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New Screenshots... impressions

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by Headbanger, May 22, 2002.

  1. idoru Gems: 11/31
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    I have to disagree with you there headbanger... the water doesn't even look close to real in this video (look for example around 4;12 in the video), while in morrowind on a geforce 3 or 4 it's probably the best I've seen so far in a computer game.

    What I mean by simplistic is that they seemed to have decided to go for a more umm, almost cartoon-ish touch *ducks for cover*... for example, 2:10 into this video, characters fighting close to some form of pillar, and if you look closer, you see that the pillar is in fact six-sided. In morrowind, no shortcuts like that have been taken... another example is one of the fanged monsters I saw earlier, where the fangs are completely flat, that is, if you see them from the wrong angle, you, ahem, won't see them, because they only have a front and a back, no side. I hope you know what I mean. You don't really spot those things when the game is just flying big in a high pace like in this video, but it's very unimpressive when you look closer. That's sort of what I mean by simplistic. NwN sure has good graphics, but not great, and I do feel that the graphics are, polygonwise, close to being outdated, even though the lighting and textures seem great.

    To me it seems obvious that the designers have made a conscious choice NOT to have cutting edge graphics, first of all to make it a game available to more people (I don't think a majority of computer owners could play morrowind without turning off most eyecandy), second to make it playable online, since that also takes system resources, and third, maybe because they just wanted to spend more time working on the actual game.

    And that, I must admit, is something I wish the Morrowind devs would have done too. At times it feels as if they have spent more time designing those awesome Telvanni houses, and less time creating interesting and original quests. Though I'll probably deny ever saying this in the morning... :grin:

    (damn you, typos!)

    [This message has been edited by idoru (edited June 18, 2002).]
     
  2. Erran Gems: 19/31
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    [​IMG] If eyecandy is what turns you on, go for Morrowind. If you want a game with true MULTIPLAYER capability and an easy to use DM toolkit for endless adventuring - its got to be NWN.
     
  3. Taluntain

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    [​IMG] Nah, those screens don't do the game justice. Check the ones I posted on the front page of SP today. ;)
     
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