Mass Effect: Andromeda’s characters have been criticized for looking, well, weird. Someone has fixed that with their mad Photoshop skills.
Now that's a difference, a good one difference.
I'm playing v 1.0 without the patch. Female Ryder looks so whimsical I can't help but smile while playing. By the Time I beat it hopefully some more patches will be out that fix things up but I might end up missing her.
Well the last patch fixed some fucked up animation glitches but overall they still look like a PS3 game from 2007.
They should consider hiring the photoshopper for the next one.
Why? Cuz it is hotter?
Heh, photoshop can fix even the ugliest people.
They still look pretty weird to me lol
True...that Android look is still present.
Agreed. Now she looks corny. I can't place it. I don't think she'll ever look right, lol.
After skilled people with experience in making realistic faces apply their work to unrealistic, ugly characters made by Amateurs...
I'm not going to say all of that simply because the people in charge of artistically designing the characters also have to make them within the confines of the actual engines itself
you have to remember that both the main characters are customizable....
Not set characters.
...? I'm not claiming the custom characters are ugly....99% of the Human characters, especially the Females are ASS. FUCKING. UGLY....
It being customizable doesn't help the Plot-characters and humans, the aliens look as they normally are expected to look, though, that doesn't help it when the Writing for Any character, alien or human is atrocious. That's what everyone is already complaining about, since it isn't something that can simply be salvaged, it's not Just animations or the Main characters face.
@Nec- "the aliens look as they normally are expected to look"
What are they suppose to look like? No one in this game was also in the last Mass Effects.......
Why would they look all a like? Do humans all 100% look a like?
Its feasible to have ugly humans bud, its feasible to have humans and yes....aliens that don't 100% all look a like. It makes more sense that they don't look a like then strangely do....
Somewhere you must have forgot that gaming is subjective like any art form...
"the Writing for Any character, alien or human is atrocious"
Your opinion. Thats fine.
Lots on my friends list have been playing it and telling me its great.
" it isn't something that can simply be salvaged, it's not Just animations or the Main characters face"
Then don't play it....
Don't know what to tell you pal .
I buy my games for more then just to look at, like......you know, playing them and stuff. =)
HOT ASS CHICK face is not realistic for 98% of natural girls.
That ain't hot, it's normal looking. If you are saying that most people are ugly, I agree. However, most actors are not. When you are making a game for people to buy, circus ugly don't cut it. At least be TV ugly(like the photoshop).
Yes it is, the whole fix on this screens was to make those chicks like ultra hot face lines, thats the truth, i'm not saying most people are ugly, most people are NORMAL, not MODELS from !E
If those people that made those "fixes" would make that game there would be like fashion week mediolan models only game lol...
With enough tinkering in the character creation you can make a good looking character.until they open their mouth
I don't mind the dialogue once it gets going. I've been playing since launch and it's a damn good game. The opening 10 hrs are not great, but the rest of the game is really good.
I love you game I'm on new game plus
Yep, much better. Sadly they only hire people with "talent" to produce their games. Oh well
Either the devs have no tallent or they made the characters butt ugly on purpose.
You customize the main character....
Anybody could make a really great-looking set character that is non customizable.
Can they animate them properly? Did they animate them saying thousands of dialogue? This is why games like Mass Effect ,Elder Scrolls and Fallout have historically had very difficult times with the facial animation because you're talking about characters that might be saying thousands of dialogue
I'm sorry but it's not as easy as it looks a lot of you guys seem to be literally forgetting so much that goes into games to Simply assume a Photoshop means that's what the final game could have achieved.
I mean I know you guys have to at least know that such a thing does not actually translate into gameplay right?
It's actually one of the biggest reasons why Rockstar stated they took away giving the character to have abilities to gain muscles or to get fat it's simply because the engine that they created for those characters did not allow for their faces and bodies to morph in change like that.
I mean let's at least rate the developers based on other RPGs with larger or equal amount of dialogue with more facial animation
There are plenty of games that allow for customizable characters that don't make most of the characters look terrible. Good example would be the Mass Effect trilogy.
OTOH, it's not like Bioware has ever really been that great when it comes to characters, but they are better than this....or used to be.
I agree that it's not as easy as some people make it out to be, but for a AAA title, I would expect a lot better. You get used to it after a while, but it's kind of silly to watch at times.
@Rain- https://www.youtube.com/wat... I would say Mass Effect last gen is a bad example.
Granted, this gen they clearly don't need to look basically the same, but last gen ME series didn't just have ace animations or facial features.
So its clear that when dealing with customization faces, you are going to lose some of that flair. I don't now if I can think of really any game that had great facial animations but with also customization main characters.
Buddy, why are you looking for excuses for these lazy ass developers? Have you heard about a little RPG called the Witcher 3? How come they are able to create beautiful faces and still have thousands of hours of dialogue? See, your arguments falls apart right there. Also, in ME:A the male main characters looks like a handsome person. How come they made all the females so ugly when they are clearly able to do it beautifully. Sorry guy, but I think you are just wrong completely and your argument for making characters butt ugly is nonsensical. The looks of a character does not affect anything. It just requires you to have some basic sense of beauty and maybe a little more work. What they did in ME:A is cater to th SJW crowd who worship degenerates, the ugly, the fat, the defected, the sick, and everything that a normal person finds repulsive. They call this being progressive, I call it brain damage. They created characters with fat noses, fat faces, strong jaw bones so females have a manly vibe, eyes that almost pop out of their faces....just ugly as shit. They either did this on purpose or they are just bad at their jobs. I feel like the they did this on purpose especially when we look at the male lead.
