I used the above phrase in both Twitter and on my GamerDNA game post today, and for those of you who have already played Uncharted 2, you most likely know exactly what I’m talking about.
I have not had great luck with helicopters in this game. The first helicopter nearly made me quit the game when it started to shoot down the building Chloe and I were in. It was hard enough staying alive with normal soldiers shooting at me, but now you have to go shoot down the foundation? Really? And for some reason, I had a damn hard time staying alive long enough to trigger the cut scene to jump to the next building as my building falls. I either fell out, was shot, or accidentally pushed Chloe out. I could not figure out what to do. I knew it had to be something stupid, and from the lingo in the guide and GameFAQs, I knew it was just a matter of staying alive long enough for the cut scene to trigger. But the question was how to DO that. I probably replayed that scene close to ten times before I finally stayed alive the one extra second that I needed. I’m not lying when I say one second. I talked to a colleague about it, and he was baffled at my difficulties. Who knows what happened, but I’m willing to bet I made something harder on myself than I needed to, although I have no idea what.
Then today, I reached the glorious train ride. I could not for the life of me defeat that helicopter. I shamefully had to crank down the difficulty level until I could finally shoot the damn thing and its missiles down. I played that section about as many times as I did the falling building. I’m going to develop some unnatural hatred or fear toward helicopters in real life, I’m afraid. At the very least, I will sob if I see another one in this game. Considering I’m just over halfway through, chances are great one will come back.
And before you ask, yes, I have cranked the difficulty back up.