The gorgeous faces and stunning cinematography of 'Until Dawn'

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The gorgeous faces and stunning cinematography of 'Until Dawn'

The PlayStation 4's latest exclusive Until Dawn is absolutely stunning visually. In particular? Its faces. By using 3D performance capture techniques that include strapping an HD camera rig to actor's heads (including Hayden Panettiere and Peter Stormare) to grab practically every minute detail and expression, the characters come to life in a pretty realistic fashion. What's really cool is that oftentimes once you let the DualShock 4 sit idle for a moment, the camera will zoom in on the face of whichever of the randy teens you're controlling. If motion controls are enabled, you can tilt the gamepad this way and that and the possibly doomed cabeza will follow suit accordingly. It's pretty neat!

Gallery: The faces of 'Until Dawn' | 18 Photos

  • Sam
  • Mike
  • Emily
  • Chris
  • Ashley
  • Josh
  • Jess
  • Matt
  • Dr. Hill
  • Jess
  • Mike
  • Sam
  • Josh
  • Dr. Hill
  • Mike
  • Emily
  • Josh
  • Dr. Hill
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Sadly, Until Dawn is severely lacking a proper photo mode though. I never thought I'd praise a game's cinematography, but I was consistently wowed by how every scene was composed and framed during my playthrough. Those sometimes-annoying camera angles, combined with just how good the game looks, scream for the ability to futz with exposure, saturation and depth of field adjustments for even more stunning, shareable shots. Seriously. Take a gander at the gallery below and try telling me that something like The Last of Us: Remastered's or Infamous: Second Son's digital darkrooms couldn't make the screenshots look even cooler and more desktop-image worthy.

Gallery: 'Until Dawn' and the art of interactive cinematography | 25 Photos

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