Uncharted 2 vs. Uncharted 4?

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Retro STrife
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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?

CharlieR
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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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