Uncharted 2 puts the player in the shoes of Nathan Drake on his quest to find the missing ships, crew, and treasure of Marco Polo.
Everything about the presentation of Uncharted 2 is amazing. The first game’s graphics and cinematics were hailed as the some of the best on the system, but Uncharted 2’s absolutely blow away those of the first game. Little details in the environment and facial features, such as burn scars on a character’s face, help immerse the player in the world. Drake’s little sarcastic quips in both the cutscenes and randomly throughout gameplay have the player smiling for most of the game.
Another great addition to the game is the inclusion of a multiplayer mode. Along with the standard team deathmatch, the game includes elimination, objective, and co-op gameplay modes. The multiplayer includes the ability to level up based on how well the player performs, with each level giving the player various options to improve his or her character’s stats in the multiplayer game. The only downside to the multiplayer is the fact that there is no filter to stop higher level players from competing against lower level players. Many games will include level thirty-plus characters absolutely dominating against level one characters on the other team.
Uncharted 2 is an amazing game. The graphics, cinematics, and overall presentation of the game are absolutely outstanding. The game’s flow will keep the player interested for hours, and makes the game hard to put down. The inclusion of a multiplayer portion is a great addition, which was a concern to some when the new feature was announced. While the multiplayer may be a bit tough sometimes, it is a lot of fun once the player gets the hang of it. For anyone who owns a PlayStation 3, this is a must buy.