Thus it's been surprising to see many of Uncharted 2: Among Thieve's plaudits come from it's extremely fleshed out multiplayer campaign. That's something that's even surprised Naughty Dog.
"We took the core move set of Nathan Drake, gave the player the ability to wear the bodies of the characters in the game, plopped them down in block-mesh models, you would climb around and shoot your buddies.", revealed Richard Lemarchand, co-designer of Uncharted 2. "It was immediately so compelling we knew we had a winner."

"[The multiplayer] is a big part of what makes Uncharted 2 the best value for entertainment this holiday season."</blockquote>

We can't wait for Uncharted 2's release next week. Until then, we'll all just have to make do with the beta.