New Black Sigil screens on IGN

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Feb 13, 2009
  1. granville
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    Just wanted to post that IGN has update with a ton of new Black Sigil screens. This game is supposedly coming out on March 17. No clue if that date will stick however, seeing as it's been receiving continuous delays for a year now. Anyways, enjoy the fun-looking Chrono-like RPG in the screens on IGN.

    http://media.ds.ign.com/media/142/14253403/imgs_1.html
     
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    Pretty bad graphics. And the interface looks clunky and unintuitive as hell. Yet I'm compelled to play this...
     
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    Like I said in a different thread about this game: You people say "Chrono Trigger clone" as if it was a bad thing.
     
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    Why do we want to play the? Nostalgia and the fact that it brings back memories which is the reason I'll play it despite the graphics. The interface is mostly the problem though.
     
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    For me its a rare chance to play a none Japanese developed RPG on the DS. Nothing to do with nostalgia.
     
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    The graphics here are gorgeous 2D pixel art. If you think they suck, maybe 2D just isn't your thing.

    I'm playing this because I think it'll be fun. Nostalgia is part of that, but as you can see, this game is new. I don't know what to expect, and that's why it's such an appealing game. I could use the nostalgia bash to destroy the Retro Game Challenge, but I won't because it's an awesome game on its own. Same should be true of this one.
     
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    If by "gorgeous 2D pixel art" you mean "sloppily drawn tiles", then yes, you're spot on (referring to the landscape of course).
    The whole thing just feels odd, like it was made by amateurs. Looks like an RPGmaker-made game.
    However, since these guys are claiming you're able to make an effective party of 4 out of any of the 8 characters, and tactical gameplay being important, who am I to not play this?
     
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    Well, if you diss the game due to its graphics, fine. Just know that the best RPG's ever made have used pixel art like this. The art is beautiful, so I'm sorry if you can't appreciate it. I'd expect even younger gamers to see the charm.
     
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    i might give tis CT poser a try but i rather stick to ct if i had a choice
     
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    You do.....


    And to above, the graphics have their charm, but to call it gorgeous 2D art is going way to far. It might've been gorgeous in 1994, but anno 2009 it's dated. Charming, but dated.
     
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    Honestly, this doesn't remind me of Chrono at all.
     
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    I prefer good pixel art to 3D any day of the week. Oh well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder/to each his own.

    ONTOPIC:
    I do hope this game doesn't get canceled or delayed indefinitely. Also wondering how well-executed the fully-customisable 8th party member will turn out.
     
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    The game isn't going to be cancelled, it has been completed MONTHS ago. it's been in the publisher's hands for a long long long time.

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    A long long long long time

    Was I ever so wrong....
     
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    Looks pretty awesome if you ask me. Ill play.
     
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    This game looks sweat, going to get it
     

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