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Phediuk
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(07-17-2017, 11:24 AM)
Here's an early design for Crash Bandicoot:


And here's Sonic the Rabbit:




Also, Gordon Freeman almost looked like this




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RockmanBN
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(07-17-2017, 11:26 AM)
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Sora from Kingdom Hearts

LordOfLore
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(07-17-2017, 11:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by RockmanBN

Sora from Kingdom Hearts

Was just about to post it.
13ruce
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(07-17-2017, 11:29 AM)

I kid lol (he does look like a adult Sora tho).
Kenzodielocke
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(07-17-2017, 11:30 AM)
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Spiritwalker
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(07-17-2017, 11:31 AM)
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FFX



i think there was a dark haired tidus at some point too
ZombiePlatypus
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(07-17-2017, 11:32 AM)
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Sonic the Rabbit would have aged far better than Sonic as we know him.
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(07-17-2017, 11:32 AM)
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Jak from Jak & Daxter originally looked like this:

Phediuk
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(07-17-2017, 11:34 AM)
Yoshi:

kromeo
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(07-17-2017, 11:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Spiritwalker

FFX



i think there was a dark haired tidus at some point too

Jecht looks like John Lydon, assuming that's who the guy ion the right is
Jawbreaker
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(07-17-2017, 11:37 AM)
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Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









retroman
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(07-17-2017, 11:38 AM)
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NiGHTS Into Dreams concept art is the stuff of nightmares.

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(07-17-2017, 11:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by 13ruce


I kid lol (he does look like a adult Sora tho).

This is not a coincidence. Nomura has mentioned a few times Sora is based on that character
Nottle
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(07-17-2017, 11:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









These Alloy designs are way cooler than what we got.
lazygecko
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(07-17-2017, 11:42 AM)
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Alien Soldier protagonist was a dudebro before they turned him into Epsylon Eagle



13ruce
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(07-17-2017, 11:43 AM)

Originally Posted by sn00zer

This is not a coincidence. Nomura has mentioned a few times Sora is based on that character

Ah i missed those tidbits, that's awesome tho i remember playing the bouncer as a kid so i always had that comparison in my mind.

Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









Gives me some Disney like vibes looks awesome better than the current design imo.
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Creaking
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(07-17-2017, 11:47 AM)
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Early Chrono Trigger cast designs. Not all party members were kept, as you can probably tell.

zswordsman
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(07-17-2017, 11:48 AM)
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Brunette Aloy reminds me of Emma Watson
Raiden
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









This is way better. But i guess we have to aplaud them for making her "chubbier" and less good looking. She looks like a real person now.
Kain-Nosgoth
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(07-17-2017, 11:49 AM)
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Early design of Bass (Forte) And Treble



Early design of Megaman X



Early design of Zero

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SolVanderlyn
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(07-17-2017, 11:57 AM)
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Not the main hero, but Vaike from Fire Emblem: Awakening had a concept design with normal hair:

Rob2K19
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(07-17-2017, 01:00 PM)
Gunvolt's concept design:

capitalCORN
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(07-17-2017, 01:06 PM)

Originally Posted by Nottle

These Alloy designs are way cooler than what we got.

Loish posted these a while back on social media. I do like her style.
Maledict
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(07-17-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spiritwalker

FFX



i think there was a dark haired tidus at some point too

Wow, Tidus looks so much better there it's quite shocking. If they'd kept that relatively toned down design (and more masculine / realistic body proportions for a top line athlete) I think he would be remembered far more fondly.
Jhn
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(07-17-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









Jesus christ those designs are good. But yeah, she definitely looks more like an actual person in the final version... Bah, real people are overrated.
At least she still has unreasonably great hair.
DemWalls
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(07-17-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Geralt in TW 2

I'd post the first version from the first game (when he was simply a witcher, not Geralt), but it's a bit harder to find.
hamauzu kaito
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(07-17-2017, 01:24 PM)
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Bunny Sonic is so cute, but didn't that design get used for another character in Sonic Adventure that is all white?


Originally Posted by Raiden

This is way better. But i guess we have to aplaud them for making her "chubbier" and less good looking. She looks like a real person now.

I also agree that those alternate designs are [not as fitting]. I am so happy they went with the Aloy we got.
Golnei
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(07-17-2017, 01:39 PM)
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Halua in Nier started off as alternately a moeblob and equally moe dog/bird-person, which eventually changed to be a much more naturalistic child in the final game alongside the now-iconic Weapon head.



