This was inevitable. The company that bought the IP rights for Rackham’s fantasy world was always going to end up making a video game out of them, it was just a matter of when and how they pitched it.
On the one hand it’s nice that the world of Aarklash is going to find new fans. That’s good. It’s a fantasy world I have fond memories of, and deserves a little more love. It would be really great if the atmosphere of the Confrontation 3 tabletop game could be brought to the small screen. Unfortunately the trailer is not terribly inspiring.
Now I spent a few years working on a computer game, so I’m probably more critical than I’d otherwise be (apologies). However, this all just looks way behind the curve for what’s possible now. The idle animations (that make everyone look like they’ve just completed a marathon) are all in synch, which makes it look even odder. The whole feel is very much of something that would have been cutting edge 10 years ago. Or more. But not now.
Or is it just me?
I look at this and all I see is a missed opportunity 😦