It blew the audience away at Sony's E3 press conference, and it blew us away when we got a glimpse of it earlier this year. The multiplayer beta has been an immense success and everyone is saying that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is definite Game of the Year material.
But it's not the Superman of video games. It can't do everything . As most of you know, the title will support online multiplayer, both competitive and cooperative, but you probably didn't know this: there will be no offline multiplayer of any kind. Thing is, the game looks so unbelievably gorgeous, Naughty Dog didn't want to sacrifice those wonderful visuals for the sake of a split-screen offline multiplayer option. As the studio's Evan Wells said in a recent PlayStation Blog interview :
"We are only supporting online multiplayer. We didn't want to compromise the visuals going from single player to multiplayer and to include a split screen option at this time would have meant making that sacrifice."
While this would've been a great game for offline co-op – we'll admit that – Wells does have a point. And it's hardly the first time that a developer has shied away from offline multiplayer this generation; what with the huge advancements in online multiplayer, it almost seems silly to have offline. Well, for those of us who grew up with only split-screen multiplayer, it'll never seem "silly;" some of us believe the only true "multiplayer" is when the other person (or people) are sitting there right next to you, playing the same game. But I digress. The point is, Uncharted 2 will boast online multiplayer only .
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves