I was saying on twitter that it was mind blowing how a company could make a D&D game so poorly but that is exactly what turbine have managed to do.
The hazy graphics with weird bloom/lighting is just intolerable – its like watching a 1950’s romantic movie, with the lenses on the camera all hazy to make the actress look more attractive – it doesn’t work for me in movies, it doesn’t work for me in my mmo’s.
I know they get a lot of grief over their butt ugly characters in lotro, it seems to be an artistic knack they have, but at least in lotro the game itself is engaging and the hobbits, men and dwarves are tolerable for the most part.
I know World of Warcraft is working hard at revamping its character models at first I thought it was a pity that Turbine could not do the same . On reflection it would be a waste of money that I doubt they have.
On a side note I think its a waste of money and time for WoW too. Unless they can fundamentally change their low polygon game to fit in with the new character models its just going to make the old world look incredibly ugly. As you spend a large amount of your time with your character covered in armour of various types how much benefit outside of being afk in a bank are these new models actually going to bring.
I would predict a brief oooh and aaaah over them quickly followed by people forgetting what the old ones looked like – not great bang for buck at all.
Anyway, side note done, I wont be playing the bard further in D&Do I have enough game play time now to know where I would rank it come the final review.