Naughty Dog has announced some DLC for Uncharted 2, one of our GOTY nominees. The DLC will include some new character models such as: Sev and a Hellghast soldier from Killzone 2, Nathan Hale and a Chimera from Resistance 2, and Cole (good and evil) and Zeke from inFAMOUS. Expect it Thursday, January 28th for $4.99 in the U.S.
The year is coming to an end and the games have stopped coming out. It is now time to pick the game of the year. First up I will list the nominees, then later I will post the winner that will be picked by the G.I.N staff. The nominees are:
The new big purple elephant for PS3 gaming is Uncharted 2. To kick things off, Uncharted 2 is EXTREMELY pretty. Most people will say its on the edge of uncanny valley, I say, “close”. When you first jump right into the single player story, you immediately get cast into a hard situation, one of which I will not spoil. The way Naughty Dog presents the Intro of the game is amazing. The story of Uncharted 2 is one of the main points to keep playing. The story is full of twists and irony that just keeps on tying itself into a knot that eventually unfolds into something amazing. The main mechanic is platforming with a side dish of 3rd person shooting. The platforming is done very well and adds a new dimension to combat and level crawling. The shooting needs some work but the upgrade system and boosters really help to go through the game. While in the single player, there is always at least one other person with you, but they really don’t help, they just make the enemies hunch over to give you a chance to shoot them. There is a pretty big variety of weapons, in which you can dramatically change the play style. The upgrades and boosters, as I mentioned earlier, really help with…well…killing dudes. Next is the multiplayer. The multiplayer works, that’s basically all I have to say. Your boosters also carry over to the multiplayer, and the maps are interesting and work well with the ten player limit. There is also a co-op mode which is pretty much horde mode. There is some objective type stuff, such as; get the treasure to the chest on the other side of the map. Co-op is, in my opinion, one of the reasons to play this game. At the very most, the worst thing about this game is the shooting. The shooting isn’t bad, it just isn’t on par with the other big third person shooters. Everything other than that is amazing, and the game isn’t focused on shooting, so that’s ok. Story, multiplayer and co-op are all reasons to get this game, and hey they are the only thing in this game, so that is why Uncharted 2: Among Thieves deserves Game In A Nutshell’s very first 10 out of 10.
Last Monday was a big day, with a lot happening on the site. We kicked off the day with our very first giveaway winner. The contest was the first person to make Josh laugh wins and EvenK93 accomplished that goal and won himself an Uncharted 2 beta key. Brian then reviewed Red Faction: Guerilla, giving it a stellar score of 9 out of 10. After that, we welcomed Nuclear Ninja to our family where he continued on to write about the possible new console coming out in unison with Project Natal.
A couple days later, Brian educated us about the downloadable content coming out for Fallout 3 entitled Point Lookout. Shortly after that three of our writers discussed their favorite game and announcement of E3. Next, Josh informed us about the exclusive pre-order only playable character, Sergeant Johnson, in the upcoming Halo 3: ODST. I then continued on the write about all of the new changes in Assassin’s Creed II and the hype surrounding the game. We then announced our Official G.I.N. Grifball Tournament where you can battle it out against none other than our staff (If you are interested in signing up email email@example.com with the gamertags of the people participating). Subsequently, Josh released some info on Hitman: Blood Money being free on Gametap. I then previewed Bioshock 2 with it’s new gameplay involving Big Daddies, Little Sisters, and the all-new infamous Big Sister. After that, I reported on the more less-known game Singularity, where you can control the personal timelines of the things around you. Finally Brian wrapped up the week with his article about how music can basically make or break and games and then subsequently followed up with an article about the new Brutal Legend game from the mind of Tim Schafer.
All in all this was an exciting and news-packed week for all of us here at Games In A Nutshell and we hope you’ve enjoyed everything that you’ve read. Either way, we’d love to here from you with any comments, suggestions, complements, or even, dare I say it, complaints. You can contact me at JoeyDeeee@gmail.com, Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jordan at email@example.com, or Brian at Thatchilldudewiththehair@gmail.com. Until next week, remember, anything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of.
Please EvenK93 if you are reading this send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you the code. Thank you.
Thanks for all the submissions for the contest, most of them made me laugh, and some of them were just links that said watch (BTW, the link never did anything, I watched them for about 10 min. Nope nothing) So, the first person who made me laugh was……..EvenK93! Congratulations, believe it or not, you are the first person to make me laugh. I will be sending you a message over PSN shortly, and have fun…without me. Sad face.
I’m giving away an Uncharted 2 multipl;ayer beta key for the first person that can make me laugh. Easy right, well good. Just put it here as a comment, or send me an email at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Good Luck and make me laugh.Contest ends when the beta starts 6/3/09 the beta ends 6/28/09.