Cosplayer: Aracelys Chang
Because let’s face it, if there is any meme Hawke embodies, it’s Florida Man.
You can all blame Zenatness for introducing me to this meme. I find it hilarious XD.
Champions and Heroes Presents:
well life just isnt fucking fair is it humpback whale 85
Things I surprisingly enjoy about farscape: leaving off on a good ep and the next one starts at a total what the fuck moment, especially when you don’t watch the next one until weeks have passed
so there’s all this customization. lots of people LOVE that, not just die-hard RPGers. for a huge section of the market base, pre-orders can be courted on customization alone.
there will always be game trailers full of bombastic dragon fire, enormous guns firing, bodies flying, and swords swinging all under a hyper-charged score and some gravelly narration. i love those too. they illustrate important things about a game i’d want to purchase (or avoid).
but in four or five official trailers, for an RPG that boasts such a huge focus on customization, would a line-up of a few possible player characters be out of the question? all that fantastic customization, hell the story itself, begins with your character. i would kill for a cinematic trailer that reveals many faces, body types, armor, movement. one that trades quick-slamming cuts and screeching orchestras for the proud, slowly rotating inspection of who you can actually be in the game.
granted, i don’t know what it takes to drop in four or five different pc models into the cinematic trailer build…but i am ready for that to be a thing. beyond ready.
Granted, I don’t know what their pipeline is like but my experience with this is that things are rendered in segments. Far background separate from foreground separate from particles, etc, and then put back together in post comp. May be different if they’re rendering in the game engine itself, but there are still layers to that as well. And given that these animations already share a rig, which they pretty much admitted to during the whole AC “women are hard” fiasco…
Frankly, as someone trained in this shit I don’t think it’s that it’s hard, I think it’s a pure marketing ploy. They don’t believe a trailer with anything other than a white, male, human protag is going to sell well, so they only made one and the powers that be cringed at the backlash (or only allowed them to make one). If we see another “other” trailer, I’d place money on it never appearing anywhere other than online, ala ME3’s femshep trailer. Even then, wasn’t there a backlash there, too?
Grumpy about latest Destiny hotfix below:
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
I’ll be the one if you want me to. (x)
A Joel/Tess fanvid. Because you didn’t cry enough today.
woah, back off there satan