Uncharted 2 Didn’t “Redefine Action Games”, PS3 to Blame

April 8, 2010 Written by Dan Massi

Last October, gamers who had not jumped on the PS3 bandwagon finally had a reason to do so. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves debuted to fantastic praise due to its gameplay, story, graphics, and incredible action. But did Uncharted 2 redefine the action genre in video games? According to Dave Cox, producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, it didn’t.

Speaking with the magazine PSM3, Cox discussed Uncharted 2. Since he is producer on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, it’s not surprising to see discussions on the action genre. However, what is surprising is the response he gives.

“Visually Uncharted 2 is beautiful and it impresses me technically. But does Uncharted 2 redefine 3rd person action games? I don’t think that it does. Uncharted 2 is a great game and I enjoyed it immensely. The standouts are the story and the voice acting. [But] Uncharted was a single format release. If any game is going to set a benchmark for a genre it would need to do so across multiple platforms.”

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves released in October of last year. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is being scheduled for release sometime in 2010.