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July 2nd, 2009, 02:50
As we wait for the combat demo, Vince has posted some sample work from an artist who may provide NPC portraits for The Age of Decadence - keep your fingers crossed because the work is awesome.
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July 2nd, 2009, 02:50
Wow, that art work is awesome.
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July 2nd, 2009, 04:47
Agreed. That is some of the best I've seen in quite some time. I too hope they stick with this artist. Wow.
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July 2nd, 2009, 09:25
Excellent. I loved how Ultima 7 for instance had a portrait for every single NPC, and always regretted how this was dropped in later games. I simply feel more connected to the world and characters with portraits in games.
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July 2nd, 2009, 10:03
Nice but I don't see anything spectacular there. However the fifth portrait (scroll down) and the story around it kicks arse.
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Best portraits I've seen in video game.
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July 2nd, 2009, 10:52
wow, those are pretty good
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July 2nd, 2009, 11:16
It's true, a picture paints a thousand words. To be artistically able to match a character's graphical form to a portrayed npc's role within a game's story make-up is an enviable ability, this guy knows his stuff.
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July 2nd, 2009, 12:55
Very impressive indeed … - The last example reminds me somehow of Monkey Island …

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July 2nd, 2009, 13:51
Really nice, I was sold on AoD along time ago though there's nothing wrong with icing on the cake. I see there are some concerns that they might clash with the art design of the game, but as these all have a similar/constant style they will be part of the art design.

That's a joke about 200 portraits right?
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July 2nd, 2009, 14:05
Originally Posted by woges View Post
That's a joke about 200 portraits right?
Of course And I don't think it's possible - even for the best - to make 200 portraits in one or two days, is it?

Vince said:
We'd need at least 25, hopefully 35-40.
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July 2nd, 2009, 15:41
Well, U5 Lazarus has about 200 portraits. But it was a lot of work.
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July 2nd, 2009, 16:54
He later writes about 25 minimum, ideally around 40 (quoted from memory).
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July 2nd, 2009, 17:45
Yes, but portraits are the sort of thing you can add in at any point, even after the game is released if you're so inclined.
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July 3rd, 2009, 12:42
For the last 2 Age of Wonders games, fans even converted RPG portraits for the use within the game …

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July 3rd, 2009, 17:44
Very nice artwork. And good portraits do add a lot to a game. For some reason art seems to help me form connections: to the NPCs, the player character and the game itself; better than just words or plot.

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