First off, our general impressions. The chances are they're probably the same as yours: there's no doubt whatsoever that this is a trailer is a wonderful piece of work, and it succeeds mostly because of an ethos that we've seen elsewhere in Sony first party projects, in particular Killzone 2. While the basic magnificence speaks for itself, all console hardware has inherent technical limitations (in short, something has to give) but the impact of those compromises in-game can be lessened through the expert handling of art and tech in concert. So with that in mind, here's the lowdown on what Sony revealed during E3.
The cinematic style of the whole trailer makes it difficult to pick up what might
be gameplay and what might
be cut-scenes, but what is curious is that some scenes appear to have anti-aliasing, while others have none at all. Some scenes are confirmed 720p
, while others - due to the compression of the video asset - are much more difficult to discern. Adding further to the confusion is the emergence of screenshots on one of our favourite overseas sites, the Korean Ruliweb