The Order 1886 Can Look A Whole Lot Better With Some Colors In This Screenshot Comparison

The Order 1886 was recently released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 by Ready at Dawn. The developers have used various post processing effects to add cinematic elements to the game, resulting in visuals that often feel like a CGI movie. But what happens if we remove these effects and see the game without them?

The Order 1886 was primarily positioned as a cinematic experience hence it was important for the developers to implement similar camera techniques as used in the film making industry. They also went for a aspect ratio that best meets their need for the game. The result was a game that often looks like a well made CGI movie.

To see how The Order 1886 stacks against its own muted colors equivalent, check the slider comparison below. Direct-feed screenshots are also given if you want to take a closer look at this comparison.

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As can be seen from the above images, the colorful screenshots looks really great compared to the fully post-processed version of the game. When Sony initially released screenshots from the same location as seen in the above image, people were talking about the game having muted colors. But it was just done as an effect by the developers as there are various colorful locales throughout the game.

Let us know what you think about these screenshots in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Jerry Erikson

    All the before pictures look MUCH better imo. The “color” pictures don’t look very colored at all. Just looks like you slapped a blue filter over them and that makes it worse than the filter the game was already using.

  • Phil

    It’s suppose to look like that morons because back in the olden days the world had less colour!

    In all seriousness though, I much prefer the drown filter to the blue filter.

  • Thad Vanity

    Garbage Article from a Garbage Source.

  • suli559 .

    i honestly thought my TV was having problems because of the shades of blue in the dark areas but i see that the game was intended to be that way…. phew

  • rllintrllin

    Now we’re criticizing the game’s graphics??….hahhahaha….stfu

  • AsianGamer

    the atmosphere is ruined… 🙁

  • dangalphthegrey

    Who cares. Garbage game anyway

  • Kim Marius Falch

    Textures color and wood was harder to recognize and differentiate with the blue filter

  • murk lurb

    nope. sorry gearnuke. try again

  • Mats Leven

    many people hate 1886 just because of ” PS4 EXCLUSIVE” , I know xboxfanboys angry
    about new IP on ps4 but not on xboxone

  • Marlo Stanfield

    I think the original looks better.

  • Chandler Wood

    The altered screens aren’t even the exact same screenshot… Try again.

  • Eddytion

    NOPE, Instagram filters don’t make games look better.

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    The games graphics aren’t even debatable and dont need this stupid article. For the record they wanted a dark ominous feel which is why they have the subdued color pallet.

  • nah! I prefer the chromatic aberration in the original. The “better” one – lol – just looks like you put an instagram filter on it. gtfoh with this.

  • Kris Opala

    The second set of images injects blue in the darks/shadows and neutralizes the global sepia/red cast thereby making the image more contrasty and “poppy” in appearance. Can’t say this is cinema-quality level color grading and seems like a quick photoshop fix.

  • ineedgames

    Still looks like an ugly shade of brown.

  • PachterStation

    Console and more so TVs have so many settings, you could mess on with the until the cows came home. The quality of your TV and what cable you’re using plays a major part. I recently went back to some old Xbox 360 games and they look terrible on my new TV. On another TV (LCD with an LED back light), they looked even worse due to motion blur. Screen shots and vids don’t always paint a true picture.

  • Hans Wurst

    Sorry but you don’t know what you’re talking about. The original looks much better!

  • Joshua Pirog

    Color palettes do nothing to the actual engine. Meaning the game looks exactly the same either way, it’s just a personal preference as to which you find more appeasing.

  • Dirkster_Dude

    As for the comparisons I don’t think either 1 looks better than the other just different.

  • jmmy

    So, a blue color filter is better than the brown one?

    • Jason Mounce

      I should totally take screenshots and add variable filter effects in my Microsoft Powerpoint photo editor, I bet I could make the game ‘Look Better’ if I added like, higher saturation and oh my glob, I HAVE MADE ART. I HAVE MADE THIS IMAGE SO MUCH BETTER, Look at MY comparison!

  • andy

    Looks like someone tweaked their display from the “warm” setting to “cool”. Either way, its still the best looking linear game out there to date.

    • SaberEdge

      Nah, Ryse on PC looks more detailed and isn’t so overly blurry….just to give one example. But I do think it is the best looking console game so far overall.

  • I actually prefer the muted sepia tones.

  • Clate

    Looks much better how it was. I do wish we could use SweetFX on consoles. It makes some PC games look better

  • spideynut71

    Anything looks better than that “50 Shades of Grey” garbage.

  • donald

    Wow someone just discovered photoshop. What is with you b-rate news site people and adding filters to screenshots and calling it news? The original looks directors with numerous years industry experience making AAA games knows better than you, don’t you think? You can’t just throw a cold filter on it and say it has more color.

    • Dirkster_Dude

      I always love it when people complain about the what they consider a b-rate news site. I will just note you were here and felt strongly enough to comment. You saw the article, ads, and whatever else that appeared along with the article you just read. So, did the b-rate news site do the job? Looks like it to me as far as you’re concerned. Oh, and they also reported what they felt was news. Win-Win.

    • KoolADBestRapper

      You really got mad and decided to post a comment…

      • GetOnWithIt

        No, he’s right. The photoshopped images look like shit compared to the legit photos. It takes away the atmosphere of the game w that bullshit. This isn’t news & it’s crap journalism.

        • KoolADBestRapper

          But it is ALWAYS crap journalism. Why we even put videos games and journalism together will forever be beyond my knowledge.

          • GetOnWithIt

            Well some of us would like to see an improvement and the only way that happens is put people’s feet to the fire when it’s needed.

    • couldn’t agree more.

  • Bilal Prince- Ali