I think you need to play the game for yourself if you haven't already.
After reading all the "ugly character" nonsense for awhile, and then playing it for myself, I don't really see the issue.
Director Addison looks like she has had too much Botox, but otherwise I don't really see the hate for everyone else's appearance.
I've seen enough of the game and I don't really care about how they look or animate. I never cared how Mass Effect series or Fallout or Elder Scrolls looked regarding that in the first place.
I just don't get the hate, I was never expecting this game to have like LA Noire facial animations or anything like that. They where not the best last gen and I liked those games just fine.
They are not the best this gen so it changes very little of how I feel about the game this gen. Its still a buy for me, I haven't seen anything so bad that its a never.
@AnubisG- stopped reading a few words in.....=) Witcher 3? LMFAO! Did you read or? "customizable" When did you make his character's face? I would have turned him in to a dwarf, you must have played a different Witcher 3 then me bud.
My custom character in the original ME trilogy looked great. The non-customized characters look better than what we see with ME:A.
I wasn't really talking about the animation quality, although that was better in the original trilogy. The video you posted looks a bit off. Almost like the graphics settings are set so high that it makes it look awkward, but I don't recall it being that offputting when I played it. 1st one on PC. 2nd on PS3, then played the whole trilogy on PS3 when they released them all together.
ME:A has it's moments where it's fine, but the characters in general aren't all that great, and it has nothing to do with custom characters, because there are games which use custom characters without looking like this.
I guess I wouldn't really call them ugly per say, just more that they don't look natural, and there's something off about them. Seems they're more early versions of the characters, rather than refined end products which we usually see
@Rain- "ME:A has it's moments where it's fine, but the characters in general aren't all that great, and it has nothing to do with custom characters, because there are games which use custom characters without looking like this"
"I guess I wouldn't really call them ugly per say, just more that they don't look natural, and there's something off about them. Seems they're more early versions of the characters, rather than refined end products which we usually see"
Well yes, but consider that is how I felt with the first 3 Mass Effects and Elder Scrolls and Fallout etc.
I knew they didn't look top notch, but I was always ok with that.
So, it's only RPGs with costumizable characters that cannot have beautiful faces? You are right, you can't do that in Witcher 3. But than, how about Skyrim? It did have a few ugly faces but also had beautiful ones and you could create great looking ones too. I'm sorry, but in my opinion this argument that character faces must be ugly because of animation does not hold water.
They made them look ugly on purpose to prove a game could well with a female lead that classically wasn't pretty. Ironically, their game sucked and was discounted on day 1, but another game with a character named Aloy accomplished what they intended to prove without even trying.
We don't care if your characters aren't pretty. We don't care if they are ugly, if that is your intention and it fits with the game/narrative and adds things to the game. We do care when you think SJW philosophy alone are gonna sell your games for you(and when you try to force it on us). It turns out when your characters are really unappealing on top of the bad RPG elements, poor gameplay, and(for the first time from Bioware) mediocre story, your game just sucks.
Except none of that is accurate.
The story is great, the characters are classic bioware, the combat is best in class, and the game all around is just a spectacular RPG.
Can you try and make Alloy look beautiful next (if that's even possible lol)
Adult Aloy is beautiful. You do have a point if you are talking about child Aloy. That thing is the stuff of nightmares. Like Chuky raped someone uglier than himself.
Adult Aloy is beautiful and child Aloy is adorable.
Adorable? 😂 Ok, I guess to each their own.
They should hire this dude.
Still sound like a man.
Everyone looks beautiful after photoshop.
I won't play this game because of all the white hating, male hating, SJW garbage associated with it. Gaming is dominated by heterosexual males, and as such, when we encounter or play female character, we want them to be attractive. I don't care that there are some lesbian trans-midgets who are offended by my 'unrealistic' views of beauty. They aren't the target market. Video games are escapism in the same vein as movies. You don't see this SJW garbage in movies. Female leads are never dumpy, saddlebag laden, fatty's with bulging eyes. But let this serve as a cautionary tale to others. If you try to make your female leads masculine or ugly, no one will like your game or movie. Even female players (outside of Anita Sarkeesian) generally want to play as a pretty girl just the same as men generally want to play as a handsome man. The character becomes an extension of yourself as you play and we all wish to be viewed as attractive in our video game dream world.
Wow peebee looks like an ugly dude in the before picture, looks great in the photoshop
That's a terrible picture of her, she does not look like that in the game.
kind of reminds me of Nicole de Boer :)
Everything looks good after Photoshop, even fat girls.
careful. don't make them too beautiful. There are those who don't like that sort of thing. *cough* SJWs *cough*
Ryder looks like a bug eyed freak in the original. I know in reality, there are bug eyed freaks, but Ryder looks like one of those stress relievers.
Careful, you don't want to offend the ugos.
Bunch of losers want ONLY HOT CHICKS IN GAME, but as ugly as default Sara was, people look like that also (minus the model/eyes issues)
Also Peebee default look is normal as it is, not every chick is HOT ASS BABE, thats not the point of ME:A face issues.
Man, I still can't believe SJW's somehow ruined every part of this game. What went wrong, really? They turned in some crap work, especially on facial and overall human character design. You can definitely tell there was a social justice agenda in the actual creation of the female characters, no matter what else your opinion is. You've got elder Egon from Ghostbusters are one of the main female characters, so yeah....
So somebody photoshopped screenshots to make them look good.
Cool? What's the point?
Brace for feminists and SJWs to get on the warpath about how a video game characters are setting an unrealistic standard lol.
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