Zero Punctuation: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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Wall. Huh. Good God, y'all.

I think the Tomb Raider Uncharted franchise goes to prove your theory about us all playing Captain Bland's Monotonous Adventure. I'll just sign myself up for the offworld slavery now.

Good review. I don't have a PS3 myself, so the only time I've played this was at a friend's house for about an hour. It's definitely intriguing, but he's dead on about the wall bit.

I truly hope that little flash of DA:O at the end means he'll be reviewing it next. I know he'll probably go on about the wordiness of it much the same he did with Mass Effect, but I'm curious to see what he makes of the combat system.

Why is everyone so eager for Dragon Age? You know that Yahtzee is just going to tear the hell out of it, and there will be an avalanche of angry comments. It's just... predictable.

I was kind of hoping he'd make a note of the sheer amount of homoerotic jokes this game makes in the first few hours. Alas, nobody found it as creepy as I did. :(

Wonderful. I didn't expect much more than what I got out of this review.

And, hey, the one thing Uncharted has over (recent) Tomb Raider and (the recent) Indiana Jones film is that Uncharted 2 will not horribly disappoint anyone. It doesn't try to be what it isn't.

Not to say that that kind of mindless adhering to what works is a good thing, but it certainly isn't bad.

Well, this was a disappointing episode. I had hoped to see a review of the new Ratchet & Clank game instead of a re-hash of an old review.

the game is not even half bad as he says, saying the game is not original is like saying all new cars are not original, cause they all have steering wheels like the first car. the game might not be original, but the game took what other people did, and improved it to perfection. right now there is no game in the market like uncharted. i have a friend who stopped gaming since psx, have started playing games again because of uncharted 2

That was fun.

Though I have a feeling that because Dragon Age was teased, that it's not going to be next week's review, if that makes sense. But I would enjoy it. Who knows.

The game may not add anything new, but it still is a very good game. Cinematic with epic set pieces and a story that doesn't go too far or hover too long over the same spot.

It's one of the best games that the PS3 has to offer. I can't really agree with Yahtzee on this one, he's way off the mark. Then again, when isn't he?

xxhazyshadowsxx:
name me a game from the past 3 years that has.

Left 4 Dead. Still feels spanking new a year on.

Anyway, I don't give a shit about innovation if the experience is satisfying. But Uncharted 1 and 2 felt to me like interactive tech demos to impress your friends. I want gamplay, damn it! If I wanted interactive movies I'd buy a 3DO.

Oh look, an Edgar Allen Poe reference.

Good thing I pointed it out in the comments section.

TO PUT HIS LITTLE EXPLERER IN LOL THAT WAS FUN

stiver:
Man definitely going to skip this.
Good looking games have never been the reason to get it. Bad gameplay is best avoided.

boring concepts.

You're honestly using Zero Punctuation as a means to judge gameplay? You haven't seen any of the other reviews or any gameplay have you?

Yahtzee is overcritical. He's hilarious, and that's what the videos are made for, if you use it as a source of an unbiased review you're doing it all wrong...

Does this mean next week he will be reviewing Dragon Age origins?

I hope so because it is allways a better video when it's about a game I like, even if he is trashing it most of the time.

PhiMed:
-snip-

Chill?

I was in no way angry :)

Thanks for clearing up the confusion.

Yatzee will review Dragon Age? He probably won't finish 20 % of it even. Wonder how he will take the game actually. He'll probably murder the gameplay, but I wonder if the story works for him.

ItsAPaul:
Holy crap, a ZP without that annoying news ad tacked on at the end. Also, thumbs up as always. Personally I don't care for indiana jones clones (never played a Tomb Raider either) so everyone saying its the best thing ever doesn't mean anything to me. Nice to know its a bunch of meh with superior graphics like the majority of games out there.

Ya nice to know from Yahtzee who hated the game before he started playing.... lol

Listen folks, at the end he even said it wasn't a bad game, just forgettable. If YAHTZEE says a game ISN'T BAD, it's probably worth playing.

Interesting to see someone rag on this game since companies and reviewers seem to be beating this game to death with game of the year recommendations...Personally, doesn't look all too great to me, certainly nothing new. But then again, if halo and COD has shown us anything, it's that doing nothing/very little new sells much better than doing something original.

You guys do realize you shouldn't take him too seriously?

haruvister:

Left 4 Dead. Still feels spanking new a year on.

yzzlthtz:

Demon's Souls!!! Demon's Souls!!! For the love of all your failed gods, Demon's Souls!!!

Can't vouch for Demon Souls, as I have never played it. Looks fun, though.

Left 4 Dead I can agree with.

dbrose:
Considering how much Yahtzee disliked the first game in the series, and sequels in general, I'm surprised he reviewed Uncharted 2. I guess he must not have finished Dragon Age yet or something.

