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Naughty Dog On Uncharted 2 Acclaim, Strong Female Characters

Can't get enough of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, can you? It launched yesterday to hordes of anxious gamers everywhere, and it has already established itself as one of the best-reviewed titles of all time.

The question is, did Naughty Dog anticipate this kind of reception? Did they think this sequel could go down in history as one of the finest video game experiences ever? Well, head on over to the PlayStation Blog and listen in on the live chat that went up yesterday afternoon; it's well worth a look. Lead Game Designer Neil Druckmann and Lead Programmer Travis McIntosh were on hand to answer some pressing fan questions, and they also proved to be quite humble concerning their new-found glory and acclaim. Said McIntosh:

"We knew we had something special while working on the game, but did we expect the critical recognition we've been getting? No, when you're as close to a game as we are it's far easier to see the flaws than the full picture. It wasn't until near the end when the story and the cut scenes finally came together that we realized that the game was as good as it was."

Druckmann added that it's "so gratifying" to have completed the game; the two even went to some midnight launches and spoke with the fans. That must've been rewarding in and of itself. Druckmann also spoke a bit about how this game seems to appeal to more girls than expected, but it was part of the team's "motivation in creating such strong, well-rounded female characters." And when we really look at it closely, we come to realize that he's right: sure, the females are attractive in the game but they're no-nonsense, reasonable, and intelligent people who are also interesting characters. Yeah, they didn't do much wrong with this one.

P.S. Just lie in wait until we announce the final location of the Treasure Chest for our Fortune Hunter Edition giveaway. Some time later tomorrow...first on Twitter, then here.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

10/13/2009 9:23:49 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

Juanalf
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 9:39:59 PM
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It is indeed a masterpiece of a game and should be played by all but the real good question is; will PS3 owners give it the chance that it deserves?

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Banky A
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 10:38:46 PM

Never ^_^
Jokes, but the ones that are on the internet definitely will.

97% out of 52 reviews anyone?

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Hezzron
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 10:53:18 PM

I was at Best Buy today and saw plenty of people walking out with it. It's gonna do well.

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convergecrew
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 2:31:14 AM

Thats good to hear. ^^ There were about 40-50 people at the midnight launch at the local GS.
Good to see people supporting this awesome game. (and it truly is awesome)

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inkme101
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 10:14:27 PM
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its amazing but i'm heartbroken, i picked it up at midnight and finished it around ten this morning. now i am sad. lol. atleast it has all that multiplayer goodness to fall back on.

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Alienange
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 10:40:14 PM

You're right. You ARE sad.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 8:54:12 AM

The single-player campaign deserves more than one play through.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 10:52:14 PM
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I like "well-rounded female characters" too.

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bomba2812
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 11:02:13 PM
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i got it today like at 5 and i'm in chapter 16 right now a really great game though the flashback thing is kind of confusing

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convergecrew
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 2:32:54 AM

Some people just blaze through this. Im taking my time with single player, 44% through and already 5 hours + game time. (and cant find any of those darn treasures)

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 11:39:12 PM
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It's nice to see humble developers instead of the arrogance that's been making headlines lately.

Also:
"Just lie in wait until we announce the final location of the Treasure Chest..." So you're going to tell us where last chest is? Do you feel bad or something?

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rossinator_99
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 11:48:46 PM
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this game looks just like i imagined it...now if i wasn't so busy that i can only fit an hour or two in a day. :-(

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___________
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 1:24:24 AM
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1 more day, this wait is torture.
speaking of such, WHEN IS MY COPY OF SAW COMING IN!!!!!!!!!!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 8:07:27 AM
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From what people above me said...
The question really......why a AAA game getting very high score doesn't sell much:
(Got this info from VGCharts)
1)inFamous still haven't reach 1million
2)Killzone 2 still haven't reach 2million
3)With all the awards it got, MGS4 didn't reach 5 million

I mean seriously........with more than 20 million PS3 owners.....why is it GOTY-material games(I think it's only PS3 exclusives) aren't selling like they supposed to?

And now ND are hoping Uncharted 2 to sell more than 2.5m? Dude, with a top quality game like this it should sell like 5m at least.......

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 9:43:08 AM

Maybe vCharts are paid MS whores and their cooking the numbers for them.

Just sayin'. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 4:48:05 PM

I'm as baffled as you snaaaake, all 3 of those games are a crime not to have.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 5:16:14 PM

@ Snaaaake

I think your expectations are too high. Only 6 360 games (and 1 PS3 game) have sold more than 5 million copies (Halo 3, GTA IV, Gears 1+2, COD 4+5); if that's your standard of success, you're setting yourself up for some disappointment. In fact, only 8 "next-gen" games have outsold MGS4 (the others are AC and GHIII). You simply can't base your expectations on Halo numbers.

Moreover, only 15 360 games (and 9 PS3 games) have sold more than 2.5 million copies, so that would be tremendous success. Also, companies try to keep their sales projections on the low side, to make sure that they hit them. I think Uncharted 2 will do better than that, though.

Even 1 million copies sold is very good, certainly enough to make a game profitable and likely enough to qualify it as a "greatest hit" (depending on the regional distribution).

inFAMOUS deserves to sell more copies than it has, but it is hardly a failure. Killzone 2 is an unqualified success.

p.s. I need to wait until next Saturday before I find out if I got Uncharted 2.


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Snaaaake
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 9:35:40 PM

I got my expectations from the 6th gen:
1) MGS2 sold more than 8 million
2) MGS3 sold more than 6 million
3) GT series all sold more than 8 million

Although disappointment is from GOW which despite being a very bad ass game only managed 2 million something.

@World
Yea, it's considered a crime to not own those games while owning a PS3.

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Banky A
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:45:10 PM

Haha we're saying Snaaaake (full username).

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 9:38:23 AM
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This game is awesome. It's even more gorgeous then the beta. I'm enjoying every moment of it. Although the pacing seems a bit fast.

My wife is enjoying the cut scenes. Great game. Bravo Naughty Dog. You've really outdone your selves. Only on Playstation.

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FlyingKickPunch
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 5:48:37 PM
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i bought 3 myself and gave em to my girlfriend and my other friend and my brother is picking it up tonight. i'm doing my best to spread the word of the glorious uncharted 2!

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coverton341
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 6:44:56 PM

Chauncy FTW!

On topic: I want this game. I want it bad but I have no money and it is the middle of the month meaning bills are due. I will most likely be getting this towards the end of the month or the beginning of next so I can be assured that I have met the rent requirements.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 9:38:56 PM

ND will never forget you!!!

In memory of FlyingKickPunch ????-2009 lol.
Just joking.

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