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 Comparison of 3D for Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, and GOW 3 
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One Eyed Hopeful

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I started playing PS3's Uncharted 3 today. It appears to have the best, most immersive 3D of the recent console 3D games I have played (Resistance 3 and Gears of War 3). Both cut scene and active game are rendered at full frame 720p (appears to be true 3D, not virtual 3D).

In comparison to DDD's Ignition, both Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3 3D are fairly comparable (something like its true 3D Custom focus). Resistance 3 has flattened, virtual 3D-like movie cut scenes, though. Resistance 3 "3D Depth" setting (more 3D is right) and Uncharted 3 options offer a considerable focus range. Since game DOF appears to be on (at least for Resistance 3), 3D depth resolution is limited. 3D motion is smooth at 1080p24 rates (at least, for me), with no game visual artifacts (like shadow problems).

Gears of War 3 incorporates 1080p side by side 3D, rather than 720p. GOW3 does not use true 3D; scenes appears to be slightly distorted (slope away from PC as view approaches horizon, hill-like) virtual 3D, with a little more limited range of depth than Ignition provides in its Virtual 3D mode (note that Ignition Virtual 3D has no distortion).

Update: Like Resistance 3, Uncharted 3 appears to use full 1080p24 video for its cut scenes, and slightly aliased 720p display for interactive gaming. Uncharted 3 cut scenes have more 3D depth than Resistance 3, though. Unfortunately, DOF appears to be enabled in Uncharted 3, as well. Overall, great 3D with no apparent visual artifacts beyond aliasing.


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Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:50 pm
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Very nice. I'd like to check this out but I don't have a PS3 yet. I'll probably get one to go with the HMZ-T1 when it comes out.

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Of the three games mentioned, UC3 is the only one I've tried and finished in 3d and all I can say that the game is a great showpiece for what can be done with s-3d when it is considered during development. Sure some scenes can use more pop-out than depth (such as opening the journal), but overall the balance is great in almost all scenes. What was very annoying to me, having a 50'' and sitting as close as possible to get in the game, was the low res and aliasing. whyme466 is wrong about the resolution during cutscenes, although it is higher than during actual gameplay and here is an article with some numbers to back this up - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digit ... d-3?page=2
Overall I have to say I am partly more pleased with what GOW (God of War, not Gears) Origins collection has to offer, due to image clarity and less aliasing. Although very bland (in terms of effects, objects on screen, etc.) in comparison to UC3 or Killzone 3 the internal resolution is much higher (I would go so far as to say it is actual 720p per eye).
I would of course recommend getting UC3 for all that it is, but if I have recommend a game specifically for s-3d on the ps3, than GOW Origins ( I am a little biased, since I've played all other GOW games, but I gave also played all UC games) would be it.
Of course - SOTC, UC3, Killzone 3 and Super Stardust are also a great choice.


Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:01 am
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One Eyed Hopeful

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God of War - Ghost of Sparta is great fun in 3D too. Well worth a look.


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