Brave head with a faceplate that closes over it to make a Twin Eye or Gundam head. That way when the final battle gets really serious the faceplate can break and you have the Brave head underneath.
Twin eye if you can find a clever way to combine it with sensor mask (Valvrave making the eyes and the v-fin loop for the titular machines one in the same come to mind)
Otherwise visor or monoeye. Actually, combine the two and do a compound eye band like some of the NEXT cores in Armored Core 4/4A have.
Either mono eye or visor
There is basically never a reason to make the robots face look human, so don't. If I wanted to watch what looked like giant people fighting, I would be watching Ultraman. I want robots, so they should look like robots.
Sensor Mask, Visor, and Monoeye are great.
Twin eye and Gundam head are lame.
Brave is everything I dislike in robot design.
At least arms and legs theoretically fill a function. Most mecha shows don't bother justifying it, but some do.
Making the robots head have a face on it is is purely so that kids can identify which one of them is the hero unit. Its a stylistic choice, 100%. And since damn near every show does the same thing, it gets boring.
It always did weird me out that everything about the transformers was super mechanical looking and made of clearly distinct parts, until you got to the face which was perfectly flexible roboflesh that can make facial expressions and shit.
>Making the robots head have a face
>purely so that kids can identify which one of them is the hero unit
Optimus Prime has a mask and Megatron has a brave face.
Optimus was the bad guy after all!!
If it's angled properly, the math should work out regardless of how jagged it is.
But hey I tried, that's what counts. Personally I don't care for humanoid sensor setups, periscope cuboids are more my preference.
Featureless heads are the best
Frame Arms pls. None of the above.
Zanscare type head is clearly the best!
Zeke skunk detected. Take your "sensor positivity" drivel elsewhere, vermin!
Movable mono-eye > static mono-eye > twin-eye with pupils > emotive Brave > sensor > static Brave > visor > rotten horse manure > Gundam / twin-eye (it's the same shit)
>Its a stylistic choice, 100%
So is having mecha at all.
>I would be watching Ultraman
Yeah about that....
The best answer is always change. Put masks and visors on supers, put Brave faces on reals. Have the robot change heads midway through the show. Combine two styles (Banpresto got that with their love of mecha goggles).
Or hell, just go wacky and start doing things like Aquarion's head that has like eight eyes.
Hunters' controls were fine unless you really bought into the idea that the only viable way to play was with carpal tunnel stylus aiming.
What it needed was a campaign that wasn't "fight the same two bosses four times each, then play Simon says with the final boss." Even Quake had more compelling game design going on.
>flags had twin monoeye pupils,sensormasks and monoeyes
>somehow made it all work
I'm not even that much of a Flag,but damn if that design wasn't the apex of grunts I don't know what is
>not Brave underneath and never revealed in series
A visor or mask type with eyes visible behind it will always be my favorite.
Also i like how sidonia no Kishi rendered heads like a secondary feature.
Heads in mecha shouldn t be as "big" and as detailed as they are mechas like gundam. They should just implement sensor of sight and maybe a secondary weapon so there shouldn t be any reason to give them a human shape
Big O is the only place I've seen Brave that didn't look like shit, and that's because it matched the general 20's aesthetic of the rest of the setting.
>It always did weird me out that everything about the transformers was super mechanical looking and made of clearly distinct parts,
Not really. They were kind of just boxy dudes made of metal.
>enjoy your no depth perception fgt
Just about every piloted robot has a flat screen inside for pilot sight. There's no depth perception regardless of head design in that situation
Your response simultaneously makes perfect logical sense while being completely fucking retarded.
That's not enough, we need a sensor mask that breaks to reveal a visor that breaks to reveal a twin eye/gundam face that breaks to reveal a brave face that breaks to reveal a monoeye.
Is it too much to have 16 eyes, though?
... shit this is actually under the sensor head category, isn't it?
>when head is damaged it reveals a brave style face under the armor
I don't hate it, I just don't like it as much as the other head style.
Visor with twin eyes underneath.
