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Eiddard
06-21-2015, 10:23 AM
First of all, I didnt find this, It was posted by Fixthecat in Reddit. Thank him for it, what an amazing finding.

http://www.reddit.com/r/forhonor/comments/3akpxi/i_think_i_saw_the_viking_in_the_e3_live_demo/

I put it here so you guys that don't use reddit can check it out.

Here you have the video of the Live Demo they did on the panel, at 0:34 if you don't look at the knight in front of you, but you look at the end of the path, you see 2 guys coming, one samurai and the last one is a Viking (sword+shield).

You can see he does a Jump + attack, then a charge where he carries the enemy with him, And then in the left of the screen you can see him figting a bit.

I recommend seeing the video in 1080p and full screen.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojFasaygBH4

I took a screenshot of him too. Just check the left.

http://i.gyazo.com/9d8bec6a98cebf2af7916eb7177e33e1.jpg

EDIT: I made a gfy of the part where the Viking appears

http://gfycat.com/EmbarrassedLegalAsianporcupine

Fatal-Feit
06-21-2015, 10:59 AM
Ohhhh, nice! Credits to that guy!

spaff_meister
06-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Is your reasoning for that player being a Viking only that they have a sword and shield? Wouldn't it be more reasonable to assume that the Chosen can have shields, given that this match was clearly a Chosen vs Legion match, without any Vikings?

Eiddard
06-21-2015, 11:07 AM
Is your reasoning for that player being a Viking only that they have a sword and shield? Wouldn't it be more reasonable to assume that the Chosen can have shields, given that this match was clearly a Chosen vs Legion match, without any Vikings?

I assume he is a viking because his outfit and how he fight.

If you see the image in the original post, you can se a bearded guy, with a helmet, and viking-ish armor. He does a charge against an enemy and carry with him 1-2 meters, he is obviosly a viking because of his behaviour in battle and his outfit.

spaff_meister
06-21-2015, 11:12 AM
I don't see it, too blurred. The armour looks of the same style as the samurai (bearing in mind it's already known that appearance is customisable), which might explain what you see as a beard too.

As for fighting style, that's pretty presumptuous - information bias it seems to me.

Eiddard
06-21-2015, 11:33 AM
I don't see it, too blurred. The armour looks of the same style as the samurai (bearing in mind it's already known that appearance is customisable), which might explain what you see as a beard too.

As for fighting style, that's pretty presumptuous - information bias it seems to me.

What? the armor doesn't look anything like Samurai, the guys is bearded, the helmet is not close to a Samurai helmet.

In the samurai armor you can see that there is a lot of this kind of Small parts that are made from smaller parts, I don't know how is called, but are small pieces tied with eachother, they have it one in the back, 2 in the legs, from the hip, shoulders,etc.

The guy in the Image has nothing of that. If you are looking it on your pc, go to youtube, put it on 1080p and fullscreen, and check it out 3 or 4 times, you will see that he is a Viking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0mQM3AqzlU&feature=youtu.be&t=145

You have here another video, is the one from the OP in Reddit, it has a bit of a better quality. But I wanted to post the one that only has the Live Demo.

They already said in interviews that they are making the Factions have a different feel, the Samurais we saw are all about Fast and Precise moves. That character in the video is going hard, is going really hard againts an opponet, as you would expect from a Viking, the charge carrying the enemie in the air is a great move that you would expect from a Viking going hard.

And the Sword, check the sword, It is nothing like a Samurai sword, it looks like an european sword.

spaff_meister
06-21-2015, 11:51 AM
Hmmm, I see it now. I don't get why the devs would do this though, so i'm not convinced.

TrikRisk
06-21-2015, 12:13 PM
WOW! great research man! that must be their strong/advantage. knights are overall, samurai swift and deadly and vikings are good with their muscles, pushing and throwing. but im a Chosen for life!

