Uncharted 2 pushes a pretty big question right out of the gate: do you believe in second chances?
Speaking personally, I suppose I do. I’m the guy who wound up hating Final Fantasy 13 before game’s end, but played the unneeded sequel and a franchise spin-off despite common sense beckoning me to stay the hell back. But I’m the sort that wants to believe, and believe that people can do the right thing. Okay, so you made a mistake the first time? Fine. Do better next time. Learn from your mistakes, and leave them behind on your way onward and upward.
That seemed to be the case with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I missed the game when it first came out, but others didn’t. And from what I can gather, others were -- and still are -- willing to call it a masterpiece. Accolades across the board, adoration from gamers and critics alike, and the codification of one of Sony’s biggest franchises; Uncharted 2 is a big hit, and makes up for whatever shortcomings the original game had. In my experience, my brother told me that instead of playing Drake’s Fortune -- via The Nathan Drake Collection remaster -- I should just skip ahead to Uncharted 2. “It’s basically the same story,” he said. And more importantly, “The game’s a masterpiece.”
So after finishing Drake’s Fortune, I dove into Among Thieves.
And now I’m not so keen on second chances.
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