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Edwin portrait from bg1 is my favorite, and I hate the bg2 derpy looking one.

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Baldur's Gate II did portraits way better


If I had a gun, with two bullets, and was in a room with Hitler, bin Laden, and whoever made the BGII portraits, I would shoot whoever made the BGII portraits twice.

Don't know if I'd go that far, but I thought the BGII portraits were pretty rubbish as well.

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If I had a gun, with two bullets, and was in a room with Hitler, bin Laden, and whoever made the BGII portraits, I would shoot whoever made the BGII portraits twice.

 

Admittedly it would be a bit of a waste to shoot dead people. Although capital punishment for offenses against taste is taking it a bit far...



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Always used my own portraits catalog so while I do enjoy good new portraits and appreciate that a lot of people will use the base ones, what really strikes me from what I've seen is the portrait selection screen as it is now.

 

I can only guess (hope!) that there WILL be a way to actually browse through your files, with a good preview system, and pick the one you want from your hard drive directly (ie: improved IE portrait selection system) because a "next/previous" button when I got a library of hundreds portraits is not gonna cut it :)


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I enjoyed the BG portraits alot. They're so well made. To me the BG 2 portraits are so tied to their npc, that I can't really judge them out of that context. Except for Keldorn. I didn't care much for him, but the portrait is so cool. 

That said, Kaz has done an amazing job on the two portraits we've seen. New game, new faces, new people to care for. Looking forward to it. ^_^


Edited by TheisEjsing, 03 September 2014 - 03:52 AM.


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BG2 is a mixed bag.  Some of the portraits are really quite good.  Keldorn, Viconia, Sarevok.... all great.  Then you have your imoen, Aerie, and Valygar.... yeah.  BG1 was consistent but the character did look like photo's not like portraits.  That said if you asked me which I prefered of the two I would say BG1.

 

I am glad Eternity is going for it's own style though and I look forward to seeing the last portrait release.


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Baldur's Gate II did portraits way better

 

If I had a gun, with two bullets, and was in a room with Hitler, bin Laden, and whoever made the BGII portraits, I would shoot whoever made the BGII portraits twice.

 

Yeah... this is totally reasonable. The art in BG is *far worse* than the wholesale slaughter of millions of people. Good call. Really, truly, it is nice to see I'm among such well-reasoned posters here on the forums.



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If I had a gun, with two bullets, and was in a room with Hitler, bin Laden, and whoever made the BGII portraits, I would shoot whoever made the BGII portraits twice.

 

Yeah... this is totally reasonable. The art in BG is *far worse* than the wholesale slaughter of millions of people. Good call. Really, truly, it is nice to see I'm among such well-reasoned posters here on the forums.

 

It's hyperbole, don't be an idiot.



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Correction, it's idiotic hyperbole, and in very poor taste.

"Hyperbole" isn't a pass to say whatever you want.

Edited by Marceror, 03 September 2014 - 12:16 PM.

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Commodore Marceror, yet again valiantly navigating the HMS Drama Queen through stormy weather in the Tea Cup Sea.


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Commodore Marceror, yet again valiantly navigating the HMS Drama Queen through stormy weather in the Tea Cup Sea.


Talking about yourself again I see.

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That is quite possibly the worst attempt at a comeback line I have ever heard.



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"No you!" :lol:



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I don't care what you think. But rest assured you are a pretty big drama queen.

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That is quite possibly the worst attempt at a comeback line I have ever heard.

 

Perhaps, but you're worth it.


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People are too ****ing touchy, in my honest opinion.


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Can we at least all agree that IWD and IWD2 portraits were awesome?

 

Also, can we have that option where you repeatedly click a character and they start getting all sassy with you after a while?


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Not a fan of the IWD2 portraits. My ranking is:

 

1. Baldur's Gate

2. Icewind Dale

3. Icewind Dale 2

4. Baldur's Gate II



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Icewind Dale series art was strong all around.

1) IWD (Jason Manley)
1a) IWD2 (Justin Sweet )
3) BG (Mike Sass)
4) BG2 (Mike Sass)
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Correction, it's idiotic hyperbole, and in very poor taste.

"Hyperbole" isn't a pass to say whatever you want.

 

Well, what I was going to say was that, if I were standing in the room with him in possession of a similarly loaded gun I know who I'd shoot twice ;)

 

That may be hyperbole though...

 

Edit:

 

I should say I agree about the portraits - BG's are, by far, superior!


Edited by Danathion, 03 September 2014 - 03:03 PM.






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