Castlevania Producer: Uncharted 2 Isn't Revolutionary
While many believe that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was not only the best game of 2009 but arguably the best game of the generation, one producer doesn't believe Naughty Dog's gem "redefined" the action genre.
That argument could be made, in our opinion, but perhaps the reason for this guy's belief is a little confusing. According to a recent PSM3 interview with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow producer Dave Cox, Uncharted 2 couldn't really "redefine" anything because it was limited to one platform. Cox admitted that it was beautiful and very impressive from a technical standpoint, and that he "enjoyed it immensely," but it's only on the PlayStation 3. Said Cox:
"[But] Uncharted was a single format release. If any game is going to set a benchmark for a genre it would need to do so across multiple platforms."
In all honesty, we're not entirely sure what this means. How can a game's quality be directly impacted by the fact that it's only on one platform? In terms of widespread impact, one could say a multiplat would have a larger reach to affect more gamers but that still has nothing to do with inherent quality. And quality "redefines;" not popularity. We have really high hopes for Lords of Shadow but this is one comment that we don't quite understand.
It's true that Uncharted 2 doesn't really do anything "new," per se, so in that way, we could say it doesn't "redefine" action games. But because it's only on the PS3...? What?
4/7/2010 12:09:48 PM Ben Dutka