News 7 comments New batch of Elder Scrolls Online screens show some familiar faces Tweet Love those dwarven contraptions. By Tim Colwill on October 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm A new batch of screens from The Elder Scrolls Online have found their way to the internet, this time coming to us courtesy of All Games Beta. Take a look below, and click to live large. Source: All Games Beta Tags: the elder scrolls online Related Stories Elder Scrolls Online progression system explained in new trailerNo real surprises here, folks.Elder Scrolls Online demonstrates character creation in new videoPaunchy lizardman, please.The Elder Scrolls Online devs answer questions on three-sided warfareBehind-the-scenes systems will prevent imbalances and provide incentives to catch up. 7 comments (Leave your own) yeapal Oct 23, 2012 at 9:15 PM So far it’s looking a little too cartoony, for lack of a better word. CreationsAU Oct 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM WoW-esque you would say? Of course its going to be. Vengeance47 Oct 24, 2012 at 2:51 AM Most MMO’s have this aesthetic style, its actually quite straight forward why they go for the “cartoony” look. In essence, the reason why they usually opt for a more cartoon-like visual style is because the cartoony style ages better than trying to go for a realistic visual experience. Just look at how games like WoW, LOTRO, GW1 etc. have held up over the years. No one is going to argue that they’re the most advanced games graphically, however, maxed out, all three of those games still look more than respectable visually, especially for games of their age. If they went for a realistic look, well just take a look at BF:V (same release year as WoW) and compare them visually. Obviously WoW has had visual improvements over the numerous patches and expansions however the basic visual style is still far more appealing than a realistic style. The cartoon style just ages better than a realistic style. So it makes total sense why Bethesoft have decided to use that style. Especially when MMO’s are designed to be replaced in 3-5 years, they are designed to last several years (7+) Vengeance47 Oct 24, 2012 at 2:53 AM I should note that most of the reason for the better aging is to do with the textures, not so much the silhouettes ^^ Shinanigans Oct 24, 2012 at 6:31 AM Pretty inconsistent level of quality which i hope is rectified for release. The enemy in this shot looks horrible: http://gon.cdn.on.net/uploads/2012/10/teso3.jpg Enemy in this shot looks great: http://gon.cdn.on.net/uploads/2012/10/teso4.jpg André Axe'm Oct 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM Don’t click the first image! Tim Colwill Oct 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM andraxem: Don’t click the first image! Never fear, this is all fixed! Leave a comment You can use the following bbCode[i], [b], [img], [quote], [url href="http://www.google.com/"]Google[/url] Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.