- will have an eye patch
Great minds think alike, I guess. I was thinking the Assassin ought to have an eyepatch too.
- punch dagger? Maybe an arm mounted twin blade
Maybe go the simple route and have *gasp* a regular sort of dagger, give the hilt a fancy design like a spider or a snake to symbolize poison though, even though the game doesn't actually model poison damage. Just a thought, the arm-mounted blade isn't bad, but if anything I'd rather see something like that on the paladin.
- crossbow? maybe mount that on her arm too. and see 3 arrows fire rather than 1 on the model
Wrist-mounted dart launcher?
- grenades? maybe a bomb? explosive fletchette? i'm blank on that one
I'm not sure either. Exploding runestones seems a bit too wizard-y perhaps. It could be one of those old style bombs with the wick that you light and all, it would be cool if it were something that made a bit more sense to be running off of mana though.
- I really don't like that scarab weapon. Think I should replace it with a portable killer stake launcher/ballista thing?
Eh. Yes, I always hated that thing thematically at least, not the least because they gave the mesoamerican character an egypt-themed weapon (wtf?). Are you thinking of just changing the theme of it, or function too? Not sure about the ballista idea, it could be assassin-ish since it's like a souped-up crossbow thing, but doesn't the powered up version have this weird flight pattern and chain people up?
Oh and the art direction is officially anime but under a Heretic/Hexen like dark atmosphere. In single player, this won't even be noticable. It certainly won't be bright and cutey (like XDFort would probably be). The main reason behind this, is that i'm not a fan of 1 to 3 pixel big eyes, very lacking in emotion there
Something kind of like Berserk, then? *hopeful* I'd at least like to see the paladin be that sort of hulking muscle-guy, kind of like the original Hexen's fighter I suppose, but with platemail instead of the Conan look.