Parallax And Other Lighting Effects, Continued
Many places are so dark that you can only see properly in normal mode. The interplay of light and shadow looks better in Next Gen mode; without the flashlight you often cannot see anything at all.
Lara stands in front of the window and is lit by a neon sign. In Next Gen mode the light is missing, and Lara is dark. The column in the background has a shadow and the lights in the house windows are missing.
Under water, shadows and light from the flashlight have much more detail with Next Generation Content. The murkiness of the water colors the light.
When the rays of light are colored, Lara and the environment are affected a lot more in Next Gen mode.