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arnoldocastillo2003
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(05-19-2011, 05:59 PM)
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Thanks to user Loudninja:

Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra said Uncharted NGP features a different vibe and rhythm than the PlayStation 3 games so people can play it in short bursts. This is a handheld game after all.

It's the same category of game, but has more exploration and fewer gunfights, letting people breathe while playing.

Responsibility for development has been passed from Naughty Dog to Sony Bend, whose most recent effort was the impressive Resistance: Retribution on PSP.

One of the development challenges Bend faces, Balestra said, is working with actors, suggesting the portable version features cinematics akin to those seen in its big brother.

Original Source: http://www.gameblog.fr/news_22502_un...tophe-balestra

Translation: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...irst-two-games

I like very much this news :) cannot wait for NGP to be release with Uncharted NGP being a release game for it.

EDIT: It seems that Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra was wrong about the story/timeline of Uncharted NGP but the gameplay part is correct:

Originally Posted by arne

Bend Studio is really the best bet for any info related to the Uncharted NGP game, but I couldn't help but want to jump in and mention that the NGP storyline is set sometime before Drake's Fortune (and not a prequel). I'll leave the rest for the NGP/Uncharted NGP press campaign.

Originally Posted by arne

Reason we're making the distinction is that it's not a direct lead-in to the story of Drake's Fortune, which many people would expect if you said "prequel"

And for those who know french, you can see the interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z-zy...layer_embedded
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Mr_Brit
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(05-19-2011, 06:00 PM)
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Was I the only one annoyed that they never said what happened between them in U2?
Wario64
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(05-19-2011, 06:00 PM)
"It's the same category of game, but has more exploration and fewer gunfights, letting people breathe while playing. "


Good news, I almost suffocated while playing Uncharted 2
TripOpt55
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(05-19-2011, 06:02 PM)
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Is the thing about them showing what happened between Nate and Elena just speculation on the writers' part? I can't quite tell.

I can't wait to hear more on this. More exploration sounds good.
Magicpaint
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(05-19-2011, 06:03 PM)
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More exploration and less gun fight = hell yeah for me! Got sick of the gun fights in Uncharted 2.

Interest rising...
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(05-19-2011, 06:04 PM)
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I was afraid it was going to be more of a port of either game, still at least I'll be interested in this.
mclaren777
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(05-19-2011, 06:04 PM)
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I know this isn't likely to happen, but I really hope Uncharted 3 takes place before U1.
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(05-19-2011, 06:05 PM)
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It sounds great but I'm a little worried about the "short bursts" comment. I hope this doesn't mean that the game will be distinctly broken into missions or levels kind of like MGS: PW. I think it works well enough for PW but I'm not sure it would be as well suited to a series like Uncharted.
NotTheGuyYouKill
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(05-19-2011, 06:06 PM)
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Awesome.

So I guess we'll find out why they broke up?
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Hopefully they will do a few NGP uncharted games, it's the perfect platform to release other stories in the universe, kind of like "liberty city stories etc" they could do a few side storylines, games connecting other things etc.

i am incredibly excited for the NGP, because of the power of the thing they could do great side games for franchises like UC and have them look and run great.

HOPEFULLY they will have a HDMI out port where you can play it on your big screen.
NotTheGuyYouKill
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(05-19-2011, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by mclaren777

I know this isn't likely to happen, but I really hope Uncharted 3 takes place before U1.

No, it takes place a year after Uncharted 2.

Dunno why I'm spoilering it...
Hellion
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(05-19-2011, 06:08 PM)
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I hope Nate gets a kid sidekick like short round in a future game.
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(05-19-2011, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by styl3s


HOPEFULLY they will have a HDMI out port where you can play it on your big screen.

Fucking PLEASE.

God I have such mixed feelings on this game. I know it's going to be amazing, I'll be getting it day one, but the experience will be neutered on a small screen.
FunkyPajamas
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Originally Posted by Hellion

I hope Nate gets a kid sidekick like short round in a future game.

Why would anybody want that?
styl3s
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(05-19-2011, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellion

I hope Nate gets a kid sidekick like short round in a future game.

I want a gay robot sidekick.
Trick_GSF
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(05-19-2011, 06:10 PM)
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So.. We may find out what happened between Nathan and Elana, I guess. Sounding interesting so far, anyway.

Looking forward to seeing some proper footage/screens.
Interfectum
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(05-19-2011, 06:10 PM)
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"Nate was the dog's name!"
Ra1den
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Funny I just posted a couple days ago about how there was no explanation of what happened between Nate and Elena after U1. This is great news.
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(05-19-2011, 06:11 PM)
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More focus on exploration is some excellent news.

Originally Posted by FunkyPajamas

Why would anybody want that?

To write creepy fan fiction?
Acquiescence
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(05-19-2011, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by styl3s

I want a gay robot sidekick.

Who doesn't.
BadWolf
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(05-19-2011, 06:12 PM)
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Glad there's more exploration, much prefer games like this to be more about adventure and exploration rather than action.
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(05-19-2011, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jocchan

To write creepy fan fiction?

I suddenly had the urge to search deviantart for Uncharted Yaoi images of Nate and Sully.

Originally Posted by Acquiescence

Who doesn't.

Other gay robots, I guess.
Cartman86
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(05-19-2011, 06:13 PM)
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Please not level based please not level based...
Andrefpvs
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(05-19-2011, 06:13 PM)
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This is good news. I think this is the only unexplained plot point in the whole series?
Hot Coldman
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(05-19-2011, 06:14 PM)
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So, no Elena then. Probably. I hope it's based on Drake taking a holiday to lament his break-up, getting really rat-arsed, and then, in a drunken accident, finds himself being hunted down by a local war-lord. At the end, he finds the original version of the Bible, which reveals Jesus was actually a fucking blue guy
Rolf NB
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I will prepare my shelf setup to reflect this.
H_Prestige
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(05-19-2011, 06:14 PM)
So I see the NGP will continue the trend of watered down handheld games meant to be played in "short bursts". Do these devs not know about the instant suspend feature?
mclaren777
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(05-19-2011, 06:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotTheGuyYouKill

No, it takes place a year after Uncharted 2.

That bums me out. I was really hoping that the story would end after that game.
fernoca
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(05-19-2011, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by styl3s

HOPEFULLY they will have a HDMI out port where you can play it on your big screen.

Proprietary HDMI-out cable if anything, doubt Sony is that nice to include regular HDMI-out to allow any cable, but I'd love to be wrong. :p


But in any case, more uncharted is always welcome...hope they don't "f" things up. :p
graywolf323
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(05-19-2011, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

So, no Elena then.

where does it say no Elena?
KAL2006
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(05-19-2011, 06:23 PM)
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May as well repost what I think from the other thread

Originally Posted by KAL2006

Interesting, I wonder if they will go MGS Peace Walker style where it is mission based, and you choose levels like Mario games. Uncharted could easily fit this model, simply have some story about getting many pieces of a artifact, then have a overworld map where you choose a level to get a piece of a artifact. Of course you unlock more levels as you progress.

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Originally Posted by styl3s

Hopefully they will do a few NGP uncharted games, it's the perfect platform to release other stories in the universe, kind of like "liberty city stories etc" they could do a few side storylines, games connecting other things etc.

i am incredibly excited for the NGP, because of the power of the thing they could do great side games for franchises like UC and have them look and run great.

HOPEFULLY they will have a HDMI out port where you can play it on your big screen.

There is a video out for the system just going by the reveal. It's located at the bottom of the device so we know the system is capable. Whether Sony allows it is another topic.

Originally Posted by H_Prestige

So I see the NGP will continue the trend of watered down handheld games meant to be played in "short bursts". Do these devs not know about the instant suspend feature?

A witless post without merit. After all we've seen and heard of NGP you write this.
Yen
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(05-19-2011, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by styl3s

I want a gay robot sidekick.

Wasn't that part of the Tim Burton/Nic Cage Superman movie?
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(05-19-2011, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by H_Prestige

So I see the NGP will continue the trend of watered down handheld games meant to be played in "short bursts". Do these devs not know about the instant suspend feature?

That sounds a lot better to me than watered down console ports, a la PSP.
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(05-19-2011, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by styl3s

I want a gay robot sidekick.

TripOpt55
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(05-19-2011, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by KAL2006

May as well repost what I think from the other thread

Not sure if I like that idea or not. I don't see why it couldn't be set up like the other Uncharted games personally. Like one continuous adventure. I mean it autosaves pretty often, so I don't think stopping should be much of an issue.
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Originally Posted by graywolf323

where does it say no Elena?

