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Hannar
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(05-24-2012, 05:05 AM)
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http://www.38watch.com/forums/showth...s-deserve-this.

These three images were linked from a new profile at 38Watch using the name "Alyn Shir," one of the main characters from Reckoning. It included the message:

38 isn't dead yet.

Amalur is worth fighting for. Spread the fire.

These are three of the playable races in game - the Jottun, Dverga, and Almain.

The thread contains direct links to higher res images, but it's to image shack. I'll at least post them here as well in case they disappear.








I love this studio -- hope they make it out ok.
Izick
(05-24-2012, 05:06 AM)
Damn! That looks great!
JasonMCG
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(05-24-2012, 05:06 AM)
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Wow...looks great! Loving the art style.
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Im_So_Pringles
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(05-24-2012, 05:06 AM)
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Love the style that I'm seeing here.
Foffy
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(05-24-2012, 05:07 AM)
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Holy shit, this is for an MMO?
VashTS
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(05-24-2012, 05:07 AM)
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Artstyle looks great. Almost looks like a next-gen WoW game. Hopefully bliz fans give it a chance.
DGRE
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(05-24-2012, 05:08 AM)
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Looks amazing. I just wish it wasn't an MMO.
soultron
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(05-24-2012, 05:08 AM)
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Shit, dude. This has a lot of similarities with WoW's art style, I feel, but just does it a billion times better. (I've never been a fan of WoW's art style. WoW's palette is nice, but the art itself just isn't for me.)

I'm shallow as fuck, I've just realized. Next to GW2, this is the only game that's made me want to look into playing an MMO on looks alone.
JuxJuxJux
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(05-24-2012, 05:08 AM)
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Wow, I'm legitimately impressed. Not what I was expecting at all. Very interested to see more.
vazel
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(05-24-2012, 05:08 AM)
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McFarlane did those designs? That looks like something Joe Madureira would do.
Lazy vs Crazy
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(05-24-2012, 05:08 AM)
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Three races in an MMO? I don't think that's going to cut it.
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(05-24-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by vazel

McFarlane did those designs? That looks like something Joe Madureira would do.

McFarlane?? No way in hell. That's Joe Mad all the way.
Grakl
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(05-24-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Why is this an MMO grahghsgdsgfdhf
SalsaShark
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(05-24-2012, 05:09 AM)
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looks like a mixture of WOW and Torhclight

eh
soultron
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(05-24-2012, 05:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lazy vs Crazy

Three races in an MMO? I don't think that's going to cut it.

Rock
Paper
Scissors
bloodforge
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(05-24-2012, 05:10 AM)
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I love the art style. Hope it actually gets released.
ZenaxPure
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(05-24-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Looks like my PC would cry and breakdown if I tried to make it run the game, assuming those are in game screens or whatever.
gogojira
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(05-24-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lazy vs Crazy

Three races in an MMO? I don't think that's going to cut it.

I imagine that's three of a handful.
Rflagg
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(05-24-2012, 05:11 AM)
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This mess with the missed payment was they best thing for their mmo as they finally seem to be showing some stuff. The game looks good, but it takes more then looks, I hope they are bringing some interesting methods to advance and have fun within the game world. I do hope they make it out these hard times ok.
Lazy vs Crazy
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(05-24-2012, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by gogojira

I imagine that's three of a handful.

Oh I misread.
goldenpp72
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(05-24-2012, 05:12 AM)
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The visuals look outstanding for an MMO, I hate MMO games though :/

I hope it releases and the company survives though, I enjoyed kingdoms.
DGRE
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(05-24-2012, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lazy vs Crazy

Three races in an MMO? I don't think that's going to cut it.

These are three of the playable races in game - the Jottun, Dverga, and Almain.

In English, this means there would be more than three in total.
Dead
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(05-24-2012, 05:13 AM)
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I loved the Reckoning of AMALOUR so I hope this comes through, Art looks neato.
DiscoJer
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(05-24-2012, 05:15 AM)
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Hmmm, wonder if a Kickstarter campaign is forthcoming? (And these are being leaked to stir up interest?)
SalsaShark
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(05-24-2012, 05:15 AM)
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so am i the only that given WoW, Torhclight, Diablo 3 (to a point), etc finds this art style kinda boring at this point?

sure it looks nice, specially for an MMO, but the art style does nothing for me. Seen it before in more than one game.
Hannar
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(05-24-2012, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lazy vs Crazy

Three races in an MMO? I don't think that's going to cut it.

Definitely more than three -- those are just three we are aware of now. More info at Amalur.com
kuroshiki
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(05-24-2012, 05:17 AM)
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Show me female characters and we will start to talk.
Lactose_Intolerant
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(05-24-2012, 05:18 AM)
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That horse looks like a statue. The texture and angular jaw/shoulder aren't helping it out any.

