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Hand-drawn Art For Time And Eternity (Toki To Towa) Took 3 Years

#1Paragon-57Posted 4/9/2013 9:05:19 PM
As a JRPG enthusiast I was intrigued when I heard that Toki To Towa was being brought to North America and Europe in the form of Time and Eternity, mainly because of the new use of an old art technique.

So just how do hand-drawn characters work with a modern three-dimensional game you say? To find out I sought out whatever specifics I could find to illuminate just how this was accomplished and how it looks when you cross CG and straight-from-the-paper animation.

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Terminal Gamer also got to go hands-on with T&E and had some interesting comments about the visuals:

“To understand the concept of hand drawn animations, is to understand that the team behind the game took over 3 years to draw these animations. The game takes a 3D world and uses these character animations almost flawlessly. To see the game in play, and to actually have the character moving around how you are telling it to move, was beyond impressive. These weren’t 3D created characters that we were controlling, but actual hand drawn creations. It’s like creating a unique anime scene without needing to know how to draw, and it worked.”

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/12941.html

http://terminalgamer.com/2013/02/22/nis-america-announces-time-and-eternity-and-we-went-hands-on/

Wow, that's pretty crazy! Here's the trailer for those who haven't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wqx5FzMCbXU
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#2RagnaknitePosted 4/9/2013 9:07:14 PM
Looks like a terrible game though. Gameplay looks beyond dull.
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#3MelficeSeph2Posted 4/9/2013 9:07:31 PM
Surprisingly it got a lot of hate. I'm interested though!
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#4TalesRevenantPosted 4/9/2013 10:36:56 PM
This looks pretty mediocre.
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#5Junpei_StupeiPosted 4/9/2013 10:38:06 PM
It looks better than Disney's cartoons.
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#6BladeDog911Posted 4/9/2013 10:38:44 PM
too bad the game itself was terrible
#7kaiser ryuPosted 4/9/2013 10:41:17 PM
I miss the grittier anime styles of the late 80s and early 90s. This hyper gloss squeaky clean deal they've had going since the turn of the millennium has just left me all frowny faced and stuff.

Give me a hand drawn Ghost in the Shell, Akira, or Ninja Scroll RPG please.
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#8Bloodmoon77Posted 4/9/2013 10:44:24 PM
This looks pretty terrible ._. The redhead chicks walking animation alone just looks awful.
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#9cruelbirdPosted 4/9/2013 11:03:03 PM
kaiser ryu posted...
I miss the grittier anime styles of the late 80s and early 90s. This hyper gloss squeaky clean deal they've had going since the turn of the millennium has just left me all frowny faced and stuff.

Give me a hand drawn Ghost in the Shell, Akira, or Ninja Scroll RPG please.


Yep. This doesn't resemble a world in peril or the kind of world I'd want to explore. Their clothes are nice, there's no danger, no mystery, no adventure. It looks like they have everything in order. My imagination is not stirred. This is why people pass on your JRPGs, guys.
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#10LilFunnyCatPosted 4/9/2013 11:13:49 PM
All for this crappy game? lol.
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