20 Times Until Dawn’s Uncanny Valley Made Us Super Uncomfortable

Until Dawn is a gorgeous game that looks incredibly realistic. Every once in a while though, someone looks a little TOO realistic for our tastes.

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Zotaku871328d ago

You know, I haven't cared at all about the PS4 since it's launch. The more I hear about this game, though, the more I really want one.

tigertron1328d ago

The last PS4 exclusive I bought was The Order, and I must admit I haven't really played my PS4 much since as I've been playing my XB1 more, but damn Until Dawn is good. If you enjoyed games like Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls then you should definitely check this game out.

XanderZane1328d ago

Already own a PS4 and I want to play this game as well. But not until next year when I can grab a copy for $20-$25. Heavy Rain and Beyond 2 Souls were decent games. Worth a play through at least 2 times.

Lightning Mr Bubbles1328d ago (Edited 1328d ago )

Yeah, a few times the camera angle changed and my character was right in front of my screen in a close up, and the face looked so real it startled me a bit.

Also, when you press the button to go to the menu, it has the head of the character you're controlling and you can move the stick to make the character turn and look at you. And it looks like someone is really looking at you in the eyes.

These characters are based off real actors, so there's real people that look like them, so I guess that's how they managed to make the stares so convincing.

uth111328d ago

the faces on the menu screen look amazing!

Especially Sam's :)

christian hour1328d ago (Edited 1328d ago )

I just pretended it was set on a planet where we discarded all our first generation androids and it made them much more believable and the uncanny aspect less jarring, because as early humanoid robots they tend to be uncanny valley deformities :)

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Christopher1328d ago

Kind of pointless. You can take a screen grab from TV and find humans making worse faces than these.

EdMcGlone1328d ago

Sure but it's Until Dawn's closeness (but not quite) to real life humans that makes it more pronounced. Until Dawn looks so good, but when it misses it misses hard (and comically) because of the Uncanny Valley.

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_-EDMIX-_1328d ago

I think it looks fine.

Love this game btw!

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