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Gez
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(02-19-2012, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by DangerousDave

Snake in MGS4.

I don't care about the age but... the moustache is the worst.

I'm the opposite, I care about the age. I couldn't give a shit if he had a moustache, Naked Snake had one in MGS: PW.

They could of make the exact same game with him being a walking biological weapon, but without the age thing. Really ruined the image of him.
DangerousDave
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(02-19-2012, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ookami-kun

I think that's more to do with the engine than artstyle... is it possible to have a different design despite using Unreal?

Of course. The engine is not related to the artstyle. Mirror's Edge was done with Unreal.
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Thread should be called "Why doesn't my favorite character look the same as they did when I was 12?"
Zomba13
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Originally Posted by Uchip

The Unreal tournament characters started doing bullshark testosterone in 2003
Chris Redfield from resident evil also apparently got hold of some from Epics stash
Sonic went from a weird mute hedgehog to some kind of terrible 80s "cool" stereotype

Lara Croft somehow stayed mostly consistent until the new reboot where she looks kind of like Justin Beiber

The fuck?
New Lara is great.
Uchip
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Originally Posted by Ookami-kun

I think that's more to do with the engine than artstyle... is it possible to have a different design despite using Unreal?

theyre just trying to keep the buff man down, ookami

Originally Posted by Zomba13

The fuck?
New Lara is great.

Beiber is an attractive young lady
DangerousDave
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(02-19-2012, 05:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gez

I'm the opposite, I care about the age. I couldn't give a shit if he had a mustache, Naked Snake had one in MGS: PW.

They could of make the exact same game with him being a walking biological weapon, but without the age thing. Really ruined the image of him.

I think that the combination of the moustache and wearing a very tight pants ruined the image of him enought.
jett
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(02-19-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by LuchaShaq

Honestly the original design was also one of the worst in any popular franchise, problem is this is basically just as awful +- 10%

Originally Posted by MuseManMike

Classic Dante looks like the most forgettable character ever conceived. At least the new Dante has some character -- even if that character is a bit douchey.



whatthtefuckamireading
Pinko Marx
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(02-19-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uchip

theyre just trying to keep the buff man down, ookami



Beiber is an attractive young lady

New Laura looks nothing like Justin Beiber.
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(02-19-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slamtastic

They just took the muscley men carrying whips design to it's logical conclusion.

Now we know what Dracula used those dungeons for
How About No
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(02-19-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uchip


Beiber is an attractive young lady

That's Beiber's problem
watership
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(02-19-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by J-Rock

Banjo Kazooie



I think this is a huge improvement. Also, old one is art, the new one is in game assets.
Last edited by watership; 02-19-2012 at 05:07 AM.
FlutterPuffs
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Originally Posted by Uchip

Lara Croft somehow stayed mostly consistent until the new reboot where she looks kind of like Justin Beiber

Uhm, thing is beiber looks like a girl, considering he sometimes look androgynous. If you're complaining that girls look like beiber to you now, you might as well give up on being straight.
Slamtastic
(02-19-2012, 05:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by watership

I think this is a huge improvement.

Why does it have to be so square?
DangerousDave
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(02-19-2012, 05:07 AM)
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New Lara looks like a realistic young hot adventurer.

Old Lara looked like a Sports Illustrated model dressed in short pants.
Dreamer RD
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Chris and Dante are best examples.
Also
Augemitbutter
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i can smell the plastic from just looking at that new lara model.


Originally Posted by jgmo870

Even though there is barely any consistency in the FE universe, I find these new character designs to be a huuuuuge step down from previous ones.

Going from this



to this



really gets to me.

indeed. so sad.
Data West
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(02-19-2012, 05:08 AM)
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No one posted Leon, huh?
Uchip
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(02-19-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by echothreealpha

you might as well give up on being straight.

im asexual, but its nice that you can admit that you are attracted to the beiber

Originally Posted by DangerousDave

New Lara looks like a realistic young hot adventurer.

Old Lara looked like a Sports Illustrated model dressed in short pants.

but that was who she was :P
Shig
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(02-19-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ookami-kun

I think that's more to do with the engine than artstyle... is it possible to have a different design despite using Unreal?

Gordon's model was toned way down in Arkham City. Too much, probably; every other character is still all buff and bulky, so he looks like a shrimp in comparison.

He shouldn't be roided out like Bats, yeah, but he's "Wildcat" Jim Gordon, dammit. He should still look like a man who's cracked a few skulls.
outunderthestars
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(02-19-2012, 05:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dreamer RD

I don't really see much of a change here. Am I missing something?
Box of Bunnies
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(02-19-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slamtastic

Why does it have to be so square?

Boxy for Xbox.
nephilimdj
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(02-19-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Always thought FEAR's was odd

Faceless man:


FEAR 2 look:


Never fitted, didn't even look like his twin brother
Why would you do that?
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Really? Not her yet?

to...

For reasons I don't know, the bottom one is Nintendo's doing, not Rare's or anyone else's.

(BTW I waded through some weird pictures in Image Search to post this...)
Last edited by Why would you do that?; 02-19-2012 at 05:13 AM.
watership
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(02-19-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slamtastic

Why does it have to be so square?

You mean why is he so much like the original game?



Do people really want their older generation games to look like the box art characters? Really?

x3r0123
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(02-19-2012, 05:11 AM)
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from a cool dude to a generic tanky dude
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How about
PepsimanVsJoe
(02-19-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Holy shit is that FF7 Cloud smiling?
Actually...
Smiling....?

Mind blown.
Meatvillain
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(02-19-2012, 05:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Gez


I think Desmond's look is for the better in Revelations, and while I think they could have done a bit better by Altair I'm glad they gave him a redesign considering he was just Desmond in Assassin gear in Assassin's Creed.
Pachael
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(02-19-2012, 05:12 AM)
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I do remember the Chrono Trigger -> Chrono Cross style weirding me out initially.
KevinCow
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Everyone from Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Dawn of Sorrow.

Cool, unique, moody character designs to terrible generic anime designs.

I'd appreciate if someone could help me with example pics. I'm on my phone.
Hours Left
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(02-19-2012, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by IdreamofHIME

Simon and Trevor

Here's a twist, I like original (NES cover) Simon but prefer the new Trevor.

Originally Posted by x3r0123

from a cool dude to a generic tanky dude

I like both versions of Clark, but his original KoF look was way more generic IMO.
Uchip
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(02-19-2012, 05:14 AM)
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whether you ended up liking it or not
this one was a pretty big wtf for most people

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Capcom
x3r0123
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

I don't really see much of a change here. Am I missing something?

she looks more like a model now
Meatvillain
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(02-19-2012, 05:15 AM)

Originally Posted by KevinCow

Everyone from Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Dawn of Sorrow.

Cool, unique, moody character designs to terrible generic anime designs.

I'd appreciate if someone could help me with example pics. I'm on my phone.






Kojima's art is a tough act to follow but jeez.
RedSwirl
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(02-19-2012, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pinko Marx

A whole lot of nitpicking and nostalgia goggles ITT so far.
Whats wrong with new Laura and Chris Redfield?
Here, I got one:

Why the developers went with this bland looking motherfucker instead of this guy who actually has some personality in his design.

Fucking agreed. I still can't understand the fan outrage that caused this change. Infamous 1 Cole looked generic and sounded like a younger Solid Snake. Old new Cole at least looked like he had a personality.

Originally Posted by jgmo870

Even though there is barely any consistency in the FE universe, I find these new character designs to be a huuuuuge step down from previous ones.

Going from this



to this



really gets to me.

This is a complaint I'm having with more Japanese games, and I think it's just a general change in anime art styles over the last decade that I don't really like.
Anth0ny
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(02-19-2012, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Willy105

Nostalgia.

Taking it out of the equation, the old Sonic looks like Mickey Mouse. Not that it's a bad thing, but it's a Mickey Mouse clone. The new Sonic was more unique, it stood out more to help identify the character and amplify the traits it was supposed to have since the first game, but couldn't because it looked like Mickey Mouse.

Not really. Modern Sonic's design really is awful. Overly long legs, comically large quills, that horrible smirk. Not to mention he opens his mouth, and the design is associated with some truly horrific games. The kids love it. He's EXTREME. But I'd take Classic Sonic's design any day.

Looks like someone posted Simon Belmont. Modern Simon is just awful, and I'm a fan of Death Note. UGH.

Playing Revelaitons right now, and I can't stand the new Jill design. From:



to:



What happened? =(
Tuck
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(02-19-2012, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uchip

whether you ended up liking it or not
this one was a pretty big wtf for most people

Best Link.


Originally Posted by watership

You mean why is he so much like the original game?



Do people really want their older generation games to look like the box art characters? Really?

He was square because of hardware limitations, not artistic choice...
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(02-19-2012, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Meatvillain

Kojima's art is a tough act to follow but jeez.

Kojima draws?

Serious question, I wasn't aware he did.
kunonabi
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

I don't really see much of a change here. Am I missing something?

Yeah, I'm still not sure why people were upset about her 3rd birthday design. I guess she looks too young?
Meatvillain
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(02-19-2012, 05:18 AM)

Originally Posted by Slamtastic

Kojima draws?

Serious question, I wasn't aware he did.

Sorry, I probably shouldn't have used just her last name. I meant Ayami Kojima. :P
Tokubetsu
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Another one for Infamous 2. I fucking love Infamous 2 and it's easily my favorite PS3 game but Cole's design is bad. Sometimes, fans need to shut the fuck up and let the devs do their thing.
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Slamtastic
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Originally Posted by Meatvillain

Sorry, I probably shouldn't have used just her last name. I meant Ayami Kojima. :P

Well they're both Konami titles
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Originally Posted by Slamtastic

Kojima draws?

Serious question, I wasn't aware he did.

Ayumi Kojima.
Digishine
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Originally Posted by Gez




you nailed it

WTF was ubisoft thinking
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Ultratech
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Originally Posted by Meatvillain

[IMG]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l93j6n6DA11qbuhrdo1_400.jpg[IMG]

[IMG]http://images.wikia.com/castlevania/images/2/29/SomaDawn.jpg[IMG]

Kojima's art is a tough act to follow but jeez.

Yeah, really hated the whole anime look they had going in the sequel. Original game's art was perfect.
Meatvillain
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(02-19-2012, 05:21 AM)

Originally Posted by Slamtastic

Well they're both Konami titles

Indeed, the confusion is perfectly understandable.
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Originally Posted by Why would you do that?

Really? Not her yet?

to...

For reasons I don't know, the bottom one is Nintendo's doing, not Rare's or anyone else's.

(BTW I waded through some weird pictures in Image Search to post this...)

Terrible character in general who should've stayed gone, but I'd say it's an improvement since the second one is slightly less terrifying.

If you want to see a bad Donkey Kong redesign, see Tiny.

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