DaRedSovietGyro
06-21-2015, 12:53 PM
i hope they dont make all the vikings look super stereoype. i really would like some of them to look like something straight out of vinland saga.

MathiasCB
06-21-2015, 02:07 PM
Wow, this was a tough one to be honest. As for me i wouldn't dare making a statement in either direction.
I am a bit split when it comes to this one, yes he does fight in a manner that a Viking probably would... Yes the armor does resemble what a viking could have, however that doesn't simply make him a viking because we THINK that's how the vikings will look.

http://i.gyazo.com/4e3759325c6ec64149ddcbf1608f95a4.png
I would say he resembles the samurai, i would. But his armor is quite off at the same time. KEEP IN MIND, that every faction does not only have one ''class'' to play as. We should not assume that the samurais does not have any bigger and tougher than what we have already seen.
http://i.gyazo.com/4da93d544958cdb09062663d44b0c741.png

Simply looking at the gif and the video itself doesn't make me very much convinced, however what does make me curious about the whole thing is the resemblance to a picture they gave out on a viking.
http://static9.cdn.ubi.com/resource/en-GB/game/forhonor/game/faction-stormborn-hero-main.png

I am finding it hard to say ''That is a viking!'', but i would not dare to rule out the possibility of it being one.
Could be some kind of... ''Easter egg'' if you will.


I don't see it, too blurred. The armour looks of the same style as the samurai (bearing in mind it's already known that appearance is customisable), which might explain what you see as a beard too.

You said it, Tom!
This is what i think is the most probable answer to the whole thing, it's simply a bigger Mice-warrior with different clothing and different weapons.

MisterWillow
06-21-2015, 10:42 PM
http://i.gyazo.com/4e3759325c6ec64149ddcbf1608f95a4.png
I would say he resembles the samurai, i would. But his armor is quite off at the same time. KEEP IN MIND, that every faction does not only have one ''class'' to play as. We should not assume that the samurais does not have any bigger and tougher than what we have already seen.
http://i.gyazo.com/4da93d544958cdb09062663d44b0c741.png

Simply looking at the gif and the video itself doesn't make me very much convinced, however what does make me curious about the whole thing is the resemblance to a picture they gave out on a viking.


This is getting to Patterson video level analysis.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/Patterson%E2%80%93Gimlin_film_frame_352.jpg

MathiasCB
06-21-2015, 11:37 PM
This is getting to Patterson video level analysis.

[IMG]PICTURE OF A REAL SASQUATCH

Well... It's a start!
;)

MisterWillow
07-26-2015, 04:17 AM
So, I decided to revive this thread for just a moment because, in looking up this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojFasaygBH4) from the E3 stage demo to link on another thread, I decided to watch it again, and I was looking in in the background, and noticed that you can see the alleged viking's approach if you're really looking for him.

http://i58.tinypic.com/28tufq8.jpg

That could be another samurai... but is it? Let's look closer.
http://i62.tinypic.com/119ulpg.jpg
Inconclusive, you say? Well, let's allow him to advance.

http://i60.tinypic.com/20f21dy.jpg

Hmmmmm...
http://i59.tinypic.com/30rxo5z.jpg
Is that a shield? Squint a bit. Maybe part of his armour? Perhaps a little too blurry to tell... But wait!

http://i60.tinypic.com/351czrt.jpg

"What is happening here?" I hear you say to yourself.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2naibmt.jpg
Are the Legion's feet off the ground? Did he just lift his opponent off the ground, and carry them backward? Watch again, in this gfy HERE (http://gfycat.com/UnconsciousPleasantAntelopegroundsquirrel#)! How else do you explain such rapid movement off screen, and, more importantly, such rapid rearward movement on the part of the knight? It wasn't entirely the fault of the camera, and as far as we know, characters can't sprint backward. Could this be a shield-charge ability!?

