Vanguard - Preview @ IGN
IGN has posted an updated preview of Sigil's Vanguard:
Artistically the style is supposed to resemble an oil painting. This influence is most noticeable in the distant landscapes like mountain ranges. The way some of the textures and colors blend does have some resemblance to more classic art mediums. Outside of that, Sigil is hoping to infuse the game with enough fantastic environments and views that it draws players into the world and helps them want to explore. The draw distance in the game is huge so that players in some parts of the world will be able to see objects several kilometers in the distance and know that they can get there. Whether their level is high enough is a whole different thing. Even restrictive mountain ranges are supposed to make players wonder what's on the other side.