The more real game characters look, the less you identify with them. So maybe that’s why the firms that produce them are allowing you to design your own
It really all depends on the game when it comes to what works and what doesn't for the realistic look imo.
The article mentions Monkey Island's Guybrush as an example of this, and TBH, I don't think the problem is that he looks more 'realistic', but more that the new Guybrush just looks plains TERRIBLE in terms of artwork/design/etc etc. I absolutely agree he looked much better in his pixelated form in Monkey Island 1 and 2. However, I feel that with better artists they could have donme a much better job at portraying a newer higher-res version of Guybrush. That Guybrush in Monkey Island 1 HD: YUCK!!!!! In 2 HD the character-design luckily improved a bit, but still...
I dunno. The girls from Dead or Alive 5: The Last Round are a lot more appealing than the original Dead or Alive game. In the future there may be a point where we can't distinguish a video game character from real life but that would come down to AI as well as life-like graphics etc.
Agreed, a real life Lei Fang,,,, my body is ready. http://i.imgur.com/PSBH0cY....
Yeah It depends, I think video game characters that are less realistic seem to be more charming and easier to like in comparison.
I don't disagree with you, but at the same time take for instance Naughty Dog, Their games never appealed to me until uncharted & tlou came along. Then I fell in love with the characters. But for an adventure game, let's say broken sword. I loved 1,2&5, but I didn't like the 3D character design of 3&4.
Yeah I find many realistic characters great, Like nearly everyone in the MGS Series, but I mean, like old RPGs had likable characters easily because only their personality came to play, I guess many realistic characters nowadays are generic, but people like Naughty Dog make great characters!
You're just head over heels for EVA from MGS3! I don't blame you though, who wouldn't be.... imgur.com/onCkBtV
I have to disagree with the article. I like Joel, Ellie, Drake, Sully, and a whole host of other realistic characters, and identify with them more than say... Sackboy.
I get what you're saying, but don't ever disrespect sackboy again or we will have problems... lol jkjk
Lol. Funny bubble.
What about SackPirate?!? Hmm!? Sackboy would be more charming, there is not really comparison to those though since the ND characters were character driven, Sackboy was a mere host/Avatar for LBP
Not true for me.
This is very true for me in some areas. Look what happened to the face of Claire Redfield in the RE: Revelations 2, Capcom butchered her face and made her look old ugly woman. I would still prefer her looks on the previous REs even if it doesn't look realistic, after all she's my favorite RE babe since the beginning. But on the other hand, old Lara Croft's art style in the 90's doesn't look attractive at all, the new Lara Croft of TR 2013 looks appealingly awesome and attractive. I definitely prefer it more than the old original Lara. Crystal Dynamics did a really great job redesigning her!
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