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The graphics, your initial reaction (Poll)

Hmm, it's only been a few hours since the announcement and already people are making WoW comparisons. What do you guys think?

EDIT: For those of you that haven't seen the screens, they can be found here: www.swtor.com/media/screens

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  • Flyte27Flyte27 Greenwich, CTPosts: 2,837Member Uncommon

    I overall like tye style they use, but I am not a huge fan of the outfits they are wearing.  They look like some kind of body suits.  I thought Jedi and Sith wear simple robes.

  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,212Member Uncommon

    I'll give you a reaction on the graphics when I've seen them. So far they've only shown concept art. 

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  • ChannceChannce Sacramento, CAPosts: 570Member

    not going to judge anything til much much later.  I hope it does well tho.

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  • wjrasmussenwjrasmussen west toluca lake, CAPosts: 1,493Member

    I think  you people take these things way to seriously and should wait off a bit.  Maybe if you had some real problems in your life like dealing with cancer, you could get a little prespective.

  • TillerTiller Portland, ORPosts: 4,921Member

    I really like the look of the landscape shots, looks KOTORish to me.

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  • ScalebaneScalebane La Junta, COPosts: 2,225Member

    Graphics look like Star trek and champions online which people seem to bitch about alot...personally i like the style -shrugs-

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  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member

    Disappointing.

    If I want comics graphics I would go and play COH.

    Yet I have to see them in game, but they just don't fit SW era.

    I think they are clearly targetting the kiddies.

  • EATtheDEADEATtheDEAD Hollywood, CAPosts: 207Member

    I think everyone should wait a year or two when they actually release real in game footage and previews before you all start burning down the barn.  and hopefully wow is in the barn when it burns down *crosses fingers*

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  • ObeeObee Somewhere, MIPosts: 1,550Member

    The main problem I have with the pre-Alpha screen shots is that the outfits the characters are wearing are too brightly colored.  If they tone down the bright colors I won't really have an issue with the rest.  From the concept art, it doesn't look like they intend for everything to be brightly colored, so I have hope.

     

     

  • YunbeiYunbei HamburgPosts: 898Member

    I loved the style of Champions Online a lot, and I like it in this game too, tho its less stylized. I think it could a good crossover in style between comic and realism, thats no bad thing.

    Please keep in mind this is early Alpha, folks! No shaders, lights, ambience, high res textures and stuff! Look at other pre-Alpha pics from MMOs, its just a small hint of the general direction! I recall some early Alpha pics from Vanguard and heck it had changed A LOT into the final product!

    Essentially you have to see a MMO for yourself to really judge the graphics. Few screenshots, even in the final version ever do the real experience justice.

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  • RavanosRavanos Chicago, ILPosts: 897Member

    Garbage ... its a Mix of disney with some WOW and some lightsabres thrown in.

    this is star wars its supposed to be dark and gritty not some bad comic book. they might as well go all the way to attrach the kiddies and give them "the clone wars" style graphics.

  • XavierxxXavierxx Schaumburg, ILPosts: 251Member

    I think they look just fine, they will probably improve to with the assumption that its still in an early stage. Just take a look at some of those screenshots again that show off some vegetaion and environment, looks fines to me and I also have no doubt that it will be many times better than the "other" star wars mmo out.

  • RavanosRavanos Chicago, ILPosts: 897Member
    Originally posted by Xavierxx


    I think they look just fine, they will probably improve to with the assumption that its still in an early stage. Just take a look at some of those screenshots again that show off some vegetaion and environment, looks fines to me and I also have no doubt that it will be many times better than the "other" star wars mmo out.



     

    you better hope they can pull a miracle out of thier butts because SWG looks MANY times better than the new game already.

  • lornjlornj New Orleans, LAPosts: 334Member

    those graphics reminds me of city of heroes.

  • AbrahmmAbrahmm ., DEPosts: 2,448Member

    I think they look pretty bad to tell you the truth. I thought KotOR's graphics looked pretty good, but the character design and style looks way to cartoony in my opinion.

    The announcment of this game has me extremely excited as a Star Wars fan but somewhat disappointed as an MMO fan.

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  • anotheraddicanotheraddic New Orleans, LAPosts: 44Member

    pretty amazing that people are making these sweeping assumptions on a few teaser screenshots

     

    First : These are all very early shots, obviously not a finished product, you can expect better textures, shading, etc in the next few months i'm sure

    Second : Alot of recent MMO's have been having problems with peoples PC's not being able to run them a decently high settings levels, so taking a card from Blizzards playbook, I'm sure that this game will be able to run on a plethora of diffrent system configurations, and hopefully still be able to give us some eye candy on the high end.

    Third : this is going to be freakin awesome

  • starman999starman999 Yuma, AZPosts: 1,232Member

    Honestly I played WOW and LOTRO and I play WAR currently none of which are graphical masterpieces by any stretch of the imagination. If they can deliver a great game play experience and immerse me in the star wars universe I will play it. It doesnt have to be graphically stunning.

     

     

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  • RavanosRavanos Chicago, ILPosts: 897Member

    as i said in another post these graphics are a disgrace to the KOTOR name.

    how you go from dark and gritty to Disney land is beyond me.

  • Flyte27Flyte27 Greenwich, CTPosts: 2,837Member Uncommon

    I can't say that the KOTOR games ever had great graphics.  I still enjoyed them a lot because they had great linear stories and great NPCs to group with.

  • foliotfoliot Mandan, NDPosts: 88Member

    You do realize that there is no shadows at all, right?  I like the graphics so far, and the brightness will be reduced by the addition of actual shadows.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,552Member Uncommon

    I think when they complete the game the graphics they are aiming for will be similar to prince of persia next gen which I think is great. 

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  • AlindaleAlindale bono, ARPosts: 134Member
    Originally posted by zymurgeist


    I'll give you a reaction on the graphics when I've seen them. So far they've only shown concept art. 



     

    I'll second that statement.

  • GorairGorair Austin, TXPosts: 959Member

    havent seen any IG graphics yet as they havent been drawn yet im sure , ive seen some of the test skins laid out to make testing the engine possible without putting a graphic load on it. And they seem actually above par for pre alpha concept phase tbh.

     

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  • Zayne3145Zayne3145 EssexPosts: 1,448Member

    Anyone know if the graphics engine is new tech? I don't get why they can't use a modified Mass Effect engine (or the engine they used for KOTORII if they want it to be compatible with older systems).

    They may already be doing this, in which case this post is null.



    EDIT: Scrap that, I've since found out they're using HeroEngine.

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Alindale

    Originally posted by zymurgeist


    I'll give you a reaction on the graphics when I've seen them. So far they've only shown concept art. 



     

    I'll second that statement.

    Third........concept art is so-so, I'll wait for ingame stuff before I comment on the graphics.

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