After the reveal of Cathay I feel meh.....
Yes meh, I don't think shows anything impressive, the design is generic for Chinese fantasy.
Whit this I mean, is something like I see in other games that reflect Chinese fantasy, it seems bland and too colorful in the Sense that seems even brighter than elves.
The Dragon girl general looks like something pull from world of warcraft and the scenarys remaind me also something pull of the Chinese map of smite.
Nothing special regarding the desing choices, but from the looks it seems a different world that Warhammer.
All the choices made are made consciously and you can see the hand of Chinese censorship all around the board.
I think the game will pass the censorship review and my bet is that it will get well sell in china, not because is that cool just because there is lots of Chinese players that could feel courious about the game.
How ever I felt Cathay plays to safe to make everyone happy ( The Chinese censorship, the Chinese Weiboo people that complain about everything with extra nationalism, the casual fans, the boring PC agenda etc...)
I think Cathay soft treatment ultimately will make them borring, and even the game sells well in the beginning the interest for the Chinese in this faction will decay and DLC sales will be poor.
My interest into buy the game now is very low, I was hoping Cathay was cool but seems meh, i will wait till ogre kingdoms to see if my hipe gets up again.