Beaten both of them....Well, I've done what I thought would be impossible and beaten Brutal Legend on Brutal. The game is fun, and Tim's Comedy is there, though not as relevant as it was in Psychonauts, but over all I was rather let down by it. Exploration was fun, but after hunting for all the serpent, legends, Viewpoints and Solos(Thanks to Jack and Geoffs map) the world loses it's appeal. Then there is something called "Stage Battles" Something not shown a lot in the trailers. The battles are basically action RTS battles, which are done pretty well, while not being amazing after a certain battle they become funner(Because you're not cussing out the opposite team for cheap tactics) but never really catch on.
Bottom line: While being fun, inventive and having a very intriguing story, it falls short of my expectations making it a rather tedious game than what I had expected.
Pros: Awesome World, Good Story, cool soundtrack, the voice talent is very well done. Cons: The world becomes bland and boring after item hunting, Stage Battles are too much of a hassle, not as funny as some of Schafers past work.
Now on to Uncharted 2: (Just a side note, I am not being a fanboy, in fact I think MW2 will be able to get the same reaction out of me) This game is one of the best games, no THE best game out so far. The Story is compelling the characters are amazing and fighting does not feel as annoying as it was in Uncharted: Drake's fortune. This is one of the rare games I call amazing(CoD4, Okami) and in an even rare feat have played through 5 times.(MW1 only got 3) The environments are amazing, some of Drakes lines had me crack up, (When you come to a pool on the Hotels roof, get in and listen to the line) and again the characters are very well done. They have a character you love to hate, another who you just want to get to the end so you can see him die and a part that will almost make you cry. Right now Uncharted 2: Among thieves is my choice for Game of the Year.
Bottom Line: A very fun and addictive game with excellent acting, story and environments. A truly Cinematic experience. Easily rivaling that of Bioshock and Modern Warfare.
Pros: Good Story, Awesome Villain, Addicting Multiplayer, fun combat, cool sequences, a little game of "water tag", and one animation that happens near the end during the final battle that looks awesome.
Cons: There is ONE enemy type that should have been a little weaker than it was, Sometimes when you're in a very action packed part you can't get into cover accurately enough, not enough of Victor "Goddamn" Sullivan.
Next game: Borderlands and(Hopefully) Demon's Soul
Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2After waiting for a month and throwing my DS because of the faulty L&R buttons making me strike a wall in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days, I have finally played Both Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2 and I must say, they do not disappoint. I first started Brutal Legend because 1: I love Tim Schafer and 2: It was the one I really wanted, and as soon as I passed the demos area I fell in love with it. They instantly give you an awesome conversation between the main Character Eddie and the girl you meet in the demo(Ophelia) about Mead and Beer. Then comes the free roaming, I found myself driving around exploring this new and amazing world, meeting the Guardian of Metal(Ozzy Osbourne) for the first time and seeing the unique setting up close for no other reason other than it was fun. The story is still interesting me as well, especially the Legends you find detailing the creation of the amazing world you explore. Well after about 9 hours of Rocking and finally running into a part that made me wanna launch my controller out the window I switched to Uncharted 2. The people at Naughty dog have made me want another Uncharted 2 and all they had to do was place me on a wrecked train that I then had to climb up and out of. This is the first game to make me feel like I am playing a movie and not a game. The story is very Tomb Raider meets Indiana Jones like, in which you must find the entrance to Shambahla and find the Chintamani Stone hidden within. I have gotten pretty far into the story and I find myself still wanting to find out more of the characters. They have even made me want to get farther if just to kill and/or see killed two of the characters. (For those who have played the game it's your first two partners). I definatlly look forward to finishing these two amazing games, both well written and well made. In conclusion if you have the money, and the system, buy these two gems of games from some minds who still have the fans in mind and have not been corrupted to just put out a game so they can make money. Also if you ask if Uncharted is worth buying a PS3? No, just as Gears or Halo is not enough alone to buy a 360 if you want a PS3 Uncharted is not the only game that is good, Little Big Planet, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance and God of War are reasons as well.(Personally I'd Say God of War, R&C and Uncharted are enough on their own)