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If this game has cartoony graphics, then I'm out. [Graphics Discussion thread]

tixylixtixylix gfff, TNPosts: 1,208Member Uncommon

For me EverQuest is sort of semi realistic high/dark fantasy, it's pure fantasy of how it used to be. Every single fantasy game now just copies WoW, does the cartoony graphics with giant shoulder pads and a boring clean world. I want the dark gritty scary world of what fantasy used to be and I don't want giant shoulder pads and cartoony graphics. SOE have long since butchered EverQuest and EverQuest 2 turning EQ2 into some cartoony crap and EQ into some generic looking plastic tat. 

 

If they don't get fantasy back to how it should be, and make it some cartoony crap then I'll have no interest already.

 

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  • RamanadjinnRamanadjinn Huntsville, ALPosts: 1,365Member Uncommon

    I'd rather the game BE dark, gritty, and scary than LOOK dark, gritty, and scary.

    Personally, no matter what the graphics look like -- i'll reserve my judgments for the actual gameplay systems that will be in effect.

    If it is a great game, there is no shoulderpad big enough to keep me from playing.

     

    To each his own though.

  • DeolusDeolus DoncasterPosts: 392Member
    I can't imagine PS2-style terrain and cartoony character models. I would be disappointed if if did look that way though.
  • NagelRitterNagelRitter fewefw, CTPosts: 607Member

    EverQuest, dark and gritty?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/EverQuest_Coverart.png

    It IS high fantasy, after all.

     

    Low fantasy is that way if you want to stare at muddy colors all day - > Darkfall

     

    I don't see why it would be cartoony, that's not really EQ's style, but I want some bright colors and lush areas.

    Favorite MMO: Vanilla WoW
    Currently playing: GW2, EVE
    Excited for: Wildstar, maybe?

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,836Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by tixylix
    For me EverQuest is sort of semi realistic high/dark fantasy, it's pure fantasy of how it used to be. Every single fantasy game now just copies WoW, does the cartoony graphics with giant shoulder pads and a boring clean world. I want the dark gritty scary world of what fantasy used to be and I don't want giant shoulder pads and cartoony graphics. SOE have long since butchered EverQuest and EverQuest 2 turning EQ2 into some cartoony crap and EQ into some generic looking plastic tat.  If they don't get fantasy back to how it should be, and make it some cartoony crap then I'll have no interest already.

    its probably gonna have the shoulders at least, maybe not as ridiculous as wow but it will have them.

    also, i don't agree that EQ2 had cartoony graphics but i guess it depends on what we are talking about and how nit picky we are going to be.

    if its like wildstar? then yeah, i would have to agree, i wont give wildstar the time of day because of their graphics.

    its a game breaker for me.

    i do not see EQN having cartoony graphics like or anything near that.

  • newbinatornewbinator LA, CAPosts: 780Member
    I prefer cartoony graphics! But I'm fine with whatever as long as I enjoy the gameplay.
  • NadiliNadili Grand Forks, BCPosts: 197Member
    I am on the fence now the major reason I have never played WoW was the graphics.  After seeing the artwork I was disappointed but it's Norrath and as much as I dislike cartoons in my MMO I will have to give it a go.  I did try WoW trial a couple times but always felt like I was running around in Fred Flinstone's body.

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  • TazlorTazlor NYC, NYPosts: 864Member
    I can't imagine what it's like to be so narrow minded. I guess it really is graphics over gameplay these days. Oh well.
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by newbinator
     I'm fine with whatever as long as I enjoy the gameplay.

    hear hear

  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member

    It's true. EQ's style has always been realistic sword and sorcery.  Sadly though, from the leaked renders and the concept art, it looks like its going to be all cartoon.

     

    I'm sure the LAND will look nice, especially with the PS2 engine, but the characters and armor and weapons will look awful.

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,471Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ramanadjinn

    I'd rather the game BE dark, gritty, and scary than LOOK dark, gritty, and scary.

    Personally, no matter what the graphics look like -- i'll reserve my judgments for the actual gameplay systems that will be in effect.

    If it is a great game, there is no shoulderpad big enough to keep me from playing.

     

    To each his own though.

    As long at the game is fun and the graphics don't slow systems down too much, it's all good.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,949Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ramanadjinn

    I'd rather the game BE dark, gritty, and scary than LOOK dark, gritty, and scary.

