Unconsciously, I started hummming the Men in Black theme song when I saw the FF15 cast. I love how freckles and moles are totally an "it" thing to show detail. It works.
Could not disagree more. I don't want that level of fidelity in my games. I'm actually pretty turned off of the game already with how ultra-realistic they're trying to make the characters look. I wish I could fully explain why, but it just doesn't appeal to me.
I find it kind of weird how Squeenix sort of does realism these days. Their form of 'realism' usually still involves bigger-than-nornal eyes (especially seen in FF13's Serah and the main heroine for this game, Stella), absolutely gravity-defying anime
hair (Serah's can apply here too since her hairdo is so ripped-off anime that it barely can happen in real life; a lot of the boys here seem to prescribe to using Tetsuya's ultra-sticky-hair-putty hairstyles; the point is, anime hair doesn't translate into reality almost at all
), and facial structures that aren't exactly Asian, but 'EurAsian'. Despite looking almost absolutely real, it's still so far removed from it because of this weird anime-human hybrid that sort of comes off as uncanny. The features are idealized to such a great extent that their lack of flaws seems almost unnatural.
I find you can also see this a lot in Tidus from FFX. He looks great, I guess. But that impish smile and stance is just about everything than what you'd naturally see in real life. I mean, for god's sake, his CG artwork has his hands on his hips, smiling like a goofball, and puffing out his chest. I do that in photos to be funny.
I kinda hark back to more what I said before though. I love a lot of the way the supporting cast looks (I think Cor Leonis, with his goofy-but-badass name aside, looks like a real person; the hair isn't absolutely crazy, he has permanent frownlines -- unlike prettyboy Noctis -- and looks...y'know, kinda manly, but rugged as well).
I don't know if we're really on the same page, but that's just how I feel. But it seems unless an FF game is turned into a spin off or less-than-serious title, we won't see them go to a more "cartooney" style again like FF9. Though I do wonder about it.
False, I want a good game as much as the next person. But I have little faith that they'll develop him past the sniveling woe is me type into something interesting.
I hope Noctics the Dorkus dies in the intro chapter and we get a real hero
I've realized we're minorities in our mutual opinion of him. Granted we haven't really seen him fleshed out....
I don't think for a second that Yoda cares about seeing Noctis (or anyone from XV) being fleshed out...
I've realized we're minorities in our mutual opinion of him.What opinion? That he's not badass enough for the American audience?
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Yeah, Yoda nailed my beef with him. Chances are if he looks "full of woe" he probably will act a bit pissy till he defrosts at some point later in the game (funny, this sounds familiar). I don't think one screenshot of him has showed him with any other facial expression than that sort of "badass pouting" face.
We need more to go on, of course, but it really doesn't seem like there's much else to say.