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EDGE Reveals New Uncharted 2 Info

As much as we can't stand EDGE, we have to admit, we're pretty damn envious that they got eyes-on time with Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The game took center-stage in the latest issue of the publication, and we've got a few new details due to that in-depth feature.

First off, we know a lot of you are a little concerned about all the stealth talk. It was earlier revealed that stealth would be a new element in this sequel, which caused some knee-jerk reactions from some gamers who immediately assumed the game would play more like Metal Gear Solid, or something. But this "stealth mechanic" is nothing like that; it won't change the basic gameplay foundation we had in the original Uncharted. According to the article, "stealth just gives you something more in the toolbox - another element, another choice that's available to you. Stealth or shooting - both choices are valid at any time." Secondly, we now hear that this next entry will focus a little more on Drake himself, who we learn can be "affable and charming" but can also be "a jerk." Well, we all have our little flaws, right? Thirdly and lastly, Nathan is not on a quest for Francis Drake; as some of you already know, he will focus on Marco Polo. On his journey back from visiting the court of Kublai Khan (son of Genghis, if you're wondering), Marco Polo's 600-man fleet shockingly dropped to around a dozen survivors...

So that's just a taste of what we have to look forward to towards the end of the year. We don't know about you, but we adored the original (shared Game of the Year honors in 2007 with God of War II) so of course, our expectations for the sequel are through the roof. And yet, we have confidence that Naughty Dog will deliver on all accounts!

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

1/1/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (36 posts)

MetalHead09
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 12:38:26 AM
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well in a sense it will play more like metal gear then if you have a choice of stealth or shootin right? i love the idea, you can look at a situation and think, is it safer to shoot them or safer to kill quietly or sneak by them? its a great game mechanic and its cool because you can approach each situation differently and when you play it again you can try it differently than before. i cant wait for this game. i was trying to get all the trophies in the first one but the hardest difficulty is practically impossible, VERY frustrating but i aint given up, just takin a break.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:39:21 AM

Yeah that hardest difficulty can be a killer. Here's some hints:
1. ALWAYS AIM FOR THE HEAD: after some practice you'll never miss more than a few times before hitting a headshot. With a pistol it's almost too easy to score headshots. With an Rifle or the Uzi it's more difficult.
2. Use the shotguns, i tended to disregard them but those things are killer, even from somewhat long range.
3. Don't use cover unless you abslutely have too. If you just stand behind a wall or pillar (ie: don't hit circle) you can often times maneuver your character so that only one or two enemies are on screen and less of your body will be in the line of fire. If you can see the enemy while holding L1 to aim you can shoot him (even if the third person angle doesn't make sense). If you start taking damage get into cover so that they can't hit you then get out to shoot again.
4. Plan out your attacks. There are a lot of sequences where there are a certain number of enemies in an area. They almost always react in the same basic manner. If your plan goes wrong or it doesn't work, don't be afraid to die and try again.

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MetalHead09
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:14:06 PM

thanks for the tips.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:45:03 PM

oh yeah another little thing to add to three. If you press L3 you can switch the sholder the camera is over when you are aiming with L1. I didn't know that until late in my run through. That made things much simpler.

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Ed_Wayne
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 12:43:18 AM
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The people that thought stealth was going to be like MGS are idiots. We first learned about stealth from the gameinformer article. This is what it says in that gameinformer article.

"We've added a new feature inside Uncharted 2, which is the ability to stealthily approach combat scenarios," Straley explains. "We're definitely not trying to go for slow paced stealth, like Metal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell. The stealth is there to give you an option."

He even gives MGS as an example of something that they are definitely not going in the direction of and people still say 'OMGZ MGSUNCHARTED STUPID!!1"

I can't stand people.

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Banky A
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:01:29 AM

Okay Ed :P
I didn't try the first Uncharted and the fact that it's by NaughtyDog (Jak & Crash pwnz), I will be looking into this game eagerly.

xD


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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:29:36 AM

Love Jak too man. You give Uncharted a try though it's damn good. You won't be disappointed.

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Daedusian
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:06:51 AM

@Ed, LOL I know what you mean. Loved that GI article btw too.

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The_Vandelizer
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:57:11 AM
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Cant Wait!!

