Excerpt: Fantasy novels offer a window into a gleaming world of tanned warriors taking up arms against, or perhaps riding on, mythical beasties. These men and women, usually in less clothing than would be optimal for someone in their predicaments, are drawn in idealized ways. It’s a manner influenced by Frank Franzetta’s Conan/John Carter novels, resulting in exaggerated pretty parts like the contorted anatomies splashed across Heavy Metal magazine covers in the ’80s (as well as...
Pros: Gorgeous art style, Classic arcade beat-em-up
Cons: Troubling character style, half-baked story/progression elements
You’ve never seen an action RPG like Dragon’s Crown
29 August 2013
Excerpt: Dragon’s Crown sure is beautiful. That’s not really saying much when you talk about a videogame these days, where graphics quality is so often praised regardless of artwork. As long as the tank, dragon, or space marine is anti-aliased, some yahoo is going to call it out for “jaw-dropping” graphics. But Dragon’s Crown is artwork at its best and most distinctive.