Parallax And Other Lighting Effects, Continued
With stronger light sources it looks different; here the Next Generation Content mode clearly displays better.
The extremely bright light sources in Next Gen mode have less of an effect on Lara. There is a good level of detail with the pinprick ray of light on the globe in the upper middle of the screen.
Less is more, so they say. If Lara is lit by the spotlight, then in normal mode she is very bright. In Next Gen mode she shines and looks more plastic, and the shadows are prettier.
The difference in the shadows is due to the switch in graphic mode. Lara's position does not change.