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#51 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Oblivions animations now that I think about it sucked, the jumping animation just looked terrible.

#52 Posted by ManMadeGod (1591 posts) -

Silent Hill 2

#53 Posted by PenguinDust (12701 posts) -
#54 Posted by musclerider (626 posts) -

MK1 Raiden in MK Trilogy.
Deep cuts.

#55 Posted by Svenzon (764 posts) -


Sonic Adventure

Who runs like that?

I once read a post on Something Awful that described how the pink-haired otakus at a high school ran. It sounded an awful lot like Sonic's style.
#56 Posted by Branthog (5613 posts) -

@Ares42 said:

Can't remember the name, but there was some korean MMO that was released in western markets this year (the one with the questionable child-like race) and it had this demony race where the female character had this fucked up run where she would arch her back and more or less bend over so you were staring right up her butt. Didn't look bad as in syncing or anything, but it made me feel really creepy =/

Edit: game was TERA. found a video to illustrate, from about 0:40

.. the fuck...

#57 Posted by fisk0 (4841 posts) -

@CaptainTightPants said:

@LordXavierBritish said:


The running animation itself seemed OK, but the way he slid around on the ice while everyone else walked around in it totally unconcerned was hilarious.

#58 Posted by Ravelle (1540 posts) -

Every first person shooter has bad walking and running animation, It just bugs me so much that you have your gun aimed all the time.

#59 Posted by Ramone (2989 posts) -

This thread is amazing.

#60 Posted by Ravelle (1540 posts) -

Also not official design but still hilarious.

#61 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

I 'll have to say Assasain Creed(s). The way that Desmond walked and ran were terrible.

#62 Posted by Pie (7119 posts) -

I don't think the running looks that bad

#63 Posted by Gnorbooth (290 posts) -

@Pie said:

I don't think the running looks that bad

YESYESYESYESYESYES! I played the shit out of that first Syphon Filter. Sure Gabe's run is weird, but hardly the worst I've seen in vidya games though. I think it's time to download it onto my Vita, and taser the shit out of some thugs.

#64 Posted by Gruff182 (902 posts) -
#65 Posted by Sanj (2621 posts) -

I always thought the run in the first Infamous was a bit silly. There are probably worse running animations though.

#66 Posted by spykereightsix (84 posts) -

@familyphotoshoot: This is awesome and totally true! It's like someone dropped a deuce and just kept on running.

#67 Posted by Demoskinos (15363 posts) -

I nominate this for thread of the week.

#68 Posted by kishinfoulux (2588 posts) -

Syphon Filter. I win.

#69 Posted by nintendork666 (203 posts) -

In Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Soma Cruz ran like a ninny. It was mostly the way he carried his arms.

#70 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12340 posts) -

If we're talking about movement in general, Alpha Protocol's crouch-walk is really bad.

#71 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4713 posts) -

I remember thinking the running in The Last Remnant looked bad. It is just so stiff and awkward looking. Like he desperately needs to find a washroom.

#72 Posted by Atwa (678 posts) -
@familyphotoshoot said:
The only answer. 
#73 Posted by ChampInMaking (38 posts) -

Oh wait did you say BEST WALKING ANIMATION?

#74 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@ChampInMaking said:

Oh wait did you say BEST WALKING ANIMATION?

Nostalgia! Just need a little Maths Blaster up in this bitch.

#75 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -
#76 Posted by Lelcar (877 posts) -

Suikoden IV's running animation is pretty bad, as it's literally just the walking animation sped up, so he looks like he's on fast-forward.

#77 Posted by csl316 (10007 posts) -

Good ol' Syphon Filter.  I don't think of running animations when I'm thinking of games from well over a decade ago.  But it's one of the first things I remember from that one.

#78 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1586 posts) -

The Mass Effect 3 running is pretty bad, but is it worse than Mass Effect 2's running animation? Three steps into a run and my Shepard looks like he's suffering from a concussion.

#79 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Zipper or whatever. The game Jeff's Bombcastica was about today.

#80 Posted by yinstarrunner (1252 posts) -

All this talk about Mass Effect running animations reminded me of this gem. Thank me later.

#81 Posted by D_W (1268 posts) -

Oh god this thread has some amazing stuff in it.

But really I'd be surprised if you could find a really good and natural looking running animation.

#82 Posted by Hamst3r (4638 posts) -

I hate the run animation in the 3D Mario games, including the new sidescrolling ones. It's terrible.

#83 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

There can only be one.

This is my favorite thing ever.
#84 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2867 posts) -

It isn't really a running animation but the crouch/sneak mode in Alpha Protocol made me laugh my ass off when I first saw it.

#85 Posted by kerse (2127 posts) -

There was a jrpg that had a running animation so bad I couldn't even play it, wish I could remember what it was. There was other stuff bad about it too.

#86 Posted by FTomato (233 posts) -
#87 Posted by Splodge (2113 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said: