IMAGES | PS3 Saturday, June 27, 2009 | 1:54 AM

A few postcards of Uncharted 2

A few postcards of Uncharted 2

Nathan and his girlfriends are spending some agitated holidays if we believe the six screenshots of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves that just came rolling off the networks. We won't worry for him, he seems to be in good company. Graphically, nothing to report, it still looks down right amazing.

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Commented on 2009-06-27 02:07:43
It's not even funny how good these screens look.

Seriously Naughty Dog, stop it, you're showing everyone else up.
Commented on 2009-06-27 02:19:10
No let them show everyone up lol :p

These are really nice but that vista during E3 is what really did it.
Commented on 2009-06-27 02:44:32
i am actually in the uncharted 2 beta right now and it's interesting that these public screens all are extremely smooth but in reality both the multiplayer and story mode both have a ton of aliasing. i wish they wouldn't do that. it's a bit deceptive. otherwise the game looks and plays well.
Commented on 2009-06-27 03:04:36 In reply to jamesbond123
Posted by jamesbond123
i am actually in the uncharted 2 beta right now and it's interesting that these public screens all are extremely smooth but in reality both the multiplayer and story mode both have a ton of aliasing. i wish they wouldn't do that. it's a bit deceptive. otherwise the game looks and plays well.
a ton of aliasing? i dont think so, check your TV. sure there IS aliasing (what game doesnt) but it isnt bad. one of the smoother looking games on the ps3.
Commented on 2009-06-27 03:06:03 In reply to jamesbond123
Posted by jamesbond123
it's interesting that these public screens all are extremely smooth .
i dont think they(pubs/devs) can help themselves still it looks a noticeable step up in every way from uncharted1, skin shaders are amazing.
Commented on 2009-06-27 03:09:20 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
a ton of aliasing? i dont think so, check your TV. sure there IS aliasing (what game doesnt) but it isnt bad. one of the smoother looking games on the ps3.
hes referring to the game not the bullshots, still not to worry uncharted was 720p,2aa and looked very clean overall so he's probably exaggerating.
Commented on 2009-06-27 03:42:53 In reply to jamesbond123
Posted by jamesbond123
both the multiplayer and story mode both have a ton of aliasing.
You are exaggerating a ton.

Multiplayer graphics =/= Singleplayer graphics in all games. The sharpness on your TV could be maxed out also.

While I do think 1st shot is touched up a bit, the rest of the screens are on par with the first Uncharted campaign but reasonably better (obviously, it's a sequel). Aliasing is only really noticeable in scenes with bright light or major HDR like in co-op. The other two maps have practically zero aliasing.
Commented on 2009-06-27 04:26:49
small thing, but drakes hair looks SOOO much better. it actually looks like real hair with real inconsistencies to how it flows. the first game was just TOO perfect.
Commented on 2009-06-27 06:06:14
sorry you guys are right. a ton is a bit of an exaggeration. apologies. but yeah, it is different compared to these screenshots is just what i'm saying.

and regards to my tv i am playing on a 100 foot screen via a properly calibrated panasonic pt-ae3000 1080p projector sitting about 19 feet back (which is about normal distance, if you can't picture it). but it just might be that i notice it more than others.

additionally the single player in the beta is coop online too so it could be degraded for better online play. that could be a factor too.
Commented on 2009-06-27 07:44:04
Looks crazy good.
Commented on 2009-06-27 09:39:53
the screens are obviously cleaned up a little, but overall the game probably looks more impressive in motion...all the environments shown in story mode look a step up from the first
Commented on 2009-06-27 12:05:25 In reply to jamesbond123
Posted by jamesbond123
i am playing on a 100 foot screen via a properly calibrated panasonic pt-ae3000 1080p projector sitting about 19 feet back
I'm sure you mean inches, 100 foot! lol, that would be bigger than Imax screens! Even so, a 100" screen would still show up aliasing more than most people would even notice.

I would say that they have used the same tricks that they use for cutscenes in all of these screens. Naughty Dog said that the cutscenes are rendered in realtime (rather than pre-rendered as in Drakes Fortune) and the only tweaks they apply are to the lighting & shadows and a higher level of AA. I reckon the game will look very close to these screens but with a little more aliasing and slightly harder shadows. In other words still absolutely incredible!
Commented on 2009-06-27 12:59:53
I'm very impressed with how Uncharted 2 is looking so far. The first game was visually gorgeous, only really tarnished by some unsightly screen tearing which thankfully has been totally fixed for the sequel. I did notice that the Uncharted 2 gameplay videos and the beta I've tried show more aliasing though but it's not finished yet so there's time for it to be added. Even if it isn't I'll take a few serrated edges over ugly screen tear any day of the week.

I'm so excited for this game... it's my most wanted game this year by far. Only God of War III eclipses it but that isn't out until 2010 sadly.
Commented on 2009-06-27 13:26:03
What the hell is the chopper in pic #5 aiming at?
Commented on 2009-06-27 14:39:13
Holy shit at the second screen!!
Commented on 2009-06-27 17:00:24 In reply to jamesbond123
As a fan of the first game i'm very exited about this.

I like how the rendered the eyes of the girl in the 2nd pic. Lifeless eyes are something developers should improve on in the future.
Posted by jamesbond123
i am playing on a 100 foot screen
Thta's impressive. Lol.
Commented on 2009-06-27 19:44:10 In reply to Heydemon
Posted by Heydemon
I'm sure you mean inches, 100 foot! lol, that would be bigger than Imax screens! Even so, a 100" screen would still show up aliasing more than most people would even notice.
lolol yes inches. sorry.

i played more today and it is still quite impressive. nothing to worry about really. :)
Commented on 2009-06-27 21:11:44
Those are some nice character models and textures.
Commented on 2009-06-29 18:52:59
How do you explain the difference between:

http://www.play3.de/wp-content/gallery/uncharted-2...

and

http://gamersyde.com/pop_image.html?G=10999&N=3
Commented on 2009-07-01 11:28:03
Nice.
Commented on 2009-07-06 18:41:38 In reply to dohr07
different builds,look at his hair.

old
http://gamersyde.com/pop_image.html?G=10999&N=3

E3
http://gamersyde.com/pop_images_uncharted_2__among...

Some of those pics were around a while ago in magazines.

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