"Naughty Dog has released a number of images featuring the Nathan Drake of Uncharted 4, including a startling image of just how much more detailed he will be in Uncharted 4 versus how he was in Uncharted 3."
Damn that is a big difference but at the same time it doesn't look like him originally
Seeing his face up close, he doesn't look really all that aged like he did in E3. Seems like Naughty Dog decided against it and took a few years off
Could also be the E3 footage takes place after Drake has been put through the wringer. On top of being given a few extra years between E3 and PSX he's probably been through far less at that point. Wonder if the story progression will be similar to UC2.
Guys the demo we saw might be a flashback, hence the younger Drake. Who knows really..
ND just wanted to show their wrinkles on a face designing skills ;-)
Its a pre Alpha build I don't understand why you guys don't get it.ND probably didn't have enough time for that 15 min long Gameplay demo so they gave Sony the Pre Alpha build where they didn't really work in the details.So just save your critiques and wait for the full build yeah?
Why does everyone keep bringing up pre-alpha as its going to look 1000% times better. Sorry folks the E3 trailer that many of you touted as full in game is a cut scene at BEST. And if you think the vast majority of the assets seen in this most recent trailer are going to get better some how, you're high. I'm not a developer but name the last game that looked better at launch than it did at a big event trailer (this close to launch). The next year will be spent fine tuning the story and the gameplay, and squashing SP, and MP bugs. The game is going to be amazing and a system seller. I'll be playing it day one. But I'm so sick of all this pre-alpha BS, and people acting as if people knew all along that the E3 trailer was a cut scene. The hundreds of comments on the E3 thread on this site don't lie.
I don't agree with most people apparently :). Because I think E3 trailer drake didn't look that old (maybe because I'm older) but mainly just close up wrinkles. Also please the E3 trailer is supposed to be in the game so it sounds fair enough to compare the same footage when game is released and not a completely different lightning, with Drake in the background like I've seen
Could be using an actor for UC4 that'll play Drake in a movie.
It's actually Raiden.
Deal with it
Lol why do I have so many disagrees? Because I said it doesn't look like Drake from the past Uncharted games? Get a life you sods.
Looks considerably different. Getting a lot closer to the uncanny valley there.
"Getting a lot closer to the uncanny valley there." ...just to be sure--and I DO apologize for being a jerk--but I hope you realize that was NOT a compliment you just gave.
I thought approaching the uncanny valley was not negative, being IN the uncanny valley was negative.
Approaching the valley is lessening the immersion, basically. The valley is represented 'not' as a gap needing to be crossed, but as a trap needing to be avoided, in simpler terms.
@yewles1 Actually @SilentNegotiator is right. Uncanny Valley is a term used for 3d animation. When you start animating a character you get something is off and fake about it. Its usually because of the eyes. Still images now is easy to make it Uncanny Valley but animation is very hard. @edit Now that I reread what he said yes that would be a negative. You want out of the Uncanny Valley to be realistic.
Yeah, you don't want to be in the uncanny valley. The uncanny valley is the bad part of the graph where human reactions to near-photo-realistic representations of humans are met with a psychological aversion. Crossing the uncanny valley isn't really technologically possible yet in video games. The best games can do at this point is get as close to the valley as you can, and then make sure it's stylized enough to not fall into it. In a few more years however...
I don't really get the "uncanny valley" effect with Naughty Dog games because they choose to hand animate the facial expressions instead of mocapping the actors' facial expressions. To me, this allows them to achieve a sense of realism while also giving the characters just a bit of stylizing so that it doesn't look too real in a weird way.
That's the point I was getting at.
For the people that say it doesnt look like the orginal. I have 4 words. Age is a Bi*** They did make him look younger than he was in the first trailer.
Age changes his eye color?
If you look at the other pictures, his eyes are the same colour.
@thanhgee ahhh you are technically right I just looked at the other pictures. The comparison makes it look brown for some reason lol
He's not that much older. He doesn't just look like Drake but older, he looks like a completely different person. I wouldn't guess that's Drake. They changed Chloe's and Elena's look in 3. Looks like they've done the same to Drake.
yup... no generational leap *whatsoever* /massivesarcasm
I almost virtually slapped you
it was a subtle jab at this dumb dumb article: http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... edit: oh, and i gave you +bub for funny.
Funny how they lied the original trailer was areal GAME LEVEL running real time. https://twitter.com/corrinn... "Our U4 trailer is an in engine real game level running on a real PS4,Paolo.Our trailer doesn't look good enough to be prerender CGI" keyword "REAL GAME LEVEL RUNNING ON A REAL ps4" now let's go to recently revealed gameplay and compare. Oh not only it looks generation worse but also original trailer was 60 fps. Ahhh how Sony escapes with everything.
