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PSXE Poll Update: Uncharted 2 Is The Cream Of The Crop

We're still blown away by Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and not surprisingly, our readers are massively impressed as well.

The majority of you believe Naughty Dog's stupendous sequel is not only the best game of the year, but also the single best title of the generation. It's certainly tough to argue as the game seems to be a lock for GotY 2009 and we already know that any action/adventure or third-person shooter made from here on out will be measured against Uncharted 2. Most people will say the only real competition comes from the epic Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and personally, I get the feeling Arnold and I could blather on about this topic for a long time. You may notice we gave MGS4 a perfect 10 and Uncharted 2 got a 9.8, but we'll be the first to point out that standards change - even over the span of only a year and a half - and on top of which, it's almost impossible to compare two games that are so drastically different. They both offer cinematic experiences but they even approach that aspect of the entertainment in a different fashion. It'd be interesting to see how many of you would change your vote if you put in MGS4 right now and played it again...final impressions are everything to gamers, and unfortunately, we tend to have short-term memories.

For me, I'll just say the two games in question are, without any doubt, the two best titles of the current generation. Hands-down. Now, on to this week's poll: besides gameplay, what do you consider to be the most important aspect of gaming? Is it the graphics? Do you need that stellar atmosphere and environment? Or is it the sound; do you have that awesome home entertainment system? For other people, it might be depth, or perhaps longevity (more bang for the buck). It'll be interesting to see what people have to say, just because this is often an endless debate. Vote now!

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

10/25/2009 10:53:19 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (53 posts)

Solid Fantasy
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @ 11:24:41 PM
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Why isn't story a direct option? Or is that what is meant by depth?

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piratedrunk
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 12:09:33 AM

That is exactly what I was thinking so I went with depth as it seemed the closest.

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Zorigo
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:12:26 AM

i think longetivity is most important. Mirror's Edge had cack for story and depth, well it had some, but not enough too interest me, but i still bought it on gameplay alone. after that, the length is the next bit important to me.

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cLoudou
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @ 11:28:32 PM
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Besides gameplay I would pick story , but that's not an option. Or would that be in atmosphere or depth?

I want to get caught in the story like I did with FFVII and FFX or Uncharted 2 just to name a few.

U2 GOTY!

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MyWorstNightmar
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @ 11:29:07 PM
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If I had to choose either Uncharted 2 or MGS4 to play through again, it would be Uncharted 2 by far. I love the humor throughout the game, puzzle solving, I just like the whole formula of the Uncharted series.

Naughty Dog, PLEASE keep more Nathan Drake adventures coming!!!! Job Well Done. You all deserve at least a month vacation after all the work that went into this game, plus all the DLC you will be coming out with. Then after that vacation, straight to work on Uncharted 3, or a prequel to Uncharted.

<<Stands and Applauds>>

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Aftab
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @ 11:35:53 PM
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This week I played through three titles (after returning from a 7 month international trip): U2, KZ2, and POP:Epilogue. And while without question, POP couldn't compare to the other two games in terms of polish and content, it was amazing how far level design, art direction, and a well written story with professional voice talent went. So I would say, after gameplay, if presentation includes story, character development, and art direction (which means presentation would over lap with graphics for art direction and sound in the case of voice talent for example), then presentation would be the next most important thing.

Online/MP obviously has it's own charm and can extend the longevity of game by years, but really, I see myself only playing a couple of games for that. So I would say for every other game I play, presentation would be more important.

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tes37
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @ 11:37:30 PM
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I voted for Uncharted 2 as the best so far. The exciting part is, things are going to get better.

I do like for the graphics to be good, but I would go with depth.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @ 11:46:58 PM
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Totally unrelated but...
Hey everyone, were getting Netflix! Check the Blog and see for yourself.

I think Uncharted 2 Is the best of the generation, on a more related note.

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johnld
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:45:41 AM

I dont see why we need netflix. we already have the psn store. I think this is just to shut up the people who only have an xbox and to cater to those with netflix account already. As for the rest of us, the psn store is more than enough. All i can see is just netflix clashing with the psn store. I rather have my Hulu video streaming back on my ps3 browser. Damn those bastards!

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 11:56:27 AM

its good news because while u spend 3-5 bucks for a rent on the PSN store netflix offers unlimited rentals for 8.99 a month. now dont get me wrong i love thr PS store but whats the better deal? its obvious!

anyways i like a good story next to gameplay! which leads me to say Uncharted 2 is by far the best game of this generation! i loved mgs4 but uncharted 2 brought me to a new level of gameplay experience!

