Thread for female video game characters that look like Charles II of Spain.

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BobT wrote: February 8th, 2024, 01:31
Oh I fully agree with you. I just didn't want to name any specifics as I couldn't be bothered having a lengthy argument over being called a schizo or whatever. :lol:

It's like the whole "white replacement is a myth" or all the stuff about feminism and all that. And then in the next breath the same people are admitting just that (insert Ash Sarkar vs Ash Sarkar meme).
The uglification of female characters (back on topic) seems to have really ramped up just in the last couple of years though. It's like they've decided they've won the gay & tranny battle, body type 1 & 2, pronouns and all that, now full-on attacking female beauty. Now they're also going back and "remaking" all the old movies, cartoons and games so young kids will only ever see those new versions and be told "it be always like that".
I think it's partly to do with the incompetence (or poor taste) of their stock of workers, and partly intentional. It'd be interesting to know whether there's situations that arise where management tells the artist to make the character look more androgynous or say things like "you need to stop pandering to the male gaze" after seeing the first iterations.

The remaking of beloved movies/ games or the taking over of IPs feels like it has the same intention as re-writing history in dramas of those eras or documentaries. It's to gaslight people into accepting a "new normal," and invoke a feeling of "it was always this way," I hate to repeat the meme, but it really is like 1984-- "Whoever controls the past, controls the future."
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Element wrote: October 13th, 2023, 19:46
The dead space remake will not stop being funny. They made her 40 years older, with no explanation.
Follow up to this is the tlou remake, which seems to have aged Joel's companion by 30 years.

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Lol. Someone actually sat there and demanded that change. That's far too drastic to be accidental / incompetence.

They really do hate women, don't they.
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BobT wrote: February 12th, 2024, 17:13
Lol. Someone actually sat there and demanded that change. That's far too drastic to be accidental / incompetence.

They really do hate women, don't they.
Yes, it's too specific, especially since they've already remastered the game before for the PS4, and despite minor adjustments to lighting the characters looked identical. This time around all females seem to have been affected. Ellie, who is supposed to be 13, could now pass for a 17 year old.
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They really couldn't make her as ugly as they probably wanted to during the PS3 era, because models couldn't be made realistic enough. Now that you can accurate portray things like wrinkles and folds, they have taken full advantage.
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KnightoftheWind wrote: February 12th, 2024, 17:51
They really couldn't make her as ugly as they probably wanted to during the PS3 era, because models couldn't be made realistic enough. Now that you can accurate portray things like wrinkles and folds, they have taken full advantage.
She looked a little more weathered in the concept art, but the 3d wasn't too far off imo.
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Think it's the whole panic mode over age differences in relationships that led to this. Joel was ~50 in tlou and there were hints that Tess was his partner, so they decided to throw on a couple of decades.
It's so blatant though it's funny. "glow up"

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She looks identical to me in that concept art. My point is her skin had to be smooth, and therefore she had to be made younger and more attractive due to the PS3's limitations. That's one reason why "good graphics" suck, not only because these extraneous details don't add anything to the game, but because they actively take away from it. I'd argue many established games and characters have had their aesthetics ruined in the pursuit of realism, and the devs conceptions of what is realistic.
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Well, the ps4 was probably powerful enough to mess with the models if they really wanted to, but Elena in uncharted 4 still looked good. This was 3 years after tlou.
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Pre-Trump and Pre-ESG, perhaps. Or there was some other creative head on the team that ensured her model remained attractive looking, because by this time our favourite israeli jew was already entrenched in Naughty Dog leadership.
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Element wrote: February 12th, 2024, 17:29
Yes, it's too specific, especially since they've already remastered the game before for the PS4, and despite minor adjustments to lighting the characters looked identical. This time around all females seem to have been affected. Ellie, who is supposed to be 13, could now pass for a 17 year old.
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15 anyway.
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Vergil wrote: February 13th, 2024, 00:07
I think they should put microbombs in every copy of TLOU that explode when you try to play them.
Gaming is a good tracker of societal ills. The crime of 2013 was feminism. 2023, it's worshipping troons and vitiligo.
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I thought the article exposed how they're afraid of online tranny backlash (like with Stellar Blade) if the females are attractive females, so they were de-femaling them as much as they could stomach.
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Can someone please name me a somewhat recent new IP game (not a remake, remaster, etc) that ACTUALLY had a beautiful female character?
They are all just... horrendous.
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Silver wrote: February 19th, 2024, 17:58
Can someone please name me a somewhat recent new IP game (not a remake, remaster, etc) that ACTUALLY had a beautiful female character?
They are all just... horrendous.
This is a good idea for another thread, nothing off the top of my head excluding visual novels/CYOAs.
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Silver wrote: February 19th, 2024, 17:58
Can someone please name me a somewhat recent new IP game (not a remake, remaster, etc) that ACTUALLY had a beautiful female character?
They are all just... horrendous.
Western games? I got nothing. You'll have to look eastward
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Silver wrote: February 19th, 2024, 17:58
Can someone please name me a somewhat recent new IP game (not a remake, remaster, etc) that ACTUALLY had a beautiful female character?
They are all just... horrendous.
Your sister in Dark Envoy is a qt.
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Nooneatall wrote: February 20th, 2024, 00:46
Western games? I got nothing. You'll have to look eastward
Without bringing much off-topic here either, I've been hating on every square enix female re-design for years. Too androgynous and completely not feminine for my liking.
Maybe sweet baby inc to blame there as well, who knows.
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Silver wrote: February 19th, 2024, 17:58
Can someone please name me a somewhat recent new IP game (not a remake, remaster, etc) that ACTUALLY had a beautiful female character?
They are all just... horrendous.
DS, Elden Ring, Sekiro - perhaps not strikingly beautiful but not ugly either.
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rusty_shackleford wrote: February 20th, 2024, 00:47
Silver wrote: February 19th, 2024, 17:58
Can someone please name me a somewhat recent new IP game (not a remake, remaster, etc) that ACTUALLY had a beautiful female character?
They are all just... horrendous.
Your sister in Dark Envoy is a qt.
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didn't know you're from Alabama.
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wndrbr wrote: February 20th, 2024, 12:17
rusty_shackleford wrote: February 20th, 2024, 00:47
Silver wrote: February 19th, 2024, 17:58
Can someone please name me a somewhat recent new IP game (not a remake, remaster, etc) that ACTUALLY had a beautiful female character?
They are all just... horrendous.
Your sister in Dark Envoy is a qt.
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didn't know you're from Alabama.
This explains all too much :scratch:
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