Oh well--it was funny and concise, and gave me fair cause to avoid it.

He didn't dislike the first one, he said the gameplay was all good it was just unoriginal. More than he says for most games.

Ugh after 3 (maybe 4) posts I realize that there are more idiots who think Yahtzee is a good person to get an unbiased review, and if he says it's bad it's bad than I can deal with. Enjoy missing a lot of quality gaming because you listen to a funny man and take everything he says seriously and acknowledge it as the end all truth.

Casual Shinji:

Wickerton:

Casual Shinji:

Carnagath:
That was quite a forced bashing, and felt like it too. Yeah, it's a pop corn game in the same sense that Aliens is a pop corn action movie, but they are both classics in their own field. This game is the most fun ride I've had with an action game since...well, I can't even remember, and it does deserve all the praise it's getting in my opinion.

Apparently it doesn't matter if you enjoy the game.

Mr. Reviewer has spoken and his herd of blind followers hoot and squeek in agreement.

OR... the "herd" actually agrees. I know I do. Good game (it deserves its praise), but it has its flaws like any other title. Mr. Reviewer says just that, but in a louder and more entertaining fashion.

Ultimately, ANYTHING can get picked apart if you just try.

I haven't actually seen the review, because for some strange reason I can't play the videos on this site anymore.

If Mr. Reviewer (I can't say his name, I just can't. I'm sorry, it's a childhood thing.) doesn't like the game then he doesn't like the game. But I get a little annoyed when his grotesque fanbase crawls out of the woodwork and starts chanting: ZP says it's baaaaaaaaad, so it's baaaaaaaaad. For me Zero Punctuation is slowly becoming "one of those things ruined by the fans".

LOL... Yeah. I totally know what you mean.

insertclevernamehere:

ItsAPaul:
Holy crap, a ZP without that annoying news ad tacked on at the end. Also, thumbs up as always. Personally I don't care for indiana jones clones (never played a Tomb Raider either) so everyone saying its the best thing ever doesn't mean anything to me. Nice to know its a bunch of meh with superior graphics like the majority of games out there.

Ya nice to know from Yahtzee who hated the game before he started playing.... lol

Listen folks, at the end he even said it wasn't a bad game, just forgettable. If YAHTZEE says a game ISN'T BAD, it's probably worth playing.

Forgettable? Jesus this is the most hyped of the season. Btw you're supposed to take yahtze's reviews with a grain of salt.

Glad to see he's not drooling all over it like the rest of the world.

RTR:
Glad to see he's not drooling all over it like the rest of the world.

That doesn't still mean its not a great game.

Well, that was good fun. What he didn't say is that instead of fixing the wall-sticking, the developers could have just made all the enemies stuck to the wall as well. Then they could have simplified the climbing by putting the climbing points on the edge of the wall so it's easy to find. This actually solves plenty of problems because making the entire game 2D would have made all their attempts to change it void and made it into a redo with new gameplay instead of just a redo. (Wow, I usually don't rant like this. . . )

I did like the little Dragon Age hint at the end. Hopefully he'll review it soon (not next week, he would have to give up all other aspects of his life to finish it in that time)

Eclectic Dreck:
For those that actually desperately seek story, dynamic characters and the rest of the things that people often point out as being wrong in a game that is generally loved by the masses, I have to say perhaps you need to invest your time in another medium. There will be a day eventually when people who tell good stories will successfuly interact with people who make fun games, but thus far such a marriage has generally been unsuccessful.

Since the definition of "fun" is pretty subjective, I can't outright say you're wrong, but as one of the desperate story seekers mentioned, I've found quite a few games which have a good story and are also what I consider fun. The Silent Hill series (barring Origins and Homecoming, which I haven't played), Persona 3 and 4, Final Fantasy Tactics (old as hell, but still one of my favorite games of all time), Killer7 and No More Heroes, Metal Gear prior to the slow-motion train wreck that was MGS4... I could go on, but I've already admitted that the list is subjective, so there's not much point in digging through my whole collection. And there are countless games where one side of the story/gameplay divide is excellent and the other isn't perfect, but still does the job.

The point I'm trying to make is that there are plenty of games where one doesn't have to sacrifice story, atmosphere, and all that for fun. Having both is doable. So saying "it's a game" isn't an excuse, and the more developers get that through their heads, the better gaming will become, both as entertainment and an art form.

On topic, I wasn't planning to get Uncharted 2 anyway, because I'm not a big fan of the Indiana Jones-esque adventure-archeology platformer subgenre, and no matter how good an example of that sort of thing is is, there are still other things I'd rather be playing. This review among others have confirmed that yeah, that's what it is, I can skip it. It's totally possible to share an opinion with Yahtzee without being part of a herd, contrary to what some people seem to believe.

insertclevernamehere:

dbrose:
Considering how much Yahtzee disliked the first game in the series, and sequels in general, I'm surprised he reviewed Uncharted 2. I guess he must not have finished Dragon Age yet or something.

