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Joe Enzan
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Adrian smith is no doubt one of the best fantasy illustrator of our time.
His art & imagination completely captures the mood,disposition & character of subject only too well. Chronopia, GW chaos warriors will never be the same grimdark without his contributions. Even his illustrated zombidicide BP expansion was singled out & snapped up. He's also why I have pledged the now motionless KS Wrath of demons (what a monkey God!!).
But I am afraid to say that in Rising Sun, the supposedly Japanese looked strangely Balinese. It's a bit like what Michael Bay does Bayformers.
Will be pledging all in no doubt but more so for the mythology theme.
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Ignazio Corrao
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I am also somewhat disappointed that the art is distancing too much from traditional medieval Japanese costumes and armor.

I understand that it is a fantasy game, and the Rising Sun characters are as historically faithful as the vikings in Blood Rage were, but I'm still disappointed that I can't get any traditional Samurai and Ashigaru minis.

In fact, of the five different factions shown, there's not a single one having Samurai in full suits of armor, or Ashigaru with the conic jingasa hat.



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Jesse Metcalf
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I am excited for this game, as I am a rabid Legend of the Five Rings fan (mostly Scorpion Clan Coup/Clan War and Gold Edition eras). I like the way AEG incorporated themes/motifs into the clans while still keeping it mostly traditional in appearance (save for the occasional scantily-clad courtier/samurai). I wish the art direction for Rising Sun was going more in that direction.

However, if the game itself is solid (theme and mechanics), it may overcome this small concern.
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mikael mordai
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Well the game is set in feudal Canada according to Eric lang so Maybe thats why?...
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Wait, is that just a joke or did he actually say that?
 
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Chromit90 wrote:
I am also somewhat disappointed that the art is distancing too much from traditional medieval Japanese costumes and armor.

I understand that it is a fantasy game, and the Rising Sun characters are as historically faithful as the vikings in Blood Rage were, but I'm still disappointed that I can't get any traditional Samurai and Ashigaru minis.

In fact, of the five different factions shown, there's not a single one having Samurai in full suits of armor, or Ashigaru with the conic jingasa hat.

You never know. I doubt they've shown us everything. There are always stretch goals and add-ons. Don't lose hope yet!
 
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Enzan wrote:
But I am afraid to say that in Rising Sun, the supposedly Japanese looked strangely Balinese.

I'm from Indonesia. They don't look Balinese to me.
 
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I'm guessing that it is set during the Poutine Shogunate.

mordai wrote:
Well the game is set in feudal Canada according to Eric lang so Maybe thats why?...
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memetichazard wrote:
Wait, is that just a joke or did he actually say that?


Both
 
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Nigel McNaughton
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This river dragon felt quite Miyasaki to me.

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Indeed! It looks like they cleaned him up quite a bit after he ate everyone else at the bathhouse.
 
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