Why characters look so bad?
  • Page:
  • 1
User Icon
  • IsraelIsrael
Rank
Posts1420
Likes0 received
0 given
Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 07:40 PM EDT
I don't get it. The backgrounds are beautiful. But the characters look absolutely horrible. Nightwolf actually looked better in MKD, 6 years ago. Cage looks like a minor update of MK4 Cage, Reptile looks like a ill MKA Chameleon.

They all look so plastic and out of proportion.

I Rock
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts1909
Likes1 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 07:47 PM EDT
They look fine to me. Maybe not fantastic, but acceptable
The enemy of my enemy of my enemy is my enemy.
User Icon
  • Caribbean NetherlandsCaribbean Netherlands
Rank
Posts971
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 07:52 PM EDT
I don't think they look that bad. I have played MK vs DC today and if I’m comparing the two this new MK looks already way better. The characters also fit really well in the environment.
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts6290
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 07:56 PM EDT
hjs-Q Wrote:
I don't get it. The backgrounds are beautiful. But the characters look absolutely horrible. Nightwolf actually looked better in MKD, 6 years ago. Cage looks like a minor update of MK4 Cage, Reptile looks like a ill MKA Chameleon.

They all look so plastic and out of proportion.



Yeah, I have to more or less agree with you. It's 2010, and I feel like the Mortal Kombat games are behind in terms of graphics. Granted, graphics aren't the most important part of a game, but it is nice to have great visuals. I think the main problems stem from art style to rendering the models. When you have that plus choppy gameplay, it makes things rather ugly.
User Icon
  • CanadaCanada
Rank
Posts6312
Likes9 received
1 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 07:59 PM EDT
Look at the gamespot still of Sektor taken from the trailer. You can literally see scratches on his armor in the lighting.

This game looks amazing. By 2011 with the rest of the polishing, gonna be a powerhouse. Even if not, this is great for me.

Twitter~Facebook~Youtube~~~~~PSN: Casselman/LockUpYourBones
User Icon
Rank
Posts23504
Likes5 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 08:01 PM EDT
The backgrounds are probably some of the best I've ever seen in any fighting game, so I don't get the lack of attention paid to the character models. I'm hopeful they can do something about it, but the series in 3D graphics has never been very impressive character model wise so that thought is always in the back of my mind unfortunately.
User Icon
  • CanadaCanada
Rank
Posts7550
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 08:08 PM EDT
*sigh*

The game's still in development. What people are seeing is not the final version of the game, and it's being treated like it's coming out tomorrow. The first Shaolin Monks images looked horrendously blocky, but that wasn't the case in the final release.

Settle down. There's months to go before it's out.
MK Khronology: 58.49% complete...
User Icon
  • BulgariaBulgaria
Rank
Posts3136
Likes46 received
38 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 08:21 PM EDT
I like Sektor a lot.
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts7552
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 08:29 PM EDT
Shadaloo Wrote:
*sigh*

The game's still in development. What people are seeing is not the final version of the game, and it's being treated like it's coming out tomorrow. The first Shaolin Monks images looked horrendously blocky, but that wasn't the case in the final release.

Settle down. There's months to go before it's out.

This.

The art side of the designs are probably final, but they look good to me. Both refined and definitive, which is the approach every fighting game should take to their characters.

Well, maybe Reptile could have better chest clothing. I'll say again, he looks like he could be one of the 8 bosses in a Mega Man game (read: he looks good).

Does anyone else think it's cool that boon edited the teaser himself? Doesn't sound like "supervisor" work to me. Seems like a sign the guy loves his work.
New sig on the way
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts5500
Likes10 received
1 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 08:46 PM EDT
They look fine to me.
-sig by MINION
User Icon
  • CanadaCanada
Rank
Posts6312
Likes9 received
1 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 08:46 PM EDT
I just watched the trailer again.

THe only characters I could see people having a problem with are reptile and Johny Cage. And thats just because of the use of colour. Sektor, Mileena and Kung Lao are absolutely vibrant with the lighting, you can almost see a sort of reflection coming off of him.

Johny needs to have a bit and i mean just a BIT darker tone to his skin, and his hair and glasses need to be re-done. Reptile looks great but just not coloured to stand out. Hes kind of a Dull green which he should be IMO.

Trust me, they will get much better. and if not, its still acceptable for the most part as it is. weve only seen one minute and 20 seconds of this game so far. Wait till we get all the HD E3 footage and then lets go from there.

Twitter~Facebook~Youtube~~~~~PSN: Casselman/LockUpYourBones
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts7552
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 09:04 PM EDT
Casselman Wrote:
I just watched the trailer again.

THe only characters I could see people having a problem with are reptile and Johny Cage. And thats just because of the use of colour. Sektor, Mileena and Kung Lao are absolutely vibrant with the lighting, you can almost see a sort of reflection coming off of him.

