Unless DD goes with a 3d engine their "custom" looks department is always gonna be a little bit smaller I think. (DD2 isn't planned as 3d is it, I've just seen rift runner ss that obviously weren't 3d? Frankly I hate the look of 3d engine rpgs anyway, except morrowind) I may be mistaken here, but I've heard that it's just too difficult to build a vast variety of "looks" with a 2d engine, because every frame of animation has to be drawn. (whereas 3d objects can just be shaped out of a few polygons, textured, and attached to your char model).