Tuesday, October 24, 2006
School Girls and Elves
The newest Bullet Witch costume is (surprise) a school girl outfit. Pretty unoriginal. You can’t really tell from the screenshot, but her shirt is somewhat transparent and you can easily see her bra. Um…okay. I guess if you want to satisfy the school girl fetish folks out there, you have to really deliver something extra.
The developer’s weblog shows off some other costume possibilities although none are very exciting. Even though they aren’t blowing me away, I’ll be fairly satisfied if the US release can ship with a good handful of costumes. These one-at-a-time costume downloads for the Japanese release are way too spread apart for my taste.
As a Kingdoms Under Fire fan, I’ve been keeping an eye on the upcoming Circle of Doom action RPG. One interesting discrepancy that has popped up is what the elf character is wearing. Everything from the armlets to the boots is very different from each other. Is it just old concept art? It would be nice if she had both in the game, but we’ll have to wait and see.
If you have a 360, then you MUST download the new DOAX2 trailer on Xbox Live. It’s a whopper (I didn’t time it, but I swear it’s over 5 minutes) with tons of in-game footage. Watching it on your home HDTV gives you a much clearer idea of what the final game will look like.
I’ve heard some folks griping that the graphics don’t seem much improved from DOAXVB, but do a quick comparison. Watch the 360 trailer, then fire up your Xbox and pop in Beach Volleyball. It’s quite a big difference when you really compare the two.
The footage doesn’t contain what the camera mode looks like, but the screen below shows that it’s fairly similar to the system used in DOA4. Again you can adjust the shutter speed and how much light you allow in to the lense. Basically that means you can eliminate blurry pictures or keep the motion blur, and you can make photos look darker or brightly blown out to achieve some crazier looks. There are two cameras, one is manual as shown below and the other is a super fancy automatic.
I’m sure the game will force you to take pics in real time as well. That means you can’t pause and perfectly frame a pose like you could in Rumble Roses XX. Both methods have their fans I’m sure.
Posted by Wataru Maruyama at 6:39 PM