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« Reply #360 on: October 30, 2009, 01:08:51 PM »

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« Reply #361 on: October 30, 2009, 01:39:39 PM »

Quote from: Devil on October 30, 2009, 12:06:50 PM

OK, I think I'm near the end....

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I'm trying to kill Lazarovic/Barry Bonds and I'm blowing the blue junk up on him over and over again. How many times do you have to hit him? Any tips?

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LOL Barry Bonds!
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« Reply #362 on: October 30, 2009, 02:04:36 PM »

I hate hate hate that fight. 

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It's annoying and repetitive.  As cliche as it is, I would've preferred the Mario-style "hit him three times" method.  Would have drastically cut down on the fight's length.  Rather than feeling epic, I felt like I was in a Benny Hill episode.
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« Reply #363 on: October 30, 2009, 02:09:07 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 30, 2009, 12:07:32 PM

Into chapter 23. Should be able to finish the game tonight.  Again, it's an excellent excellent game, but to me Batman was a more enjoyable and complete experience.

Well, I should be getting Batman through Goozex in the next week or so, so before long I will be able to settle this argument once and for all. slywink
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« Reply #364 on: October 30, 2009, 02:30:47 PM »

Chaz -

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I agree and almost gave up because it was the same thing over and over and I was thinking that I must be doing something wrong.
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« Reply #365 on: October 30, 2009, 02:37:22 PM »

Devil-

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That's exactly the problem with fights that require that you do the same thing multiple, multiple times with inadequate feedback.  The player doesn't know for sure if they've found the solution and aren't executing correctly, if they're doing everything right and it just hasn't finished working, or if they're on the completely wrong track.
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« Reply #366 on: October 30, 2009, 02:42:55 PM »

I dont' know, it's a long fight (and my least favorite part of the game but I thought the feedback was sufficient:

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  If you hit him with an explosion you'll get an audible and visible stun animation from him.  Then you get different cutscenes showing the progress of the fight.  So while I didn't know if it would take three, four, or five of those scenes to finish him off, there was never any doubt in my mind that I was making progress.
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« Reply #367 on: October 30, 2009, 02:46:29 PM »

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He also becomes more and more visibly wounded for every cutscene, and becomes faster and more aggressive (by throwing grenades, for example). The clues were visible enough, but the fight was still annoying. I prefer the way they did it in the first game.
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« Reply #368 on: October 30, 2009, 02:47:36 PM »

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"You think you can stand in the way of destiny!" Yeah, I heard that one a lot. "DRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!"
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« Reply #369 on: October 30, 2009, 03:12:21 PM »

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That fight made me glad I was playing on Easy.  Made going through the motions less of a pain.
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« Reply #370 on: October 30, 2009, 03:13:19 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 30, 2009, 03:12:21 PM

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That fight made me glad I was playing on Easy.  Made going through the motions less of a pain.

I don't think you needed to spoiler that. Unless you are just ashamed of playing on easy  icon_twisted
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« Reply #371 on: October 30, 2009, 03:28:34 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on October 30, 2009, 03:13:19 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 30, 2009, 03:12:21 PM

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That fight made me glad I was playing on Easy.  Made going through the motions less of a pain.

I don't think you needed to spoiler that. Unless you are just ashamed of playing on easy  icon_twisted

Heh.  I haven't been ashamed by playing on easy in years.  Lets me play more.

Guess I was just following the
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« Reply #372 on: October 30, 2009, 03:47:00 PM »

Guys -

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That's the thing. I knew what to do, just wasn't sure how many thousands of times I had to do it. 16 times? Way too much.
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« Reply #373 on: October 30, 2009, 04:37:48 PM »

Quote from: Devil on October 30, 2009, 03:47:00 PM

Guys -

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That's the thing. I knew what to do, just wasn't sure how many thousands of times I had to do it. 16 times? Way too much.

