This game is amazing. You might think it starts out a little slow, as they do take some time to let the characters and storylines devlop. Regardless, by the end it is all worth it, as your head will explode as the tension, character development, and storylines all build up into an amazing crescendo.
The graphics are amazing, gameplay amazing, characters great. The only problem is the eyes on Chloe look funny, like too shiny.
I got it Friday night, finished it Sunday night after about 12 hours of play. I have started playing it again to get the treasures.
Don't even bother renting this. Buy it. I have only done the single player, haven't even looked at MP but I heard it is good.
I can honestly say that this is probably the most cinematic game I've ever played. I studied fine arts and studied film while in college and I always pay attention to the aesthetic choices that someone makes when producing anything. The story, the camera angles, the lighting, the acting, and especially the cut scenes all lend to the cinematic nature of this game. My friends have never just sat and watched me play a game like they do with this one. It truely is candy for the eyes.
On top of looking beautiful this game also delivers on the fun factor, mixing puzzles, platforming, and shooting for an always fresh game play. The controls are solid and the character movement is nearly flawless. You can move over/around/behind most objects in the game, as you will need to.
The online play is fun too. What I like though about the online experience is the availiblilty of a cooperative system. So many games out there focus all attention on deathmatch (which, don't get me wrong, is beyond fun). There is a coop system here and it is lengthy and challenging.
This game takes everything that was so much fun in Uncharted and makes it better. The graphics alone are astonishing and I love the gameplay. Online is so much fun and definatly a new way to enjoy the game. I like this game so much I bought it from gamefly after beating it. Thank you Naughty Dog!