Uncharted 2, Mario and Sonic and what Nintendo Offer Gaming

Uncharted 2 is out this Friday in the UK so I’m quite excited about that. I still haven’t played through much of the first one so that’s a little disappointing but I’m sure I’ll go back to it soon.

The game looks amazing and Naughty Dog have really outdone themselves.

What’s funny is that I’m actually looking forward to Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games. We got the first game as a Christmas present a couple of Christmas’s ago and even though it may not be technically a great game, we still had fun with it.

In recent times I’ve sort of come to accept Nintendo and the Wii and DS for what they are. They may not offer a lot of the things I wish they did, and they may be a little gimmicky in some ways too (DSi Camera) but in the end, they possess that certain Nintendo charm that makes you like them anyway despite their various shortcomings.

In the end, Wii has a big place in gaming regardless of what people may say. My only issue really is that Nintendo and other developers can’t be lazy and take advantage of new gamers by ripping them off with poor games.

What will eventually happen is people will get wise to these games and eventually will expect more. Casual gaming doesn’t have to mean crap games. I hope more people start to realise that. Only then will we begin to see quality casual games which can provide much more lasting appeal along with better graphics, smarter controls and everything else that makes a good game.

That about wraps up this post. I’ll leave you with this message: If you own a PS3, but Uncharted 2 this week. If you don’t own a PS3 and are on the fence, buy a PS3 and Uncharted 2 this week (a 250gb bundle with U2 is coming out). I very much doubt you will be disappointed.