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Game News Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Update #30: Concept art of how Shadowrun Returns will look in-game

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Zed, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    It does, and the general concepts are nice, but everything is far too smooth and bright, and those awful cartoonish characters need to go. As it is, it looks like an absurd mix between the Banner Saga and Constructor (the latter actually being quite a good game, though hardly in line with what you'd expect from the Shadowrun setting).

    With proper characters, sharper contours and more gloomy shadows and darkness, it could actually turn out quite well.
     
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  2. asper Arcane

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    Really nice to have isometric 2d backgrounds in an RPG again.
     
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  3. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Nah man, you want a classy yakuza-run bunraku brothel. The whole "Well, we blew up the brothel, what do we do with the meat puppets?" thing is a recurring theme in so many dumpshock campaigns. :P
     
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  4. kaizoku Arcane

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    They're on the right direction, but they need to fix the characters. And I don't know what it is exactly, but the background feels a bit disney-esque (colors too bright?).

    And what's up with the white doves? O_o


    discussion on their forums: http://www.shadowrun.com/forums/topic/the-new-redmond-barrens-art
    a lot of people disagreeing with the cartoony characters :incline:
    may those comments help them see the light (or in this case remove the light et all)
     
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  5. attackfighter Magister

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    At first I was impressed, but after thinking it over this looks too much like some flash game. The art style needs work...
     
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  6. zeitgeist Magister

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  7. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    Like the Painted 2D City, but most NPC looks to Cartonish for me except those people under umbrellas. Too bright and Disney like but this is concept art after all.
     
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  8. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Well, it won't be 2D, will it? This is just a mockup. When it's gonna be in 3D you can say goodbye to all those nice details.
     
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  9. EG Nullified

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    :oops:
     
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  10. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    background will remain 2d. only characters will be 3d.
     
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  11. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Read OP. They explicitly stated they were going for 3d characters on a 2d background. Think TOEE.

    As for the characters noone loves, I think it's pretty obvious the runner characters are internal concept art for the modellers that's been scaled down and copypastaed to change it from "background concept" to "mock-up screenshot". I wouldn't worry too much about them just yet.
     
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  12. OldSkoolKamikaze Arcane Patron

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    No one posted the "hidden" video?

     
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  13. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Finally :D !
     
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  14. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Well, that's embarrassing.

    In that case, fucking impressive. :salute:
     
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  15. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    I am not a fan of using so many colors and all but it works well in this shot; I approve.
     
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    the wasteland 2 team needs to step up their game
     
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  17. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    It does, yes, but that's the advantage of faking a screenshot rather than showing a WIP one. Doesn't really make a lot of sense to directly compare, does it?

    I do like the 2D-background 3D-models concept though. Would've been happy if WL2 had gone that route too.
     
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  18. catfood AGAIN

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    Yeah, I know it's not fair to compare them but still I know that 2D backgrounds usually look better than 3D ones. I haven't played a 3D game that uses an over head camera that looks better than thei 2D counterpart. But I understand why Inexile went with 3D though being easier to work with and all.
     
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  19. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    Great, World of Warcraft now.
     
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  20. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Seriously, I hope this game lives up to the hype.
     
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  21. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Picture looks fine.

    Where the fuck is all the info on gameplay? Stats, Skills, Combat?
     
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    Am I the only person who thinks that dwarf would make an excellent "hater's gonna hate" gif?
     
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  23. sgc_meltdown Arcane

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    while I think he has sufficient groove, I think he's missing that touch of extra sass that will let him compete evenly with the current crop
     
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    Give him some time, maybe he will grow into his dance, like a Premier danseur noble
     
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