You do realize that article was based around the claims that the e3 trailer was running on a ps4. "Part of the problem here is the ambiguous wording used by Naughty Dog for its E3 reveal. "All footage you see in the trailer was captured completely in engine. That's Nathan Drake rendered in 1080p full glory using the power of our PS4 engine," said the E3 blog post text. "The following footage was captured directly from a PlayStation 4," pronounced the trailer itself." The original statement. http://i.imgur.com/z3clX88.... And everyone took part in this belief. Consicqenty an other statement was made by ND before it was taken down some time ago that it was cg. "Our trailer doesn't look good enough to be prerendered CGI." http://www.playstationgang.... That is the direction DF is coming from, they were judging around a CGI teaser.
"You do realize that article was based around the claims that the e3 trailer was running on a ps4." because *it was*. and i don't see how they were being ambiguous. "That is the direction DF is coming from, they were judging around a CGI teaser." 1. the E3 trailer was not CGI. 2. what kind of an idiot takes a *cutscene* from a game, compares it to (and i really need to emphasize) *PRE-ALPHA gameplay*, and then tries to argue that there's been a downgrade?
ziggurcat - ". the E3 trailer was not CGI. " specifically it was pre-rendered footage running on the console. they also claimed the E3 teaser was running at 60 fps which was changed to 30fps. "2. what kind of an idiot takes a *cutscene* from a game, compares it to (and i really need to emphasize) *PRE-ALPHA gameplay*, and then tries to argue that there's been a downgrade?" First off it was a teaser, not a cut-scene taken from the actual game, and everyone took part in believing this teasers was realtime running at 60 fps. There was no downgrade, the only thing was the misinterpretation of the teaser like a lot of other teasers. Is this getting through to you at all? ............................. .............................. I hope everyone knows I'm not trying to crush a little boy's dream of seeing such in game visuals. I'm just explaining the misinterpretation with lots of teasers. the real judging is when you play it and see for yourself.
He looks older :O
That last screenshot in black and white looks like a real person!
The hair is really well done.
Liam Neeson is that you?
in that shot that compares it to the U3 version, the U4 one really does look like it's based somewhat on Rupert Friend
I WANT THIS GAME... I WANT IT NOAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOAW!!!!!!!!!!! NOAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can see that looking at your avatar But turn down your excitement a little we don't want you to kamehameha the earth
You guys do realize in the alpha stage of a development process of a game build its not fully optimized. That being said, lots of things(layers of textures, effects, etc) have to be turned off to free up hardware resource. E3 demo was a different story because everything was scripted.
That looks nothing like Drake..
for people who say it looks nothing like drake then you must be blind. i see that face then i think its drake. there are just some features that have remained. the reason it doesnt look exactly like the older ones is because they are upping the poly count and details. making it a little bit more realistic then the old. motion capture is probably another reason they went for tis look. its like saying big boss looks completely different. i mean he does but he still has the features that makes him recognisable.
There are a number of his facial features that don't match. They haven't just aged him, they've changed him. You're telling me that if someone showed you a picture of the new Drake that you'd guess right? I wouldn't guess it. Maybe you see it and think it's Drake because you know it's Drake. That's not the Drake I know and I kinda don't like it.
maybe i only see him as drake since i knew it was drake from the start. but i dont know, i see to many similarities. didnt the uncharted 4 trailer start with drakes face on the floor? he was recognisbale straight away. also, think about big boss. looks very different but some features looks similar so its recognisable. cant say much about ocelot though.
Maybe go to the opticians then mate.
Looks more and more like Jeremy Renner Oo
Which is better???
The joke for me is that if they used the Uncharted 2 model as a comparison instead the comparison could look even less impressive. Uncharted 2 had better graphics than Uncharted 3 in many cases- or at least felt like it did because of the types of locations. In the urban scenes you actually had things worth zooming in on as opposed to a few pots and pans in Uncharted 3. Uncharted 3 was made essentially by a 'B Team'. The A Team worked on Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us. It'll take more than a few veins in an arm to make me think that wool isn't being pulled over eyes here. Naughty Dog!
Ok the graphics improvements over Uncharted 3 are great now if they can hit 60fps like The Last of Us and it will be amazing.
Plus it runs at 60 fps, it's going to be a blast ! There are huge differences in the overall quality, no depth of field tricks, no noticeable aliasing, no shimmer, and higher fidelity. Don't bother watching at YouTube quality, there are several better sources out there.
The last picture in black and white reminds me of the guy from Arrow.
Even if the graphics don't get any better than the pre alpha build I'm still fine with it. It still looks great imo. Graphics today are beyond anything I thought would ever be possible. I'm 38 and started with atari 2600 and my fav games arent my fav because of their hyper realistic graphics. I remember when the Sega Genesis came out I said to myself "well its not gonna get any better than this" lol.
It looks slightly better.
Praise the Gods!
That was the problem with UC2 to 3. He almost looked like a different person. And here he looks different again. Age does a lot of things but not morph a young man's head. give him some grey hair or something but don't change his face.
and finally what i've been asking for since socom 1 ........Strap's. straps for guns. It makes it way more believable. After this game it will be a standard. I'm looking at you metal gear.
Now he looks like kind of like Patrick Swayze
At least This new Uncharted 4 drake is better than the original.
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