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LCF
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 6:15:09 AM
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I still remember my local gamestop taking preorders on the 1st Uncharted for the X360,even had a cover on display with a X360 logo on it.I told the guy that it was PS3 exclusive,he insist that it was for the X360 too.I tease him everytime I pick up a PS3 exclusive and ask if this is coming to the X360.Alot of exclusives in 08,alot of teasing.

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Qubex
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 6:58:52 AM

HAHAHAHAH... what a lovely story... this brought a smile to my face. Please LCF do me a favour, do the same when you pick up Killzone 2... ask him if this is for the 360 too... when he can't reply... say, "that one was for Q!"...

Q!

"i am HomE"

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King James
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:11:14 PM

lol!!

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King James
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:26:12 PM

I remember u mentioning that in that GameStop article. Still hilarious.

LOL

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ThePoetRazel
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:01:59 AM
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Oh yes, let's explore the character of a lovable rouge. That's never been done before.

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Arvis
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:15:01 AM

I don't recall any "rouge"s being lovable OR the main character of ANYTHING.

-Arvis

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Zorigo
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:25:28 AM
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stealth and shooting, my kinda game.

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jonny_bolton
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:46:16 AM
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Should be a welcome inclusion. There are some sections where, even if you killed an enemy from behind in the first game, with just your bare fists, all of the other enemies would be alerted regardless.

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 8:31:40 AM
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I see the added stealth element in Uncharted 2 as being no different than the FPS mode being added to MGS4. It's there if you want it, but you can ignore just as well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 1:41:42 PM

or the third person view for Fallout 3, I avoid that like the plague.

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isaya85
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:46:26 AM
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I already have mine preordered I should have it payed off in a couple months


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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Dingodial
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:13:47 AM
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I hope they will have multiplayer (cooperative or competitive against each other like in games like halo) either for the story mode or an arcade mode. 1080p support would be nice too.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:51:12 PM

Co-op could work but competitive would only be fun if was weird game modes like, "race for the treasure" or something.

Not gonna happen but how awesome would it be if there were a second campaign involving Nate and Elena (he does still "owe her a story"), that you could play through with a friend co-op?

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King James
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:21:11 PM
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Thanx for the update, ben. But what's wrong with EDGE? Did i miss something?

And am I the only one that noticed that the 1st Uncharted had a lil' stealth in it: the Church and the area after the plane crash.

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MetalHead09
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:17:21 PM

more detail there james cause i dont remember being able to do much of anything in that game without getting caught and getting into a shootout.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:47:41 PM

If you were really careful and had good timing there were several sections where you could take out 2 or 3 dudes without alerting the others, but they were few and far between and could be excruciatingly difficult to achieve.

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King James
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 12:30:31 AM

Yea..umm..what Shadow said.

@MetalHead08
To clarify, when u first go into the chapel(from the underground catacombs) there are 2 to 3 enemies u can ghost without alerting their fellow guards. Just wait and observe them 1st then on ur 2nd try...get stealthy. I can't give u any more clarification on the place in the jungle. It's after the plane crash. The same scene was in the demo.

If u plan on beating Uncharted on the hardest difficult I recommend you recognize and use these small stealth scenarios.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 2:23:31 AM

Honestly if you can get good at headshots doing the stealth stuff is just gonna slow you down.

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Random_Steve
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:20:32 PM

doing it in crusing is the only trophy i need for platinum so ill try to be stealthy

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tlpn99
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:08:40 PM
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Can't wait for this. Who cares if it plays like Metal Gear we all love Metal Gear right ? Ok there maybe some out there that don't like it not everything is for someones tastes. Myself personally I can't wait for this game.

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crapreviews
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 3:34:36 PM
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i still havnt played the first one. waiting for it to become a greatest hit.

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shaydey77
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 6:37:26 PM
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One of my favourite games of 2008. So colourful and fun. Cant wait for the next one!!

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King James
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 12:31:40 AM

U mean 2007.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:36:34 PM
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this is exactly what i was wishing for as i was playing through the first one a few weeks ago.

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LightShow
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:53:26 PM
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i was kinda stoked for another J&D title, but as long as they don't skip it AGAIN, I can let it slide.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 2:24:46 AM

Naughty Dog did they that they definitely wanted to make a next gen Jak game. Hopefully Sony gives the green light.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 1:37:38 PM
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Guess I was right about it being in Asia, can't wait for this one to start up bragging rights for best action adventure of 09.

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