Skullgirls |OT| New age of Heroines

"Normal is the pie your mother fed you at age 12."

Really, the same thing happened to Dead or Alive. DoA gets labeled softcore porn not just because of booby women, but because there are too many booby women. Not enough men in the cast, so the reasoning seems to go, to prevent it from being just a fap fest.
I think comparing it to DoA is a stretch. DoA didn't get labeled that way cause of it's cast, or even that they were breasty. They got called that because the way it was presented.

If Skullgirls has an "age" setting, then we can make the comparison. Until then, comparing it to pocket fighter or gals fighter is more appropriate.
 
This guy at gamespot, made a pretty awesome OT with tons of GIFs and info on the game, Too bad he posted it on Gamespot http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29100067/the-official-skullgirls-hype-thread-56k-off-the-set-xbla---411--psn---410
Wow, that's actually pretty impressive.

A lot of people thought that, and it was really just a coincidence that those were the first two characters we developed.
I thought Filia was like the star of the game.

I think comparing it to DoA is a stretch. DoA didn't get labeled that way cause of it's cast, or even that they were breasty. They got called that because the way it was presented.
I think it really went bad for that series with the release of Extreme Beach Volleyball.
 

Raging Spaniard

If they are Dutch, upright and breathing they are more racist than your favorite player
That is a pretty nice (albeit loooooooooong) OT
I had the simplest of animations to do when it came to Double and OMFG she was, by far, the biggest pain the ass to animate. Im guessing the startup anim. was done in house and Im sure it was a fucking nightmare. Its like making sense out of a doctors handwriting.

Enjoyable nightmare though, ya know?
 
I must be the only one who doesn't get the the 'pervertism' complaints.
These characters aren't any worse than Morrigan and Felicia. The only character who's close to being in the same league is Valentine
You're basing that viewpoint on the assumption that people have no issues with the character designs of over sexualized female characters in other fighting games, which may or may not be the case depending on who you talk to. But like Kaijima said, at least those games have aesthetic variety outside of sexually stereotypical female character designs.

We'll see how deep we can actually get into [the DLC character ideas.]
I really hope your game becomes a runaway hit with the FGC (and also taps strongly into the casual market) and your team gets to fully realize their vision. I know I'll be there every step of the way.
 
I had the simplest of animations to do when it came to Double and OMFG she was, by far, the biggest pain the ass to animate. Im guessing the startup anim. was done in house and Im sure it was a fucking nightmare. Its like making sense out of a doctors handwriting.

Enjoyable nightmare though, ya know?
It looks like the kind of nightmare I'd enjoy, yeah

A lot of people thought that, and it was really just a coincidence that those were the first two characters we developed. I guess Ms. Fortune and Squigly are both "head girls," too...? But there aren't any others that fit that description in the ultra-extended future roster I'm looking at.
There's something wrong inside Peacock's head

and Painwheel is... wearing a mask :p
 
I had the simplest of animations to do when it came to Double and OMFG she was, by far, the biggest pain the ass to animate. Im guessing the startup anim. was done in house and Im sure it was a fucking nightmare. Its like making sense out of a doctors handwriting.

Enjoyable nightmare though, ya know?
Are/were you an outsource animator, or do/did you work directly for Reverge? Only because you said "in house"...
 

Raging Spaniard

If they are Dutch, upright and breathing they are more racist than your favorite player
Are/were you an outsource animator, or do/did you work directly for Reverge? Only because you said "in house"...
Outsource. The ninjas at Reverge handled the main animations (idles, normals, supers, etc) We handled the secondary tier of stuff, which ends up being a shitload of work regardless.

Oh, and I did cleanup work, not taking any credit for the motions themselves. Just inks, shadows and fill in color.
 
And it's not as if mainstream fighting games don't have comparably sexualised character designs.
i don't think any of those characters are terribly oversexualized, with the exception of mai.

my problem is not oversexualization per say, its the oversexualization of what looks to me like children's cartoons. perhaps if it were done in a mature art style, i would like it. for example, if i had the choice between an oversexualized teen titans fighting game or an oversexualized justice league fighting game, i'd probably go with the justice league.

that said, i'll still give the game a chance because the gameplay looks pretty interesting.
 
i don't think any of those characters are terribly oversexualized, with the exception of mai.

my problem is not oversexualization per say, its the oversexualization of what looks to me like children's cartoons. perhaps if it were done in a mature art style, i would like it. for example, if i had the choice between an oversexualized teen titans fighting game or an oversexualized justice league fighting game, i'd probably go with the justice league.

that said, i'll still give the game a chance because the gameplay looks pretty interesting.
Children's cartoons are fucked up anyway
 
Double was most animated out-of-house by this guy while we were working on Valentine:


Gloppy, terrifying things are one of his specialties.

I've seen this circulating recently, and didn't even know he worked on it!


He also key animation on an episode of Sakamichi no Apollyon, too, among other things.


Which one of you has been playing SFxT on PSN under the name Buy Skullgirls?
Haha, first I've heard of this - don't think it's anyone with Reverge.
 