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Kowhoho
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 2:59:22 PM

Netflix isn't going to be exciting to everybody out there, and I probably won't use it (I've downloaded PSN videos in the past, and not in great quantities either). But it's great for that other group who watch tons of movies/tv and find it more convenient to pay a single fee for them.

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fatelementality
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @ 11:47:21 PM
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I got U2 on Friday and I've loved every second of it. There are a few parts in which you feel like you will never stop climbing on walls, but I would give it GOTY without a doubt. I'm only 80% finished right now and done playing for the night. Why God do I have to work tomorrow?

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johnld
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:47:34 AM

To buy more of the awesome games coming out of course. Lucky bastard with a job, hahaha. the only games i'm getting this coming months is Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2, and i got Uncharted 2 launch day.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 12:10:01 AM
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Yeah, sorry, story should be an option. I just added it.

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cLoudou
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 12:16:29 AM

Can I take a re-vote?

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noodles619
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 12:21:23 AM
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I was watching the 'It only does Everything' advertisment for Uncharted 2, and I couldn't believe that I recreated the same scenario with FOUR of my none-gamer friends! I got them glued on the tele for 3 hours straight. We were solving the puzzles and watching out for oncoming enemies together. And, of course, those massive chase scenes! Only such a great game has such an effect on non-gamers and I have not come across one in the past decade or so.

Definitely side-by-side with MGS4 in terms of 'Game of the Generation'. All I can say is "Thank You" to both Konami and Naughty Dog for their unwavering loyalty towards the PS3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 12:30:02 AM
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Wow that's a toughie because some of these mean different things to different people. But as an RPG nut story should come first for me.

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AshT
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 1:03:22 AM
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U2= GOTY
story means a lot to me.

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___________
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 1:04:08 AM
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thank god ive platnumed uncharted 2, now i only need to do the same for operation flashpoint 2, SAW,brutal legend and borderlands before R&C comes out on the 5th of November.
should be easy right?

as for the poll im more interested in the storyline, thats why i loved assassins creed and cant wait for AC2, and also why i cant wait for heavy rain.

everythings important to make up a good game, but if i had to sacrifice 1 thing to make everything else better it would be the sound.
i love having my floor and glass vibrating as much as the next guy (probably more) but longevity variety and storytelling are the more important ones to me.

thats one you missed ben, that definitely should be in there.
allot of games are far to repetitive these days.
that needs to change.

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Scarecrow
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 1:19:30 AM
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Easily Presentation


And I agree, there are so many great ps3 games, but only MGS4 can touch Uncharted2, those two games are in a world of their own.

Gran Turismo 5 or God of War III might enter this world. We'll see!

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sticklife
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 1:48:05 AM
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Come on guys! How can you forget how great MGS4 was? Uncharted 2 is great, really great but but I don't think it's as good.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 11:20:26 AM

I agree.

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 4:39:55 PM

i dont agree lol!

im sorry i just absolutely loved both, but uncharted 2 brought it!

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Fane1024
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 1:58:51 AM
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I just got U2 yesterday (for my birthday), along with Fallout 3 GOTY and two other games (jackpot!), so I haven't had a chance to play it yet (and didn't vote in the poll). I think I'm gonna play Quest For Booty (thanks, $50 PSN card) first, since it's so short.

I'm trying to decide whether to buy Siren, Fat Princess, or the Queen track pack with the rest of the card. I may have to get another card.

If you're wondering why I won't just charge the rest, it's because I can buy PSN cards for 20% off (indirectly); it's complicated.

I voted for story.

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Banky A
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:34:10 AM
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Uhhhh we all know Online/Multiplayer is the most important thing.

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Banky A
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:39:36 AM

Okay who voted for Graphics, lulwut?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:44:15 AM

Its funny how everyone is all into the online multiplayer aspect but man I get bored with it pretty quick, and apparently others do too. After a year has gone by and new games are out not too many people keep up the multi.

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johnld
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:54:12 AM

hey world, to each his own i guess. As for right now i would agree for online/multiplayer though. I really got to stretch my buck. A game with no online just doesnt make the cut right now for me. So i'm hoping uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2 will keep me occupied till MAG, then until i can finally get the games that i am passing on right now because Its not worth the 60 bucks to me. When i mean its not worth the 60 bucks, i meant getting more than my money's worth.

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Bo0mKiiD
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:44:14 AM

I agree with world. Multiplayer gets super boring after a few matches.

I like depth.

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Banky A
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:20:05 PM

Did I forget to mention I was pullin' ya leg? xD
Super ecstatic face.