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what kinda bugs me about this is, is that it's something of a response by nd to the fact that a lot of people didn't like the final boss battle in the first game, which i, personally, thought was actually pretty cool, & quite appropriate (which was also how i felt about mgs4 - but that's another story smile )... now, why the fuck they went sooo far in the opposite direction this time? i have no idea, but, even having successfully pulled it off my first try, i'd say it's an undeniably clunkier, dumber, & less satisfying way to finish things up than what they chose to go with in the original...
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« Reply #374 on: October 30, 2009, 09:51:50 PM »

The game just received a patch with balance fixes to multiplayer, and a Halloween weekend is now active. What this means is that every player uses either the Skelzor or Dead Explorer skins (depending on side), and you earn double money all weekend. You can't choose different skins at the moment. I thought I was stuck in a game with people who had all got the Platinum trophy. biggrin
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« Reply #375 on: October 31, 2009, 01:43:33 AM »

Double money? Might have to make some time for Uncharted MP this weekend.
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« Reply #376 on: November 01, 2009, 02:24:27 AM »

It's official. The game is now TOO long. I'm in chapter 24 and I was ready to be done in chapter 20.
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« Reply #377 on: November 01, 2009, 03:45:07 AM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 01, 2009, 02:24:27 AM

It's official. The game is now TOO long. I'm in chapter 24 and I was ready to be done in chapter 20.

Definitely disagree. I think my first playthrough was under 12 hours. I thought this was one of the best paced games I've ever played. I think the only thing that slowed it down at one point was
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« Reply #378 on: November 01, 2009, 07:39:07 AM »

I wish MW2 would come out so ATB would stop tarnishing Uncharted 2 by playing it.  No one has ever been so far off the mark with their impression of a game.
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« Reply #379 on: November 01, 2009, 01:33:52 PM »

Sure thing, leo.
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« Reply #380 on: November 01, 2009, 01:47:42 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on November 01, 2009, 07:39:07 AM

I wish MW2 would come out so ATB would stop tarnishing Uncharted 2 by playing it.  No one has ever been so far off the mark with their impression of a game.

This is the guy who thinks League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the movie) is much better than Watchmen (the movie). I wouldn't take his opinion very seriously.  icon_razz
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« Reply #381 on: November 01, 2009, 03:07:09 PM »

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Quote from: leo8877 on November 01, 2009, 07:39:07 AM

I wish MW2 would come out so ATB would stop tarnishing Uncharted 2 by playing it.  No one has ever been so far off the mark with their impression of a game.

This is the guy who thinks League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the movie) is much better than Watchmen (the movie). I wouldn't take his opinion very seriously.  icon_razz

I would take offense to this, but neither movie is that good, so.... slywink
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« Reply #382 on: November 01, 2009, 03:24:50 PM »

You keep posting your gripes, SL.  There's no reason a dissenting opinion shouldn't exist on the site, no matter how wrong it is!
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« Reply #383 on: November 01, 2009, 04:26:21 PM »

I have only played Chapter 1, but they managed to impress me.  I never knew what was going to happen the whole time I was moving around.  Pretty awesome.
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« Reply #384 on: November 01, 2009, 09:18:39 PM »

I don't get what ATB hated so much about Chapter 17.

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Yes, it's ONE MONSTER.  In a game series all about mythical stuff.  WTF?

Oh, and Chapter 17 is so unbelievably gorgeous (and those Tibetan horns on the soundtrack, amazing) that there's no way that chapter can be the low point of the game.  None.
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« Reply #385 on: November 01, 2009, 09:35:55 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on November 01, 2009, 09:18:39 PM

I don't get what ATB hated so much about Chapter 17.

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Yes, it's ONE MONSTER.  In a game series all about mythical stuff.  WTF?

Oh, and Chapter 17 is so unbelievably gorgeous (and those Tibetan horns on the soundtrack, amazing) that there's no way that chapter can be the low point of the game.  None.

You're right. It comes in 18...like I said  few posts later slywink. But it may actually be in 24 when you

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Get to fight bullet resistant barbarians aped from Diablo II...

But I haven't finished the game yet so we'll see. The bottom may still yet to come.

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Ok, that one was just to iritate the fanboys.
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« Reply #386 on: November 01, 2009, 09:52:22 PM »

Seeing as how you were wrong about chapter 17, and were wrong again about chapter 18, I am guessing you will be wrong about chapter 24, too.
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« Reply #387 on: November 01, 2009, 09:55:33 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on November 01, 2009, 09:52:22 PM

Seeing as how you were wrong about chapter 17, and were wrong again about chapter 18, I am guessing you will be wrong about chapter 24, too.

It's entirely possible.

It's a great game...no question. So was the first one.  But I don't love it as wholly as some who find any criticism against it to be an assault on their personal honor.

If I was going to rate it, it'd get a 9 out of 10 and that's with 2.5 chapters left.  If you have a PS3, it's a must have but it's not OMGPerfect.  That honor goes to Batman.    icon_cool
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« Reply #388 on: November 02, 2009, 01:48:38 AM »

Finished!

It was good enough to make me play all the way through, which is rare.
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« Reply #389 on: November 02, 2009, 01:53:31 AM »

I agree with Devil and SL.  It's definitely a very good game, but not the perfection gaming nirvana that a lot of reviewers have made it out to be.

I had a much better time with Wet than I did with Uncharted 2.  That game will be in my top 5 of the year, but I don't think it'll be joined by UC2.   icon_twisted
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« Reply #390 on: November 02, 2009, 01:54:39 AM »

Quote from: Devil on November 02, 2009, 01:48:38 AM

Finished!

It was good enough to make me play all the way through, which is rare.

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Did you finally get the last guy Devil?  I saw your post before it was changed.  I was trying to think how to explain the last part after the last boss fight, I wondered if that would even be avail on Youtube, or if it would just be the last cut scene.
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« Reply #391 on: November 02, 2009, 02:33:01 AM »

Finished.

9 out of 10.

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Just when I was getting ready to congratulate Naughty Dog on having the guts to kill off the best female video game character ever, they do the cliche 'surpise' that she wasn't dead.  I'll be glad to see her again, but...well it would have been better if she'd died.

All this struggle and strife and mystery for a place they could have just helicoptered into?

Final boss was fine in my estimation.  Kinda cheesy, but not sure what else they could have done.

Also not sure why the barbarians all ganged up on lozarvich and let nate run out unscathed. Another cliche.

Was cool Sully went after Chloe.

Gotta hand it to ND though. Great game and very thoroughly programmed. Like

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When Flynn has the gun on him and you're about to do a teamed platform jump, if you swung on him, he would knock you down and say 'give me a reason.'. If you did it again, he shot you.

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« Reply #392 on: November 02, 2009, 03:03:52 AM »

How do you do a 'ranked' match in MP?
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« Reply #393 on: November 02, 2009, 03:13:38 AM »

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Quote from: Devil on November 02, 2009, 01:48:38 AM

Finished!

It was good enough to make me play all the way through, which is rare.

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Did you finally get the last guy Devil?  I saw your post before it was changed.  I was trying to think how to explain the last part after the last boss fight, I wondered if that would even be avail on Youtube, or if it would just be the last cut scene.

Yeah I really finished...
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I was bullshit at that point but then refused to let it stand in my way. Still feel that it was a shitty way to end a game. Why would you do something at the end that was totally different than any other thing that was done previously (except maybe the tank)?!!?! It was just WAY out of character. Even the VERY end when you had to run across the bridge was at least in line with everything else. Why not just have the last level be field goal kicking contest!?!?!?

8.5 out of 10
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« Reply #394 on: November 02, 2009, 03:22:12 AM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 02, 2009, 03:03:52 AM

How do you do a 'ranked' match in MP?

It's a playlist.
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« Reply #395 on: November 02, 2009, 04:05:57 AM »

Finally finished the game in three long sessions basically. Certainly a game worthy of high praise. The dialog rivals any big action movie and the character of Drake is one of the more memorable heroes in recent gaming history. My only gripe is that the last third of the game lost momentum with gunfight after gunfight where the difficulty gets noticeably harder, resulting in a lot of death and replay. And as others have commented on, the boss fight degenerates into a lame game of ring around the rosie.
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« Reply #396 on: November 02, 2009, 06:21:38 PM »

I'm surprised at all the complaints about the boss fight, it wasn't very difficult it was just a matter of learning how to take him down. It's not like there was any cheap AI stuff going on.
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« Reply #397 on: November 02, 2009, 06:28:24 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on November 02, 2009, 06:21:38 PM

I'm surprised at all the complaints about the boss fight, it wasn't very difficult it was just a matter of learning how to take him down. It's not like there was any cheap AI stuff going on.

Well, except for the part about being able to simultaneously throw 5 grenades at you. I'm pretty sure I didn't see him grow extra arms.
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« Reply #398 on: November 02, 2009, 07:02:49 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on November 02, 2009, 06:21:38 PM

I'm surprised at all the complaints about the boss fight, it wasn't very difficult it was just a matter of learning how to take him down. It's not like there was any cheap AI stuff going on.

i think the operative word for me & others is 'dumb' or 'disappointing', rather than 'difficult' smile ...
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« Reply #399 on: November 02, 2009, 07:26:17 PM »

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It just sucked and was monotonous compared to the rest of the game.
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