Naughty Dog reveals a new look for Ellie, one of the playable characters in 'The Last of Us,' the PlayStation 3 exclusive title.
I liked the original better to be honest... Though, I don't mind the character look so long as the game is good, and it's from Naughty Dog... So the game is GOING to be good lol.
But it looks like the first picture has more detail
According to IGN, they just made her a bit younger and gave her less freckles. All the detail is still there.
@Tdogg I really don't see a difference but maybe that's because I'm focused on other things. :3 I think I'm just as excited for LOU as I was for UC2.
Her face now matches her age. Before she looked at least 17 in a 14 year-old's body. ___ The lighting has improved. Hair looks better too. And now with UC3 eye-tech(as I call it) UC3 - http://www.godisageek.com/w... TLOU - http://bulk2.destructoid.co... Game's looking great either way. ___ @disagrees.... ok? No constructive input?
She looks almost the same, just with some tiny modifications here and there.
she just look younger. maybe we get both models maybe in the new trailer she is actually younger than the first trailer
Preferred the old one. They should have kept the old. If the character was meant to be 14 but looked 17 then they could have just changed a few lines where should mention her age. Sigh. What I think is really happening with me here is the 1st and 3rd pictures of the new look just don't look right. The face is a little wierd, the other new ones look good though. All of the pictures for the old look are great, the face is properly proportioned in those.
I think it makes sense, as like people have mentioned above she looked older than her age before.... now she looks more like a young girl, and that is obviously the point of the relationship dynamic between the two main protagonists... a kind of make-shift father/daughter relationship, and that is more apparent with a younger looking more vulnerable girl rather than the older looking version which is looking closer to adult age! The new one is more likely to make the protective instincts of Joel seem more realistic!
Yea same here even though the recent update doesn't look bad. Either way, the game is still gonna be awesome and i can't wait to see some gameplay at E3 hopefully.
The original looked too adult, the new one looks younger. How old is she supposed to be? Anyone know?
If I were to guess I'd say 12 or 13. Any older than that and I would expect to see traits of an adult in her showing now and then. Her character is most likely meant to represent someone who's a little naive in situations (like in the trailer) because she hasnt been in the world long enough to understand people's mind set.
I'm pretty sure they have said she is 14 but you made me doubt just now.
14 years old
The latest image of Ellie almost looks creepy.
This one? http://www.sonyrumors.net/w... Creepily realistic? They've done significant skull restructuring for accuracy.
I wonder who the girl is that Ellie is based on. They always use a real face as a template, when you look at the first and second versions of the character I wonder if they used a young women and then changed things to make her look younger, or if they start with a child and for some reason made her look a bit older.
Accuracy to what? The first model was much more accurate. That's probably why most people compared her to Ellen Page, and that's probably why they changed her appearance. That, and they maybe wanted a younger character model.
@arnon accuracy in terms of looking more like her voice actor
The original had semblance to Ellen Page (still does in my opinion, albeit younger), but some anatomical features were off such as the cheek bone, forehead, and eye morphology. If you took the skin and the muscle off of the original, I think you'd have a moderately odd looking skull. The original model was great, mind you, just a little off.
There's definatly less detail and less erie, but it's not what's important, the gameplay is. Naughty will bring a great game to you ps3 fans. Enjoy:)
Not really. Where do you get the "definitely" from? Her hair looks better and the lighting seems improved. She has less freckles but retains plenty of detail.
I also preferred the original, but what are you going to do when thousands of gamers bitch and moan about her looking like a famous movie star? The eyes look a little bigger and rounder. The face has a longer slope and more protruding chin, and the lips look a little "fluffier." The hair looks mostly unchanged, though there are some slight differences in how it hangs, but that could be part of how it changes as the story advances. Regardless, as long as the actor and actress are able to communicate vocally and Naughty Dog are able to capture that communication in a way that portrays them as two people who grow together through a harsh environment and story, I'm really not bothered by slight modifications to their looks.
Perhaps she looked too much like Ellen Page and sony decided theyd rather not get sued? Though she still does kinda look like her.
They won't get sued because the girl is voiced by Ellen Page.
She's not voiced by Ellen Page.
They can't really get sued can they? Thats why they put the clause saying that any resemblance to real life figures is purely coincidental, bla bla bla... Someone made the point the other day if you could sue for them creating a character which looked like someone else, nearly every game company would be getting sued for creating a character resembling someone somewhere in the world xD
@awesomeperson It's a little different and quite dicey when it has to do with someone who is primarily employed (and well-known) in a field where they use their likeness. Since their appearance is their marketable commodity... I don't know the exact legal specifics, but say a layperson looks at the original and says, "Oh hey, Ellen Page is apparently in this. I like her work." If Ellen Page didn't get paid for this endorsement or advertisement, then there's the potential for legal recourse. To bring it all the way back again, consider if the Batman games used Christian Bale (likeness and voice) instead of Kevin Conroy. Who do you think would draw a bigger paycheck? Now think if they'd used Christian Bale's appearance without permission. Messy.
I was on the fence about her redesign, but this picture settled it entirely for me: http://www.sonyrumors.net/w... She actually looks far more anatomically correct, albeit a little younger (and fitting for her 14 year old character). I also like that they chose to reduce the freckles to a more realistic level for a brunette. All in all, I'm for this change (though I think more revisions can be made).
I think either works. It's like comparing Navy Blue to Midnight Blue. This comment will be marked as trolling.
I totally marked it as trolling! Lol, kidding, but seriously it really doesn't make much of a difference. I just hope Ellie as a character is good.
always thought there was something odd about her this time.
Preferred her original design. It helped to show off the gravity of the situation.
