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Uncharted 2 "Next-Gen Filter" Comically Exaggerated

Naughty Dog has quite the sense of humor.

Those who have been following along with graphical trends this generation can easily point to the decided lack of vibrant color in some of the top titles. In fact, it has been debated many times in gamer circles everywhere; why do so many of even the best-looking productions seem to focus on grays, browns, black, and dark greens; i.e., drab colors? Well, Uncharted has always been the exception to the rule; those lush environments are very, very pretty and just a joy to behold. But if you want to see it in "true next-gen" format, the developers have provided you with the "Next-Gen Filter," which puts a "bland blanket" of sorts over that healthy color palette. This feature was in Drake's Fortune but this time around, it's even more exaggerated and hence, more comical. They've got some screenshot comparisons in the gallery through that link and as you can see, it's a fairly pronounced difference and one worth laughing at.

Yeah, something like Gears of War looks awesome but the lack of color in this generation was really starting to grow tiresome. It was one of the reasons why the first Uncharted really opened our eyes to what bright shades and hues could look like in this generation. And Uncharted 2 took it to yet another level. But if you need that "Gears-y" look, you can have it.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

10/12/2009 9:13:07 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

Zemus101
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 9:34:24 PM
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I think this is brilliantly funny.

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inkme101
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:06:17 PM
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i'll keep my color thanks!

also "Gears-y" is hilarious

if you need that "Gears-y" look, go play

Gears!

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Juanalf
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:15:56 PM
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The folks at Naughty Dog are brilliant but that's not exactly news to any one(here at least).

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Oyashiro
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:18:50 PM
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I believe this is also in Uncharted one, i think it was a filter you unlocked. I can't remember if they called it "Next-gen" as well, but it turned everything dull and brown... I also think it added a lot of bloom to everything haha.

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Imagi
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 4:17:36 PM

Yeah it was in the first, Res 2 also had a similar filter.

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Scarecrow
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:29:54 PM
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Wow....

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Alienange
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:33:53 PM
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Just goes to show you how simple it is to make things look "Gears-y" if a company like ND can throw it into their game as an afterthought just to get some laughs.

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:39:31 PM
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lol sweet!!! ND told them..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:52:42 PM
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haha, that is a very nice bi***slap.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 10:58:56 PM
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This would be a cool feature, if it weren't just a sepia filter. It doesn't make things drabber it makes them browner, my video camera can do that to real life. What ever, I wouldn't have used it anyway but it doesn't seem like anything worth talking about to me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 11:07:09 PM

brown, yes, it should be called the "poop filter"

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Qubex
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 11:10:07 PM

LoL WorldsEnd :)

Q!

"i am home"

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___________
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 12:43:11 AM
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my point exactly.
why do games with excellent graphics have to be so bloody emo?
killzone 2.
splinter cell conviction.
alan wake (kinda understandable because its a thriller but still needs some color)
even multi plats like BRINK and singularity, there suppose to have KZ2 quality graphics and there as black and white as a 50 year old tv.
games dont have to consist of a color pate of black, white and brown to have good graphics, both uncharted games, and ratchet and clank along with resident evil 5, DMC4 and lost planet 2 have proven this.

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Banky A
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 12:46:32 AM
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Woooot

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www
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 6:40:14 AM
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We don't only have Gears-y, we have Fallout-y and Killzone-y too :-)

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N a S a H
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 2:38:49 PM
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There was a next-gen filter in the first Uncharted too.

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FlyingKickPunch
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 5:05:47 PM
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i said it before and ill say it again.
greatest game ever!
if anybody wants to party up in multiplayer my psn is flyingkickpunch, drop me a line!

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smileys_007
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 5:14:04 PM
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i just bought uncharted 2 yesterday and the game is f**kingly gorgeous and stunning!! I only just played the first stage and my jaw dropped on the opening sequence and cutscenes of the game. It is a must buy game for ps3 owners. Congrats to sony and naughty dog for making this awesome game.

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