X360, PS3 Friday, January 26, 2007 | 9:02 AM

Bladestorm images

Bladestorm images

Koei released these two series of images from Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, showing the French and English sides of the games. Images from the PS3 version.


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Commented on 2007-01-26 09:11:56
looking better, but still a high res ps2 game.
Commented on 2007-01-26 10:15:33
characters are repetitive...
Commented on 2007-01-26 10:20:33
Character art is brilliant i think, much better than the average western crap we are used to.
Commented on 2007-01-26 10:56:09 In reply to Jollipop
I don't know how, but I know exactly what you mean. There's something about the shape of the lips and the look in their eyes and stuff. Incredibly difficult to put my finger on, but I see what you mean and agree. :O
Commented on 2007-01-26 11:11:12 In reply to BadCRC
The major problem with the main characters is that they appear to have make-up artists and hairdressers with them during battles. They should be bruised and battered, have stubble and scars. Instead they look very effeminate and seem more suited to the OC than medieval war.
Posted by BadCRC
characters are repetitive...
They are armies in uniform, that tends to happen.
Commented on 2007-01-26 11:34:54
Looks nice
Commented on 2007-01-26 12:25:58
Come on, this is no better than an averege ps2 title!! (prob why joli likes it ;p )
Commented on 2007-01-26 13:06:56 In reply to Slabs
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Commented on 2007-01-26 15:04:19 In reply to dcdelgado
Posted by dcdelgado
Come on, this is no better than an averege ps2 title!! (prob why joli likes it ;p )
And what is wrong with liking PS2 games ?

I find the PS2 offers the best gaming around, even now.
Commented on 2007-01-26 15:23:11
Graphics are nice, but again it looks like your typical eastern art and character models. It also bares a striking resemblence to N3. It doesn't look bad, but nothing to write home about.
Commented on 2007-01-26 15:34:00 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
And what is wrong with liking PS2 games ?

I find the PS2 offers the best gaming around, even now.
err were talking about looks here joli not likeing or dislikeing the ps2 games!
Commented on 2007-01-26 16:12:14
Goob job Koei. Way to make one of the most boring kinds of games as mediocre looking as possible.
Commented on 2007-01-26 16:21:16
They should consider LODdin the characters if they're having so much performance problems. No wait, they're already using the lowest LOD level for their foreground characters. Oh well.
Commented on 2007-01-26 20:21:46 In reply to dcdelgado
Posted by dcdelgado
err were talking about looks here joli not likeing or dislikeing the ps2 games!
Yea so was I, art style wise of course, I assumed that you mean it looked PS2 like by its typical Japaneseness.

I really don't think this game looks that bad, no worse than N3 for example.
Commented on 2007-01-26 22:17:32
I usually do like these type of art styles for these games, but I do agree with Slabs on the aim for a little more realism in the art. Gives more immersion for the aspect of war, and that the characters are human enough to be slain, especially since this seems to be more of a strategy game than a beat em up.
Commented on 2007-01-27 00:29:25
It looks good, but also bad. What they have is good, but they need to work on the materials, big time. The armor needs to shine and they need to get hi-rez normal maps in this beast.
Commented on 2007-01-27 01:45:32
Looks like my kinda game! right era :D

looks like N3 Nighty Nine Knights... but more gritty.
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