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I just finished The Last of Us and enjoyed it very much. I think the Naughty Dog engine is pretty great for what it can do on the PS3 hardware and I enjoyed the Uncharted Series too. That being said this will probably be the very last PS3 console game that I ever play and it's back to PC gaming for me.

My only question about The Last of Us is with the colours... It seemed very dark in sections of the game, and because of this the colours seem to also "fade away" into purples and murky looking colours.

Is this due to the limitations on the PS3 hardware? I am just curious, because I don't think it has anything to do with a poor contrast ratio on my Toshiba Flatscreen HDTV. This game in particular, the darker areas seemed to turn purple and it was quite difficult to see where I was going at times, especially in the spore infested areas. Anybody else have the exact same problem with their nice fancy TVs while playing the game too?

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Faded colors in a zombie game? You don't say. Think about that for a second.
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It's not so much the fading but the way in which it doesn't look quite right with the grey purples and it makes me think my TV is crappy. Could it be the limitations of the PS3 or my hdmi connection?

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Have you tried calibrating your tv to the optimal brightness/contrast levels? I've tried to follow guides to get mine set at the optimal brightness/contrast levels in the past, using downloadable test cards/DVDs as a starting point, and playing with all sorts of options - In the end though, in a dark section I end up switch the preset back to the one with dynamic contrast and the cranked up brightness - I know it's not correct, and I'm losing anything like a real darkness/black colours, but there you go.


Don't have the game myself, but unless it's a crappy texture job from the Naughty Dog I don't know what else it could be.
    
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look up PS3 RGB full or limited
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It's not so much the fading but the way in which it doesn't look quite right with the grey purples and it makes me think my TV is crappy. Could it be the limitations of the PS3 or my hdmi connection?

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Possibly your HDMI connection as no developer would make a game that is exceeds the limit of the console they're aiming at. Try calibrating or changing you TV settings?
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Fading into purple sounds like your TV doing a horrible job at dithering dark tones, most likely using static dithering patterns.
   
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