why is the vast majority of western weapon/armor design in medieval styled RPGs so poorly designed and ugly? why are japs so much better at designing sensible western weapons and armor than the actual western developers? even the fantasmal dark soul boss weapons are better designed.
Why is the vast majority of western weapon/armor design in medieval styled RPGs...
Because the west these days just copies WoW's art style instead of taking inspiration from real armor or classic fantasy design and aesthetics.
Also Tier 10 DK is sweet, all From artists do is rip off European culture
Look up the difference between high fantasy and low fantasy
That's fantasy you retard
they could give him a chainsaw if they wanted
you're using the term "rip off" really loosely here
Dark Souls is high fantasy
if you're implying that dark souls is low fantasy, you're wrong. the world of dark souls is built by gods and giants, it's the human pygmies who are out of place.
That armor looks like Sir Alonne before he turned into a weeaboo
all From artists do is rip off fighting fantasy
fixed that for you
Wait, isn't wow supposed to be a cartoonish inspired game? And most of the people worked on warhammer, of course it's going to be tolkien as fug.
stealing noses was considered obscene back then
epic for the win!!!
if tolkien saw those designs, he would shit himself from how bad they are
Dark souls weapons and armor is based off European armor and weapons, and everyone in dark souls is white. What does it mean by "made by non-white people"?
Comparing grimdark Souls to cartoony Warcraft
implies that japs are more faithful to historical design than westerners are
I don't get it either. They should all be as scantily clad as possible, with absolutely godly physiques. Give us peons something to aspire to.
now compare grimdark souls to grimdark lotr... still same shit
Not really, no.
Warhammer and Warcraft
even remotely Tolkein in aesthetic
How stupid can a person be?
By "westerners" you mean americans right?
Not really, Id say LOTR has way more realistic and effective designs while still maintaining that fantasy aesthetic. Sans a few designs likke the fuckhuge flail mace from the movies.
You know warhammer has a medieval setting right user? heavy inspired by tolkien? I know you wouldn't type random shit on the internet.
I'm sick of the overused world of warcraft cartoon aesthetic.
How about a game made by actual white people?
lore wise it's Tolkien, aesthetics wise, it's an 80s animated cartoon based on a line of toys.
Yeah DS design looks way better
Probably one of the best art design in currently industry
compared to dark souls and wow, that realistic game you posted lacks any fantasy elements
Japan thinks regular armor is impressive
Japan has nosports
Dark Souls: Medieval Fantasy
World of Warcraft: High Fantasy
now go back 2reddit
it is when you're comparing it to armor that is more akin to a child's halloween costume than anything worth using
dark souls is high fantasy, or more precisely, dark fantasy
It's just a new world thing. American/Canadian devs have no idea how to make an armor design suited for fantasy without turning it into a fisher-price plastic looking mess. It's not even a realism thing. Pic related lacks realistic armpit protection, for example, but it's an effective and fanciful design.
muh realism in a fantasy game
meme pictures don't make you right
why do westerners hate good looking historical armor? why do they always have to make them look like toys?
dark souls is both medieval and high fantasy
What the fuck is the point of using k if it doesn't shorten the entire thing
Someone post the chink in the armor.
still is in some countries
Someone post the dragon one.
Sorry, what was that Weeb?
so people can easily see that it's a 2K developed game and not EA
And the ones on the left sold way more. That's pretty fucking pathetic.
There probably aren't very many black people at all on the dev teams though. Representation in business and such is skewed in america, more blacks are jobless or do lower labor stuff
oh i'm an idiot
Oh shit, I've never actually noticed that
no American games
mainly Japanese games
What did he mean by this?
56% is more than 0%
Everything must be realistic and fit my definition of "good"
You sound like a neofag SJW
dragons aren't even real you dumb minge
Mech Fantasy sounds rad
This thread needs more armor.
So are skeletons
I blame Warhammer Fantasy, and then Warcraft for copying Warhammer Fantasy.
Games Workshop wanted to create intimidating fuckers in armor that is melded into their skin with humongous pauldrons, and Blizzard wanted to make their ENTIRE franchise with that armor. Now everybody wants to copy it.
what does that even mean you fucking retard?
it means "thing I don't like"
holes and tears in the exact same spots
Jesus, just how lazy are Bethesda?
sales determine the quality of the product
It's not my fault westerns fall for flashy trailers and only buy yearly rehashes.
I love Japanese games, but there's some retarded armor in their games too. Shit that isn't practical or realistic
right looks better
"thing I don't like"
did user upset you because he was making fun of WoW's shitty armor design? it's an opinion, get over it.
As long as it looks cool its okay
6 of the 8 American games are on PC
only 4 of the 12 Japanese games are on PC
What did Japan mean by this?
Blizzard/Games Workshop design is so fucking ugly.
It's not about practicality, realism, or how retarded the armour is. It's just ugly as sin. I don't know what people see in it.
Japan is only just now starting to figure out how computers work.
god it hurts, it hurts so fucking bad
I think you might actually be retarded or at least lack basic reading comprehension...
