Have you played “Uncharted 2”? (Updated)

The video game, “Uncharted 2″ is now out. “It is an exclusive PS3 game that is absolutely loaded with Buddhist art and imagery.”

Rod Meade Sperry
13 October 2009

Announced in January, the PSP-only video-game, “Uncharted 2” is now out — as of midnight. A good friend writes to say “It is an exclusive PS3 game that is set in Nepal, Tibet, and Shambhala and is absolutely loaded with Buddhist art and imagery. It is already being touted as one of the best games ever.” And a special edition of the game is already selling for more than $3000 on ebay.

The question is, is it really cool, or just another “mystic Shangri-La” adventure like “Tibet Quest”? Gamers, comment away and let us know.

Update: here’s a bit from a press release, via PR Newswire:

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves picks up the story of Nathan Drake, a fortune hunter with a shady reputation and an even shadier past who is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure-seekers. In this adventure, Drake embarks on a journey that will push him to his physical, emotional, and intellectual limits as he seeks to discover the truth behind the lost fleet of Marco Polo and the mythical Himalayan valley of Shambhala, and ultimately recover the legendary Cintamani Stone. Along the way Drake encounters a rogue paramilitary leader and fugitive war criminal who’s seeking the treasure for his own nefarious purposes. Accompanied on this quest by allies both old and new, Drake is forced to confront crises of loyalty and betrayal within an underworld of smugglers and thieves.

The rest is here. They’re sure not making any noise about the Buddhist-imagery aspect.

Rod Meade Sperry. Photo by Megumi Yoshida, 2024

Rod Meade Sperry

Rod Meade Sperry is the editor of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide (published by Lion’s Roar), and the book A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his partner and their tiny pup, Sid.