How Uncharted 2 set the technical benchmark

Naughty Dog lead technical artist Mike Hatfield on the game's extra special effects

In this exclusive extract from Ballistic's The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves we go behind the scenes to see how Naughty Dog used a huge variety of special effects to build the flagship PS3 title.

Mike Hatfield: ...One of the things we wanted to improve over Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was our use of real-time physics-driven events; situations like a character moving through an environment where he’s knocking things over, or he’s destroying cover with the machine guns.

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brazilianbumpincher3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

by this game or had something great to say about this game

it may not be genre changing (though some will argue that point) but it sure did perfect the third person action genre

inveni03062d ago

I agree. Uncharted 2 does little that no other game has done before, but the experience is unmatched by anything else. That's an amazing feat.

piroh3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

Uncharted 3 = 2011 GOTY (at least GOTY contender) not only in terms of graphics

zeddy3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

uncharted drake fortune was a better game in terms of story and atmosphere but among thieves had awesome graphics and probably a more varied amount of gameplay like the train mission which i dont think anyone has done before in a game.

inveni03061d ago

U2 was FULL of atmosphere.

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Gran Touring3062d ago

Definitely one of the best developers this generation. Uncharted 2 was simply a phenomenal experience for me. While setting technical and storytelling benchmarks, the pacing of the game was perfect, with an excellent balance of gunplay that never got repetitive, and puzzle solving that was never too complex or time-consuming.

morventhus3062d ago

ummm i think heaven 2.0 set the benchmark for graphics... then again the game suck... but thats a pc game.... sooo if were talking uncharted 2 set the ps3 benchmark ill give it to you

Pandamobile3062d ago

Heaven is a tech demo, not a game.

pr0digyZA3062d ago

I think that's what he was trying to say he was just being sarcastic and unfunny.

Kinge5043062d ago

Im no fanboy (i own uncharted 2) but will uncharted sack riding stop it IT WAS RELEASED A YEAR AGO!!!

ThatArtGuy3062d ago

It's still better than anything I've bought this year.

mrcash3062d ago

I would have said that as well, but imo Mass effect2 tops it. Both are great games but I just enjoyed ME2 more.

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