Looks like Imageepoch and Bandai Namco Games are ready to finally start promoting their upcoming PS3 RPG, Tokitowa. After months of waiting to see real gameplay from this sort-of hyped "HD Animation RPG", we finally get to take a look at real game footage.
Yeah... it's about what I expected.
I applaud what they were trying to do, but the animation on display here looks awkward as all hell. Nevermind how janky the battle animations look; something as simple as running looks quite poor. I'm also not especially a fan of the how blandly characters seem to be positioned during scenes of dialogue. Small things like that reveal the restraints inherent in trying to animate all the characters using traditional techniques.
I think I'd be a bit more optimistic if Imageepoch had impressed me recently, but Last Promise Story for the PSP really left a bad taste in my mouth.
Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comments.
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