I only just noticed the familiar Daishi 'mech. Awesome.
Impressive animation! I'm still trying to figure out the mystery of the mystery project. Is this a Dark Souls thing? I know Dark Souls has campfires, lol.
Ha! Glad you noticed. That MOC was wayyy inspired by your version from back in the day.
But no, not Dark Souls. I'm glad you picked up on the vibe though! Dark Souls is my #2 inspiration for this project. I may even make a similar project for DS1 after this is done... but that's spoilers for real life.
Since you got so close I'll reward you with another thing I used for concept art/inspiration:
I don't really like this album all that much but I saw the cover one day and fell in love. I love this aesthetic of an Arthurian looking knight looking over dreary and misty mountains, possibly on the hunt for some great beast. Well, that's almost exactly the plot of the PS2 game I'm basing this off of.
(No, it's not Monster Hunter.)