We're still blown away by Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and not surprisingly, our readers are massively impressed as well.
The majority of you believe Naughty Dog's stupendous sequel is not only the best game of the year, but also the single best title of the generation. It's certainly tough to argue as the game seems to be a lock for GotY 2009 and we already know that any action/adventure or third-person shooter made from here on out will be measured against Uncharted 2 . Most people will say the only real competition comes from the epic Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and personally, I get the feeling Arnold and I could blather on about this topic for a long time. You may notice we gave MGS4 a perfect 10 and Uncharted 2 got a 9.8, but we'll be the first to point out that standards change – even over the span of only a year and a half – and on top of which, it's almost impossible to compare two games that are so drastically different. They both offer cinematic experiences but they even approach that aspect of the entertainment in a different fashion. It'd be interesting to see how many of you would change your vote if you put in MGS4 right now and played it again…final impressions are everything to gamers, and unfortunately, we tend to have short-term memories.
For me, I'll just say the two games in question are, without any doubt, the two best titles of the current generation. Hands-down. Now, on to this week's poll: besides gameplay, what do you consider to be the most important aspect of gaming? Is it the graphics? Do you need that stellar atmosphere and environment? Or is it the sound; do you have that awesome home entertainment system? For other people, it might be depth, or perhaps longevity (more bang for the buck). It'll be interesting to see what people have to say, just because this is often an endless debate. Vote now!
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves