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Darkfall: Unholy Wars: First Look at In-Game Footage

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Draemos
    A month away and this is the video they put out?  I could make something better than that on my lunchbreak.  That's damn embarrassing for a "professional" gaming company.  Seriously, do they have absolutely no pride in their work what-so-ever?  
     

    Yeah, I'm thinking my disappointment was based more on what you said than the graphics themselves, which are decent enough for an MMO this size I guess.  No open world sandbox PvP game is going to look as good as it could/should when you post 1 guy spamming one skill at a time against a dummy.  I'd suggest for their second video they show the two people fighting... or just ramp things up and show either real PvE content or several player characters onscreen at once; that's what people want to see this late in development.  Honestly, I can deal with a game that doesn't have Unreal tech, but first impressions matter.  They need to show some real action, IMO.  C'mon guys, clock's ticking!

  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,166Member Uncommon
    The world looks dead and empty, animations look pretty bad, right on par with previous game. The 90's called and said they want their graphics back.
  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member

    This is like, the 5th in game footage of Unholy Wars. 

    Way to go MMORPG.com, always so well informed. 

     

  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock

    [mod edit]

    Talented? Absolutely, no other game has pulled off an engine capable of what Darkfall 1 is. thousands of people fighting in the same place in real time with FPS combat? No zones, instances, or loading lines? 

    Respectable? They turned down dozens of publishers for 2 years because they refused to turn Darkfall into a WoW clone, even when it meant borrowing more money to stay afloat. They're also giving Unholy Wars for free to everyone who bought Darkfall 1. Very respectable. 

    Honest? Ever feature they ever said would be in the last 3 expansions was in those expansions. Dishonesty implies deliberate lies. Missing ETAs is hardly dishonest. Unless you want to start yelling at Valve and Blizzard and Nintendo for how often they miss ETAs. 

  • GaladournGaladourn AthensPosts: 1,052Member
  • kastrixkastrix SpPosts: 75Member
    The game engine is from like 2001,  they can only do that much in terms off animation and "smoothness", then again you can always look at wows engine.
  • VassagoMaelVassagoMael Covington, LAPosts: 555Member
    The game is coming out in three weeks and this is all they have to show for the role system?

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  • lorddarkalorddarka fredericksburg, VAPosts: 5Member Uncommon
    gonna flop if this is all they r offering.  if they built the game they said they were going  to theyd of never had money problems in the first place. And the reason they r giving unholy wars away is cause they current player base is less than 500 people and this is just a really small expansion that no ones going to pay for.
  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,706Member Uncommon
  • sylentnytesylentnyte rancho mirage, CAPosts: 65Member Uncommon
    i want it now!
  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member
    Originally posted by Ryowulf
    animations look pretty bad. Its be embarrassed to run around holding a big hammer like that.

    Thats always been DF's main issue as far as looks and feel go. The game and the world do look good, not the greatest and definitely not the looks of a game from the 90's. The animations however are pretty bad and can make the game play feel off or slugish to say the least. 

     

    Fluid Animations are a must for an FPS/TPS Action oriented combat system, for me at least. 

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,556Member Uncommon
    Uh oh...the animation police are at it again. It looks fine. Interesting that he didn't come upon a mob in the wild.
  • TamanousTamanous Edmonton, ABPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    Well it certainly looks far better than previously. Animations are slightly basic but as long as they are functional and don't get in the way of actual combat.

     

    I just still can't see the game being much more than a pvp map with mmo additions which keeps me away. I very much prefer a great pve game with pvp enhancing it and by it than a pvp game with pve as an after thought.

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  • CecropiaCecropia Posts: 3,472Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ste2000
    I can't wait

    Tell me about it!

    Assuming there won't be much in the way of delays (I'm not expecting more than one), it should be one hell of a holiday season for gaming. It will easily trump the last one. Damn, I really should have spent more time playing SWTOR's beta, but I didn't want to spoil the bloody story. Oops.

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  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member
    Originally posted by kastrix
    The game engine is from like 2001,  they can only do that much in terms off animation and "smoothness", then again you can always look at wows engine.

    The original Darkfall engine is from 2003, this one I believe is a totally overhauled, if not brand new engine. But expecting A team of 30 devs with a budget of a couple million to match WoW's animations that cost upwards of 1,000,000 million, with hundreds of devs, you HAVE to be joking.

