Sarah and I have been somewhat obsessed with the artwork for Ubisoft's "Child of Light". If you haven't seen the trailer for it yet, please check it out:
Man that shit is gorgeous. To be honest I don't bear any ill-will towards the artistic designers slaving away at the Square-Enix compound, but I can't help but wonder if their sole direction in character design is cosplay-ability and fan-service. When I see games like Child of Light I'm reminded that good art can serve and enhance a game's storytelling mechanic. Squaresoft knew this quite well back in the day. Maybe this time around the French will be the ones to remind them.
Sozo ain't kidding when he says we're obsessed.
I don't know how many times I've watched that trailer. I am in love with the potential of this game. It looks like something I'd play with someone else, or by myself, or whatever - I just wanna play it. It's a delight on the eyes and hopefully provides a journey that I'd enjoy partaking.
As for Square-Enix... well, I don't know. As an artist I adore a lot of their stuff. I loved their JRPGs when I was younger, and now... well, I just want to love them. It may have to do with the excess of belts, ribbons, and accessories. I don't know, it just looks good right? Oh well, it's not my cup of tea anymore. Come hither Child of Light!
- Sarah Yoshi