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Roger Wilco wrote:Ultimately, I was hoping to see more of an 80's Pen & Paper theme for Wasteland, and this piece looks too modern to me, from the sunglasses to the color-scheme.
As far as being a group of bad-ass Rangers, its kind of "cool"...I'm just not sure it has much of a Wasteland feel to it...
Not that we had anything to go by that was this detailed, back in '87, but if I saw that piece of Artwork with no context I would never in a million years think it was connected to Wasteland.
I think it gets the point across of the Desert Rangers being a military organization, but it doesn't go beyond that into suggesting what the world / game / look of Wasteland is going to be. At least, I hope it doesn't suggest what it is going to be, because if so I'm not feeling it.
I'm guessing you would rather have seen a more of a leather, Mad Max-esque look to the rangers? I'd understand that. Seeing it in full resolution now though, I like it more than the first time. As far as saying anything about the world or overall look of the game, I don't think this image was suppose to convey that. I think it was particularly to show the look of the Rangers.
Infinitron wrote:It's too early to decide if this concept art has any connection with what the game will look like.
In fact, we don't even know if any concept art will have any connection with what the game looks like. The game's actual graphics certainly won't be so hi-fi.
CaptainPatch wrote:Kind of murky. Are they standing in the middle of a sand storm? The desert tan color is kind of overwhelming. Details are being lost in the color blur. Neat picture overall, however.... [Yes, I _am_ a "the glass is half-empty" kind of guy.]
Roger Wilco wrote:I need to mull it over a bit more. It's just a piece of concept art, and the earliest one at that, so I wouldn't get too worked up over it in either way. As a piece of art, its very nice. As what I see for "Wasteland", I'm not so sure.
Roger Wilco wrote:The purpose of concept art is to provide the game's asset artists with a stylistic vision for basing their in game artwork off of.
Brian Fargo has also stated numerous times that they would be releasing art to get feedback before anything is nailed down and finalized. So, actually, now is not too early, but the perfect time to let them know your feelings on it.
CaptainPatch wrote:Kind of murky. Are they standing in the middle of a sand storm? The desert tan color is kind of overwhelming. Details are being lost in the color blur. Neat picture overall, however...
Harpo wrote:Maybe if you shrink it to 320x240 and increase contrast by 400% you will feel it? I believe the limited color palette of wasteland 1 would look extremely silly both in concept art and in a modern game that Have a much broader palette to utilize. I think that's the wrong kind of "old school".
Brother None wrote:I don't know why everyone keeps assuming Wasteland 2 will be retro-80s. inXile has mentioned no such thing. It might be. I see no reason to assume it would be.
It does look like they are in the trailing edge of a sandstorm. If thats the case then the tan colouring is reasonable.
My concerns are that the colour scheme extends to everything. I want colour dammit. Not just shades of brown or indeed tan in this case
Overall I am very positive about the look. The colours will be a big thing for me tho
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