'Uncharted 4' Has The Best Graphics I've Ever Seen


"I’m not one to spend much time thinking about graphics technology. I like it when things look good, sure. Who doesn’t? I can even appreciate the clarity of 4k resolution, especially when it’s plopped down in front of my face via PC monitor. But I am not by and large impressed by resolution or framerates. I don’t care if something was upscaled if I can’t tell the difference just by playing it. I can admire particle effects only when they’re obviously adding something to the scene. I even prefer 30 fps from time to time. I drag myself unwillingly into hardware revolutions, hoping that developers choose to use the new hardware for gameplay effect rather than sharper visuals. And then, inevitably, some game comes along and makes me remember that yes, graphics technology is important. That new leaps forward in hardware can produce gamescapes of unparalleled beauty. For the 2017, and for Sony’s PS4, Uncharted 4 is that game."

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Walter_Official1519d ago (Edited 1517d ago )

Just imagine the graphic fidelity this game would produce with the new GTX 1080, the frame-rate would be astounding. Kudos to ND though being able to produce a game of this beauty on the PS4, 12 HOURS!

Edit: And people will dislike this post because i mention the pc yet i'm a proud PS4 player, lol N4G

Lamboomington1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

They could add in extra rendering features on a PC version. Stuff like specular occlusion to reduce some of the 'flatness' that you see in all games. QB is the only game I've seen so far which applies that across the board. More shadows and higher resolution shadows.

Uncharted 4 on PC would be graphics heaven.
I know that isn't going to happen, but hey, I can dream.

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redaxis1517d ago

Did u mean ambient occlusion? AO is widely used in most modern games, not just quantum break. Uncharted 4 has it too, with a bunch of other rendering techniques like SSS, volumetric light and global illumination, lights even bounce around creating color bleeding. Now only the shadows have very low filtering and high quality shadows are always expensive to calculate. Now all these techs aside, what really shines in uncharted 4 isn't just the rendering tech, the animation, voice acting, writings all contribute to such lovely game.

Ipunchbabiesforfun1518d ago

You'll get lots of disagrees. But I too often think about how incredibly awesome games could be if naughty dog had a closed system with the power of the new GTX 1080. The things they could do with what 10X the power?!?! Insane.

FATAL1TY1518d ago

Game of the Generation: Uncharted 4

Best gameplay
Best graphics
Best atmosphere
Amazing characters and story

UltraNova1517d ago

@ above

Lets wait for ND's next game and then decide THE game of this gen...

Eonjay1518d ago

It would look very nice but not because of the power... you only need a team as talented and dedicated as ND. Also, you really gotta wonder if any team could make a PC game this optimized.

BenRC011517d ago

Just imagine what it could look like on ps5 or ps6 or xbox20!!!!!

GamingIVfun1517d ago

I'm a PC gamer and as of now their really isn't a game on pc that looks as good as Uncharted 4, their could be but their isn't.

masterfox1517d ago

you know whats the sad part of your comment, that PC gamers don't have a single idea of what kind of real performance their gaming rigs have , you would be surprise of a lets say GTX 560ti what can do, hell I can go even more years back lets say 8800 GTX, since PC gaming is most based on raw code instead of optimized code thats why it need every year a more powerful GPU so it can handle all that raw data and throw at your screen, console gaming isn't based on that since console are more limited in hardware developers need to find ways in how to get more with less, while doing this new developing techniques are created that can achieve the same results of older techniques but with less programming.

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Mr-Dude1518d ago

Just think of a The Last Of Us sequel with this graphics, knowing ND maybe better..

amiga-man1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

TLOU came out on the PS3 and set a benchmark not just last gen but stands up even this gen, it's been a while coming but Uncharted 4 is now the new benchmark.

inveni01518d ago

I don't know if it's fair to call Uncharted 4 a new benchmark. I mean, Uncharted 2 came out seven(?) years ago, and no other dev has been able to create a game with such a perfect marriage of all of its parts. It will be a long, long time before anyone can get close to doing what Uncharted 4 does. It's not a benchmark, it's an ideal made real.

Walter_Official1518d ago

The last of Us remastered is still one of the best looking games i've played.

fenome1518d ago

I keep thinking the same thing as I'm playing this. The dust particles floating around keeps making me think of spores, and the plant life everywhere. I keep thinking about what they could do with TLOU with this system.. it's amazing.

Ezz20131517d ago (Edited 1517d ago )

Man, TLOU2 on ps4 ?!


BenRC011517d ago

I still say tlou has better facial animation. Uc4 looks stunning but the acting is a bit ott at times.

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Pancit_Canton1518d ago

Just thinking about Naughty dog next game would further ulitized the full potential of the PS4.

Xavy1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

I can approve of this.
I'm in chapter 4 right now, and man OH MY GOD. This game is so damn beautifull it hurts.
The controls feel great, voice acting is top notch.
ND is just on another level, another league then the rest.
This is a must have for any gamer and non-gamers as well.

OB1Biker1518d ago

The characters looks so real and convincing in their animation. It has a great part on the quality of the story telling. I like the slow progressive pace so far serving the game s intent I believe.

Lamboomington1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

The overall package is what really counts here. There are games on PC that do specific things better, but... overall, Uncharted 4... ND does incredibly high quality and are CONSISTENT throughout ; easily a candidate for best graphics ever, on any platform. (it's still very subjective, mind you, unless you're talking about very specific aspects)

Especially when you talk about characters and animations, because that is something that is objectively better than any other game out there. The characters in UC4 are at another level, simply put.

The graphics tech is advanced, but it's the attention to detail and polish that really make it stand out. ND lavish detail like no other game. This extends to everything - the environments, the lighting, the characters, small graphical effects. No other game is so consistently impressive across such a wide variety of things when it comes to graphics, and that makes a huge different

Chaos_Order1518d ago

What blows my mind the most is that they can keep such an incredible level of consistency over such a wide range of very different environments. Some games look amazing but look pretty much the same the entire way through. Uncharted juggles completely different settings with a huge variety of colour schemes and looks fantastic no matter what, both on a technical level and an artistic level.

DigitalRaptor1517d ago (Edited 1517d ago )

100% agree.

It's the consistency in particular that makes this game's visuals shine. The more diverse your game is, the harder it is to reach a solid level of consistency, but ND has never managed it better in Uncharted 4.

And like you mentioned... the animations, particularly, character mesh animations are the best in any game ever. The sheer amount of them and their diversity in any given (even less likely) context is testament this. It makes gameplay all the more thrilling to experience a brand new bespoke animation that you've never seen before, even just for the smallest or unique of situations. That is what I call the truest attention to detail, and perfectionism. That is ND through and through.