Shack News has kicked up a preview of Age of Conan based on a twenty minute experience at last week's CES in Las Vegas.
Maybe the scenery just had me depressed. Exploring the world of Conan was a dreary affair. I must have been spawned smack-dab in the Canadian zone. Pine trees, barbarians dressed in strange clothing, bad food. I was impressed by the fluidity of animation--here were three-man patrols walking in the distance, and they actually seemed like human beings, sauntering to and fro with confident indifference. Of course, once they were triggered to action, kited into a giant battle, the framerate dropped, and the animations synced, and everything went to hell.
The writer admits that he only had twenty minutes to "preview" AoC and that it was decidedly NOT enough time. Still, any news about AoC is good news so be sure to stop by for a read.