The 1st and 3rd character looks interesting at least.
gogojira
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(05-24-2012, 05:19 AM)
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It definitely looks like a world I'd love to explore. Here's to hoping something comes of it, though it's hard to think anything will given what's going on over there.
Attackthebase
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(05-24-2012, 05:20 AM)
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I hope 38 Studios pulls a THQ and deMMO this. I love the art style here, but I'm so burnt on the MMO genre at this point.
Akia
(05-24-2012, 05:20 AM)
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this looks sweet
Hannar
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(05-24-2012, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by DiscoJer

Hmmm, wonder if a Kickstarter campaign is forthcoming? (And these are being leaked to stir up interest?)

Curt says that for legal reasons Kickstarter is not an option.
Pyronite
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(05-24-2012, 05:20 AM)
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Wow... I'm loving the art style as well.

Make me love you, 38 Studios!
thebeeks
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(05-24-2012, 05:22 AM)
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That's a cool looking art style, I'll give 'em that.
soultron
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(05-24-2012, 05:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Attackthebase

I hope 38 Studios pulls a THQ and deMMO this. I love the art style here, but I'm so burnt on the MMO genre at this point.

The problem with doing that is we already have Reckoning. It felt like an empty shell of an MMO.
Hannar
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(05-24-2012, 05:22 AM)
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In another interesting note from this evening - the governor of RI keeps saying Reckoning under performed and sold 400,000 units. Curt posted tonight that it has actually sold 1.2 million in its first 90 days. Lots of misinformation out there in the press right now, so will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Dead
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(05-24-2012, 05:23 AM)
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Do we know what kind of combat the mmo will have?
CountAntonius
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(05-24-2012, 05:24 AM)
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Thought this was an Amular spin off on the same engine?
vazel
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(05-24-2012, 05:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

so am i the only that given WoW, Torhclight, Diablo 3 (to a point), etc finds this art style kinda boring at this point?

sure it looks nice, specially for an MMO, but the art style does nothing for me. Seen it before in more than one game.

But how many of those other games have displayed the art style with this kind of fidelity. I hope this MMO has a first person mode like FFXI so I can admire all the visuals up close.
Attackthebase
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(05-24-2012, 05:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by soultron

The problem with doing that is we already have Reckoning. It felt like an empty shell of an MMO.

Did it? I never played Reckoning, only seen it, so I cannot really give my opinion on that. But, I can comment the art style in Reckoning did nothing for me.

Anyway, I barely have time for games as it is. I cannot invest the necessary resources playing a MMO. I loved the art style in this, and if Reckoning looked like Copernicus, I probably would have leap on it.

If 38 survives, I hope they make a more typical WRPG rather than a MMO (or an imitation of one).
CountAntonius
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(05-24-2012, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Attackthebase

Did it? I never played Reckoning, only seen it, so I cannot really give my opinion on that. But, I can comment the art style in Reckoning did nothing for me.

Anyway, I barely have time for games as it is. I cannot invest the necessary resources playing a MMO. I loved the art style in this, and if Reckoning looked like Copernicus, I probably would have leap on it.

If 38 survives, I hope they make a more typical WRPG rather than a MMO (or an imitation of one).

It felt like wow on an empty server. The world was dead imo. The combat was great though.
thefil
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(05-24-2012, 05:37 AM)
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Wow, how did they not realize this was the art direction to go with for Amalur.
soultron
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(05-24-2012, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

It felt like wow on an empty server. The world was dead imo. The combat was great though.

100% my sentiments as well. The combat was fantastic but everything else seemed like it was, at one point, the framework for something larger.
GillianSeed79
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(05-24-2012, 05:43 AM)
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Screens look good. Not to be a Debby Downer, but if employees haven't been paid since May 1 and with all the turmoil going on, how is this MMO ever going to see the light of day? I'd hate to see 38 Studios close shop, but if the news reports are to be believed they make THQ look like a solvent company worth investing in. I've got Midway vibes about this whole thing.
CountAntonius
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(05-24-2012, 05:45 AM)
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They should have applied this artstyle to amular fleshed out the world some scrapped the mmo aspect and added 4 player drop in drop out co op. I would have been there day one.
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(05-24-2012, 05:50 AM)
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That looks fantastic. I love the art style. Cartoony looks are either hit or miss with me but this is a hit.
DTKT
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(05-24-2012, 05:58 AM)
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Bullshots.

But it actually looks impressive.
Boards of Canada
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(05-24-2012, 05:59 AM)
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Love it.
squall23
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(05-24-2012, 06:04 AM)
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They should put the main character of Reckoning in this game. If he/she kills us, we can't res because our fate was destroyed.
Cartman86
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(05-24-2012, 06:04 AM)
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Count me in the camp of thinking that looks really good.

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