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What Made Uncharted 2 Such a Great Game

When we see a Naughty Dog logo on a video game, we know it's going to be good, and one of the reasons why it is so is because of Uncharted 2. And so here are 7 reasons why it was such a big deal.
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The Cinematics

One of the reasons why Uncharted 2 seems larger than life is because of the quality of the cinematic cutaways, and also their timing. They don't intrude gameplay, they aid it. 
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Polished Action

It wasn't just the cinematic scenes that made you feel like you were in a movie, it was also the handcrafted action and combat mechanics that feel absolutely fluid in the game. Not to forget, stealth too was a major element in combat strategy. 
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From the collapsing building in Nepal to the mother of all set pieces — the train! Those 20 minutes are one of the finest in video games' history and they kept you at the edge of your seats while playing. 

Creating Suspense with Set pieces

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Solving Puzzles

Sure, the game was a lot about action, but solving puzzles made up a major chunk of it. Most of them were complicated and multi-staged and kept you involved.

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Playing with Light

Uncharted 2 was all about action and adventuring, but all of it wouldn't have been possible if the developers didn't play with light. From the soft lighting coming from mountains to the warmth of fire — it all added to the visuals.
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The Visuals

The game looked stunning, right be it the characters or the different settings in the world. The visuals still hold up to date, and this was a PS3 era game. 
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Uncharted sequels Took Inspiration from it

The success of this game wasn't accidental, it was meticulously crafted. And it was important Naughty Dog delivered consistently brilliant experiences in the sequels that followed, which it did. 
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