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