>posts one of the parts with the best art
I wish my 13 year old MMO animated half as well as TOR did.
I'm sorry fa.m
I have this though.
That's been the motto ever since 343 took over. Halo 3 had it fucking perfect.
Why did they put an EVA unit in Halo again?
The whole studio culture at 343i is "Halo is cool and Bungie did a good job, but we want to do our own thing!" Which leads to snafus like MC's armor looking nothing like the previous Halo games, or the BR having a holo-sight.
I don't think people are 343i realize that nobody is buying new Halo games to play their vision of the game. They're buying Halo because they liked Halos 1,2,3.
Are all the cutscenes like this, or just some stand-out exceptions?
Because I could be all for an RPG with stage-play quality cutscenes that tries to take itself seriously otherwise.
Sera was the most garbage character in the game, on my second playthrough I told her to take her autistic, retarded, mentality of a six year old ass back to whatever potato land she came from.
I let her join the inquisition the first time because I figured "Hey more manpower and agents isn't a bad thing" but holy fuck was she annoying. Cole is way more pleasing to be around than she is and that's saying something since he is an edgelord, but at the end of the day Varric was my go to rogue/archer.
Fuck Sera, she wasn't even attractive and had zero redeeming qualities.
its one of the buggest games i have ever played. a year later and the still have not even fixed half the bugs. they gotten more instead!
>That running animation for the Jedi that gets shot in the back
Am I wrong to say that the best way to describe that as "mincing"?
There is no way this is an actually AAA video game
Whoever's inquisitor character that was had shit taste in aesthetics.
What is that beard? He gave him like a homeless/lumberjack beard, pretty much gave him a neckbeard in the game. I made my guy look weeaboo as fuck with red eyes and long hair, he looked badass and didn't take shit from people.
Is it time to shit on Sera again?
I miss Inquisition threads for specifically this bullshit.
This is such a concentrated form of QUALITY.
>everything fucking SHINY including hair
>god awful mocapping and transitioning to animation
>dat running animation
>those open palms throughout
It's so good. Why cant Bioware into opacity anyway?
And this is on the same engine that does Battlefield and all EA's sports games.
Now, say what you want about the games themselves, but both Battlefield and all their sports games have god-tier animations because of this engine.
And yet, Bioware can't seem to get it right.
but is it really the case ?
Not hard to rig, but mo-cap is pretty wasteful for XI (its models are too simple to pick up any nuance, exaggerations are needed) so the majority of it was animated by hand.
XIV just has no budget period.
Cole looked like someone smashed his face in with a brick and then he dunked his head in acid.
Both Sera and Cole were ugly as fuck but I tolerated Cole way more than I did Sera.
How about a PS1 game with better running animations?
Here's Syphon Filter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6ivTE-yWic
XIV has no budget and a dev team composed of one guy who has hateboner for half the classses, two janitors that sometimes code something and an accountant that tells them that Nomura needs their budget again. A shame really
>I don't think people are 343i realize that nobody is buying new Halo games to play their vision of the game. They're buying Halo because they liked Halos 1,2,3.
Its the newest campaign Rhapsodies of Vanadiel.
Its' pretty much the end cutscene too.
The animations on FFXI really improved with each campaign they added, and the initial city campaigns were still pretty good. They learned to eke some crazy graphic mojo from that engine.
>string clips through body
>dat arrow teleport
XI has no budget and a dev team composed of one guy who has a hate boner for 17 of the 22 classes, one janitor that sometimes decides to add silly new outfits, and borrows XIV's accountant to tell them to spend less so they can spend less so Nomura can waste it on KH3 instead.
Actually XI's downsizing their staff even further come March, so who knows how that'll do when they're still charging their regular fee to play.
>you will never be a part of TORtanic ever again
>Play FFXIV now and then
>Very easy to tell that the devteam behind it is passionate and eager to do what they can
>Know how it receives no budget
>See how these shitty Bioware games that get infinitely bigger budgets
>See how WoW has gone massively downhill despite having huge budgets
Just isn't fair.
>moving the goalpost
You said mmos don't have any good cutscenes, period. Eat shit.
>/co/ actually has generals for this garbage
Reminder that some Anon with twenty minutes in photoshop can do better than a AAA dev team with EA's budget.
You'd be wrong to assume that it was BioWares intention to make the character attractive in the first place. She's supposed to be ugly, presumably because they love shoving diversity up everyone's ass.
Christ I just want to know who the fuck approved Sera. She's not ugly in a way that comes off as deliberate (or 'realistic), but rather in a way that someone doesn't fucking know how to model a character. Like somebody shat her out in 5 minutes and nobody bothered to touch it up.