Though that change also booted her out of 'protagonist' status, I think it fits due to how closely it's tied with Emil, who was promoted to the main cast in the final game.
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Fox1304
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(07-17-2017, 01:41 PM)
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Cool thread. Subbed.
The FFX ones are insanely far from the end results. First time I see them too. And thank god Gordon Freeman was transformed from Gears Of War Bro to Normal scientist.
psychowave
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(07-17-2017, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolVanderlyn

Not the main hero, but Vaike from Fire Emblem: Awakening had a concept design with normal hair:

Kozaki has a huge problem with sameface.
sixteen-bit
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(07-17-2017, 01:47 PM)
so both Sonic and Ristar were rabbits?
Llyrwenne
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(07-17-2017, 01:48 PM)
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Journey



Golnei
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(07-17-2017, 01:54 PM)
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Also, look at all these initial Bayonetta designs.



And that's not even really scratching the surface.
Harlequin
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(07-17-2017, 01:56 PM)
Back when Lara Croft was still Laura Cruz (not sure if the art with the teal top is from before or after the name change but the other two pics are from before AFAIK):

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LambdaTeos
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(07-17-2017, 02:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Llyrwenne

Journey



I have always loved these designs
Little Old Man
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(07-17-2017, 02:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









For all the discussion on how the final design resembled the actress who played Yigritte in Game of a Thrones, it's somewhat amusing that these early designs have a lot in common with the book description of Yigritte in ASOFAI.
arigato
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(07-17-2017, 02:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









Oh wow, I would've vastly preferred this character design over the official release. Getting this hairstyle though as DLC would be cool too.

Originally Posted by Raiden

This is way better. But i guess we have to aplaud them for making her "chubbier" and less good looking. She looks like a real person now.

Realism is overrated and exploring or immersing oneself in a limitless fantasy world is infinitely better.
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Originally Posted by retroman

NiGHTS Into Dreams concept art is the stuff of nightmares.

I'm glad they deviated from this, holy cow.
TheDinoman
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(07-17-2017, 02:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by retroman

NiGHTS Into Dreams concept art is the stuff of nightmares.

Nights got taken over by a symbiote?
Kinyou
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(07-17-2017, 02:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Golnei

Also, look at all these initial Bayonetta designs.

And that's not even really scratching the surface.

You can really see how they honed in on the whole fashion design sketch idea. The very first example looks so boring compared to what we got.
Dice//
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(07-17-2017, 02:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Galang

Woah these are way better! The fuck?! Not that I dislike the design now, just saying

Originally Posted by RRockman

Would have brought the crap out of horizon if she looked like this. Hits that nice sweetspot of cute and confident. I hate the graphical realism focus in games nowadays. The current Alloy design is boring compared to this.

Originally Posted by Nottle

These Alloy designs are way cooler than what we got.

Agreed that they're prettier... but they're also less practical. Aloy's design was meant to emphasize mobility...big, puffy, fashionable bangs would be hindrance to this running archer.

It sucks (I love Loish's art), but a lot of designs for female characters are definitely very preoccupied with the "fashion component" and I definitely don't think that's what they were going with her.... plus as cool as they look on the "cartoon girl" here, I can't picture it on the current 3D model.
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Arials
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(07-17-2017, 02:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Raiden

This is way better. But i guess we have to aplaud them for making her "chubbier" and less good looking. She looks like a real person now.

How is this "chubbier"?

nded
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(07-17-2017, 02:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Arials

How is this "chubbier"?

Yeah, the Aloy we got is just more muscular and doesn't have a weird super model face.
Chuck
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(07-17-2017, 02:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spiritwalker

FFX



i think there was a dark haired tidus at some point too

Hot Tidus!
RRockman
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(07-17-2017, 02:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









Would have brought the crap out of horizon if she looked like this. Hits that nice sweetspot of cute and confident. I hate the graphical realism focus in games nowadays. The current Alloy design is boring compared to this.
Bluth54
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(07-17-2017, 02:23 PM)
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Some of the early TF2 character designs before they went for a more cartoon art style:

Thankfully they changed the art style because those designs don't look that great.
LurkerPrime
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(07-17-2017, 02:23 PM)
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CD Projekt RED redesigned Geralt for every game, but the Witcher 2 was particularly tumultuous.

Concept Witcher 2 Geralt (there were others, but I can't find them):


For comparison, here are his final appearances in each game:

Dice//
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(07-17-2017, 02:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spiritwalker

FFX



i think there was a dark haired tidus at some point too

I actually LOVE this. x)

And yeah I think very very early concepts of Tidus gave him dark hair

EDIT:
Galang
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(07-17-2017, 02:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









Woah these are way better! The fuck?! Not that I dislike the design now, just saying
Antiwhippy
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(07-17-2017, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Golnei

Also, look at all these initial Bayonetta designs.



And that's not even really scratching the surface.

2nd row 3rd is fabulous as all get out.

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