    Originally posted by lorddarka
    gonna flop if this is all they r offering.  if they built the game they said they were going  to theyd of never had money problems in the first place. And the reason they r giving unholy wars away is cause they current player base is less than 500 people and this is just a really small expansion that no ones going to pay for.

    All the trolls are skuttling into the light it seems. They did built they game they were going to. Who said they had money problems? Way WAAAAY more than 500 people bought Darkfall 1. And if Unholy Wars is a small expansion, than Burning Crusade and Lich King put together were quick bug fixes.

  • elf8blisself8bliss LA, CAPosts: 305Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by parrotpholk
    Not to shabby but shouldnt a stomp animation be o I dont know a stomp?  Nice footage though all in all.

    Agreed!

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member

    Looked like EQ1...

    You make me like charity

  • DrevarDrevar College Station, TXPosts: 157Member Uncommon
    I'm not at all a fan of DF at all, but I really have to laugh at people who compare the graphics to "the 90's".  It's pretty obvious they never played a 3D game in the 90's or have a very poor memory of what it was actually like.

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  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,145Member Uncommon
    Would be great IF released 10 years aprox back in time. Besides other problem as parrotpholk noted, what is stomp spell that have nothing to do with stompping? Anyway as I do not like pvp only games so it is out of my radar already because of this. Despite this my complains I'm happy for those that enjoy this game. Every game have somebody that love it.
  • GaladournGaladourn AthensPosts: 1,052Member
    the animations are actually top-notch. They have set up a motion-capture studio to record all the animations for players and NPCs. So if you don't like the animation of the guy running with the 2h sword, I guess you can blame it on the person that acted out that particular animation. image
  • bunnyhopperbunnyhopper LondonPosts: 2,751Member
    Originally posted by Drevar
    I'm not at all a fan of DF at all, but I really have to laugh at people who compare the graphics to "the 90's".  It's pretty obvious they never played a 3D game in the 90's or have a very poor memory of what it was actually like.

    You are right ofc, but you see, some people who are not "fans" don't just ignore games they have no interest in. Instead they feel they have to spout the most OTT negative comments they can think of whenever they happen to notice threads about said game.

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  • IAmMMOIAmMMO LondonPosts: 1,333Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DavisFlight
    Originally posted by BadSpock

    [mod edit]

    Talented? Absolutely, no other game has pulled off an engine capable of what Darkfall 1 is. thousands of people fighting in the same place in real time with FPS combat? No zones, instances, or loading lines? 

    Respectable? They turned down dozens of publishers for 2 years because they refused to turn Darkfall into a WoW clone, even when it meant borrowing more money to stay afloat. They're also giving Unholy Wars for free to everyone who bought Darkfall 1. Very respectable. 

    Honest? Ever feature they ever said would be in the last 3 expansions was in those expansions. Dishonesty implies deliberate lies. Missing ETAs is hardly dishonest. Unless you want to start yelling at Valve and Blizzard and Nintendo for how often they miss ETAs. 

    DF1 engine didn't pull it off. The game engine fell to its knees when even 200 people in one area, it was a slide show being battles as it was CPU bound and poorly optimized.  1000 people fighting just didn't happen often because of the poor performance for everybody fighting in a slide show with a select few with very high end systems overclocked who had it just about playable during a big city battles.

  • Zhang-FeiZhang-Fei Greer, SCPosts: 4Member
    Game looks great can't wait!!
  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Galadourn
    the animations are actually top-notch. They have set up a motion-capture studio to record all the animations for players and NPCs. So if you don't like the animation of the guy running with the 2h sword, I guess you can blame it on the person that acted out that particular animation. image

    I find that hard to believe.  Compared to the orginal yeah its an upgrade but thats not saying much.

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  • XasapisXasapis VolosPosts: 5,561Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IAmMMO
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    DF1 engine didn't pull it off. The game engine fell to its knees when even 200 people in one area, it was a slide show being battles as it was CPU bound and poorly optimized.  1000 people fighting just didn't happen often because of the poor performance for everybody fighting in a slide show with a select few with very high end systems overclocked who had it just about playable during a big city battles.

    Well, I can't really think of a game that pulled such a thing of in a seamless engine. Come to think of it, I don't think I've seen such a thing pulled of in a zoned engine either. Even the zone based engines use tricks like hiding everyone but names and other tricks to try and keep the load low.

    I wonder if Archeage managed to pull it through.

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