Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves mimics the action movie blockbuster superbly -- which is to say it’s hugely entertaining, but also kinda dumb. It's essentially a generic slice of Indiana Jones Lite, with some Tomb Raider thrown in for good measure.
The epic set pieces in Uncharted 2 are offset by some very pedestrian storytelling. Sure, the characters are engaging and likeable, but the tale they star in is completely bereft of innovation. Throw Tia Carrere into the mix and you could be watching an episode of Relic Hunter
(with slighty higher production values). To top it off, it suffers from a hugely underwhelming ending: one of the biggest no-nos of effective storytelling.
Like Michael Bay's cinematic oeuvre, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is all about the quips and the spectacle.