Team Fortress 2 art

Ahh.. what a difference eight or so years of hibernation makes [;)] Yes, I remember when all the hype on Team Fortress 2 was buzzing around back in 1998, with the glowing news reports, magazine covers, and even awards it received. It was a pretty damn good looking game back then too, but after an extraordinary long period of silence, it kinda disappeared from all relevance when games like BF2 and Quake Wars took over the class/team play mantle, and pushed the idea further.

Valve really have pulled off something special to put the spotlight back on TF2, with the new stylistic art direction that I'm sure many developers are taking note. It also really opens up a tonne of possibilities going this route compared to the well trodden war theme. My only hope is they do something extraordinary with the gameplay as well, since well... things have certainly moved on from the traditional TFC gameplay.

[img]http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/attached/Souri/200671422200_TF2old.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/attached/Souri/2006714222151_TF2new.jpg[/img]

Grover's picture

geez. I dunno about anyone else.. but how much is that like TimeSplitters? (Ie in styling).

Major Clod's picture

Wow, that was definately a surprise I did not expect TF2 to see the light of day any time soon... Does this mean Duke Nukem Forever will ship with HL2:Episode Three??

I like the style of that TF2 image, very cool.. Hope the gameplay is good!

LOOM's picture

yeh the gameplay will be definately over-dramatic and comical.
interesting... [8D]

MoonUnit's picture

Looks kinda neat but does still have to face the facts that unless they up the gameplay as well then its STILL behind in structure to games like BF2 and quake wars (well an assumption so with QW), just nicer looking then before. Im glad theyve killed that oversaturation of orange though (or was that team colours, barely played TF1 and a long time ago?) and yeah it does look kinda timesplitters esque (a stylistic direction i really admire actually) but with a bit of pixar thrown in which is the comment im hearing a lot. Certainly not a bad thing considering the positive press that image gets.

souri's picture

Yeh, TFC classes gameplay is pretty rudimentary. It really is bare-bones when compared to the what Tribes, Enemy Territory / Quake Wars, and the Battlefields have done. Hopefully they've implemented a lot of new ideas in there rather than making a port of the old TFC with extra shiny graphics.

souri's picture

Apparently that released picture of TF2 is [url="http://www.halflife2.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1970494&postcount=845"]an ingame screenshot[/url]. Nice [:)] Definately got some depth of field happening in there.

souri's picture

The trailer's been released. Very cool!

http://www.valvesoftware.com/ep2/teaser/tf2_teaser01_720p.wmv

MoonUnit's picture

That link dosent seem to work, however i found it in spiffy HD quality at gametrailers.com

Makk's picture

The screenshot didnt do much to excite me but that trailer did. Looks like it could be a heap of fun.

PeterDavis's picture

the trailer is also up at gametrailers.com. the valve one didnt work for me (or its a stream, in which case, pfft)

PeterDavis's picture

also if you didnt know about Portal which is also shipping with Ep2, check out the trailer for that at www.gametrailers.com as well. both hd.

Morphine's picture

Interesting. Cross between Serious Sam and TFC. Hmm, not sure, but we'll wait and see how this saga pans out.

PeterDavis's picture

well i think its a wonderful looking game. i just pray people will play it. the current TFC online population is AU is very small. i just did a server refresh now (5.30pm) and theres 26 people playing. and its not really viable to join overseas servers. im on '24mbit' internet and im getting 250 pings in the US

souri's picture

I just hope there's a way you can purchase it seperately [:(]