The art team at Epic Games outlines their creation process for Gears of war 2 in detail
agreed no matter your opinion of the game and the issues it has currently the fact is that epic has some of the most talented artist on hand of any dev studio some of these guys do things that people who have worked with these software packages for years don't even understand 3d isn't easy and these guys have mastered it
They really have.. I can't imagine what the future of Epic's games will look like. If they are this good with the technology that is available to them right now, I'd like to see what they are producing in two or three years.
The day your mother sh!tted you out she had those exact same words: Epic FLOP
agree with yo there :L but seriously they need to fix online recently it has been going faster (in the last week or so) so i'm guessing there doing something over at epic to fix it
they should go and fix the issuses in gears of war 2 like the glitches, slow downs and the terrible online. xbl/psn-dylantalon.
They are. They've openly admitted to the problems and have a forum thread specifically for people to list problems. Takes time though I'm afraid. Esspecially when it's been Xmas and New Year.
Seems the characters in the game are based around the Art Director, Chris Perna. Check out the dudes head http://www.pixologic.com/in...
exactly the same thought i had. that kinda explains the whole "bold" style of epic games wen the art director has such a head ^^
actually that is quite possible, the similaries between he and doms profiles are a bit unnerving but most times they do start with either a 3d scan of a generic head or a photographic texture reference for instance the voice actor whole does cols voice looks very much like cole john dimaggio who voices marcus also has similar facial features to the in game counterpart http://gamesnet.vo.llnwd.ne...
In the pic you provided I noticed that Marcus has a disc on his forearm that resemble the 360's light ring. I wonder when he is low on health whether it RROD's. Actually playing gears 2 now and liking the improvements over the first.
not GOTY but still a great game
There is no mention of Game of the Year in this article.
if you want to break down what is mentioned then gameplay isn't mentioned at all in this
That is true! Nice submission by the way.
thanks a lot of folks in the industry post on the pixologic forum, lots of good stuff like this over there i know several of the guys from ubisoft, epic, and even a few guys from lucas arts and ILM poke up every once in a while it is a real class place and their product(zbrush) is absolutely outstanding it has changed the workflow in 3d graphics tremendously and the best part is that it is relatively new tech version 3.5 is supposed to arrive sometime in 09 and if it is anything like the jump from 2.5 to 3 then the industry is in for a treat also compared to other applications in the field it is relative inexpensive, but i suspect the price to steadily rise over the next few years as it is adopted more into games due to the extensive use of normal mapping these days
Say what you want about Gears, but you must admit the graphics are gorgeous.
I bought Unreal Tournament 3 the other day and I'm very impressed and depressed all at the same time. I'm depressed that such a beautiful game has been neglected by the PC gaming community. All the servers are empty. :( I'm now gonna go look to see if any of the Gears 2 artists worked on UT3.
Almost every 3d game now use normal maps....
exactly, thats why its not interesting.
Terrific art direction from epic here. I want to see where their games go in the future. Can´t wait the day where realtime meets those high polygon models :P
the background in gears universe has always look good; but the foreground is where i have a problem with gears universe. the sp foreground of 2 cogs vs 2 locust or 5 cogs vs 8 locust is very boring. the boards are way too big for these little to no action seqs. i never felt overwhelmed because the odds were in my favor;even when there were not. you are always leap frogging over things when you push the A button too fast. the smoke/stun grenades are a designed mess. you can get knocked out of the map or get stunned for 10 seconds or more. the game chuggs offline with 9 other computer players. the bots AI is the worst i have ever came across in a game. i am done with them and their broken engine games. any game that uses that engine is a rental at best for me. i feel so cheated with this game....ugh!!!! i will not talk about all the accidental or non accidental glitches in this game. the invisible shield glitch is by standing on the shield when you pick it up....WTF
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