One of the things that impresses me about the submissions to One Shots here is that so many of these pictures really could be blown up into high-resolution posters and be hung as honest-to-goodness art. I’ve always been meaning to comb through my screenshots folder and take the best of my best to a store and get that done, but I am a lazy man and figure that you all will keep my eyeballs entertained for one more week.
Here’s a good example of a poster perfect pic from Camelotcrusade, who shared this interesting shot from Star Wars: The Old Republic. “It feels like a galaxy far, far away now, but I really liked the title cards for Knights of the Fallen Empire,” he wrote. “Here is one of my favorites which transposed my character against a backdrop of galactic war.”
“There’s always a decent chance for a shot during the energetic Blade and Soul,” said Rees Racer. “The Soha and Juwol bar fight is always good fun, and I look forward to it every time I’ve started a new character (as it happens fairly early in the story). Unfortunately, almost any shot of Soha borders on exploitative, but this one captures the mood quite well. I’m glad I saved it.”
If you haven’t guessed already, most of these shots were pulled from last week’s challenge to feature “striking cutscene pictures.” Vincent stepped up to the plate and knocked it out with this one, I think.
“Stormblood was full of harrowing cut scenes, but Zeno’s attack on Rhalgr’s Reach was pretty gut-wrenching. Thankfully, in FFXIV you can replay the MSQ cut-scenes and I was able to grab this shot of Y’shtola trying to deflect an attack from Zenos.”
Surprisingly, there were several pictures from RIFT last week, but I had to go with this one because (a) RIFT’s squirrels are among the game’s best creature creations, and (b) they totally remind me of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Porg.
Boom is overrun with squirrels everywhere — let’s just hope he survives!
Robert has this rather interesting pic that suggests a rather fatal end for his character: “I’ve played Megadestroyer in Guild Wars 2 about a hundred times, and I never saw this happen before. Such a gorgeous effect most people will never see.”
Ready, set, go for your next screenshot challenge! This week, the theme is “cities, towns, and villages.” See what you can dig up or find for your MMO’s populated areas and deliver some striking pictures of cityscapes and quaint villas for us to ogle!