- Aug 8, 2009
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
From what I can read here the Hippodrome was in use up until the 4th Crusade.
Gimp (and possibly other sophisticated programs, I don't have access to photoshop, and haven't tried paint.net) gives the lines in the face; simple mspaint gives clean faces on screenshot format change.Aye, I picked up pretty quick that the "weird lines" on the faces of every character are some sorta error. If you notice, even those not using the new Byzantine portraits are effected by it.
I think the little kid looks better than every other character asset I've seen in the game (some of the Mongolian DLC skins look really nice, too)OK so the lines on the face thing has been explained but why are the faces so dark? They look more like they're from the Indian sub continent than pre-Ottoman Greece.
Everything else looks great though
Mosaics made of many pieces of glass were a specialty of Byzantine artists, the Hagia Sophia and other major churches were covered in them there are several good examples in Greece and Italy (Ravenna in particular). It makes more sense to use a mosaic interface than a stained glass one for the Byzantines but the developers have already said they don't intend to make a new interface.Wouldn't it be a touch silly for an Empire, practically renowned for its beautiful art and amazingly skilled artists, to -not- use stained glass? I mean...that's basically a Christian church thing.
Edit: But I've never truly bothered to look into Byzantine art. I simply know that much of it is church-related and that it is pretty damned good for the period.