Best Character Facial Model?

#1 Posted by Raven_Sword (4102 posts) -

During Mass Effect, you spend alot of time talking to Aliens and people face to face, but who do you think has the best Face? Meaning which alein Race, or characters Facial Animation is the most Detail or the best looking. Mine has to be Grunt. I was really taken aback at how Detailed and great looking the Facial Animation was. My second favorite is probaly the Vorcha.  
#2 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

Same here.  What really got me were his eyes and lips, they move and react so realistically it's actually shocking at times.  In the scene when you first open his tank and he slams Shep against the crates, I couldn't stop looking at his eyes.

#3 Posted by HatKing (6564 posts) -

Yeah Grunt is really well done.  There were several seperate occasions Grunt was animating on screen and I thought it was cutting to a pre-rendered cut scene.  I think Legion was brilliantly done, it was all really subtle, but it was so amazing... I can't imagine trying to design a character without a face and a robot voice convey emotion.  Really all of the characters were done really well.
#4 Posted by Raven_Sword (4102 posts) -

I liked the Vorcha because they looked really Disturbing. like Wingless Bats.
#5 Posted by Bullitus (137 posts) -

Grunt is excellent but my favorite must be Thane. They all are really well done.

#6 Posted by Cornman89 (1600 posts) -

Legion. And I can't even really explain why.

#7 Posted by torus (1106 posts) -

The drell. I love their eyes.

#8 Posted by xyzygy (10596 posts) -

I couldn't believe how realistic Zaeed looks.

#9 Posted by Ineedaname (4276 posts) -

I really like how Garrus animates, he was one of the main people with me on the first.

#10 Posted by natetodamax (19421 posts) -

Grunt and the vorcha look really good, but Thane has amazing eyes.

#11 Posted by HistoryInRust (6669 posts) -

The weaving on the apricot-colored flesh on Grunt's face really sold his character design for me. 
 
I like Garrus's model a lot, and Legion's as well.

#12 Posted by MetalR (425 posts) -

Garrus

#13 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

I'd give Miranda a facial model if you know what I'm saying. Hey-o!

#14 Posted by immike (712 posts) -

Tali...lol kidding! I'd have to say Grunt or Garrus. When I think about it, all of the aliens on the team look freakin' cool. I can't choose. I just don't like the human faces. It's between Grunt, Garrus, Legion, and Tali just cause I can see her face a little better than in the last game, haha.
 
Also...never found Miranda's (or her voice actress) to be all that attractive.

#15 Posted by sandwich_adjustment (703 posts) -

i like the shepard i made..like an indian male model

#16 Posted by Jost1 (2225 posts) -

Kelly Chambers because she's cute as hell
 
But man I love the Turians I think they look badass, so Garrus probably.

#17 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

Almost all non-human characters look great.  The Unreal Engine really is not that great for human facial modeling and animation.

#18 Edited by handlas (2945 posts) -

I think Zaeed looks the best.  I like that his dead eye doesn't move when he looks around :p.  His face and hair seems a lot more detailed than some of the other human characters.  Better textures.

#19 Posted by Semition (728 posts) -

Grunt's scales (or whatever those were) looked so awesome.

#20 Posted by Maxszy (2111 posts) -
@josty81 said:
" Kelly Chambers because she's cute as hell "
Oh yes, this definitely. 
 
Though I would also go with Legion and Jack. I think the facial animations with Jack are great. Her eyes and lips are perfect and when she looks at you and says "Fuck you Shepard" with a bit of a wry smile and smirk, its perfect. Really well done.
 
Legion on the other hand, is a great example of how they are able to portray character even though there really is no face. It was really good. Really good.
#21 Posted by Veektarius (5456 posts) -

Zaeed.

#22 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

Grunt. That fucker looked real. Then Thane.

#23 Posted by rjayb89 (7806 posts) -

I made a real good-looking Charlize Theron.

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#24 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

I thought Samara had a really well animated and crafted face.  I also think Mordin really had some subtle animations that gave him a lot of character.  Overall, except for maybe Miranda and Jacob, all the faces looked really good.

#25 Posted by HatKing (6564 posts) -
@Cornman89 said:
"Legion. And I can't even really explain why. "
I think it may have something to do with the "eyebrows" he has.  The way he expresses himself is more through head movement than anything else.  The animation reminds me of a dog... the small twitches and movement.  It is actually pretty cute. :/
 
@handlas
said:
"I think Zaeed looks the best.  I like that his dead eye doesn't move when he looks around :p.  His face and hair seems a lot more detailed than some of the other human characters.  Better textures. "

Yeah I did notice he looked really good.  I'd even argue he looks better than Shepard as far as realism goes. 
#26 Posted by jewishsanchez (9 posts) -
@MetalR said:
"Garrus "

stalker
#27 Posted by captainduncan (33 posts) -

I'm gonna have to go with Garrus. The heart-to-heart with Shepard on his side mission really showed off his more subtle body language- something that wasn't in the first.

#28 Posted by Sarumarine (2499 posts) -

The way they handled Legion was pretty awesome. The way his "wings" or "eyebrows" move on his head is all you need to see to know how he's reacting. The very first time you see him and he looks away from his scope, his fins pop up and you know he's like "Holy shit. Is that Shepard?" 
 

#29 Posted by Andorski (5470 posts) -

Grunt is extremely well detailed, but I have to give my vote to Legion.  I really like how his "face" moves, and the high lens flare the face-light has makes it look really cool.

#30 Posted by onimonkii (2543 posts) -
@ImperiousRix said:
"

I thought Samara had a really well animated and crafted face.  I also think Mordin really had some subtle animations that gave him a lot of character.  Overall, except for maybe Miranda and Jacob, all the faces looked really good.

"
yeah samara's eyes especially i thought were really good. thane was also really well done
#31 Posted by BibleDoctor (697 posts) -

Legion's "facial movements" are hilarious and extremely well done. Miranda's face was extremely accurately done too, but Grunt gets my vote.

#32 Posted by DTKT (118 posts) -

Aria, I have to say. The face model is quite different from most Asari we`ve encountered in ME1 and ME2. Though, I have to say that Mordin is quite amazing too.

#33 Posted by FalconCritical (217 posts) -

Personally I think that Samara/Morinth were a cut above all the other Asari (including 'eyebrows' Liara), there was a lot of texture detail in her skin, made her far more real than most asari with their twi'lek smoothness.

#34 Posted by Jambones (1726 posts) -
@FalconCritical said:
" Personally I think that Samara/Morinth were a cut above all the other Asari (including 'eyebrows' Liara), there was a lot of texture detail in her skin, made her far more real than most asari with their twi'lek smoothness. "
Definitely, although I really liked Mordin's expressions as well. Seeing as though he wasn't really all that human looking, he had a lot of subtle movements that were just spot on.
#35 Edited by luce (4056 posts) -

that one alien dude
#36 Posted by BulletStorm (542 posts) -

Grunt - Legion, didn't like the Asari in this game. 

#37 Posted by FalconCritical (217 posts) -

I really liked Garrus' mandibles wiggling as he lined up the shot on his former comrade... it expressed a lot of what he was feeling in that moment.

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