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.
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"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.