I really like the guys working at 38 Studios for many reasons ranging from their past games to Curt’s pitching. We’re all obviously waiting with bated breath for the unveiling of their MMO to see just how 38 Studios plans to, if at all, differentiate themselves from the rest of this complacent industry. A decent start for them has been to create an RPG to lay the ground work for their future property. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the first time we’ve seen actual visuals of the game play and not just concept or cinematic. I was impressed with the art direction and the look enough to pass along the video. I don’t think we can say much since it’s more of a cut in cut out montage of cool scenes they want to show off, but at least we get to see where 38 Studios’ head is at.
This is not a MMO, so let’s not hear those comparisons. Looks like a gorgeous world with an art style that I am personally fond of in games. I can only hope that the scope of the game is large enough to really take advantage of the potential for an art style like that to create a world that begs to be stared at and explored. I want sprawling cities, vast forests, vistas with distant destinations I can visit, and a real RPG world to dig into.