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Borderlands Screenshot

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    [​IMG] The change in the art direction of Borderlands has been a pretty big topic of conversation with some bristling at the mention of "cel-shading" and others expressing interest at the twist.

    Well, Gearbox has finally coughed up a formerly PC Gamer-exclusive screenshot of the game and I don't think it fits the idea I had in my head when I first heard that term tossed about. To me it looks more like a gritty high-quality computer-animated film. Sign me up!
     
  2. Beelzebud (Satanas)

    Beelzebud (Satanas) New Member

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    Something about the way it looks reminds me of how TF2 looks. By that I mean the way the characters are shaded and highlighted.
     
  3. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    I know what you mean, but all in a more detailed look.
     
  4. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    This cannot be true. So many people are saying that UE3 games look all the same.

    ;)
     
  5. WildFlower

    WildFlower New Member

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    Hehe, for me, this is the first time my interest in the game got sparked. It looks pretty great.

    I wonder how much of that image translates into the actual game, i.e. how much of it is retouched or taken under dubious circumstances (screenshot: *cough* taken from our game as it runs on a Cray supercomputer in 12800x10240 with high quality textures that'll never ship with the game... and downsized by a factor of 10).
     
  6. NeoNight

    NeoNight Lurker

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    I like the new art style for the game looks really cool.
     
  7. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Well, I had initial reservations when I posted the original news story awhile back, but that's not obtrusive at all.

    In fact, I kind of like it. It does everything they promised it would, and the characters don't look like a flat, washed-out mess.
     
  8. khindjal

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    for me, this too sparked an interest in the game.

    i think it is much more pleasing to the eye now.
     
  9. Ignotium

    Ignotium Que hora es?

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    I'm liking cell shaded gibs, idd
     
  10. MaestroMaus

    MaestroMaus New Member

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    I really, really like the change as well.
     
  11. Cox

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    Yeah, me too. Looks preety cool.
     
  12. Guyver1

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    looks incredibly similar to Appleseed Ex-Machina

    and that was an awesome film
     
  13. Hedge-o-Matic

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    I think most people assumed that it would look like the relatively crude cel-shading techniques of about ten years ago. But this look great! Hard to see how people could be displeased at the new look.
     
  14. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Looks very good.
     
  15. evilmrfrank

    evilmrfrank Banned

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    Love the new look :)
     
  16. Numb51

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    Do you think that kind of cell-shading is completely possible in the ut3 editor? I can't ever seem to get the line to be that thin, but I've also never tried it on any of my models before, only bsp. I guess I'm assuming it doesnt work well on bsp because the face is to large?
     
  17. Hyrage

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    Great look!! It's very cool
     
  18. NitrousUser

    NitrousUser [BuF]JinxyBoi

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    I think it looks fantastic!
     
  19. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

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    nice new look. kind of a mixture of TF2 and the new Prince of Persia.
     
  20. Slainchild

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    It's probably some custom shaders or post process they've made for the game.
     

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