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Tycho / on Mon, Feb 28 2005 at 11:58 am

EQ2 looks dumb

My God these new screens from the upcoming EQ2 adventure pack are terrible. I mean, take a look at this one.

This reminds me of stumbling across some guys Bryce 3D website. You know where he has all his pictures of islands in a vast ocean but there’s like three suns! Or a big floating chrome skull and there’s like water pouring out of the eyes and mouth. I mean, this stuff from EQ2 looks like 3D clip art. There is no evidence that anyone possessing even a limited imagination ever touched these characters.

Maybe they started out with an interesting concept and then everything that made it unique was systematically removed as it progressed from a drawing to a finished 3D model. The other possibility is that their concept art for this monster looked something like this.

I’m not sure which scenario is worse.

Just look at this scene from WOW and compare the two.

Now this is a kick ass looking daemon. This is what you get when you have a company who not only employs talented artists, but actually gives them the tools and freedom to create worlds of startling originality. Now if I could just log into it.

-Gabe out

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