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Why can't they just make portraits look like they did in BG1? There really isn't anything that has ever come close since. I mean, look at the warmth, depth, atmosphere, character, andlife in these portraits(Except for the vile, disgusting EE portrait).

 

KEX9Z.jpg

 

Now it's all just flat, colorless, and hollow "representations" without any life in them.


Edited by Tartantyco, 18 August 2014 - 12:44 AM.


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The current ones look more like a painting, which is fine.

 

Also, these portrait are from the EE edition? I'm sure the bald guy with the tattoo at the bottom isn't in the original game.



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The current ones look more like a painting, which is fine.

 

Also, these portrait are from the EE edition? I'm sure the bald guy with the tattoo at the bottom isn't in the original game.

 

Yeah, there's an EE portrait mixed in there. Also, what kind of paintings do you look at? The current ones have the "made on PC" look.



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Is this not ace? http://pillarsofeter...epedia.com/Edér



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It's okay. It's not BG1 level, though. I just don't like that washed-out, intentionally low-detail look.


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I always thought that there were some good ones from the original game, and they have a nice lifelike quality. But most of them have a purposely goofy, tongue-in-cheek look.
 I mean, top left? Third from the right, top row? Not exactly the faces of vehicles for serious, thoughtful gaming.

 

The new portraits are aesthetically pleasing and take themselves seriously without being overly broody(like a few of the IWD2 ones, yikes)while still having personality. The deliberately hand painted look with the new ones is good. I dig them. Reminds me of the "Girl With a Pearl Earring" and Dutch painting of that era in general, actually, a big favorite of mine(heck, I own a reproduction) .

 

But there's no accounting for taste, obviously. Thus, custom portraits.

 

I agree that the EE one is a dead fish.


Edited by Panteleimon, 18 August 2014 - 01:37 AM.


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I agree with Tartantyco, to an extent. The art styles are different, and I can see a preference for one over the other.

However I think Eder and Pallegina look amazing. I really like Eder, though. It reminds me of those old BG portraits in that I see some of his personality shine through. Like Minsc's love for Boo, or Edwin's look of planning his next power play, and Xzar's insanity. Pallegina is probably showing some personality as well, but that reserved stoic look is harder to get a feel for.
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Not exactly the faces of vehicles for serious, thoughtful gaming.

 

 

wat

 

They are meant to convey the personality and attitude of the character. You don't pick the ones that clash with your own character's personality and attitude...


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wat

 

They are meant to convey the personality and attitude of the character. You don't pick the ones that clash with your own character's personality and attitude...

 

 


 

 

I'm saying they don't look like real people to me, they look like actors in cosplay being hammy. When that's 3/4 of the portraits in the game, that's an issue for me. But like I said, we just have different tastes. C'est la vie.


Edited by Panteleimon, 18 August 2014 - 01:42 AM.

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I'm saying they don't look like real people to me, they look like actors in cosplay being hammy. When that's 3/4 of the portraits in the game, that's an issue for me.

 

 

Now that's just a silly statement.



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I cannot be the only one who hates this picture, because of the **** eating grin. :shifty:
 
http://hydra-media.c...f-portraits.jpg


I rather like it a lot.
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I'm saying they don't look like real people to me, they look like actors in cosplay being hammy. When that's 3/4 of the portraits in the game, that's an issue for me.

 

 

Now that's just a silly statement.

 

 

No, no it really isn't.



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They do not look like cosplayers any more or less than Eder does.



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They do not look like cosplayers any more or less than Eder does.

 

Well, that's a matter of opinion, isn't it?

 

If you mean that because it's a ~fantasy~ game and thus they can't look like actual people(or whatever, close enough), then we're really on different pages.



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I didn't say that it wasn't your opinion. I said that it was a silly statement.



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I didn't say that it wasn't your opinion. I said that it was a silly statement.

 

Fair enough. At least I won't have to import portraits, though.



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Wow. You really sounded petty there.



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Wow. You really sounded petty there.

 

It was tongue-in-cheek. Unless you really resent 10 seconds more work to get the look you want, which I doubt.



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I agree with Panteleimon, the BG1/2 portraits are really corny and also the lighting is kinda weird. They look to me like the photos they made for the board game The last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game.

http://boardgamegeek...rth-zombie-game

http://boardgamegeek...rth-zombie-game

 

I am glad we get some more serious portraits with PoE.


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(BG1 portraits)


So is it bad that soon as I saw Imoen and Minsc's portraits, I immediately heard "Heya, it's me, Imoen!" and "Go for the eyes Boo! Go for the eyes!" ?
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