300 years where they just put cloth over the chainmail
actual white people
Fashion is always the next logical step up.
I don't know the difference between medieval fantasy and high fantasy
Why are weebs so fucking stupid?
pics/threads like this just make me realize how bad i want to live in the middle ages. Chivalry, women in a more beneficial place for society, combat that favors the mind over unintelligent meatheads like today. fuck.
you will never be a knight in the middle ages
you realize we're not even 300 years old yet, right? we literally didn't exist in the medieval era.
Fucking who copies WoW's art style?
Well i'm just gonna' start posting armor from games I like.
I always thought Dragon age had some pretty nice armor.
This thread is the kind of thing weebs do with their spare time. They don't get girls, they don't get laid, they get (you)s.
Ameriniggers are not white, games developed in Europe (where actual white people, not Jamal "My great-grandpa was born in Ireland" Sanchez "white" people, are born) have perfectly good armor. Amerifats are just too stupid to appreciate good art direction.
wuh-wuh-wighter dan yoooo, Muhammad
listing Metroid in japanese when Mercurystream is spanish
german a best
Made by actual white people
not high fantasy
look at this retard
So be fair, 6 of the games are first party, the other 6 are third party. Now it's up to Sega to get their heads out of their asses and put their games on PC.
obsessed polack happy he doesn't have to eat his grandma to survive
You're getting ahead of yourself trying to stand up to an actual country.
uses game models that uses a fucking engine made in 2002 and comparing it to a game made almost a decade later
are you retarded? wow is supposed to be borderline cartoonish and not only that their engine can render only certain amount of textures(see grand marshal set)
Same guy in
I'll give Games Workshop and their Warhammer Fantasy a pass since it's just one faction with that armor, and they are supposed to be that ridiculous since Norscan men are not ordinary people, and it's not even armor or should be considered armor. Chaos armor is literally apart of their body, what you see is what they are now, they are nothing but a chassis in a metal suit turned and changed by the Ruinous Powers once they were considered worthy to be their Warriors of Chaos.
Blizzard went fucking balls ass dumb shit retarded like a dumbfuck, and started giving Orcs, Humans, and everybody else that armor, and making it a norm.
Chaos of Warriors was never supposed to be the norm, which is why you only see them wearing it and humans in the Empire and Bretonnia still wear plate armor. Blizzard is the retard here.
it has big people and magic that means it's high fantasy
Nah, fuck off
why do westerners hate good looking historical armor?
Subhuman weebs retards like you just delude yourselves with cherrypicked images made by other subhuman weebs.
Throw yourself off a cliff.
At least I'm not obese, Tyrone.
are you high?
If she were wearing a functional gambeson under that, and a cage helmet, it would be VERY practical and effective. Add a sheet of chain sleeving over the upper arms and attached to the bottom of the breastplate, and it's a veritable fortress. Breastplate could be a little longer.
Thick plate armor around the vitals, gambeson to protect against glancing blows.
Large headpiece with cage helmet allows full visibility and ability to turn your head. Thick gorget to protect the most valuable target. Gauntlets and elbow bracers to protect hands and prevent joint locks or breaks.
So close to being a unique and functional armor.
so you're just stupid. good to know
The world of Dark Souls i on a giant fucking tree filled with magic and gods with a magic flame. How about you fuck off and kill yourself.
Chivalry was a meme that just let you rape the wife of the guy you killed. Women were dogs. Retarded kings ended their kingdoms over retarded shit on the daily. Leeches and shoving feces into your wound were high end medical things. Combat favored the meathead because he's just going to knock you over and beat you to death with a club.
You pathetic virgin.
Nowadays its just everyoen coyping LeL of legends, who copied was inspired by WoW and WC3 in the first place.
those fucking pauldrons
Sounds great to be honest.
combat that favors the mind over unintelligent meatheads like today.
There is nothing about melee weapon combat that favors the mind over brawn compared to today where being stronger physically doesn't actually mean shit.
Great if you're a Chad. Sup Forums poster though? It's serf life for you.
not listing the GOTY Divinity 2
nope, i'm probably the smartest person on this website.
jesus christ those arms, are these designed for skelletons?
At least call it Divinity OS2. There's already a Divinity 2. I get momentarily confused every time.
I conveniently threw out the FANTASY part of these games so I could try and argue about historical accuracy.
we're aryans unlike you cyka
slavs are just pale niggers
stay third world
looks like she is wearing a toilet
yeah because Divinity 2 could be the 2017 GOTY
of course you are sweety, go think about really deep topics like philosophy while you toke up again
It's not a game developed in America.
I need mech fantasy please.
Fun mecha is dead. Please give it. Please.
Do it now. Do it.
Pretty sure dark souls is still high fantasy.
If you play the game you'll see that the armors and weapons are pretty much the only realistic things about it. Every thing else is pretty out there.
I don't even think Europe exists in the game
I don't give a single fuck about historical accuracy, I just think that the more "realistic" armor design like in Dark Souls looks ten thousand times cooler than armor in games like WoW or TES.
