There was quite a variety of bow styles - some were smooth, some were spiky, some had jewels, some had vines, some had glowing lights, some had a combination of these. The crossbows were simpler and much more solid-looking, but there were a few stand-outs. The cross-bows were more likely to have glowing lights, mostly red or blue, playing along the limbs.
|Glowing blue lights move from tips to center|
There was also quite a lot of collision with weapons poking through arms or back, which is a shame but every graphics engine has its limitations. Nevertheless, if I was choosing a weapon for its cosmetic appearance, that would be something to take into consideration.
My favourite bows:
Carved Yew Bow - pretty jewels
Black Ash Bow - nice vines
Wildermore Bow - colourful pattern
My favourite crossbows:
Yew Crossbow - beautifully carved
Smooth Black Ash Crossbow - uniquely leafy
Silver Ilex Crossbow - just wow!