- Aug 28, 2009
eh, whatever. game looks fine to me.fundayz said:
which, personally, is really all that matters.
eh, whatever. game looks fine to me.fundayz said:
Apparently you havent played Dragon Age, Gears of War, GTA4, Fallout 3 or Fallout NV. All these make excessive use of the Brown filter.ciortas1 said:No colours other than brown? Have you played D2? And if you're talking about this game, are you high?008Zulu said:Looks as if D3 is an isometric version of Dragon Age. The human eye can distinguish 16.7 million colours, lets see another besides brown. Also, can we see another filter apart from "murky" and/or "dreary"?
Dark & Gritty have been done, to death.
And no, the style hasn't been done to death, considering the last (good) game to do that in the genre was Diablo 2, 11 years ago if we count the expansion, even ignoring the fact that you're trying to justify its art style jump in such a petty manner.
Ok, it seems I will have to spell it out, sorry I didn't make it simple for you.ciortas1 said:All you're doing is dropping names of popular games here. Games that are not related to D3 in neither the genre nor the art style. What point are you trying to make?008Zulu said:snip
And if you so much as imply D3 is lacking colours, I must refer to what I said before - you're high. Either that, half-blind or simply daft.
What I was pointing out originally and subsequently, was that it uses the same muted art style of other mainstream popular games. If you use Red, then make it Red, not Dried Blood Red.ciortas1 said:It's not mimicking the art styles of the aforementioned games in the slightest, unless you mean having included the same colour another game has passes for mimicking it. If anything, it's mimicking WoW's art style, and it's pretty obvious why - because the WoW art lead is working on D3; and because they indeed are cutting corners everywhere possible to try and get the game to run on the shittiest of PCs. It has nothing in common with GTA 4, it has absolutely nothing to do with Gears of War, Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas and hardly anything with Dragon Age as far as the art style is concerned. You're always free to bring up screens of the games and show me just how wrong I am, though.
Well said. I couldn't agree more.UnderCoverGuest said:Damn it, damn it, damn it. More %*!#$ing cartoony shit graphics designed to appeal to pussies rather than classic dark, Gothic, stormy and dreary landscapes painting an accurate picture of a demon infested world as you and a few lone heroes attempt to defeat the source of evil and restore order to the very world.
I will never, EVER forget the night I first played Diablo II and found myself immersed in the dark and brooding Rogue Encampment...the music, the sounds--by purest of fates my window was open and the smell of rain overloaded my senses; it was beautiful...
And the summer days spent with a sandwich and tea, wandering the town of Lut Gholien, the music and sandstone ambiance filling my mind even while the setting sun shown upon me in reality...
Honestly, the early 2000s were when I first got into video gaming, because of the sheer creativity. Diablo II, a dark masterpiece, Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast, an epic adventure with a classic story, also bordering on the dark. Duke Nukem, still kicking ass and chewing bubblegum as we watched and cheered "go man go!"
And today. Now everything is a Modern Warfare 2 clone or bright-colored ugly-as-sin cartoony graphics display of sick, with over angsty characters, ridiculous storylines, and Hans Zimmer being duped into composing for me. Hans, you're too good for them! Release a personal album containing these soundtracks, but stop putting them in such terrible games!
Honestly can't wait for Duke to break down the door saying "The King is back, baby!" Even if the gameplay is of average first person shooter style, AT LEAST IT DOESN'T TAKE ITSELF SO SERIOUSLY. It's not trying to be Modern Warfare, and it's not trying to be that silly Bulletstorm game. This is Duke holding out a hand and saying, "for the good times!"
Hrrum. Think I went off topic, and my coffee's been done a good ten minutes now. But in short, if Diablo III were as is in those monotone screenshots, I'd buy it. As it is, it's just a colorful adventure for all the folks lining up to prostitute themselves to Blizzard-Activision's marketing department.
(Note that I say Blizzard-Activision. I know that somewhere, lodged uncomfortably in a random place of that company's heart, Blizzard is still there, struggling to extend its control to some part of the games themselves. Don't give in to the dark side! You shall emerge once more in all your former glory! Hopefully.)
Yea, that tends to be the way new games start out. It's really common to see graphics from older games being used as placeholders in newer games while the developers are working certain details out and deciding what to use and not to use.Ickorus said:I'll be honest, those screenshots look like a heavily modded Diablo 2 more than any new game.