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A professional photographer makes Uncharted 4 even more beautiful

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Everyone has raved about Uncharted 4. It is the best game in the series, the best game from Naughty Dog, the best game ever. Our very own Geoff reviewed it, and gave it a higher score than he usually gives any games. So yes, I know it’s full of wonderful gameplay, excellent story telling and all the rest. I even heard how gorgeous it was – I’d seen the videos and screenshots from Sony and Naughty Dog, so I thought I understood. But this, this is a real showcase.

Ray Soemarsono is a professional photographer. And it’s that unique eye that has made Uncharted 4 (thanks Kotaku) look even better than I’ve ever seen it. The thing is, I might not be able to do photoshop, but I do have an eye for art. My years of art theory courses and museum visits haven’t been for naught, and I can testify, these images are just that – art. It took a professional to know when to press that capture button and snag the best possible images. Just check out this gallery of pretty pictures:

WARNING: may contain spoilers.

I think I’m most impressed by the foliage and the lighting. I love seeing how the light streams through from a window or a hole in the wall, how it casts shadows – it looks so real, and so beautiful. Plus, that foliage finally looks real. Usually in games, foliage is the worst, falling prey to poor clipping, leading it to look so, so bad. But now, now it’s actually well designed and adds to the imagery instead of detracting from it.

I never make use of photomode in games. I just don’t see the point. But, now that I’ve seen the kind of images that a professional can make… I probably still won’t because my photos will be nowhere near this level of amazing.

Last Updated: May 31, 2016

21 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 31, 2016 at 09:04

    Hey oVg – a FOURtographer!

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 31, 2016 at 09:09

      • oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

        May 31, 2016 at 10:53

        FOURplay

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 31, 2016 at 11:01

          XD

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    • oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

      May 31, 2016 at 10:51

      NEVER FORGET THE FOUR he also slammed Red Dead Redemption.

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      • Darren Peach

        May 31, 2016 at 14:00

        Huh ?

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        • oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

          May 31, 2016 at 14:10

          The dude who gave U4 a 4/10 on metacritic also bombed Red Dead and called Dark Souls 2 the worst game ever made.

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          • Darren Peach

            May 31, 2016 at 14:12

            Yeah, He is a total super hipster that probably gets all his lifestyle choices from pitchfork……:)

  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 31, 2016 at 09:10

    Can’t believe they’re done with Uncharted. Will be exciting to see what they plan next

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    • Pariah

      May 31, 2016 at 09:10

      They’re probably heading into Uncharted territory now.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 31, 2016 at 09:15

        lol

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  3. DragonSpirit009

    May 31, 2016 at 09:12

    So jealous that people can play this and I can’t T.T

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  4. HairyEwok

    May 31, 2016 at 09:13

    Powered by Nvidia Ansel, oh wait this is on console XD.
    I think a whole lot more of these screen captures will happen when Nvidia releases the Ansel program for people to use.

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  5. oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

    May 31, 2016 at 10:43

    Michael Thomson, a writer with the Washington Post, gave Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End one of its only negative reviews. In his review, Thomson criticized the game for having a weak story, and complained that Uncharted 4‘s groundbreaking visuals were too overwhelming. Thomson, while clearly not impressed with Naughty Dog’s latest effort, did not assign a score to his review, yet at the time of this writing, it is listed on Metacritic with a 40/100 rating.

    “groundbreaking visuals were too overwhelming”

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  6. oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

    May 31, 2016 at 10:46

    Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to congratulate Naughty Dog and Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida

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  7. oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

    May 31, 2016 at 10:46

    4/10

    Ready at Dawn’s CTO Andrea Pessino said that Uncharted 4 is as close to perfect as that kind of game can be, with every little detail masterfully executed by Naughty Dog.

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  8. oVg Whippersnapper Post Review

    May 31, 2016 at 10:47

    10/10

    Overwatch

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  9. Dutch Matrix

    May 31, 2016 at 11:08

    That picture of the girl with the dog… I saw that and thought… That should be The Sims…

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  10. Darren Peach

    May 31, 2016 at 13:59

    Yay. I am finally getting Uncharted today. Looking forward to playing it.

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  11. Salmando (a.k.a 'Bleh')

    May 31, 2016 at 17:10

    Dog looks terrible. Funny how little effort they put into that.

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