Remakes, remakes everywhere

Gamescom Coverage : Hyper WTF is Carrier Command?

This looks intriguing enough. On the superficial side the atmospheric particle effects and the radar screen looks well implemented. Gameplay-wise if it replicates the original game with a few sensible additions I’ll be satisfied. I’m not exactly expecting Supreme Commander, just something that looks reasonably polished and is good for a nostalgia trip. Everything else is a bonus.

At least he’s not kung fu fightin’

Gamescom Coverage : WTF is Tera Online?

Normally MMORPGes don’t interest me in the slightest, but this caught my eye, if only for the simply superb Haters Gonna Hate strut that beardogbeaver thing has going for it. It also seems to take a more dynamic, arcade-ish approach to combat, which can only be a good thing in a dreary crowd of WoW clones. While the art assets, animation and texture work are technically great, the art direction for the human characters seem straight out of the NCSoft playbook, even though this isn’t a NCS product. The genre really needs to take bigger design risks now that player numbers are reaching saturation levels, and I don’t mean pauldrons.