New Enslaved intel furthers the Uncharted 2 argument

Sure CVG started the debate, but does it hold any weight? Can a multiplatform title possibly look as beautiful as the great Uncharted 2? The first trailer did impress, but looking at some of the recent screenshots that were released you can really start to see some of the finer details alongside the broader themes that are likely to shape this game into one of the best looking games in our near future. Even if it isn't "as beautiful as Uncharted 2, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is scheduled for an October 12,2010 release by Namco Bandai.

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FanboyAttack2957d ago

The only thing the game has in common with Uncharted 2 is the colors. Its easy to see which one has more detail and crispness.

Crazyhorse2957d ago

Noting compares. Enslave is a bit poo in the graphics.

poe2957d ago

Game looks good but people should stop trying to compare stuff to Uncharted 2. The game came out a while ago. And hopefully developers can now match how good that looks a year later...Hopefully.

Blaze9292957d ago

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't they say as beautiful as Uncharted? I don't remember Uncharted '2' being mentioned. Unless I'm wrong?

SullyDrake2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )

But poo? Did you actually look at the full-size screens? Enslaved is shaping up to be the second best-looking multiplatform game, just barely behind Final Fantasy XIII. With a bit more polishing it could even surpass FFXIII. Remember, Ninja Theory knows the PS3 from Heavenly Sword, so they know how to use tech. If anyone can claim the best looking multiplatform game of this gen thus far, it'll be them or Insomniac.

AC130-Gunship2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )

Has the marketing of Enslaved even started yet? I don't want to play a game because it looks pretty. I want to play a game because it has awesome gameplay mechanics and a decent story. This game is not peaking my interest. The monkey man thing is killing it for me, and what I've seen of the droid designs is turning me off also.

I still love Heavenly Sword.

TotalPS3Fanboy2956d ago (Edited 2956d ago )

even 360 gamers can tell that Enslaved is nothing compared to Uncharted 2.

This website is just trying to trick 360 gamers into making fools of themselves. Too bad 360 gamers are not as stupid as this website think.

Well, except for, of course, Cez of Rage, who's very easily influenced by websites like this. So easily peer pressured into saying thing dumb stuff he does not want to say. So easily influenced that he will even believe the website even though his own eyes are seeing the complete opposite.

Anyway, Enslaved looks good, but nothing phenomenal. But that's because it focus more on the storyline than the graphics.

MNicholas2956d ago

Real-time in-game captures:


If anyone knows of any multiplatform game that is as detailed as the Uncharted 1 in-game screen-shots in the above link, please list them.

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Darkstorn2957d ago

Enslaved isn't complete yet.
I'm saving my judgment for the final game, although I can guarantee it will be difficult to dethrone Uncharted 2 in the graphics department.

Shadow Flare2957d ago

why do people keep comparing these games graphically? The original quote was, "Enslaved is as beautifully ANIMATED as uncharted". They were talking about the animation not graphics. But thats the media for you.....

NecrumSlavery2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )


A PS3 company went multiplat. Now this crap of comparison articles are out. Sadly the 360 community ragged on Ninja Theory and Heavenly Sword. But now, it's a total 360(no pun intended) and they love this unreleased title.

enslaved looks pretty, but uncharted 2 looks realistic

beardpapa2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )

well any game that comes out now that doesn't have graphics at least equal to Uncharted 2 must mean their graphics department fails bad. Considering you know ... Uncharted 2 is mooonnths old.

Anyway, the screenshots for Enslaved do look pretty good, but you can tell at the texture choice and design that a lot of it is half-assed. Uncharted 2's texture work is phenomenal, very detailed, and believable.

Okay. Maybe I don't want to say half-assed, but there's just not as much commitment and effort in those enslaved textures.

candystop2957d ago

Ninja Theory made games for Xbox before Playstation. Also don't act as if Heavenly Sword didn't deserve it's criticisms.

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RatFuker2957d ago

this is an insult to uncharted 2. uncharted 2 is better art wise/ and graphics wise. no competition, i am disgusted...

madpuppy2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )

As long as the game looks good and is fun the play, who cares what people say. Personally, I expect every game I play to improve in some way over other older games, (you know? standing on the shoulders of giants and whatnot). whether it be graphic fidelity or better gameplay dynamics.

But, you do have to agree that Enslaved looks really good. maybe not Uncharted 2 good but, good nonetheless.

HolyOrangeCows2957d ago

We don't even know if those are real time. Pretty pointless article.