Johny needs to have a bit and i mean just a BIT darker tone to his skin, and his hair and glasses need to be re-done. Reptile looks great but just not coloured to stand out. Hes kind of a Dull green which he should be IMO.

I also thought Rep's skin color was strange. It looks milk white with sort of a green tint. More resembles the bottom side of a snake than the typical lizard, etc.

I'll agree that Cage's skin tone needs to be darker, but I'll add that the tattoo needs to be more distinctive. It's a bit bland as it stands; they either need to ink it in more, alternate the color, or add graphics to it to make it stand out (ex: roses wrapped around the edges of the script, something like that).
New sig on the way
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts12434
Likes22 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 09:08 PM EDT
The trailer footage itself was kinda desaturated and filmy/fuzzy looking to me. I think that's a lot of the problem. The game itself will be high def with a lot of very fine detail on the textures and such just like MK vs DCU was, I'm certain, but the video was not high def.
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts2318
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 09:21 PM EDT
Not to mention there's 9 months left, and the last thing the game developers focus on is polishing up graphics etc. Rarely is the first video ever as good as the final product. They also most likely filmed this months ago as Boon said himself on Twitter when he was actually piecing it together.
User Icon
Rank
Posts1582
Likes35 received
1 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 09:57 PM EDT
I wouldn't be worried too much about the graphics. They will get there as time goes on. It's the general designs we should be discussing. Part of me was hoping for a darker Mortal Kombat, with a lot of the colour drained -- but I'm enjoying what we've got so far. Each of the characters has a classic feel to them. We're getting a pretty unique roster of returning characters, too. And, it seems like Outworld is the setting, which is where the best MK games seem to take place (although that may just be coincidence).

Mileena looks absolutely incredible. Sexy and dangerous -- perfect for her. Her costume almost seems to glow, too. Sektor could have used a little refining, but I guess they wanted to keep it classic with him. Reptile has been done brilliantly (he's a lot darker). Nightwolf could probably look more like a man who has literally been to hell and back, but give it time.
User Icon
  • CanadaCanada
Rank
Posts1888
Likes383 received
521 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 10:02 PM EDT
The Designs and Graphics look great to me. Jesus, is it the fate of every MK fan to become a pessimist?
User Icon
  • NigeriaNigeria
Rank
Posts5055
Likes16 received
2 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 10:12 PM EDT
Graphics looks fine. Character models could be a bit sharper, but it's still on par with other fighters.

I'm more concerned with the animations....i hope those turn out okay. And please, more diversity in character models would be nice. Why do the majority of mk fighters have to be the same body type/height? It's kinda irritating. I want more bigger characters (think shoa kahn) and other fighters that are significantly skinnier.
User Icon
Rank
Posts23504
Likes5 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 10:51 PM EDT
Beyond the models, the animations are what have me the most troubled. Every animation seems to be reused. From the obvious freeze animation from Sub-Zero to the air punch done by Sektor in a combo shown in the trailer. All of that stuff is from last generation. I don't think it's being overly whiny to ask for new animations and models at least once every other game.
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts1146
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/13/2010 11:15 PM EDT
The Stages look fantastic but I must say that the actual fighters dont look that great, I mean they dont look bad but they still need work. However lets not forget that this game is still a work in progress. I don't think you guys should be worried about the graphics because im certain that the final product will be spectacular smile
User Icon
  • EnglandEngland
Rank
Posts4407
Likes1 received
1 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/14/2010 12:12 AM EDT
You guys remember what MKD looked like in that very first video we saw where noob saibot was still on his own?
It looked awful! But by the time the game came out it looked brilliant (for its time).

So even tho this MK isnt looking its best I'm not worrying as there is aaaaages before it comes out and plenty of time to polish it up.
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts2498
Likes0 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/14/2010 01:10 AM EDT
The renders looked fine to me.

But what I really wanted was something more along the lines of "Street Fighter 4."
www.TestYourMight.com
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts3381
Likes4 received
2 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/14/2010 01:11 AM EDT
MK vs DC had pretty awesome graphics for an MK game. It looked great! So i'm imaging this game to look on par or even better than that one.
User Icon
  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Rank
Posts7552
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/14/2010 01:11 AM EDT
mkdfan Wrote:
You guys remember what MKD looked like in that very first video we saw where noob saibot was still on his own?

True. After the early pics, the creators finally realized that goggles just don't work for Noob.
Edit: Come on, you guys have to remember the goggles.
New sig on the way
User Icon
  • AustraliaAustralia
Rank
Posts403
Likes3 received
0 given
RE: Why characters look so bad?
06/14/2010 01:23 AM EDT
For all we know the trailer could just be abit older than we think, they may be just being safe as they're 'new graphics engine' might have a few glitches that they werent able to polish in time for e3. but i will admit i almost had a heart attack when i saw shao kahn and raiden haha i can only hope it gets that good looking, maybe endings or story movies
  • Page:
  • 1
User Poll
Mortal Kombat in MultiVersus?
100.0%
It's coming!
0.0%
Not a chance!