Dude, there was a time when people caught 3-day bans for making threads about pilots. It was robots or nothing. And even back then, when Kamen Rider Kabuto was on the air, there was a steady following of that here.
>Dude, there was a time when people caught 3-day bans for making threads about pilots
Yeah, it was called 2004-2005
>And even back then, when Kamen Rider Kabuto was on the air, there was a steady following of that here.
Okay now you are contradicting yourself. You admit there were Kamen rider Kabuto thread on /m/ in 2006. There were also Star Trek Threads, Star Wars threads. Hell I even remember Doctor Who threads with Otaking video bitching about Nu-who which he has since deleted since he likes BBC money.
Supposedly moot himself had to step in to get pilots allowed on the board. Before then pictures of pilots were only allowed if the mech was in the background.
Not sure if the moot part is true though. You know how /m/ is with it's rumors.
>Go Nagai said that Mazinkaizer and Grendizer can never be in the same SRW
and all that.
Multi-cameras or more satellite array than head.
Also dig V-shaped visors like from Dexter's lab
Sensor mask that can be removed to reveal visor, that face opens into brave head, that gets damaged in battle into mono eye
Brave face that opens to reveal a mono eye for maximum spoop.
>retract this and retract that to reveal diladoo
Fuck that shit, let's go with no head or face at all!
Brave face all day every day. The mouth needs to move when the pilot speaks, too. Your machine is the manifestation of your soul and spirit!
I can agree that Brave faces are great, but I actually prefer the non-moving version. I have nothing against the more expressive Brave faces, but there's something wonderfully majestic about having a humanoid face simply sculpted onto the machine.
Most underrated frame of ZoE, I forgot it even existed until I saw this because I never see it anywhere else. Prophet, was it? I think that was the pilot's name, that guy was fucking awesome.
Who funds this. Who the hell do they have in the Oversight Committee that looks at the proposal of something like this and goes yeah, aight.
Are you kidding me? They all (with some exceptions) look like children's plastic toys. Big, simple and flat forms, no seams, no details. I dropped AGE ONLY because of shitty MSs.
The great thing that makes the inhert so unique is that it's designed by Kaneko Kazuma of Shin Megami Tensei fame, which explains the valkyrie hood ornament, slick angular body, and really unconventional weaponry.
My favorite touch has to be the constellation motif, though.
MECHA ISN'T SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE CHILDREN'S TOYS! It's fucking giant robots! "Mecha" from "mechanical". Not "Plast" from "cheap plastic"! Sure, this is a commercial. Sure, toys are made from plastic. But in-universe representatives of those toys are supposed to look great. They should be big, mighty, tough, powerful. That's what makes someone buy a toy version - because the "real thing" is so damn COOL! And it's not cool when in-universe "giant robots" already look like plastic toys. It doesn't make me wanna buy toys. Why would I want a plastic toy of a plastic toy? Plastic toys are not cool!
You mean a sensormask that cover the visor that covers the monoeye that covers the twineyes that has a gundamface under it and under the mouthpiece is a braveface but once you get past that is the skeleton rapefacemode
>I dropped AGE ONLY because of shitty MSs.
I like it in that it's more statuesque.
I mean if you're going to go to all the trouble of making a massive machine and give care to its aesthetics, might as well give it a fair face.
I'm sorry that you have a shit taste. Brave doesn't push mecha design forward, if anything the bombastic demands either appropriate real robot tropes that innovate the genre or push the genre in reverse.
Brave is bad for mecha.
I'm surprised I ended up ranking Gundam type so low. I really do love Gundam style heads, but if it isn't a Gundam series, it really shouldn't be copying the style. I ranked them with a generic mecha genre form of entertainment in mind.
Please, it's not like you're inherently superior for hating BRAVE. If anything, you're not that special for it.
It's an aesthetic that's not that popular these days but has a place. Don't be a sheep or a hipster.
>but has a place
No, it doesn't. It was awful back when it was used commonly, and fortunately for everyone they realized how bad is was and it has almost phased out of common use, as it deserves.