You know, we've played 10-minute demos in the past, and although the length of playable demos has begun to expand, perhaps nothing will be able to touch the depth of what's coming for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves .
As most of you know, a multiplayer demo will release this week – if you've pre-ordered the game from GameStop; otherwise, you'll have to wait until September 29 to try it – and most are very excited. But it'd be a mistake to assume that this is "just another demo." No, after reading the full details , this early multiplayer jaunt might be the single biggest demo in history. Naughty Dog says they want to jam as much of the finalized multiplayer experience into a "reasonably sized file," which by the way comes to 1.5GB. This 1.5GB gives you four maps, four competitive modes, two co-op modes, that awesome cinema mode, the chance to create custom games for you and others, access to new skins, and 80% of the booster skills that will be in the full version. …uh, isn't that pretty much a whole game right there? As IGN said, it's a damn good thing this demo ends on launch day; otherwise, people just might play this for months on end. Heck, you can even take advantage of the money system that lets you use accumulated cash to purchase new skins, boosters, weapon upgrades and taunts! We didn't have half this stuff in the multiplayer beta earlier in the summer, for crying out loud.
But anyway, if this isn't enough incentive for you to pre-purchase Uncharted 2 , you should have your "gamer" label revoked.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves