Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was released in October of last year. Since then, the game has become a standard developers strive to attain when making their games. It’s quintessentially the best action-adventure title ever forged, and one that’s highly praised within and without the gaming industry.
Ninja Theory has developed a game called Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, one we think holds promise, and will do well if the final results mesh up with our experience with the demo.
We’ve also covered the title incessantly, from every trailer released, to the informative dev diaries — we actually think Ninja Theory has a hit on its hands. There has been some confusion, however, concerning word misinterpretation over Uncharted 2′s animation. Apparently, according to Spong, studio co-founder Tameem Antoniades said last night at a BAFTA presentation that Uncharted 2′s animation “overdoes itself.” The news spread across gaming’s web like kerosene on a fire trail, damaging, with gamers yelling violent words at the developer.
Soon after, Antoniades himself came on the comments section of the website and uttered this:
“Hi Tameem here. I actually never said the Uncharted 2 animations were overdone. I was asked if hand animation can be overdone. I said “yes, sure and it happens in movies” citing Spiderman. NOT that i thought Uncharted 2′s were overdone. This is a misleading and inflamatory headline.”
Spong immediately ran a follow-up story to clarify what was really said, the website even uploaded the conversation, get it here. Listen carefully and tell me what you hear, because according to what I heard, the first story was spot on.
But even if that’s the case, Tameem Antoniades did the right thing by clarifying himself, because there will be a huge percentage of PS3 owners who are looking to purchase Enslaved: Odyssey To The West because of the Uncharted 2 similarities, but if Ninja Theory’s going to blast off against Naughty Dog, those same fans will turn away — insulting one of the best developers in the industry’s not the way to go, and therefore, I’m pleased the situation has been resolved.
I remember them saying Enslaved is as beautiful as Uncharted, so it wouldn’t make sense to say that and then this.
Let’s keep it positive.