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MysticStrummer2957d ago

The original article said Enslaved was as beautifully animated as Uncharted. Somehow this morphed into it being as beautiful as Uncharted 2. From what I have seen, neither is true, though it doesn't look bad by any means.

soljah2957d ago

when you make a game to compare or rip off the king of hill. that game is set up for failure. look at Dante's inferno. as in the where are u now category.

Parapraxis2957d ago

While I absolutely LOVED Heavenly Sword and Uncharted 2 (more so)
I think my eyes are capable enough to discern which game looks better between UC2 and Enslaved.

On a scale graphically, I'd give Enslaved between a 7.5-8, possible improvements could bump that up. Uncharted 2, however holds steady at between 9.5-10

Christopher2957d ago

UserThree pretty much it it on the head. It has the colors and some nice textures, but pales in comparison to the detail, lighting, and physics that improve our visual entertainment with Uncharted 2. IMHO, the only people at this time that will surpass what was done with Uncharted 3 with regards to graphics and design is Naughty Dog with Uncharted 3.

GenghisKhan2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )

uncharted 2? that's so 2009.. GoW 3 is the new benchark

and have you seen GT5 and KZ3 trailers?

that's right, bots, your multiplatform games are playing catch up with ps3 exclusives graphics-wise.

NYPunk882957d ago (Edited 2956d ago )

Looks real nice but the textures still don't look as good as UC2. Never the less it's a good effort and I wish them all the success with their title.


As much as I love GOW3 I still think UC2 ranks above it. In UC2 you could position drake a couple of inches from a wall with bright light bouncing off of it and the textures would still look amazing and the colors....good god it's perfection. I don't see anyone toping UC2 anytime soon. The leap from UC1 to UC2 was huge, I wonder if ND can continue this level of progress. If so, the PS3 definitely deserves the crown.

Sevir042956d ago

This game is complete already and is being polished. i think the end result will be amazing, but the media really needs to stop with this... and fanboys really need to hold their mouth shut., The original article said that Enslaved is as beautifully ANIMATED as Uncharted. It may not have said Uncharted 2 but i think the article was talking about the franchise as a whole because the Uncharted franchise IS BEAUTIFULLY animated as it is Unmatched in graphics on consoles right now.

MNicholas2956d ago

Uncharted 1 was vastly more detailed. More detailed characters and environments as well as higher res textures and shaders.

The art direction in Enslaved is excellent and the lighting looks convincing. It's a lot like RE5.

Here's are some actual in-game captures of Uncharted 1:


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zetsuei12957d ago

Who the hell Ninja Theory think they are to claim something like that?!

The only multiplataform game EVER that was on par with Uncharted 2 was Mass Effect 2 and that's already highly debatable!

No other, exclusive or not have the "pedigree" that Uncharted 2 has. If they had, 150 GOTYS would be meaningless.Seriously to claim something like that they must be attetion whores.

SOAD2957d ago

Ninja Theory didn't make that claim. These game journalist blogs are twisting their words.

N4BmpS2957d ago

Yeah It isn't Ninja theory it's these bloggers claiming to be journalist saying that Enslaved is on par or equal to Uncharted 2. Ninja Theory only stated how they feel about ND and Uncharted 2.

BigPappaPump2957d ago

@ zetsuei1

Not even close!

AKS2957d ago

Ninja Theory has only said glowing things about Naughty Dog. Tameem called them the best console developers in the world and indicated that the Uncharted series really influenced their game. Yet somehow through the media filter/ blogosphere they are viewed as thinking they are superior to Naughty Dog or something. I also remember a bunch of articles here on N4G implying that they hate the PS3. Those assertions are nonsense and didn't come from Ninja Theory.

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Chaostar2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )

To answer the question "Can a multiplatform title possibly look as beautiful as the great Uncharted 2?" Of course it can (wait before you hit disagree)...

All they need to do is put in as much time and effort as the Naughty Dog team did and they could have a game on par but we all know they won't due to certain restrictions when developing a multi-plat game i.e. time/money/platform specific requirements.

So is it possible for a 3rd party dev to create something as graphically stunning as Uncharted 2? YES. Is it probable? Well we might need C3P0 to calculate those odds.

Focker4202957d ago

Actually the 360 would need a stronger CPU to calculate the lighting, particle effects, and on screen collisions with a moving level (i.e. the train)

Chaostar2957d ago

Yeah probably but it would still be possible on the PS3. If all multi-plat developers played to each consoles strengths (like crysis 2 maybe?) instead of tryng to appease the fanboy masses with "equal" games, the world would be a better place.

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