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johnld
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:41:48 AM
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I dont know whats holding kojima productions from releasing the trophy patch, just release it already. they already said its coming right? I played through MGS4 about 4 times already and decided that i wont go for another playthrough until the patch arrives. wouldnt want to beat it on big boss extreme and find out a trophy comes out later.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:59:51 AM
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MGS4 is a much deeper game and U2's story is not even closer to the complexity of the MGS saga. U2 is great in graphics, but it is nowhere near MGS4 or any MGS games in terms of the overall impact to the gamers in emotion, in meaning or in the story. Also, I bet many of us here are still addicting to Demon's Souls but not keeping hands on the U2 after finishing it.

P.S. Story, Gameplay, Graphics, and Music got to be the four pillars of a great game.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 5:08:23 AM
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I went with Graphics solely because its rare that we get REAL eye candy. Something polished to the gills and lacking story is like trying to say no to a hot blonde for not having any brains...it is still good to look at...right, RIGHT?

Eh, I may be wrong but shows you my priorities.

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www
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:01:51 AM

Your just like me. I'm also a big fan of Graphics, no wonder you enjoyed RE5 so much like me.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:18:32 AM

Re5 grpahics looked good but that greenish tint over everything bothered me.

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www
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:29:40 AM

Greenish Jawknee? Sure about that....

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Jawknee
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 11:42:11 AM

In the cut scenes espcially. It had this grainy greenish hue to it. Now that I think about it, the. Lost Planet 2 demo had the same look. Must be the MT Framework engine.

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Bo0mKiiD
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:21:01 AM
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I don't know what's up with me. I've had MGS4 for a month or two and I played it once for a couple of hours and never picked it up again. On the other hand I couldn't put uncharted 2 down. It was the yin to my crack.

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www
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:07:03 AM

Same. I beat MGS4 in 3 days back in June 2008, never re-played it, sold it and RE-bought it just this June 2009, I beat it again and I've never gone back.

With Uncharted 2, after beating it on Normal, am on my 2nd run on Hard. I wonder if the Trophies are to blame, maybe cause MGS4 doesn't have no trophies, there's no motivation to go back.

All the same they're both great games except MGS4 doesn't have trophies and Kojima is still not doing anything about it!

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Jawknee
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:17:21 AM

You two are crazy. Haha I played through mgs4 10+ times. Then spent hours on mgo.

K maybe I'm the crazy one. ;)

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www
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:30:49 AM

Wow 10 times, your exaggerating.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 11:26:30 AM

Im not. I just checked my last saved game. In the middle of game ten. Mgs4 was only my 2nd ps3 game. I had nothing else to play except MW1.

Ok the + is an exaggeration.

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Kowhoho
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:01:00 PM

:o the only games I've played through that many times are RE4 and FFX!

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Zorigo
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:13:58 AM
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It was hard for me, MGS4 and U2 are very different but both equally awesome, i think i'd choose U2 tho, its more varied, more (in need of a better word) casual i suppose. MGS4 is like an epic, whereas U2 is more amazing.

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Naga
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:01:22 AM
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You know If any game fails to have decent graphics, story, longevity, great sound, presention and a enjoyable reliable online mode then it is poor to me and completely lifeless.

So what would be the most important that I would at least expect from any game? maybe graphics if its vibrant, realistic and artistic (PoP,okami etc etc)
But sometimes any that look great, are usually bad or short so longevity is the most important piece of any game I play.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:15:31 AM
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As much as I love uncharted 2 I still love mgs4 more. Just a smidge though. Mgs4 gave you a big more freedom to play how you wanted and had way more detail interms of guns and battle. Stealth worked in U2 but is a bit quarky at times.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 11:21:19 AM

*a lot more freedom.

Sorry. Two thoughts at once.

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tes37
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:24:05 PM

I think Uncharted 2 has MGS4 beat by a frog hair. They're both the best this gen, but Naughty Dog knows which butt we want to look at.

I know you don't find that kinda stuff funny, but I am just playing.

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BattleFox21
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 2:06:03 PM
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I wish I could chose 4 Graphics, Longevity, Multiplayer, & a Good Story Mode. Wait left one out...Co-op is coming back with a vengance!!

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BattleFox21
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 2:08:02 PM
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Also, If I had to chose one I chose Longevity!!

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Kangasfwa
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:42:34 PM
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Atmosphere is the most important thing for me. Dead Space made feel the emptiness of space. Killzone 2 brought me to the battlefield. Bioshock showed me what happens when an entire city goes mad. And inFamous made me feel like a superhero. All these games earned their place in my collection.

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Crabba
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 3:27:42 AM
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Gameplay, Graphics, Sound and Story are all equally important to me!

The things I care the least about by far are Longevity and Online/Multiplayer.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 8:26:40 PM
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Wow how did I say "presentation?" and not story?

Ah! I change my vote to "story."

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