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Naoto Oshima (Sonic, Nights) designs [ugly] monsters for new Terra Battle daily quest

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Those of you who play Terra Battle might remember that Naoto Oshima promised to design some new "colorful" monsters for the game when one of the Download Starter goals were met early on. His content is finally arriving in the game in the form of a new Daily Quest which is start it's rotation next Friday.

Those of you familiar with Oshima's past relationship with Mistwalker and Sakaguchi will also remember that he designed the characters for Away Shuffle Dungeon, and they looked pretty goofy. Well, it seems he has only gotten worse as time passed!

Behold, the HORROR! :)

http://www.4gamer.net/games/263/G026384/20150522056/





 

Monocle

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An inspiration to hacks everywhere. If this guy can peddle his terrible art for money, perhaps you can too!
 

Dennis

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You laughing now but when these are Sonic's new friends in his next game who will laugh then?
 

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Time for some history lessons! :D


This is Oshima's old concept artwork for Sonic:






And this is his original design for Nights:






He did these designs for Mistwalker's Away Shuffle Dungeon:






He truly inspires us all. :)
 

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I honestly don't see what's wrong with the design other than the color is drab? For lack of a better word. It's his art style and I like it.

Time for some history lessons! :D


This is Oshima's old concept artwork for Sonic:

i LOve the 90s cartoon charm in this =3
 
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Time for some history lessons! :D


This is Oshima's old concept artwork for Sonic:






And this is his original design for Nights:






He did these designs for Mistwalker's Away Shuffle Dungeon:






He truly inspires us all. :)
I dunno, the Away Shuffle Dungeon ones don't look bad to me.

These new designs look like he's trying to imitate Uekawa's Sonic Adventure art, though.
 

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Oh ew. Clashes with the art style of the rest of the game.

Then again, haven't played in ages so my opinion on the matter is probably worthless. If the fans can stomach the artistic whiplash, then why not.
 

duckroll

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Nice to see a good representation of Away fans! I liked the game too!

The monster designs were way better than the characters though:

 

orioto

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The way japanese devs and vets videogame artists there just stick together in that sinking ship. It's somewhat moving yet a little sad... It's not super far from looking like some kind of old wrestler reunion in a supermarket or something..

I mean, terra battle is a great game at least!
 

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I shouldn't be surprised finding out that the original character designer of Sonic the Hedgehog likes to draw Sonic OC on the side but here we are.
 

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Will the upcoming story text also be on par with sonic fanfics
I've only done the first mission in chapter 31 so far, but it seems pretty interesting. You get teleported to an alien planet and the first mission is a single battle against a pretty tough giant Antlion boss.

Sakaguchi said that for the new chapters expect more variety and a "Star Trek" style direction for the story. Whatever that means. Hopefully they'll release new chapters more frequently now that they finally started with Part 2.
 

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why does mistwalker keep poisoning their amazing artwork for terra battle with guest artists?

also: