On which I discover that I still canâ€™t aim with a thumbstick to save my life.
Iâ€™ve been playing the Uncharted 2 multiplayer demo recently, and while I enjoyed the first game, I donâ€™t know that the mechanics necessarily work for multiplayer. For one, the camera doesnâ€™t stay behind you, so youâ€™re forced to keep rotating the camera to keep it facing in your movement direction. While this isnâ€™t ideal, it would at least be nice to have a quick â€˜centre the camera behind youâ€™ button â€“ maybe R3 or something.
On top of that it seems like you die in very few hits â€“ by the time I can rotate the camera to see someone shooting at me from behind, Iâ€™m at low health and get dropped by his next shot. So my complete lack of aiming skill is amplified by these two other problems I have with the interface.
Maybe the console shooter vibe doesnâ€™t really resonate with me too well â€“ I do well enough when I play Quake Live and TF2 but when you slow the game down and make everyone only capable of taking a few hits before dying somehow my abilities just go down the toilet.
Iâ€™ll probably keep playing it for a bit, though, if only to see if I can get used to the interface quirks.