The character guides look freaking awesome.
Which one of you has been playing SFxT on PSN under the name Buy Skullgirls?
My favorite was the guy on SRK who would change his favorite game's name to "Skullgirls" on Steam. It would lead to dozens of messages asking about the game and how he got access to it haha.
 
I've enjoyed most of Capcom's fighters this gen but Street Fighter X Tekken just isn't clicking with me so far... This looks really fun though, so picking it up day 1 probably for PS3. Gonna be rocking a Valentine/Parasoul team to start!
 
Double was most animated out-of-house by this guy while we were working on Valentine:


Gloppy, terrifying things are one of his specialties.

I've seen this circulating recently, and didn't even know he worked on it!


He also key animation on an episode of Sakamichi no Apollyon, too, among other things.
His work as of late has been quite impressive! Also look out for duckroll's OT for Sakamichi no Apollon before it airs on the 12th!
 

Sixfortyfive

He who pursues two rabbits gets two rabbits.
I must be the only one who doesn't get the the 'pervertism' complaints.
It's not fanservicey; it just has proper physics!



And it's just satirical! Or something.

<- absolutely loathes this game's roster
<- mains Felicia

/scumbag hypocritical fighting game player
 
I'm somewhat baffled by the AH3 comparison. First of all, that game had a special edition with a mousepad with stick-out breasts. Secondly, the box art. Thirdly, everyone in that game is younger than sixteen, if memory serves.

Skullgirls and AH3 share an all female cast and are both 2d fighting games.
I'm honestly quite fuckin' tired of the Skullgirls/Arcana Heart comparsion.

Yeah, it's an all-girl roster.
Yeah, it has fanservice. (Which I actually dislike in SG)

However, the differences is that Skullgirls only have one "loli," which doesn't have fucking big breasts! Not only that, but Arcana Heart 3 is a terrible, terrible fighter. Good concept? Yes, but terrible, terrible execution (so bad) and I bet my left leg that Based Broads would be thrice as better than Pedo Heart. Thrice.

*pictures of godlike fighting game characters, which I all use*
The reason why The King of Fighters get slack is because of two reasons:
- People don't care about non-Capcom fighters.
and/or
- People know that KOF always had such good games that no one care about the minor stuff.

Of course, compare this to other genres of entertainment and it'll look worse or better than them by comparison. But SF has a character that wears a skintight leotard that makes her backside look huge and people call out Skullgirls?
2 few hatas.

And just to get away from the Skullgirls vs MVC2 thing... Things that MvC2 does better than Skullgirls:

1) A slightly larger roster of usable characters - Magneto, Sentinel, Storm, Psylocke, Doom, Cable, Captain Commando as your top tier, then Iron Man, Tron, Juggernaut, Cyclops, maybe one or two others. Maybe twice this roster size as the absolute maximum - but MSP and MSS are extremely dominant.
Thank you for not being a retard.

Because you are a retard, if you honestly think 4-6 characters are only usable (tournament-wise) to win.

2) I'M GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RI-I-IDE
Stop hatin'.

3) Fun brokenness. Unblockables, 300% combos, etc. If you like that sort of thing.
I do. :(

Which one of you has been playing SFxT on PSN under the name Buy Skullgirls?
Reverge Labs; Pay that man. Now.

<- absolutely loathes this game's roster
I don't get the hate for the game's roster, especially design-wise and this is coming from a guy who favors Parasoul and her plain ol' design before this game blew up.
 
I had the simplest of animations to do when it came to Double and OMFG she was, by far, the biggest pain the ass to animate. Im guessing the startup anim. was done in house and Im sure it was a fucking nightmare. Its like making sense out of a doctors handwriting.

Enjoyable nightmare though, ya know?
You in SF yet dude? We could play some Skullgirls next week and admire anime panties. I think I pm'd you my contact info. Hit me up.

p.s. are there any tentacle sex supers in this game? What about official Skullgirls anime pillows? Anything like that in the works?
 

Raging Spaniard

If they are Dutch, upright and breathing they are more racist than your favorite player
Frank "Trashman" Reynolds;36718141 said:
You in SF yet dude? We could play some Skullgirls next week and admire anime panties. I think I pm'd you my contact info. Hit me up.

p.s. are there any tentacle sex supers in this game? What about official Skullgirls anime pillows? Anything like that in the works?
Not quite yet, but like they say around these isp's

 
I was joking... I thought it was kind of clever...
It was obviously a joke, and anyone calling you out on it would ideally know better than to not give you the benefit of their doubt.

That said, I wouldn't say it was 'clever', simply because lol-10%-mvc2-roster is played out, but it was a nice, tightly woven single sentence that tied a common (silly) grievance about that game with this.
 
I must be the only one who doesn't get the the 'pervertism' complaints.
These characters aren't any worse than Morrigan and Felicia. The only character who's close to being in the same league is Valentine
I don't get it either. It doesn't bother me in any game really.
 
Sounds like somebody got blown up by Fiona.
Nope.

I used the 3-year-old Chinese girl with the biggest bust in the game first with her fire Arcana and I was blowing fools up, BEFORE I used Akane with the Light arcana.

I had to stop playing after that. lol It's so bad.
This was like, a few months ago and it was my first (and last time) playing it.