Iron Bull has the same problem. He looks like he got stretched out in Mario 64
>passionate and eager to do what they can
>a new expansion recycles the same endgame from 2 years ago
>waste resources on pointless shit (diadumb, LoV)
>still shitload of QoL issues that haven't been addressed
>game is on life support
At this point, I would like to see Yoshi-P and his hack crew homeless.
I was there too, friend. I remember the greatness.
Disney fired all the good animators and siphoned the budget away from everything. They want things to sell and still do well despite not putting any effort into things at all.
Welcome to Disney Wars, enjoy your stay.
Personally I really liked Sera's personality.
It was unique, and pretty autistic, but if you follow through with all her sidequests you do feel quite sympathetic towards her.
It was disappointing at first how damn ugly she was, but ultimately it kinda suits her character.
The feminist agenda here didn't feel hamfisted or forced at all, at least in terms of the final execution. In my opinion.
I didn't like DA: Inquisition though.
Terribly console casualised combat, extremely jarringly short main story and boring as fuck maps/sidequests.
I was one of the seemingly rare people who loved DA2 as well. So they really fucked up with Inquisition I think.
Is DA:I really this shit looking? I really liked the first one, but never went past that
BioWare hyped up TOR to be the most epic and awesome MMO in the history of ever.
Far from it. From horrible bugs, to USSR commisar-esque mods banning people that wanted to cancel their subscriptions, to the gameplay simply being a trainwreck, it was a disaster.
Name comes from the Titanic.
At least you can visually tell when Halo went to complete dogshit.
Some characters look great like Cullen, Cassandra, Samson, and even Flemeth (hurr spoiler).
Others look like putty with plastic for hair like Sera and Blackwall, or like someone just got lazy and started abusing the free transform tool in photoshop, like Iron Bull.
The quality is all over the place.
You know how sometimes an artist can't draw from a 3/4th angle but they can do a profile really well?
This is nothing like that.
I honestly think it's the Marvel + reddit influence, no really, this is a time where it applies. Many games and movies have gotten critique for being "too serious" and every game that "doesn't take itself too seriously" is instantly rewarded for it since ppl always complain about bad lifeless characters they have opted to make everyone quirky and make jokes. It's a thing I'm telling you.
You can really tell that a company is on its way out when it stops actually trying to make a good product and instead tries to pander as hard as possible to the lowest common denominator. Bioware is in its death throes.
>Hailed as the wowkiller
>people insisted it was too big to fail
>the denial was off the charts when it did
>parallels were drawn rapidly
What people are forgetting to tell you is how some in games journalism were practically running damage control for the game and EA.
They have no business making excuses and being customer relations for these companies.
>USSR commisar-esque mods banning people for absolutely everything
the caricatyres depicting this drawn by /v/ were absolutely hilarious
I'm not even looking at what I'm posting; I'm just choosing at random from my bioware folder and it's quality as fuck.
My god I almost forgot
Its so ridiculous, I loved ME1 SO fucking much.
I remember literally just doing 180 turns to enjoy the neat animation of it
Then 2 watered it up to shit, and finally 3, three ruined everything, from the smallest animation to the bigger prospect - story. Everything, I couldn't even get halfway in it...
What ever happened to Stanry Roo after he got fired from Bioware?
>SC:G got cancelled
>This crap didn't
>Characters still don't have facial animations
reminder that all the armour in the world won't save you from a small wooden bow in the hands of a slightly built woman.
fuck i remember the threads when Cole and the other characters were being announced
That's the actual, unironic bio, by the way.
this is some sub-deviantart-tier shit.
with this and AC:Unity I think it's only going to get more and more horrifying going forward, when things look next to human and shit like that starts happening you bet it's going to be unsettling
>writing vague and forgettable character is now a feature
I want to post a picture of the gay wizard, but I'll probably get Hot Pocketed because you can see his butt.
2 characters are gay, and the qunari is a man. One of his subordinates is a woman who couldn't be a soldier in her home country so she decided to pose as a man, and eventually decided she liked being a man better than being a woman.
It's fine to hate games because they're bad, but hating ones you've never even touched for reasons that are factually incorrect is just stupid m8.
>that moment where you can no longer tell if /v/ vandalised the page or not.
>he's actually the only endearing character next to Vivienne and acts nothing like his ads
>Bioware couldn't even market the character right
>someone who likely hadn't even read a script probably pulled that out of their ass based on concept art
But can it go berserk?
How could you have possibly missed the shitstorm?
Pic related is the last thing players saw in the game. That's how low it was.
That text is such an infuriating hodge-podge of nonsense.
>Sera is the first Bioware character to have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
I remember sitting there. I was just sitting there, with a blank stare.
I was even willing to accept that shitty ending, because the journey was really entertaining, but this text... this fucking text broke me. It was even worse than MGSV, because it was done with intent to sell fucking DLC.
