Uncharted 2 vs. Uncharted 4?

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Uncharted 2 vs. Uncharted 4?

Postby Retro STrife » April 17th, 2018, 12:45 pm

For years, I was never interested in the Uncharted series, despite the excellent reviews. So I never played any of the three PS3 games. Flash forward to my PS4, which came bundled with Uncharted 4. I figured it was time that I finally try the series. As it turns out, Uncharted 4 was my favorite current gen game that I played in all of 2017. Loved all the climbing and exploration, and a surprisingly good story to go along with it. Despite liking it so much, I figured I wouldn't ever play any other games in the series, because I have too many games in my backlog.

But now, a year later, I was craving to play the series again. Before Uncharted 4 came along, Uncharted 2 seemed to be the undisputed champ of the series. So I was considering giving it a try and bought the Uncharted Collection on PS4 (which has remastered versions of the three PS3 games). Then my brother tells me I gotta play Uncharted 2.. Like me, he played Uncharted 4 first and really liked it. Then he went back and played Uncharted 2. His opinion... Uncharted 2 is better. That finally spurred me to play it, and I'm now 90% of the way through Uncharted 2. Just a few chapters left to beat it.

My thoughts.. Personally, I disagree with him. Uncharted 2 is very good, but I think Uncharted 4 has much better locales and story. The brother storyline and husband-wife dynamic of Uncharted 4 is so much more interesting to me, and the pirate backstory in Uncharted 4 is better than the Shambhala backstory in Uncharted 2. While the gameplay is very similar, Uncharted 4 is a little more refined too. If I had to give one edge to Uncharted 2, it would be the shorter length (about 10-15 hours).. I felt that Uncharted 4 stretched out about 5 hours too long.

If you've never tried an Uncharted game, I definitely recommend it. Uncharted 4 does a good job filling in the backstory, so don't worry if you skip the prior ones. For those that have played the series, what are your thoughts? Which is your favorite?

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Re: Uncharted 2 vs. Uncharted 4?

Postby CharlieR » April 17th, 2018, 2:01 pm

I do not have a ps4, so I have not played Uncharted 4. It looks awesome from what I have seen. Uncharted 2 was a very good game that had me interested from start to finish. The action slows down a little for me when you are in the Egyptian tombs with the climbing segments. The final boss could also be taken advantage of and beaten pretty easily as well.

I may be in the minority, But I really liked the first game. The third game was awesome when I first played it, and the game had a lot larger environments, but wasn't as exciting for me when I went back to play it.

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