Thursday, October 15, 2009

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

"Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" is sorta amazing. I just had to get that out the way...

Uncharted 2 (for anyone who's been living under a rock or is video game challenged) is developed by Naught Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is of course the follow up to 2007's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune". The North American release was Oct. 13th, this past Tuesday. You're only going to find this for the PS3 simply because it pretty much max out the cell processor and uses 25 GB of the blue ray disk. Sorry XBox360 fans.

If you're an action adventure fan def pick this one up. The game is visually speculator, smooth transition (and I use the term "transition" very lightly), its got a solid plot, and the real time moving environments & animation make it worth the price.

Director Amy Hennig knocked this one out the park. But she is no stranger to the industry. Check out some of her past credits:

Amy, and her team over at Naught Dog did an amazing job creating this master piece. It's winning awards left and right, and is highly reviewed everywhere! The one thing you will hear/ read a lot is that this game honestly plays like a movie. Which brings me to my first rant...

Please watch the following:

YES Uncharted 2 looks amazing. Everyone who sees it says this. But why spend thousands and thousands of dollars getting your point across at the expense of a female's intelligence? Are we to accept that this female is actually slow enough to believe this video game is a movie? Really? This is the campaign that their Marketing Team decided to go with!?! Surely there had to be others ideas that weren't this offensive.

I'm not saying that there aren't slow people out there, cause there def is (male & female). They want to roll w/ the idea that their game looks so good folks want to sit and watch other people play it. That's cool, cause people do it all the time. I can't tell you how many hours I personally sat watching a friend play one of the Metal Gear, or Final Fantasy games. Being a video game spectator is very common whether your a gamer or supporter. So why not use that angle? Have a commercial where a group of friends skip going to a movie but instead gather to watch each other play this game? That would have achieved the same point w/o the sexiest BS.

The point: AMAZING game, HORRIBLE ad!!


david said...

no no no... this game is AMAZING.

wait, what? that's exactly what you said? oh... okay then.

Teddy Diefenbach said...

Coincidentally, I'm waiting to play this game until my wife gets back in town, because she wants to watch. Amazing.

Konoko Bailey said...

@ Teddy: LOL, nothing wrong with that. Playing w/ an audience is always fun. It's cool that you and your wife share the excitement of video games. That's awesome!

@ David: Yes AMAZING game, just exclusive marketing techniques. Not a big fan of that. But regardless... Game on my friend!