YouTube user dasso65 has put together a handy video that not only compare the difference in shooting mechanics, but also graphics, facial animations, and movement speed.
i see drake has more facial features and animations, and the graphics look moderately better.
The animations and physics are drastically improved. Fighting mulitple enemies, swinging from chandeliers, the water, the sand. The leap from UC to UC2 was huge, the leap to UC3 wont be as huge, but you will know it's quite better. Just from what they have shown I am very impressed. The cruise ship rocking back and forth and stuff sliding around and light swings with the flow...That is all happening in real time. Makes the train seen look like child's play.
the multilplayer beta i played when you were on the airplain was downright amazing. they have gone above and beyond with multiplayer. and the water animations/physics/graphics look amazing on the boat level.
While UC3 shows some improvements, I don't think comparing a finished product(UC2) to an early-built unpolished beta(UC3) will give us the best results yet. [Edit] I did notice that UC3 now has not only vertical but also horizontal recoil. Interesting.
I think U2 looks better from a character model perspective. Uncanny Valley.
I have noticed this is comparison to the SP of UC2 and the Beta MP of UC3. The visuals of the online mode of course are not as polished as the single player. The UC3 beta is just as good if not better than the complete UC2 MP experience. Comparing the beta to the retail game is bananas. I doubt the finished MP mode will look much better than the campaign of UC2. The single player game of Uncharted 3 will completely blow UC2 out of the water. And what is worst is you are doubting the abilities of Naughty Dog? These are the among the best the industry has to offer and they will deliver. They have never disappointed.
@Sillyace92 I agree. The facial structure look better in U2. The the faces are doing a bunch of weird things in the beta so I don't expect all that to be there at release. The graphics looks all around more polished to me in U3. Also the lighting looks improved. I can't wait to see the dev diaries on this game.
How come there's no smoke issuing from the wall debris when the player shoots in the UC3 beta? Also, Drake looks better in UC3 but he just looks grumpy for some reasons. Sully looks grumpy too and the person who made this comparison positioned Sully's face away from any light source in the UC3 beta so he looks darker and less detailed than the UC2 Sully. The trees in UC2 look better than the ones in UC3. I can see jaggies very clearly on some of the branches in UC3. Hopefully all of these problems are a result of the compression or by the user's error. It's possible that Naughty did downscale the graphics a little to accommodate the more physics-heavy setpieces.
Well, like I said already said above. Let's compare the MPs once UC3's MP is finished. At least Sully looks more his age now. In UC2, the skin around his neck and jawline was more youthful than it should be, I think.
if uncharted were a movie or tv show, i would think that they got a new actor to play sully. he doesn't look anything like he used to. i'm pretty disappointed in how he looks now.
I have to disagree. I think Uncharted 2 has better texture work, but Uncharted 3 has better lighting. The facial animations look nice, but overall Uncharted 3 is a step down from Uncharted 2 so far.
Who are you trying to kid?
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@Silly gamAr Nobody. It's called an opinion.
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@xPhearR3dx - It's called impaired vision, actually.
Zomg how dare you say a ps3 exclusive sequel doesn't look as good as the first game. Commence "lol" comments and "Your blind" comments
i don't know which game is technically more impressive...but i agree with phear...i liked the look of UC2 better.
one thing, the gun play still feels abit awkard and not precise...
you know how to grab a controller? :(
I agree about the 'over expressive' faces of the UC3 mp beta. I think it is a bit exaggerated, the expressions look more natural in UC3. Not that it affects the multiplayer game one bit, but hey.
I meant UC2 has more natural expressions.
And why they are comparing U2 retail game to U3 Beta game?
I'd rather see a comparison of the single-player modes.
It's a beta man, in the end ofcourse Uncharted 3 is gonna look better. Believe me, Naughty Dog are talentend people who know what they're doing. I can understand that people think Uncharted 2 looks better at the moment, but this is a beta and it's 1.6 GB. The beta is compressed. The final product will look better. And please don't call me a fanboy, just look at my N4G name. Uncharted 3 is gonna be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!
The differences between Betas and final builds are never that big in terms of visuals. KZ3's beta was basically the final build with "Beta" slapped on the screen. The chances of them changing anything in the visual department is very low.
This really depends on the developer as Naughty Dog has proven before that a lot can change in 3 months, especially when it comes to Single Player. If you look at any of the early release videos before Uncharted 2 came out and compare it to the final product, it looks much, much better in the retail version. I'm not saying expect huge changes in the Multiplayer when it comes to graphics, but I wouldn't say it'll stay the same either.
I forgot that UC3 is coming in two weeks. Oh its not? Well KZ3's beta was two weeks before release now wasn't it....
Exactly. What we are playing is not the final build. Can we at least wait until the final game before we start the comparisons? Don't you guys ever learn?
Uncharted 3 definitely looks better but it took a side by side comparison of both games to convince me, so in other words the visual improvements aren't that big or noticeable unless your playing them side by side. The huge improvements according to ND themselves are the lighting and particle effects (water/sand/fire) which I have to agree with, and personally I think the water and sand is the best I've seen in a console game but the fire looks horrible. The textures on clothing and hair went through small upgrades but that's about it.
Im playing uncharted 2, and it just feels better than U3 in every way.
@troll without a bridge. just heard from the estate agent that your new bridge is finished, you can move back under tomorrow.
Who needs Bridges when i haz N4G? Anyway, Im being honest, uncharted 2 feels less sluggish, sounds better, the setting is better and even the menus are slicker and fitting for uncharted. Uncharted 3 is trying to hard to be a serious shooter, which is not Uncharted.