Can people actually explain what happened to Bioware?
How can a studio that made such great games in the past and even until last gen gone down to shit they had to become tumblr cocksuckers in order to survive?
It's simple a low as fuck draw distance for performance reasons
Shitty animations like in DAI are just plain bad and something they could have fixed with actual efford and skill
Thinking about it now the same could easily be said about the shadows
>1 simple, clean, nothing too insane going on, looks like a space marine
>2&3 beefier, looks like power armor and looks like it weighs a ton, plating in practical spots
>4 Dude no armor on the hips, or spine. Overerly designed shit
You know it's almost impressive just how fucking terrible the original endings were
Like, they had to have sat down and actively thought up a way on how to end off a beloved trilogy as shitty as possible
The Extended Cut wasn't even that great, and yet it stood head and shoulders above what those old endings were
>playing half-life: source
>not playing superior goldsrc ver
>not bhopping thru whole game
u fucked up, anon
I just looked the picture up. That's really a shark boyl!
n-not that i'm against it or anything
Make it white with a green visor and we have the beast of possibilities right here
The real twist is that the gay mustache guy was the only mage i could tolerate to have in my party
>Literally can't even look at the silhouette without hearing NA NAAAA NA NAAAAAAAA NA-NA-NA NA-NAAAA NAAA in my head
Why was the music so good but the show so bad
I don't get this bit. They're not the same picture, unlike the stock photo. What is the image trying to say?
because X is better since it looks cool
remember, these people are all about MUH FEELINGS so of course they want to feel special
give them more time and they will start identifying as X@ as a superior form of sexuality
I just realized why I cannot stand most of the faces in DAI. It looks like every character's face is smeared in Vaseline. Like Sera looks like someone filled a condom with this shit and wrapped it over her face
wtf is that chain mail-like material even called? alligator-mail? and the fuck does the helmet have a 90° pointed horn and what the fuck is that armor spacing even covering? dumbass would get slit in two by an elite with a sword and how do you make orange and silver look bad?! 0/10 thank god i never got into halo cause 343 don't have any good designers
It's just what REAL womyn look like, you sexist cis pig.
I honestly think they were too busy trying to distance themselves from feeling "video gamey" cliched end. Their devs were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.
Damn, multitalented gamedesigner/gaming activist Brianna Wu truly did a number on REVOLUTION60, soon arriving at STEAM GREENLIGHT.
>billions of dollars went into this shit
The worst part is that EA got away with it.
Most sharks don't have arms or legs or hair or nutsacks either. And it should be underwater and have completely black eyes and be naked because sharks don't wear clothes or makeup. And that Pocky or whatever it's eating should be a fish.
>There's a guy getting a blow job in the second panel.
>rine ends here
Thanks you for this thread /v/, I forgot how great Bioware hate threads were.
I've never noticed this before, but even the guy has different colored hats
suppose that we would indulge in this behaviour and start calling ppl "Xe", wouldn't that inevitably lead to "Xe" becoming attached to a certain stigma as well eventually, thus leading to ppl saying "I DON'T RELATE TO HE SHE OR XE! I'm A ZAY". Am I overthinking it?
It gets a pass because of its cartoon art style
Games like Inquisition don't, because the creators went for a realistic art style with attractive characters, only to end up with everyone either looking like potatoes or Benedict Cumberbatch.
not really. The game bombed extraordinarily hard. So hard that within the year it was free-to-play because nobody was interested. Even then the game was such a gigantic flop (because of its retarded budget) that EA had to jew you every step of the way just to squeeze whatever pennies they desperately needed.
I think there's an expansion finally coming out, but I've heard less hype for it than I have for LoV
Because PS3limitations and KH3/XV have budgeting priorities.
>tfw they are going to pull another travesty with the new Ass Effect game
At least I won't be tricked into buying it this time.
There's like 30 different "preferred pronouns" and people regularly make up their own.
Being legitimately Transgender may have been a thing. But now it never will be outside of the internet bubble. No one will ever take these children seriously.
>arrow teleports to the other side of the bow when fired
>arrow curves mid-flight
>FUCKING RECOIL ON A BOW
>The real twist is that the gay mustache guy was the only mage i could tolerate to have in my party
Vivienne was fucking great, anon. Solas was boring as fuck, but Vivienne and Dorian were worth bringing along.
remember being gayfaqs and making a thread about how retarded and autistic this character looked. A couple of faggot biowaredrones started sending me DMs that they were going to come get me and shit.
You guys remember this? Man, the threads shitting on DAI pre-release were so much fun.
>Walking unnoticed through crowds.
>Giant ass bullshit fag cap.
OLDER characters don't have facial animations. Since the Thrall Patch I've noticed all newer heroes have moving mouth models on their character when their portrait moves.