X360 Monday, February 4, 2008 | 2:14 PM

Hobbe in Fable 2

Hobbe in Fable 2

Lionhead Studios are each week answering questions about Fable 2 that they get in their mailbox, and this week they showed some in-game rendered images of a Hobbe. You can read their short comments about the images in the link above or in the news.


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Commented on 2008-02-04 14:53:56
So cute
Commented on 2008-02-04 14:57:55
Niceeeeeeeeee

And very detailed for a hobbe!

Cant wait for the game it self....
Commented on 2008-02-04 15:20:44
They look great, I'm looking forward to the GDC reveals!
Commented on 2008-02-04 15:25:00
looks like them aliens from fifth element!!! looking nice tho!!
you just want to boot them init...
Commented on 2008-02-04 15:27:39
Looks awesome!
Commented on 2008-02-04 16:23:11
fifth element eny1?
Commented on 2008-02-04 16:23:19
uhm...not so good...
Commented on 2008-02-04 16:44:29
Aww! I love their choice of hats!

This cannot come soon enough. I like the fact that you can now jump over fences and explore properly (which was supposed to be a feature in the original Fable).
Commented on 2008-02-04 17:43:01
His toenails are just gorgeous!
Commented on 2008-02-04 17:55:25
That's some armor they've got there
Commented on 2008-02-04 18:05:30
Posted by XboXEmaXX
uhm...not so good...
That's good enough detail for a Hobbe, they usually attack in darkly lit places and in medium to large numbers at a time.
Posted by OrionG
fifth element eny1?
Comparatively the Hobbes are runts compared to the Mangalores from 5th Element but the Mangalores aren't an original concept either.

Commented on 2008-02-04 18:20:48
i think they should start showing some in-game stuff, maybe they are waiting for gdc
Commented on 2008-02-04 21:00:56
Oooh, they look much more nifty than the 1st game, reminds me of the Darklings in THE DARKNESS where they wear human-like clothes.

Man, the shoe as a hat killed me! XD
Commented on 2008-02-04 21:02:36
Needs specularity.
Commented on 2008-02-04 21:25:08
Looks pretty decent, nothing special mind. I suppose it lends itself well to the Fable art style.
Commented on 2008-02-04 22:12:13
Looks fantastic! Though I'm more interested in seeing the animations. The demo's shown so far display mediocre animations at best. I really hope they'll drastically improve on that.

Other than that, I'm really phsyched for this one. Can't fucking wait!
Commented on 2008-02-04 22:17:16 In reply to justmarbz
Posted by justmarbz
i think they should start showing some in-game stuff, maybe they are waiting for gdc
Definitely GDC.
Commented on 2008-02-04 23:35:41 In reply to justmarbz
Posted by justmarbz
i think they should start showing some in-game stuff, maybe they are waiting for gdc
They've actually shown a LOT of ingame stuff. I've seen tons of videos, from stuff like when they first showed off the 'pet dog' companion, to those official videos that go up on Live that show snippets sometimes.
Commented on 2008-02-05 04:19:24
I wonder if the combat would be okay. One button combat sounds a bit iffy on my part.
Commented on 2008-02-05 05:12:12
"and also use the specular and normal maps."


LOL. I see normal map, but no specular map. Why the dev lie?
Commented on 2008-02-05 10:02:05 In reply to Getpwned
Posted by Getpwned
"and also use the specular and normal maps."


LOL. I see normal map, but no specular map. Why the dev lie?
There are enough specular highlights there and the Hobbe's texture surfaces are responding well enough to the light source.

No it's not that bright but as I said before this is more than enough detail for a Hobbe.
Commented on 2008-02-05 10:16:20
I get an Oddworld vibe from these artworks. Nice! :)
Commented on 2008-02-05 10:43:38
reminds me of the charactors from the oddworld strangers wrath
Commented on 2008-02-05 20:02:22 In reply to Getpwned
Posted by Getpwned
"and also use the specular and normal maps."


LOL. I see normal map, but no specular map. Why the dev lie?
Doesn't look like it has either to me.
Commented on 2008-02-06 06:19:01 In reply to Jigen
Grim,

It's needs more than just specularity. It needs specular glossiness so that the skin looks like it's not made of carpet or like a big, ugly RUG. It looks horrible right now. As an experienced shader artist, that's what I Think anyway.
Posted by Jigen
Doesn't look like it has either to me.
LMAO. You know, now that you mention it, I'm with you on this one.
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