    Personally, no matter what the graphics look like -- i'll reserve my judgments for the actual gameplay systems that will be in effect.

    If it is a great game, there is no shoulderpad big enough to keep me from playing.

    To each his own though.

    You could still make it dark, gritty and cartoony. Some cartoons like Spawn, Black lagoon, anything by Simon Bisley and so on are dark and gritty.

    Of course if they make it "cute" then it would upset me.

  • NagelRitterNagelRitter fewefw, CTPosts: 607Member

    People need to realize that there's a wide range between "cartoony like my little pony" and "gritty like game of thrones".

    I just want a game with a fairly serious (but not overdone) tone and with decent looking graphics that immerse into the world.

    EQII had realistic graphics but the secondary sounds of the game and some of the character designs and animations made the game just that - cute. On the other hand, WoW may have been cartoony but I never felt out of place while grazing the plains of Mulgore.

    Favorite MMO: Vanilla WoW
    Currently playing: GW2, EVE
    Excited for: Wildstar, maybe?

  • OzivoisOzivois Phoenix, AZPosts: 598Member

    We should expect it to resemble the kind of art in the Clone Wars cartoon series, but hopefully it will work.

    Would be interesting if it resembled Little Big Planet graphics...

  • IadienIadien Charleston, WVPosts: 638Member
    I'm glad I'm not hung up on graphics. Must suck.
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,540Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by NagelRitter

    "gritty like game of thrones"

    Now that would be nice...

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

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    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,949Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Iadien
    I'm glad I'm not hung up on graphics. Must suck.

    This is not really about graphics but art and feeling of the game.

                    Fine and cartoony

                  Forget it!

  • DeolusDeolus DoncasterPosts: 392Member
    Originally posted by DavisFlight

    It's true. EQ's style has always been realistic sword and sorcery.  Sadly though, from the leaked renders and the concept art, it looks like its going to be all cartoon.

     

    I'm sure the LAND will look nice, especially with the PS2 engine, but the characters and armor and weapons will look awful.

    I wouldn't take the artwork as any indication of what the character models will be like.

  • LemacsLemacs Houston, TXPosts: 121Member
    Hope it is non cartoony graphics

    UO-EQ1-SWG-DAOC-WOW-EQ2-WAR-GW2-RIFT

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,540Member Uncommon

    Gritty Cartoon:

    (Long John Silver, french comic)

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

    Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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  • WaterlilyWaterlily parisPosts: 2,973Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Gritty Cartoon:

    (Long John Silver, french comic)

    Trying to ruffle some feathers on purpose.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,540Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Waterlily
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Gritty Cartoon:

    (Long John Silver, french comic)

     

    Trying to ruffle some feathers on purpose.

    What?

    Not, just showing, like our friend Loke, that "cartoon/comic" style doesn't have to be "my little pony" or even "star wars: the clone wars".

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

    Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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    So if you notice that I'm no longer answering your nonsense, stop trying... because you just joined my block list.

  • observerobserver Houston, TXPosts: 3,002Member Uncommon

    OP needs to differentiate Arty Style from Graphics.

    Personally, i don't mind WoW's art style, which is similar to Warhammer's.  Is it over the top and exaggerated?  Of course, but at least it sticks to some western mythology, such as orcs, trolls, and goblins.  When art style, starts looking like Wildstar though, that's where i draw the line.  I can't get into furries or anime toons with huge eyes.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,901Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by Waterlily
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Gritty Cartoon:

    (Long John Silver, french comic)

     

    Trying to ruffle some feathers on purpose.

    What?

    Not, just showing, like our friend Loke, that "cartoon/comic" style doesn't have to be "my little pony" or even "star wars: the clone wars".

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

    It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason- Me

  • WaterlilyWaterlily parisPosts: 2,973Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by Waterlily
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Gritty Cartoon:

    (Long John Silver, french comic)

     

    Trying to ruffle some feathers on purpose.

    What?

    Not, just showing, like our friend Loke, that "cartoon/comic" style doesn't have to be "my little pony" or even "star wars: the clone wars".

    alright, my bad

  • grimfallgrimfall Missouri City, TXPosts: 1,155Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LordEbola
    [mod edit]

    Well thanks for coming onto a forum about their newest game and sharing that with us.  Since we're talking about things that each other don't care about, let me tell you about my cat...

    I can handle cartoony, stylized art.  Cutesy, however, makes my stomach turn.  Female bunny characters anyone?

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