Originally posted by Joystiq.com
I remember reading a series of articles from IGN about the future of gaming, and something they brought up was that even though graphically, games have improved, but the animation still looks like a "videogame". They showcased a series of games to prove the point.
For example, when you're playing a boxing title, your button presses create jerky movements in your character. Or when you're playing a football title, a change in direction is abrupt and not fluid.
IGN then showcased an animation test from Naughty Dog. I was amazed to say the least. Hopefully the kinks get ironed out by the time this game launches!
EDIT: Here's that IGN article on Animation. Check out the difference!