Can't get enough of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , can you? It launched yesterday to hordes of anxious gamers everywhere, and it has already established itself as one of the best-reviewed titles of all time.

The question is, did Naughty Dog anticipate this kind of reception? Did they think this sequel could go down in history as one of the finest video game experiences ever? Well, head on over to the PlayStation Blog and listen in on the live chat that went up yesterday afternoon; it's well worth a look. Lead Game Designer Neil Druckmann and Lead Programmer Travis McIntosh were on hand to answer some pressing fan questions, and they also proved to be quite humble concerning their new-found glory and acclaim. Said McIntosh:

"We knew we had something special while working on the game, but did we expect the critical recognition we've been getting? No, when you're as close to a game as we are it's far easier to see the flaws than the full picture. It wasn't until near the end when the story and the cut scenes finally came together that we realized that the game was as good as it was."

Druckmann added that it's "so gratifying" to have completed the game; the two even went to some midnight launches and spoke with the fans. That must've been rewarding in and of itself. Druckmann also spoke a bit about how this game seems to appeal to more girls than expected, but it was part of the team's "motivation in creating such strong, well-rounded female characters." And when we really look at it closely, we come to realize that he's right: sure, the females are attractive in the game but they're no-nonsense, reasonable, and intelligent people who are also interesting characters. Yeah, they didn't do much wrong with this one.

P.S. Just lie in wait until we announce the final location of the Treasure Chest for our Fortune Hunter Edition giveaway. Some time later tomorrow…first on Twitter, then here.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

It is indeed a masterpiece of a game and should be played by all but the real good question is; will PS3 owners give it the chance that it deserves?

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Never ^_^
Jokes, but the ones that are on the internet definitely will.

97% out of 52 reviews anyone?

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

I was at Best Buy today and saw plenty of people walking out with it. It's gonna do well.

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

Thats good to hear. ^^ There were about 40-50 people at the midnight launch at the local GS.
Good to see people supporting this awesome game. (and it truly is awesome)

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

its amazing but i'm heartbroken, i picked it up at midnight and finished it around ten this morning. now i am sad. lol. atleast it has all that multiplayer goodness to fall back on.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

You're right. You ARE sad.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

The single-player campaign deserves more than one play through.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

I like "well-rounded female characters" too.

bomba2812
bomba2812
11 years ago

i got it today like at 5 and i'm in chapter 16 right now a really great game though the flashback thing is kind of confusing

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

Some people just blaze through this. Im taking my time with single player, 44% through and already 5 hours + game time. (and cant find any of those darn treasures)

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

It's nice to see humble developers instead of the arrogance that's been making headlines lately.

Also:
"Just lie in wait until we announce the final location of the Treasure Chest…" So you're going to tell us where last chest is? Do you feel bad or something?

rossinator_99
rossinator_99
11 years ago

this game looks just like i imagined it…now if i wasn't so busy that i can only fit an hour or two in a day. ūüôĀ

___________
___________
11 years ago

1 more day, this wait is torture.
speaking of such, WHEN IS MY COPY OF SAW COMING IN!!!!!!!!!!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

From what people above me said…
The question really……why a AAA game getting very high score doesn't sell much:
(Got this info from VGCharts)
1)inFamous still haven't reach 1million
2)Killzone 2 still haven't reach 2million
3)With all the awards it got, MGS4 didn't reach 5 million

I mean seriously……..with more than 20 million PS3 owners…..why is it GOTY-material games(I think it's only PS3 exclusives) aren't selling like they supposed to?

And now ND are hoping Uncharted 2 to sell more than 2.5m? Dude, with a top quality game like this it should sell like 5m at least…….


Last edited by Snaaaake on 10/14/2009 8:11:03 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Maybe vCharts are paid MS whores and their cooking the numbers for them.

Just sayin'. ūüėČ

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm as baffled as you snaaaake, all 3 of those games are a crime not to have.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

@ Snaaaake

I think your expectations are too high. Only 6 360 games (and 1 PS3 game) have sold more than 5 million copies (Halo 3, GTA IV, Gears 1+2, COD 4+5); if that's your standard of success, you're setting yourself up for some disappointment. In fact, only 8 "next-gen" games have outsold MGS4 (the others are AC and GHIII). You simply can't base your expectations on Halo numbers.

Moreover, only 15 360 games (and 9 PS3 games) have sold more than 2.5 million copies, so that would be tremendous success. Also, companies try to keep their sales projections on the low side, to make sure that they hit them. I think Uncharted 2 will do better than that, though.

Even 1 million copies sold is very good, certainly enough to make a game profitable and likely enough to qualify it as a "greatest hit" (depending on the regional distribution).

inFAMOUS deserves to sell more copies than it has, but it is hardly a failure. Killzone 2 is an unqualified success.

p.s. I need to wait until next Saturday before I find out if I got Uncharted 2.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 10/14/2009 5:32:09 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

I got my expectations from the 6th gen:
1) MGS2 sold more than 8 million
2) MGS3 sold more than 6 million
3) GT series all sold more than 8 million

Although disappointment is from GOW which despite being a very bad ass game only managed 2 million something.

@World
Yea, it's considered a crime to not own those games while owning a PS3.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 10/14/2009 9:36:56 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Haha we're saying Snaaaake (full username).

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

This game is awesome. It's even more gorgeous then the beta. I'm enjoying every moment of it. Although the pacing seems a bit fast.

My wife is enjoying the cut scenes. Great game. Bravo Naughty Dog. You've really outdone your selves. Only on Playstation.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
11 years ago

i bought 3 myself and gave em to my girlfriend and my other friend and my brother is picking it up tonight. i'm doing my best to spread the word of the glorious uncharted 2!

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Chauncy FTW!

On topic: I want this game. I want it bad but I have no money and it is the middle of the month meaning bills are due. I will most likely be getting this towards the end of the month or the beginning of next so I can be assured that I have met the rent requirements.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

ND will never forget you!!!

In memory of FlyingKickPunch ????-2009 lol.
Just joking.