Oh well--it was funny and concise, and gave me fair cause to avoid it.

He didn't dislike the first one, he said the gameplay was all good it was just unoriginal. More than he says for most games.

Ugh after 3 (maybe 4) posts I realize that there are more idiots who think Yahtzee is a good person to get an unbiased review, and if he says it's bad it's bad than I can deal with. Enjoy missing a lot of quality gaming because you listen to a funny man and take everything he says seriously and acknowledge it as the end all truth.

I hardly think Yahtzee is unbiased--far from it! I simply find that I agree with a majority of his statements and thus am more inclined to agree with him. That being said, I do have a mind of my own--I actually liked the third Thief game better than the first two, and I do enjoy a number of JRPGs; I enjoy Yahtzee's reviews and usually agree with them, but I always go with my own gut feeling in the end as to whether or not I should spend money on a game.

"Has an entire potato on his shoulder" funniest part of the review, kinda. I had to keep pausing and apparently my memory is that bad.

Yahtzee, why i wonder, is it a bad thing to be a "indiana jonesy" game? I understand you rip on the other stuff like gameplay, but this way you make it look like going into this genre is frowned upon, because there is already a thing like "tomb raider". This way its impossible to make a game about ancient treasure hunting because there is a chance of comparison. Not to mention indiana jones being a movie and the other a game, and the movie being a bit old to. Can't make any love stories anymore, Shakespeare did some, to give an example.

When is looking like something else a bad thing?

dbrose:

insertclevernamehere:

dbrose:
Considering how much Yahtzee disliked the first game in the series, and sequels in general, I'm surprised he reviewed Uncharted 2. I guess he must not have finished Dragon Age yet or something.

Oh well--it was funny and concise, and gave me fair cause to avoid it.

He didn't dislike the first one, he said the gameplay was all good it was just unoriginal. More than he says for most games.

Ugh after 3 (maybe 4) posts I realize that there are more idiots who think Yahtzee is a good person to get an unbiased review, and if he says it's bad it's bad than I can deal with. Enjoy missing a lot of quality gaming because you listen to a funny man and take everything he says seriously and acknowledge it as the end all truth.

I hardly think Yahtzee is unbiased--far from it! I simply find that I agree with a majority of his statements and thus am more inclined to agree with him. That being said, I do have a mind of my own--I actually liked the third Thief game better than the first two, and I do enjoy a number of JRPGs; I enjoy Yahtzee's reviews and usually agree with them, but I always go with my own gut feeling in the end as to whether or not I should spend money on a game.

He's not unbiased, he's just super picky.

Mr.Lucifer:

dbrose:

insertclevernamehere:

dbrose:
Considering how much Yahtzee disliked the first game in the series, and sequels in general, I'm surprised he reviewed Uncharted 2. I guess he must not have finished Dragon Age yet or something.

Oh well--it was funny and concise, and gave me fair cause to avoid it.

He didn't dislike the first one, he said the gameplay was all good it was just unoriginal. More than he says for most games.

Ugh after 3 (maybe 4) posts I realize that there are more idiots who think Yahtzee is a good person to get an unbiased review, and if he says it's bad it's bad than I can deal with. Enjoy missing a lot of quality gaming because you listen to a funny man and take everything he says seriously and acknowledge it as the end all truth.

I hardly think Yahtzee is unbiased--far from it! I simply find that I agree with a majority of his statements and thus am more inclined to agree with him. That being said, I do have a mind of my own--I actually liked the third Thief game better than the first two, and I do enjoy a number of JRPGs; I enjoy Yahtzee's reviews and usually agree with them, but I always go with my own gut feeling in the end as to whether or not I should spend money on a game.

He's not unbiased, he's just super picky.

This is true.

The part about the noogies and the homoerotic terror was sheer brilliance. While it made me laugh, I can't help but keep wondering whether Yahtzee is just being a dick with some of his reviews because Uncharted 2 is an absolute gem. But then again, that is probably why we keep coming back every Wednesday to see what crazy shit he has to say next. Keep up the good work.

Fox242:
The part about the noogies and the homoerotic terror was sheer brilliance. While it made me laugh, I can't help but keep wondering whether Yahtzee is just being a dick with some of his reviews because Uncharted 2 is an absolute gem. But then again, that is probably why we keep coming back every Wednesday to see what crazy shit he has to say next. Keep up the good work.

Absolute gem to some, but not to all.

You know what bothers me the most out of it all. Every PS3 fanboy always says that every game should have the graphics Uncharted has every time a new games comes out and it is really starting to get to me about that.

Did people lose the concept of "Style" lately? It's like me saying that Michelangelo would be a better artist if he used the same talent as Da Vinci.

hey..... it ends at the *end* and not after a snipe for something else!

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