Sony’s Playstation 3 console has had its ups and downs since its initial release at the close of 2006. A few solid titles helped their holiday push and carried them through Sony’s transition into the next-generation console war. When Sony published “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” from developer Naughty Dog they had their first original content classic. Since its release, fans have been clamoring for more of the brazen treasure hunter. With Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog has listened to their audience and responded with a resounding enthusiasm to please their fans.
The teaser trailer that circulated the internet serving as the world’s introduction to their new project finds Nathan Drake seated in a derailed train car that is dangling over the cliff’s edge in a whitewashed mountain range.
The next chain of events–which is also the first playable sequence– is a breathtaking climb up the inverted train in hopes to find the bluff before it plummets thousands of feet to the earth below. Naughty Dog upped the ante with this game focusing a great deal of emphasis on details like this and thus it is ripe with cinematic features rivaling Hollywood’s greatest.
This time around, Drake is in search of the lost city of Shangri-La and accordingly the majority of the intense action takes place in the Himalayan mountain range. As such, this game features a wider range of platforming than the original title–which used these elements as a vehicle to get Drake from one gunfight to the next.
The sequel suffers a bit from the slow pace of the “Assassin’s Creed” style of stealth, but makes up for it with a more immersive environment and a far more gripping tale–a mysterious web of deception, destruction, and desire.
Probably the most original addition to this follow-up project is the online content of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Every shooter-based game of this console generation, especially the FPS titles, have benefited from online play.
Team death matches and base-capturing objectives are now an online shooter staple, and Naughty Dog included this with their online packaging. They have added a co-op mission option that lets you replay parts of the game in different ways with team members too, to keep it interesting and truly unlike anything else. Game progress and online stats earn you cash that you can use towards upgrades and unlockable content, another feature gamers of this generation demand.GameFly™ - Official Site