Thursday, 18 October 2007

Puzzling Tat of our Time

Now when you think of pastimes that rival video games in terms of fun and sheer pulse-racing excitement what is the first thing that comes to mind? Freakin’ jigsaws that’s what! They don’t come any better than this T.Hawk 108 piece classic either. Who needs Gears of War 2 when you can idle away the hours figuring out which part of Hawk’s jeans you have in your hand.
Ken ftw!
Capcom announced a new Street Fighter game with a cracking trailer which you can watch now on Eurogamer TV. Trailers aren’t the best way to get me enthused over a game but this particular example is truly superb. The paint splash effects and the stylish use of tones and shading are really nicely implemented. It’s unlikely the game will look anything like this of course but it’ll be interesting to see what Capcom have done to the brand this time around. What we don’t want is another SF EX okay!


Damien McFerran said...

The SF4 trailer left me feeling a bit cold, TBH. It doesn't really give much away, does it?

I believe the game is being coded by the monkeys at Capcom USA, so odds are it will be an unplayable turd.

Gary Harrod said...

As an artist I was especially attracted to the animation quality which was so superior to the standard CG overload everyone else bombards us with. Though you are of course right about the game being in the hands of the utterly shambolic US division of Capcom. Heaven help us all...

:: Dazza :: said...

Heh heh cool jigsaw. I probably haven't attempted a jigsaw for 20 years or more now!

I don't really have high hopes for the new street fighter. FMV is lovely but without any in game video I am left wondering if this is going to be a turd or not. Capcom USA have a lot to live up to here!