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Jhn
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(07-17-2017, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Arials

How is this "chubbier"?

She's obviously not "chubby", hence why they used quotes like that. Aloy is ripped.
She just has a wide face.
Dice//
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(07-17-2017, 02:33 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.

Maaan, I know I just complained about the "fashion element" with Aloy, but these totally work for me and a character like Bayonetta.
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Koozek
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(07-17-2017, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by kromeo

Jecht looks like John Lydon, assuming that's who the guy ion the right is

I think that was supposed to be Auron.

Originally Posted by Maledict

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.

The early concept was like this apparently:
Final Fantasy X originally wasn't going to be a Final Fantasy game at all, but a series called 'Seventeen.' The story revolved around a recent unknown disease that killed people on their seventeenth birthday. Yuna would have had the role of a doctor/nurse that went around giving the disease's cure to its inspected victims. It is eventually revealed that the 'cure' was in fact the source of the disease, and that it was established by the company that Yuna was working for to rule the world, by claiming that they were the only ones that could provide the cure in the first place. It is unknown what role Tidus and Auron would have had, if they were even thought out as characters in the first place. That being said, some of these concepts could have been made for Seventeen and not FFX.


More of the early concept art:

Originally Posted by DiipuSurotu

The reason FFX is so grim compared to previous FFs is because the project started out as an original concept, titled "Seventeen: Angelic Impact X Devil's Shock" and unrelated to the FF series. It was conceived by Yusuke Naora, the art director.







When the project became FFX they toned down the heavy Moebius influence and integrated Sakaguchi's Gaia philosophy in the world setting, but the story is still very different than anything they did before in the series.

Originally Posted by DiipuSurotu

Yusuke Naora's early concept art for Final Fantasy X was very Moebius-like:

















Cepheus
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(07-17-2017, 02:37 PM)
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Street Fighter 3's Elena was originally going to have a staff to attack with, introduced in Third Strike, and there exists concept art of her using it as such. This is why she's holding a staff in her character select screen portrait but we never see her use one in-game because the concept was scrapped. Maybe it would have been too much work to go back and hand-draw a staff over every single sprite as well as make new attacks for it to be used with.

Gill's default two-tone colour scheme was originally black and white, but it was changed to red and blue to show off what the CPS3 hardware could do. Black and white became the player 2 colour scheme.

Also, early Twelve designs had him pretty much just look like Necro but with less clothing, and Remy was almost a priest instead of an emo.
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Lunarwhale
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(07-17-2017, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.

Was she originally intended to be younger? Could just be the style used in these illustrations, but her final design looks more mature.
Drillary Clinton
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(07-17-2017, 02:39 PM)
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I really liked some of the concept art for Aloy where she looked more Native American/Indian better than the final character.
Duxxy3
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(07-17-2017, 02:39 PM)
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Douchebag cole from Infamous 2.
Crossing Eden
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(07-17-2017, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Arials

How is this "chubbier"?

People forget about how different face types exist when it comes to women.


Originally Posted by Duxxy3

Douchebag cole from Infamous 2.

The outrage sparked by this is something I will never understand. Cole by default looks like a generic white male game character. So people were asking for them to choose between two of those.
TylerDurden4321
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(07-17-2017, 02:41 PM)
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These would have totally worked for me:

I love the games, but usually play with alternative costumes (also not a fan of her glasses, glasses should have a different design and her beauty spot adds the wrong kind of personality imo)

This could have been a good boss character. Looks evil in a cool way:

Misha
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(07-17-2017, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunarwhale

Was she originally intended to be younger? Could just be the style used in these illustrations, but her final design looks more mature.

its probably Loish's style. she tends to draw younger looking characters (though I'm not sure about that last image)
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Duxxy3
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(07-17-2017, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

People forget about how different face types exist when it comes to women.



The outrage sparked by this is something I will never understand. Cole by default looks like a generic white male game character. So people were asking for them to choose between two of those.
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It was more about continuity. The early art didn't even look like the Cole that we saw in Infamous 1.
DemWalls
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(07-17-2017, 02:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by psychowave

Kozaki has a huge problem with sameface.

Honestly, I think a list of Japanese artists who don't have a sameface problem would be pretty short.
Javier23
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(07-17-2017, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by DemWalls

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.

Was there gonna be a version of the game where you played as a random witcher and not Geralt? Interesting! Is there someplace I could read more about this?
Crossing Eden
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(07-17-2017, 02:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duxxy3

It was more about continuity. The early art didn't even look like the Cole that we saw in Infamous 1.

I mean he really didn't look very similar to how he looked in the first game besides looking like an angry white male video game character. Somehow he looks younger, has a different facial structure, less wrinkles, and for some reason no dimples. I remember the reason being that they changed it so that he'd more resemble his actor. And he wasn't that far off the mark in terms of similarities in facial structure when it came to the in-game model.


^
Put that Infamous 2 shirt from the final game on the above and yea I'd believe it.
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Jazzem
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(07-17-2017, 02:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by retroman

NiGHTS Into Dreams concept art is the stuff of nightmares.

Wow err ha, I don't think anyone's ever wished we had that instead of the final design D:
UnemployedVillain
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(07-17-2017, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









It's a damn shame what they ended up going with

Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

People forget about how different face types exist when it comes to women.