Now she resembles more with the girl from Hunger Games.... Katniss Everdeen.
in what way?
Please, stop. Please for the love of all things reasonable, stop trying to make them seem as if Naughty Dog is just trying to sell us the look of someone who already exists.
I liked her older....the young one puts horrid images of Amy (the game) into my head......
I like the original better.. She looks too young in the new one
She is meant to look young mate... that's the point, before she looked closer to a young woman and they want to make her seem like a kid because that is what she is. The relationship between the two is meant to be like a father and daughter, not a middle aged man and his young gold digging wife.... lol now the original still didn't look like that, but now it helps cement the feel of what ND are going for! She does look a bit weird now though like they adapted the original face to look younger... I think perhaps they need to tweek it to make it look more natural!
I thought she had looked pretty much the same just with a bit more facial detail.
It just looks like a younger Ellen page. It doesnt look that different...geez.
i like the juno version better tbh
I don't mind the new face but I much preferred the original, she looked much more natural I think.
Her old design gave off that Tomboy look which judging by what she's probably like in this type of game (risking her life, not scared to get her hands dirty, a survivalist) fit her personality really well. It looks like they've tried to make her look cuter and more innocent looking. I'm sure they tried to do this with Elena in Uncharted 3, in Uncharted and Uncharted 2 she had that Tomboy look but in U3 it looked like ND made her look more feminine...which gave her a Hollywood model look in the end. It's not a problem it's just an obvious thing to notice.
Yeah I completely agree... The tomboy, Ellen Page look fit her nicely...and there was a measure of gravitas to the atmosphere with her character being older. In other terms, it made it believable that she could hold her own in a harsh and desperate world. Making her younger, in my opinion, strips away from the realism and weight of the more mature look she had before.
You don't know the story so how can you say it strips away the realism? What if her character arc has to do with starting off seemingly young and maturing in the world around her? I don't see how her look can ruin the realism in a game you don't know or understand at all.
Few months from now you guys are going to forget all about the original character designs. You're going to look at it in extras in main menu and laugh.
Depends which picture you look at some look better on the original shots some look better on the new ones.
she sounds kind of obnoxious in the new trailer. When that truck was crashing into them she casually said "oh no not good!" Way to be unrealistic, i dont think if someone was getting slammed by a truck thats how they would react at all. I hope they dont go out of their way to make her "quirky"
Depends on personality and how young the kid is and who the kid is talking to. A lot of kids would say that line in that situation to someone they know rather well.
Also hasn't she grown up in this violent world? You can’t judge her reactions with your own, I thought the way she reacted was fitting (from what I've seen of her character) to the world she inhabits.
Yeah, considering she's grown up in the world as it is, she probably can't be related to the kids we know. This is a girl who, from the previews, is chucking bricks at attackers and cursing at them. This is a hardened girl who just happens to look cute. This isn't a girl who normally goes to school every day and her biggest decision is what clothing to wear or who to invite to the big dance. She's still young, but she's a lot more grown up than many people in our real world. She's not quite the level of Hit-Girl, but she's used to things going wrong and having to deal with them.
I agree with those 3. When I heard her say that (although it is corny line) I instantly got a sense of what they're talking about: I thought "She's obviously grown up in a world where her car crashes on a regular basis. Thrills and spills are all part of the daily routine for them" But I think there's another level to it as well. Having a sense of humour helps people coupe with a difficulties. It makes sense that a true survivor makes light of any situation, and so can see a better solution sooner. And if death and pain is certain, you might as well laugh your way to the grave right? Being solemn and miserable isn't going to save you. (let's just hope the humour isn't lame.) Of course it should be balanced. I imagine at some point in the game the sh*t will hit the fan, and then I'll expect them be surprised, afraid and panic. Keeping that juxtaposition will make it all the more believable as well :)
I like the original older looking version. It made her look capable and showed better personality potential and attachment. More like an "I won't weigh you down" type personality and look.
Completely agreed. I hope this doesn't turn into an RE4 situation where you're babysitting her like Ashley.
In an interview with gameinformer they said "we make games that we really want to play and think are cool... if the game was one long escort mission we would have hated it... so yeah, its not one big escort mission"
has naughty dog confirmed the change or is it ign speculation? Isnt it posible the scenes weve seen take place in differnt years of the game? Maybe flash backs to a couple years back kinda thing?
Yeah, this is supposed to be an earlier portion of the game. To add onto that, it's also in very different lighting. Even more, this is a cut scene, which may be 'enhanced' of in-game, which may look more like the original trailer with this being like Uncharted 3 cut scenes, where people looked more real with more curves and facial shadows and details.
I never thought of that, good analysis.
someone with some sense...
Not trolling or anything but, does anyone really care? I mean, unless you're from Naughty Dog's art department, your opinion will not matter at all...
She looks like the same person just a bit younger.
For me she essencialy looks the same,the only difference its the change hair color and hair look.
your right, its just different lighting and angles, cant believe such a big deal has been made of this
Didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out. By the way, "one of the playable characters"? I thought she was just a NPC sidekick?
There was also mention of a multiplayer mode recently so likely she'll be co-op-able.
Hm, I believe they already denied that was happening though, due to the effect it would have on their way of story telling. They're being deliberately vague on the details of MP though, so I'm expecting that the multiplayer will be rather different from what we're used to. I don't think she'll be playable at all in the final game, but we'll see :)
i like the first photo of Zoey better... i mean Ellie, the first Ellie photo...
Although her face has been altered a bit the reason why the old one still looks better is because it's a pre-rendered model that has more detail and basically looks 50x's better than the in-game model. The hair in the teaser trailer looks so good, but personally I think the old model looked better.