Holy AWESOME! “Team Fortress” was one of those games that just stole hours and hours and hours from my life and I never regretted one second. Valve’s follow up looks just INCREDIBLE – I’m getting sick to DEATH of cartoons and animation that try to be “real”. If I want “real”, I’ll go watch the News.
Games, on the other hand, have all been about getting as close to reality as you can; so this seems like a bit of a “blue ocean strategy” for Valve. Hey, for me, it’s getting people – specifically older people – used to stylised content, which is the kind of stuff I want to be doing as an animation guy. This is the direction I want to go as an artist; telling stories for a more grown up audience with characters like this. So the more it’s exposed and accepted by the public, the better.
Check it out – it looks really, really cool. If this is how it looks “in-game”, i’m gonna be way impressed. This is obviously the PC version, i’m keeping my fingers crossed the Xbox360 version looks similar.