People always show the model Alloy was based on and she never looks similar. It's like they took her face and made her jaw wider for some reason
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Kayhan
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(07-17-2017, 03:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.

Well aloy there girl.
Kyne
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(07-17-2017, 03:04 PM)
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Originally FF9 wasn't going to be part of the mainline series as it seemed too 'different' from the previous 7 and 8 iteration. I believe that the original concept for the characters of the game is that they were going to be very class based (viking/samurai/knight/dragoon/white-black mage/etc.) and some of that still made it into the final game.

I think this was Zidane's early concept:


Bonus Freya:


Unseen64 did a really nice article on it.
Jazzem
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(07-17-2017, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyne

I think this was Zidane's early concept:
Bonus Freya:

Wow, I still like their final designs a lot but those are great in their own right. Though I suppose that early Zidane perhaps doesn't fit his personality as much.
Crankshaft
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(07-17-2017, 03:07 PM)
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Wow, I can't get over how much better the artwork for Aloy is.
DemWalls
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(07-17-2017, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Javier23

Was there gonna be a version of the game where you played as a random witcher and not Geralt? Interesting! Is there someplace I could read more about this?

Better, you can watch it played:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMmFiQp3Q_4
(This is part 1, see part 2 in the related videos)
kromeo
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(07-17-2017, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyne

Originally FF9 wasn't going to be part of the mainline series as it seemed too 'different' from the previous 7 and 8 iteration. I believe that the original concept for the characters of the game is that they were going to be very class based (viking/samurai/knight/dragoon/white-black mage/etc.) and some of that still made it into the final game.

I think this was Zidane's early concept:


Bonus Freya:


Unseen64 did a really nice article on it.

I like that Freya design, Zidane not so much but better than what we actually got in the game
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(07-17-2017, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spiritwalker

FFX



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

Uh...this is way better.
Doctoglethorpe
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(07-17-2017, 03:09 PM)
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The only damn difference with Aloy is that she looks a little more mature and real. Not an anorexic Disney cartoon.

Y'all are just crazy.
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Some early designs for Second Son, Delsin with problematic stereotypical elements:

Delsin before he got Troy Bakered:


And Fetch....:
UnemployedVillain
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(07-17-2017, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Timeaisis

Uh...this is way better.

Maybe for Tidus, but the other two were early designs for Yuna and Auron whose final designs look way better

Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

And Fetch....:

Someone was a big Blade Runner fan
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(07-17-2017, 03:11 PM)
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Rufus (Street Fighter)

Kyne
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(07-17-2017, 03:14 PM)
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Piggybacking off my own post, for a while I thought this was Lani, but I think it actually may have been a dark-skinned Garnet/Dagger.



Concept art with Zidane and a bunch of black mages.

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Early Pokemon concepts:







Watch Da Birdie
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Originally Posted by Spiritwalker

FFX



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

If I remember correctly wasn't Tidus in this rendition like some sort of thug-type character who was also a plumber? That sounded kind of funky but cool.
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(07-17-2017, 03:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skel1ingt0n

Early Pokemon concepts:

Man these are awesome!
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(07-17-2017, 03:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyne

Piggybacking off my own post, for a while I thought this was Lani, but I think it actually may have been a dark-skinned Garnet/Dagger.


That is fantastic wow
shawnbuddy
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(07-17-2017, 03:25 PM)
Is there a concept art image out there of the original male Tomb Raider, Larry Croft?
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(07-17-2017, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









Lauren Mayberry was going to be in Horizon Zero Dawn?
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









What we got is much better than this. Don't know why people would have preferred this style.
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(07-17-2017, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









I like both designs.
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(07-17-2017, 03:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lys Skygge

What we got is much better than this. Don't know why people would have preferred this style.

Many people enjoy stylized and expressive designs.
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(07-17-2017, 03:40 PM)
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Early design for Wolfenstein:TNO's Blazkowicz (back in 2011):

Pejo
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Originally Posted by Jawbreaker

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.









Damn, these are good. Way better than finished product imo.
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Originally Posted by retroman

NiGHTS Into Dreams concept art is the stuff of nightmares.

I guess the character designer loved Prodigy's Firestarter video.
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(Very) early Yoshi. I love this thread, so many things I didn't know. I actually like Rabbit Sonic more (he seems straight out of a 20's cartoon or Cuphead) !
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P5 artbook has alot of early design for characters going on .

MC

Kinda cool that he kinda looks like this in the end briefly where his head pop out from the car roof
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Originally Posted by Phediuk

Also, Gordon Freeman almost looked like this


WHATS WRONG WITH YOUR FFFAAAAAACCCCCEEEE?
Camjo-Z
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PaRappa the Rapper before he became as fresh as he is today:




And Lammy from UmJammer Lammy:

George Oscar Bluth II
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Edit: Oh shit, I forgot this was about protagonists. Ah well.

Saren from Mass Effect.

Code:



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Early Spyro concept art






Lots more here http://www.theanimationacademy.com/spyromenu.htm
kromeo
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Originally Posted by Watch Da Birdie

If I remember correctly wasn't Tidus in this rendition like some sort of thug-type character who was also a plumber?

Sounds like some fan fiction FF porn
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(07-17-2017, 03:55 PM)
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Chief looked comical in early sketches compared to the (glorious) walking tank he is now.

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Originally Posted by Skel1ingt0n

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