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Uncharted 2: Player Problems | PS3Blog.net

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Last night some of us from PS3Blog.net got together and had a blast playing the Uncharted 2 demo. Let me see…. There was N3wbis, Fardoche, JimmyMagnum, YoDaddy, xBerserker, and me (Blackstaffer). Several of us mentioned that we were definitely buying the game. Yesterday I called EBGames to see if they have any pre-order bonus, and the answer was NO. (Technically, they had them, but the boxes were empty! So they’re looking into it.)

While the game is awesome and I’m definitely buying it, I did have a few issues. I guess that’s what a beta/demo is for?

Problem one. The first two people to join the party were Fardoche and N3wbis. They both had headsets. They problem was that I could hear both of them, but they couldn’t hear each other. Which was annoying because I’d ask a question and they’d both answer, but not hear each other, so they’d both continue talking, and I’d understand neither. Not their fault, of course, they should have been able to hear each other.

Next up was the Party system size limits. We had six people in our party, but we couldn’t enter any games because the party size limit for the game types is either five or three. I understand the three – those games only support 3 players after all. But what about the games that support ten players? The system could have split our party into two groups of three, and put us on opposing teams. Sure we’d be playing on opposite sides, but at least then nobody would miss out.

Having a group of friends together and having to let someone go just so the rest of you can play, that’s not right. YoDaddy was kind enough to leave the party so the rest of us could play, and I see that he later hooked up with Tosh, so that’s great. But that shouldn’t happen.

And what happens if you have a large group of players that you regularly want to play with? Like a clan? If you have ten players, five on five would be loads of fun because they’d all be people you know. Naughty Dog: this really needs to be fixed.

And lastly, about the three player multiplayer co-op mode (I forget the name – not the campaign one). (Goldrush?) It supports three players. But I think it could easily support four or even five, given the number of enemies that are coming at you. Naughty Dog can make it a requirement that five players can’t play on Easy, if they’re concerned about difficulty. But yeah, this could be fixed.

All in all I’m very happy playing this game. But there are a few little nigglies that need some grease applied.

  • kenny6774

    LOL @ nigglie….WHO U CALLIN A NIGGLIE?? LOL..couldn’t resist but yea, haven’t had a chance to realy dig into UC2 the way I want (spending too much time on the MAG beta) but I’m so glad to see it getting such general praise.

  • Eddie

    Well it definately should not allow you to invite more then can play. Thats just silly.

    However I find it hard to hold this game to other online multiplayer defining games like Call of Duty or Killzone 2. This game is seriously about the single player as we all know and the multiplayer is like icing on the cake. We all expected much worse to come out of the multiplayer and most of us thought it was retract from the single play but both came out just fine according to reviews.

    But I def understand the frustrations though.

  • Depends what you’re looking for. I consider the CoD games much more serious than this one. If I just want to pop something in for a good time, UC2 is a great choice. It has many more “wow, did you see that?” moments than any other game I play.

    Sure this game doesn’t have the same depth as MW2 will, that’s for sure. I’ll be buying both. But I think that UC2’s multiplayer has a different focus than the MW2 multiplayer. They’re targeting different experiences, and I think that UC2 really pulled off something new and fresh, while we all know that MW2 will be more of a good thing, but without so much freshness.

  • steffo

    When you’ve got more than 5 players in your party you’ll have to create custom matches. Which would take you out of the ranking up game, but lets you play with a bigger group of your friends.

    All the limitations are in aid of reducing/stopping match fixing and stat boosting. If your group of 6 got split in half then one half could start with the whole team killing stuff whilst the other half wins the match easily.

    It makes sense, but it shouldn’t really be necessary. Even so, the custom matches are there to plug this gap, and you just wont be able to earn any XP.

  • hobbes

    order from amazon..

  • yodaddy

    when playing w/ tosh…. he got booted half way thru the game… and still had better score than me….. Thanks tosh for making me look bad !!! let me know if ya/ll do it again it was fun time !!!

  • Trieloth

    I didnt realize this was a clan type of game, like Cod. I figured it was a casual MP. I want the story mode way more than the MP but it looks like people are having fun, so I might try it this weekend.

  • YoDaddy: Yes, sometimes it’s embarrassing to play with people like Tosh. 🙂

    Trieloth: No, it’s not really a clan kind of game. I was just throwing out the idea that a large group of friends might want to play this together.

  • JimmyMagnum

    i’d suspect that they’ll release a patc soon after launch, assuming they haven’t since fixed it already.

    Also, I was able to hear N3wbis and you just fine. Didn’t get anything from Fardoche though. I have a headset laying somewhere, but idk where its at, hence why I didn’t do much talking yesterday.

    Also, remember on that Plunder game, I lobbed that grenade JUST in time by the other teams treasure chest, killing 2 people, then I ran up to the other guy and meleed him before he could grab the treasure? I was laughing my ass off.

  • Yeah, this game is full of moments like that. You should really go and find your headset, it helps a lot. Fardoche didn’t talk much during the game, but we were talking in the lobby before the game started.

  • JimmyMagnum

    yeah, but I only heard you and N3wbis talking for some reason. I didn’t even get the headset icon to appear on my screen for him when he supposedly talked. weird.

  • Fardoche

    I am using a usb headset that came with Karaoke Revolution(on PS2). The sound quality is rather mediocre and I can barely hear what people are saying. I will play around with the volume setting before my next online game maybe it will help.

    My poor English skill doesn’t help, but I get the same problem with my french friends.

    By the way, I pre-ordered the game at EB games, they gave me a code to use to get the “Revenge” special ability for multiplayer.

  • john

    I downloaded the update today and was on level 22 however all data has been lost and now back on level 2, I had done like 10 hours to get to the end and now back at the start, not very impressed