story, Nathan Drake’s new adventure revolves around an unsolved historical mystery – this time surrounding Marco Polo and his doomed voyage home from China in 1292. After spending almost 20 years in the court of the emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo departed with 14 ships and over 600 passengers and crew – but when he arrived at his destination a year and a half later, only one ship remained, and only 18 of the passengers had survived. Although Marco Polo described almost every other aspect of his journeys in minute detail, he never revealed what happened to the ships that were lost. The game makes mention of the mythical kingdom of Shamballah, better known as Shangri-La; it was said to be part of Polo’s doomed expedition to find the Cintamani stone.
I’ve been playing the game for about 3 hours and I’m still at the beginning. No, I don’t suck at playing video games. It’s just this game is loaded with content and story that will keep you busy for hours upon hours.
Someone might ask, “Hey Robot, if I’m busy with this game what will my wife or girlfriend do?”. In reply I would say watch this embedded video.
This game has been showered with accolades since it’s debut at E3 Gaming Expo this year. Game Critics give it the Best of Show and Best Console Game awards. IGN gave it PS3 Game of the Year, Best Graphic Technology, Action Game, Mulitplayer experience, and the PS3 Acheivement in Technical Graphics awards.
If you don’t believe me, buy it and try it for yourself.
Ciao Ciao Ciao,
Ry the Robot