"Was that it?" I can hear you cry. "Hogwash!" I can hear you dismiss. BUT WAIT!!!!!

http://i57.tinypic.com/330fvcl.jpg

Our little anomaly makes another appearance. This time nearer to distinguish some things
http://i62.tinypic.com/24q4gwk.jpg
Are you still certain this is just another samurai? Doesn't that armour look a little bit strange? And what's that on his left arm?

http://i62.tinypic.com/8vylo9.jpg

Wait for it.........................
http://i59.tinypic.com/33djpl4.jpg http://i60.tinypic.com/m9smfs.jpg
Oh... That's a shield. And a shield with a design on it, which bears at the very least a passing resemblance to a Triquetra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triquetra), more culturally associated with European Pagans (more Celts, but regardless), than with Japan (a more customary Japanese three-armed shape would be a Tomoe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoe)).

A clearer picture can be made, prior to the first attack. As seen at the very beginning of this gfy HERE (http://gfycat.com/ThunderousUnequaledFly#), you glimpse him (and his shield) briefly in between soldiers.
http://i60.tinypic.com/2cngtvd.jpg

So; what are the implications of this? Was it just an Easter Egg the devs threw in? Is it confirmation there are mixed teams? Or........ Are the Warborn in league with the Chosen?

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/x-files/images/8/86/The_Truth_Is_Out_There_tagline.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20070529002506

Havemercy87
07-26-2015, 12:26 PM
Like the detailed analysis, very nice shots there.
It could be an Easter Egg just for the demo, for I don't believe they're going to have mixed teams.
I'm still on the side with it being a samurai, but I'll admit, I'm really questioning that.
I think you got the best evidence for this case here.

premiumart
07-26-2015, 05:26 PM
From the fact that there is a screenshot of a warborn on the site and they havent show more of them makes me think that they actually could show em off but chose not to.

And thats why im quite convinced that this totally is a sneaky apperance of the warborn or maybe im totally wrong and its just a different chosen class.

MisterWillow
07-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Like the detailed analysis, very nice shots there.
It could be an Easter Egg just for the demo, for I don't believe they're going to have mixed teams.
I'm still on the side with it being a samurai, but I'll admit, I'm really questioning that.
I think you got the best evidence for this case here.

If it is actually a Warborn, then I think that's all it is as well. I think mixing the teams like this in the final game would be contrary to their apparent design philosophy, with you picking factions that suit your 'inner warrior' and all.


From the fact that there is a screenshot of a warborn on the site and they havent show more of them makes me think that they actually could show em off but chose not to.

And thats why im quite convinced that this totally is a sneaky apperance of the warborn or maybe im totally wrong and its just a different chosen class.

'But why?' is the question, though. I don't even want gameplay, necessarily, just a new screenshot, some concept art, anything. I'd be satisfied with a two-second cameo in a trailer, like they recently did with the flail-and-shield knight.

Maybe we'll have to wait till the beta.... The anticipation is killing me, though.

Havemercy87
07-27-2015, 02:50 AM
Bio Jade says she is a Viking, maybe that was her in the demo. I hope to see some Vikings as well. I may not be one, but I'd still like to see some more of what they got and the warborn are intriguing

Solid_Altair
07-29-2015, 12:18 AM
Their site has info on a Viking Hero with the "classic Viking round shield" and a sword. I'm pretty sure that's a Viking. And I think it's an Easter Egg.

If they have the character ready, I guess we'll see him soon. Though I'm much more hungry for a dual wield or spear class, since we already saw a shield in the last trailer. If it is a gameplay footage with the UI, though, I'd be more curious about shileds.

Very good analysis yet again, Willow!

Deadshot.
07-29-2015, 05:00 AM
Agreed... looking at the premiere trailer again (for the billionth time...heheheh), it appears that the Vikings were the round-shields, whereas the knights used kite-shields.
That being said, I noticed that there is a spear fighting samurai at 0:53 (fighting a viking).
Old news - I know - but at least another weapon to ooh and ahhh over.