June 1, 2010

Creepy Crawlies

Okay, after dissing the developers for making too many huge-bottomed creatures, I figured it was time to give them some props.
I don't know if there's a certain artist who is in charge of drawing the insects in the game, but whoever is doing it has made some fantastic creatures!
Even from the very beginning of the game I noticed the amazing details on the beetles and dragonflies. The beetles have shiny carapaces and multiple hidden wings and segmented joints. They turn their little heads and flutter their wings under their shell.
The dragonflies have articulating legs and veined wings. They bend their skinny abdomens under themselves just like real dragonflies do. The shading of their colors is just beautiful.
Perhaps it's just that I am nature lover and no one else would notice these things but I am truly impressed with the "bug artist" of RoM!
The picture to the side is a beetle that is found in the new area of Southern Janost Forest. He has a grinning skull on his shell. Too cool!

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