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 Starcadia Quest- change in art style 
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CMON recently finished their Kickstarter for Starcadia Quest- the science fiction sequel to Arcadia Quest. And here are some thoughts:

- Arcadia Quest art style has always struck me as caricatures rather than chibi (although I've heard a few people floundering to find a term call them "Euro-Chibi." There's a word for this in real life). While both styles can use superdeformed proportions, caricatures emphasize facial features to make them larger and goofy, while Chibis do the opposite.

Oddly enough, I think that Starcadia Quest offers a big change in direction for their art style. Nearly every one of their SQ sculpts fits quite nicely with chibis- and there are only a couple of their goofy caricatures left in the range. There are even a few that look as if they could have been designed by Akira Toriyama (no direct references, but a few of them have that Chrono Trigger/Dragonball style).

A few of their minis even look like they have Gundam and Voltron inspirations.

I'm still not convinced that they're huge anime fans like the Sodapop guys are, but I think it is a very positive move for the AQ art style.

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September 21st, 2018, 8:32 pm
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I don't know if a topic on CMON/SQ art style/direction is relevant in the SPM forums.

I did find the SQ more palatable, but still not in line /w what SPM offers.

September 21st, 2018, 9:35 pm
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