Uncharted 2 is a little faster paced, sounds the same as 3 the maps are very playable in both and the menus have to accomodate a lot more slots and items hence they aren't as slick because everything is customisable and all the more brilliant for that. So have half a grilled billy goat and a happy house warming.
What do you guys mean UC2 sounds better or even the same UC3? UC3's guns sound more like guns, for a start. Also, as shown by the video, the reason some people feel the weapons in UC2 feel better is because the recoil is extremely predictable, allowing a player to full-auto an AK-47 and blast his pistol across the map without having to adjust his aim much at all. Your guns only went straight up when fired, meaning by pulling the right thumbstick slightly downwards, us players who played plenty of multiplayer could keep our crosshairs in exactly the same spot no matter how we fired or how far away the target was. The new guns are an improvement for the game's immersion.
it looks like a downgrade in graphics lol. It's also possible devs are not working on UC3. Some ND resources are probably being used for NGP.
first ND isn't doing the NGP game Second it's a BETAin multiplayer ..expecting to see the real thingsis downright silly . i'm not even sure the lihgting is finalazed and it's already better than U2
You Just had no idea what you were talking about did you?
Are you drunk while playing?
I was last night, didnt get a single kill... to my shame
@ capfreak Oh mate I know what you mean I cnnot play while drunk its funny for a while then I bite the controller in frustration. *note to self* stop drinking till after the game!
Uncharted is trying too hard to be a serious shooter? Are you serious? First of all you mean ND is trying too hard to make Uncharted into a serious shooter. Second,I disagree, I didn't get that at all. The characters move slower but I was told there is a sprint button. Uncharted is the same shooter only certain aspects were refined. The multiplayer is more about customizing.
Actually i find the customization really shallow, and im better off with a polished product than clumsy all-around experience.
pp is that you?
Looks better 11111
i still can't comprehend how we've gone from pong, to this O_o
Looks like Drake is rocking the Orange look in this one.
I'll compare when its the only sensible time to, when Uncharted 3 is released.
This is what I got from the video: -Facial reactions are much more animated/varied. -Colors seem to be much more saturated. -More shoulder sway while sprinting, looks more natural/fluid. -Decreased muzzle flash. -Guns sound like they have more "punch" to them. -Decrease bullet "trace/smoke". -Increased kickback with handgun.
UNCHARTED 3+3D is gamer crack!!!I played it on my buddys 42 last night and im still thinking about it.I'm gonna pick up the SONY tv bundle for $499 next week.once you play 3D you will never go back.
I have 3DTV and I think uncharted 3's 3D look horrible compared to Crysis 2's 3D.
I think it looks better, but I found the controls a little clunky. U2's controls seem much tighter. My opinion though.
I agree the controlls fell a little clunky. The Sprint Button has to go in my opinion.
i understand some people want to nikpic,but thats not gonna stop unc3 from being what unc2 was...FACT!!!
ND do their enviroments brilliantly, however I was hoping the facial animations would be better this time around. Personally I find it jarring to have wonderfully realised locations with characters that look like theyve been drawn by a 14 year old. Their brows almost cover their eyes when they 'extreme' frown! Only someone whos done a few too many lines grind their teeth and move lips that way. Finally don't get me started on the 'glassy' fish eyes, really hoped theyd have managed to refine it for 3.
Same engine, different game. Don't understand why there's a need for comparison. Same thing when those KZ2 vs KZ3 videos came out. Yea both look gorgeous, but essentially the same level of geometry, framerate, texture resolution, etc. only with different environments/characters.
you clearly havent played the beta
Nope I haven't. But I have played both Uncharted games and watched all of the footage of UC3 so far, and based on that it's not exactly a huge graphical leap forward like its predecessor was. Don't get me wrong it still looks great and certainly not any worse than UC2, but you can clearly tell it's the same engine.
I don't like the Drakes character model in Uncharted 3 as much as the one in part 2. His chin makes him look like that dude from Army of Darkness.
Making him look like Bruce Campbell just makes him more awesome.
Gears of war 1 looked better then uncharted 2.....
Are you high?
Gears 1 didn't look better than Uncharted 1... so... yeah. There are detailed comparisons online that back that up, but I won't bother posting a link because I know you'd rather stay in denial.
hell tomb raider legend looked better than uncharted 2!
Maybe Gears 3 but defintely not Gears 1.
the face animations in U3 makes it look like sully is jizzing his pants. lol uncharted 3 is a step up but remember the down the graphics for MP play. storyline will probley be better.
Wow! It's just amazing what Naughty Dog has accomplished. All the Uncharted games look incredible and each seem to outdo the prior. Uncharted 3 will certainly be an excellent game.
We all know when U3 drops, it's gonna look amazing. I'm sure the MP will take a graphical hit in place of some amazing set pieces, this isn't a bad thing. I think it's retarded to compare a beta to a finished game. I've noticed a lot of videos showing the MP and it looks awful.. then I turn it on, on my TV and it looks fantastic. It seems that a lot of people need to fix the contrast on their TVs as well as get some better HD cables or hell actually use an HD TV to play the game. I saw one video of a guy using a very tiny SD TV and he was complaining about how awful the game looked.. step your fuckin' TV game up it's 2011, if you're still sitting there with a TV from 1996 and you're complaining about picture quality, shut up. If you bought your TV from a company that normally makes HAMMERS and the quality is lacking that's your problem that's not the game. That's you, that's your thing.
The new facial animations are amazing but I'm not too sure about the pace of the new gameplay. But then again, it is only a beta and its not really fair to judge at this time.