I was watching this vid
I expected more fluid animation, higher amount of in between frames. I think the high rez 2d sprites are beautiful, but nothing that couldn’t be rendered in full 3d.
With that said, the animation is choppy, Andy doesn’t breath in the gameplay, when characters fall or get up there are only 3-4 frames and the time and budget it took to draw all the sprites makes me wonder if it was worth the trouble, rather than going 3d.
The gameplay is king and I love hand drawn sprites it adds a lot of zest to the style. In motion the game looks 3d and I’m sure a lot of noobs won’t even know it’s 2d but again the choppy sprites make the game look a little undeveloped. I am starting to wonder if it’s worth it to stay in the 2d realm, now that 3d technology is so advanced. If this game came out on the ps2, i’d be really impressed but not so much on the ps3.
Well, if the game sells maybe the next game will have more frames rather than more characters or maybe both that would be awesome.