Online Status Check: Uncharted 2: Among ThievesS

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a sure-fire hit for the Playstation 3. A must-have for anyone who owns the system. But how is the online component holding up now that the game has been out for a couple of days?

I've spent a few hours over the past two days playing matches online to see how things are working now that the game is out in the wild. Here's what I found.

Finding Games: Finding a good match on the Playstation 3 was easy. Over the course of the past two days, the auto matchmaker found ranked games for me usually in about a minute.

Matchmaking: With the exception of one completely off-kilter match up that pitted a group that included two level 34 characters against a bunch of level 5 characters, I've noticed no issues with how the game finds playmates for you.

Reaction Time: I haven't run into any noticeable lag yet, despite occasionally having what the game identified as a weak connection.

General Consensus: There are complaints in the official thread for the game on Playstation.com with a handful of people complaining about waits of five minutes or longer to find a match.

People are also complaining that the online stats for the game are tracking cooperative mode kills and deaths.

Overall Personal Experience: The inclusion of jumping, climbing and stealth kills makes Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' a breezy bit of online fun for competitive play.

I'm a little put off by the unlockable perks that can make matches a bit harder for those new to the game, but with a bit of time spent playing you can quickly unlock your own set and the whole thing evens out.

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