Thread of WTF Did they do to the character design??

#1
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
 
#8
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
You mean how she now looks like an actual woman instead of a 12 year old boy's wet dream?
 
#16
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.
 
#27
This thread single-handedly destroyed itself in the very first post. Lara's new character design is utterly awesome, and far better than how she used to look. Was absolutely the best move they could have done for the series.
 

RoboPlato

I'd be in the dick
#34
Still have no idea why people find the new design so offensive...looks like a rather tame progression, but Ive seen Sonic fans argue over the most inane things so I guess im the minority
I agree with you. I honestly prefer the new one and don't see how it's all that different at all.
 
#37
Anyway : Chris Redfield
Chris's RE5 makeover was the best thing that ever happened to him/the RE series in general.

I've always liked Chris, but let's face it, his pre-RE5 design was about as exciting as dry toast. Now he's a bodybuilding, boulder punching slice o' beefcake.

Best upgrade ever.

Jill on the other hand, now that's a travesty!
 
#40
Chris's RE5 makeover was the best thing that ever happened to him/the RE series in general.

I've always liked Chris, but let's face it, his pre-RE5 design was about as exciting as dry toast. Now he's a bodybuilding, boulder punching slice o' beefcake, best upgrade ever.



Seriously though, while he was never a fantastic character he is just comical roided up and stupid looking now.
 

Dark Schala

Eloquent Princess
#48
You guys, these are the worst Sonic series designs:

What is this.



Also, Metal Sonic's redesign as Neo Metal Sonic in Sonic Heroes is just... wtf...



What a badass. The black cape, sleeve things, studded belt, and elongated spikes make him so cool. *eyeroll*
 
#49
Seriously though, while he was never a fantastic character he is just comical roided up and stupid looking now.
Well, obviously I disagree. I only liked his personality before, but now I like the whole package.

The only crime in the RE series I see is what they've done to Jill. She's a train wreck.
 
#50
Still have no idea why people find the new design so offensive...looks like a rather tame progression, but Ive seen Sonic fans argue over the most inane things so I guess im the minority
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.