It doesn't, I did say probably :/ (Setting the game between U1 and U2 is a good excuse to not include Elena, and cut down on acting costs, maybe?)
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(05-19-2011, 06:32 PM)
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I like the sound of "more exploration" but I really hope it doesn't end up translating to those simplified, almost automated, "exploration" segments we've already seen. It was a decent demo to showcase the new inputs, but I thought it was redundant and unnecessary. I trust ND to make that alternative control scheme as optional, and really try to flesh out and overhaul Uncharted's exploration mechanics.

Because if they don't, and if they really end up scaling the action and shooting parts back, the shortcomings of their previous formula will stick out.
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Originally Posted by H_Prestige

So I see the NGP will continue the trend of watered down handheld games meant to be played in "short bursts". Do these devs not know about the instant suspend feature?

How so, didn't Bend make Resistance Retribution which got a better reception from it's fans than Resistance 2.

Bend is making Uncharted NGP, so I have no doubt that this game will be shit. Here is a Resistance Retribution Video Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwd6u_Fx8eU

Resistance Retribution seems to be a fully featured game with epic shoot outs, cinematics, and a fully featured online mode that has voice chat, stat tracking and etc. The only thing that held back Resistance Retribution was graphics and no dual analog support, but this isn't a problem with NGP
Barrett2
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(05-19-2011, 06:35 PM)

Originally Posted by styl3s

I want a gay robot sidekick.

EmSeta
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Originally Posted by H_Prestige

So I see the NGP will continue the trend of watered down handheld games meant to be played in "short bursts". Do these devs not know about the instant suspend feature?

Stop making sense! Handheld games MUST be gimped!
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

It doesn't, I did say probably :/ (Setting the game between U1 and U2 is a good excuse to not include Elena, and cut down on acting costs, maybe?)

Elena is very popular so I don't see why they wouldn't include her. The Eurogamer story pointed out how they could tie her into it.
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Originally Posted by Yenrot

Wasn't that part of the Tim Burton/Nic Cage Superman movie?

If it was then i'm a very angry person it never happened.
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(05-19-2011, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

It doesn't, I did say probably :/ (Setting the game between U1 and U2 is a good excuse to not include Elena, and cut down on acting costs, maybe?)

what the heck, reading that article made you think no Elena, after reading that I personally thought this is a great chance to get to know what happened between Elena and Drake after U1 and before U2
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(05-19-2011, 06:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

"It's the same category of game, but has more exploration and fewer gunfights, letting people breathe while playing. "


Good news, I almost suffocated while playing Uncharted 2

Originally Posted by Hellion

I hope Nate gets a kid sidekick like short round in a future game.

oh my goood I love this forum :lol
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(05-19-2011, 06:39 PM)
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Drake going on a killing spree after a bad break-up sounds like an interesting premise, though :)
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(05-19-2011, 06:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Zoibie

That sounds a lot better to me than watered down console ports, a la PSP.

PSP mostly got games like Uncharted NGP. Spin offs broken down into small chunks.

Unlike PSP, console ports would actually work on NGP. If not ports, at the very least design NGP games as if they were on PS3. Who the hell wants this stupid "mission" crap?
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Originally Posted by H_Prestige

PSP mostly got games like Uncharted NGP. Spin offs broken down into small chunks.

Unlike PSP, console ports would actually work on NGP. If not ports, at the very least design NGP games as if they were on PS3. Who the hell wants this stupid "mission" crap?

I agree and disagree, I want both. I enjoyed MGS4, but I also enjoyed the structure of MGS Peace Walker. I don't see why we can't have both types of games.
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I just hope it takes place long enough after the first game that enemies forgot how to absorb so many bullets.
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(05-19-2011, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by KAL2006

what the heck, reading that article made you think no Elena, after reading that I personally thought this is a great chance to get to know what happened between Elena and Drake after U1 and before U2

I always got the impression that their falling out was just a lover's tiff, not a grand adventure turned sour. I don't much fancy the idea of an Uncharted where Drake loses the girl or spends half his time arguing, so yeah, I don't really care what happened between them :lol After all, they're together again now!

I'm more interested in Drake hanging out with Harry Flynn or something. *shrugs*

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