For those who never played the excellent Uncharted: Drake's Fortune , you'll just have to take our word for it: that game ruled . But for fans of the original, you'll be happy to know that this sequel is bigger and better in almost every conceivable way.
You may not have tapped into the latest Qore episode, but we usually check out the newest episodes, especially any that include new info for one of our most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusives of the year. In the latest episode, Naughty Dog Creative Director Amy Henning talked about how the team has worked to give everyone a more fulfilling experience the whole way 'round, from the multiplayer to what the studio has often called a "full-length movie experience." Henning called it "bigger and more ambitious" than the first title and she also clarified one of the statistics we had discovered earlier: there are supposedly over 100 minutes of cinematic footage (we had initially heard about a 2-hour estimate, but whatever; it's close), which means there are lots more in the way of cinematic content in Uncharted 2 . At the same time, though, the devs aren't sacrificing anything in the way of actual gameplay, as they've also said the single-player campaign will be longer than the one in Drake's Fortune . The original was about 8-10 hours depending on who played it, so let's hope the sequel moves into the 12-15-hour range.
Remember, the multiplayer beta is coming soon; in fact, you can get into it on September 15 if you pre-ordered the game from GameStop. If not, you just have wait a few weeks longer, as it'll start on September 29 for everyone else. And of course, the game is slated to launch on October 13. Big day, PS3 owners…big day.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves