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This is what I’ve been doing during the last 7 days. Morning. Noon. Night. I wasn’t expecting Uncharted 2 -Among Thieves to be this good. I wasn’t effin with the franchise, especially since I played a bit of it’s predecessor Uncharted -Drake’s Fortune back in 2007. The first one was good technically, incredible graphics and fluid game play earned the title high ratings amongst critics. The game centered around main character Drake, a rugged wise-cracking white boy doing his best Indiana Jones’ impression dead in the middle of a quest in Africa the Carribbean, seeking treasure and fighting bad guys along the way. Problem was, all the bad guys were African. Black Africans. After a couple of hours of me as a heavily armed white boy bucking down nothing. but. Black. people. in. Africa, I had to put the sticks down. Shit didn’t sit well with me. Plus, I couldn’t stand the thought of my sons taking in all that cool looking vile imagery from a “fun” video game. I returned the disc to my local Game Stop with the quickness, vowing never again to support the Uncharted brand.
So turned off was I that I slept on the buildup to Uncharted 2 until I peeped that commercial for it last week during Monday Night Football, the night before it hit stores. The one with dude gigging off the fact that his girl thought they were watching a movie for hours in how real the graphics looked, how dope the story played out.
Impressed by said commercial, ignorant as to the premise, curious as to how developer Naughty Dog was going to follow up and me not having any comp for NBA 2k10, I copped a copy. Fucked around and fucked up is what I really did. Instant addiction. Like smoking rocks, beeyatch. Away from Africa and now in the far East, Drake is on the trails of Marco Polo and his treasures. There’s a new batch of bad guys, but gladly, no Africans were harmed in the making of this game. Being a PlayStation 3 guy over the X-Box 360, primarily because the PlayStation is a far superior machine, Uncharted pushes gears of the console far in demonstrating nothing less than exemplary dopeness in visuals and aurals. The game is one long joy ride that immerses the player in a never ending thrill of a roller coaster ride. A ride that, even hours in, gets consistently better as you play.
I’m not the only one claiming this to win all the awards for best game of the year. As a video gamer for life, it’s been a while since a game knocked me dead center in the chest like this one. If I’m sounding like I jizzed in my pants [||], I did. To my Blacks, my whites, Latinos, Asians, natives, to all my ladies that love the touch and feel of of the joysticks, Uncharted 2 – Among Thieves is THAT SHIT. Flawless even. Plays like the most bestest 20 hour action adventure flick you’ll ever watch. Now I know that money is still hard to come by for most folk, but this right here is good money B. If I’m lying, I’m dying.
Off course I could be wrong with the game of the year thing since the hugely anticipate Modern Warfare 2 is dropping on November 10th. If MW2 is better, than 2009 will have been a banner year for games. And I will once again jizz in my pants. [||]. But until then, I’m riding with Drake (no Yung Money).
Run cop today. And if you don’t have the PS3, the prices just dropped dramatically for the latest model.