Uncharted 2: Naughty Dog talks snow and ice game mechanics, shows new shots

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 22:00 GMT

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In its last outing with Uncharted, Naughty Dog was praised by critics over the realism of the water mechanics. The firm is hoping the same will be true with dynamic weather in the sequel.

Speaking in an interview with IGN, co-designer Richard Lemarchand said Drake will have to deal with some major weather patterns in the game.

“One thing I will say is that if you’ve ever tried to fight an intense cover-based gun battle against a vicious enemy in the middle of a Force Ten snowstorm, then you’ll appreciate how complicated the reduced visibility can make things for combatants on both sides,” he said.

“We’ve spent a lot of time focused on the distinctive look that snow has as it falls and is blown by the wind, and of course on the way in which Drake leaves footprints as he trudges through the snowdrifts in the Himalayan mountains that he ventures to.When he’s out in the snow he’ll accumulate a layer of snowflakes on his clothes and in his hair, which will slowly thaw when he gets back inside under cover.”

Read the full thing through here, and look over the new screens while you’re at it.

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