Hard to be obese when you'd go a week without being able to put food on the table.
They're not called the dark ages for nothing.
3 a best
WoW ruined fantasy games.
made popular the holy trinity
made popular retarded cartoony glowy shit that chinks love
TES has some great armor designs.
Mobas don't count because no one takes them seriously as settings anyway
post some examples
It's on the female model.
Norscan men are not ordinary people
Yes they are, and chaos warriors are almost never from norsca.
Is WoW single-handedly responsible for ruining the aesthetic of fantasy video games?
Just look at this garbage.
don't be jealous.
using the chinese as a scapegoat for your shitty western armor designs
Armpit protection really isn't that important if you've ever fought. Its uncommon to get struck there by anything more than a glancing blow; a chain shirt and backing is more than enough for it.
that is not one of them, then.
Weebs are usually pretty stupid, user.
This is how western game industry works
3rd person action game where you can call in magical mech suit, Titanfall style
Siegeing castles by grabbing a tree and beat the gate down with it
Pick up enemy knights and use them like a mace to beat their friends
Wrestle dragons to the ground
Bonus sport where you try to punt Orcs through a goal
Why the fuck is Dark Souls the only RPG that bases it's armor on real historical designs? It looks so much better, and everyone loves Dark Souls armor, yet WRPG devs always insist on their ridiculous fugly designs.
that's ok, better than some TES armor. Pic related is the worst, it's close to being a decent design but then they went full fucking retard on the legs and helmet and the fur loincloth looks like shit. If the face of the helmet was pointed and the legs were chainmail and there was a cloth tabard instead of this fur abomination it would be great.
A true man's worth is measured by the size of his shoulder pads
how can video games even compete
don't worry, i'm not jealous.
It doesn't look cool, though.
Looks like she's wearing a toilet seat.
Yes. It also ruined western games in general by inventing the perfect addicting game.
it is high fantasy because supernatural things dictate a whole lot of the laws of the world.
all that ridiculous overkill metal
back of the neck, one of the most vulnerable parts of the human body is exposed
but chinks love that shit, im not saying its their fault but they really did ended up pandering to them in the end, just like how dota does nowadays.
Every chinese game has WoW-tier aesthetic with bulky overdesigned shit and glowy and sparkly stuff everywhere.
it aint gonna suck itself
This knight is trained to fuck your mouth
That's how you know most gamers have garbage taste and should be purged from playing video games.
I meant that for what user said about practicality not his pic
Sounds like an opinion.
Kek. Speaking of things people don't give a fuck about.
every chinese game
dude, those are made for the chinese market. again, you're just using them as a scapegoat for shitty western designs americans love.
looks like shit
American unironically defending being a fatass
Why do you retards pretend that your states and regions are different when literally all of you are the exact same kind of idiot?
Are you retarded? i never said it was purely the chinks fault, you idiot.
I hate these designs.
Actual steel armor is fucking hard to make without education systems, national labor forces, etc. Plus, the full plate of those later eras was largely Pageantry armor, which was functional in battle but rarely worn aside from high nobility. By the 1400s most "knights" were mercenaries who just wore whatever they could loot that would fit.
if you think WoW/TES armor looks better than DaS armor you are fucking dumb
Japanese character design is superior
This. FUCKING THIS!
The Transformers movies make a gorillion, doesn't mean they're any good.
Land of the FREE where you have the right to choose whether to be a fatass or not, as opposed to Poorland.
Weebiest of weeb series.
Ends up with better looking armor than 90% of western shit.
It's fucking sad.
of course it's going to be tolkien as fug.
you know nothing
Oh well I agree, then.
is it easy to get through chainmail
though I imagine the meat of the person inside would be battered to shit even if they couldn't get through
Escaflowne, the video game
that tiny helmet
In fashion terms that's fly as fuck, but still has those pauldrons
please tell me this is satire
you're bringing something up that's irrelevant to the western market, chinese games have no effect on it. you don't want western developers to be completely blamed for shit WoW designs
mfw making alistair wear the whole set
Why do you retards pretend that your states and regions are different
Isn't Poland just a Russian breakaway state that has never existed historically?
western games perhaps have different ideas of fantasy where it's more exaggerated compared to a game like dark souls which is more heavily grounded in reality? that, or they don't take the time to research medieval armor/weapons
It's pretty weak to piercing pike weapons. Or bows. I'd say weaker than our current kevlar padding.
Was worn with padding underneath, though, not just over bare skin. Softened the blows.
I always thought that "Low Fantasy" referred to settings where it's almost identical to modern day Earth, but there's like some secret society of magic and monsters.
Like Percy Jackson, or something like that.
I bet you unironically post "Ukrainian isn't real ecks dee" memes on /pol/ just because the Russians you worship say so.
I like both, honestly. I know people can be triggered by unrealistic and cartoony style. Why? Because they fucking retarded.
Theres no science in Star Wars.
Looks profoundly retarded.