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Of Orcs and Men Gets New Screens

Of Orcs and Men Gets New Screens

Here are some new screenshots illustrating Of Orcs and Men, the upcoming role-playing game from Cyanide and Spiders.

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Commented on 2012-03-16 17:47:16
Actually looks pretty decent visually.
Commented on 2012-03-16 18:11:13
Yeah it looks nice, but I'm not happy about having to play an orc. WoW memories you know, orcs are an enemy to kill, not a character to play.
Commented on 2012-03-16 18:17:25
Looks insanely uneven. Characters look nice, environments look like shit, and i wish they'd soften the lighting a bit bth.
Commented on 2012-03-16 18:17:55 In reply to TheVice
Posted by TheVice
Yeah it looks nice, but I'm not happy about having to play an orc. WoW memories you know, orcs are an enemy to kill, not a character to play.
That's the joke here. Orcs are the noble ones here, which flies in the face of fantasy cliches
Commented on 2012-03-16 18:26:17 In reply to TheVice
Posted by TheVice
Yeah it looks nice, but I'm not happy about having to play an orc. WoW memories you know, orcs are an enemy to kill, not a character to play.
Why you fantasy racist!
Commented on 2012-03-16 19:13:08 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Why you fantasy racist!
hahaha!

Looks ok, and I think it's a good idea to mix up the fantasy cliche a bit.
Commented on 2012-03-16 19:27:57
Could be good. Hate the title though
Commented on 2012-03-17 02:33:54 In reply to TheVice
Posted by Megido
Looks insanely uneven. Characters look nice, environments look like shit, and i wish they'd soften the lighting a bit bth.
I agree. I mean common what the hell is that snowy mountain chunk on the background? How many polygons did they uses 5? or maybe 4 hehe. Characters look ok though
Commented on 2012-03-17 03:24:44
Never been a fan of Orcs, Dwarfs or Elves, i'l pass on this.
Commented on 2012-03-17 11:48:09
I like that the orc reminds me of Shrek.
Commented on 2012-03-17 11:54:16
I kinda noticed another thing now too. The texture work is shit all over. It's all normal maps. Seems to be a skill that's kinda starting to die out. Hand painted textures are giving way to just baking maps instead. It's a shame really. This would looks great if they had better diffuse maps.
Commented on 2012-03-17 23:40:51
Same texture work and level of map/world detail was in "Hunted The Demons Forge" for this you can only blame consoles limited ram capacity ... or they crappy programing [engine] capabilities ... hey if you can't figure out how to stream this on a console with higher polygon count in 30 fps then GO FOR LOW POLY COUNT ... if not you get a disaster that was "AMY" or original "Hydrophobia" [that was later re-released as ... Hydrophobia: Prophecy a finally fixed stable working playable version]

as for myself this game looks OK , hey i sense they where inspired by Warcraft Adventure a game that didn't saw the light of day
Commented on 2012-03-17 23:56:46
oh and speaking about graphics fidelity they only thing that BUGS ME on those screen shots are AWFUL ALASING JAGGIES that are only on textures and models that are in some graphical effect ... heh guess they use blur to soften those edges
Commented on 2012-03-18 12:06:29 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Actually looks pretty decent visually.
Character do look decent, but environs? so ultra-low poly.. it's really shocking.
Commented on 2012-03-19 14:22:34
..of mice and men.

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