Its a known fact that the PlayStation 3 has been needing a killer game for a while now. Sure there has been games such as Killzone 2, inFamous and others which has been hyped up as being the next thing for Sony’s console. However even though these games have been decent at best, they still haven’t been the game that Sony’s console needed.
Now two years after the PlayStation 3 was released in the UK the sequel to one of the consoles best game is about to be released. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was one of the best games available on the console for a long time, it was praised for its great story telling and graphical fidelity. However can Uncharted 2 live up to its hype and become the killer app that Sony really wants and needs. At first signs the answer is yes, the game has been received well by critics, the game currently holds a metacritic rating of 96. Reviewers are going nuts about this game giving it insanely high reviews.
Good reviews for a game are a start and the game does certainly hold a triple A rating. However what needs to be seen is how Sony tells people about the game. Sony have been lacking in the marketing department for some of their games creating weird adverts that don’t quite get the message across to the consumer. This is what could damage the games reception by the mass public and not allow the game to be the best seller it deserves to be.
So in answer to the question is Uncharted 2 the PS3’s saving grace, the answer is yes. The game has been heralded as one of the best games for a while and is a definite must buy for any gamer. However what needs to be seen is if Sony will get the message to the general consumer to make this game the killer app that their console needs. by James La Broy