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#1 Posted by arkadysmile (219 posts) -

I have been playing Nier recently and got to thinking about how the main character is not a good looking dude. Most games main protagonist's are pretty boys (often they look like they should be staring in a CW hour long drama) or they are big tough dudes (Marcus and Dom style). The ugly character is usually a shifty side character.  This on the other hand is your main character.
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I have been racking my brain (what little I have) for any other games with characters that break the pretty boy mold.  Any ideas? 
Plus isn't it weird to have a character like this come out of Square? 
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#2 Posted by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

I have a problem with Metroid games because the Space Pirate designs are painfully shite, same for guns in resistance and the zombie enemies.   
These problems make really good games look cheap and rushed.
Halo and Killzone 1 are good examples of good visual design really adding to a game  *Hates barrage of missiles from Metroid and Resistance fans*

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#3 Posted by Animasta (14907 posts) -

man I totally fucking knew that when I came into this thread, it would be about nier.
 
as for your question, I suppose ghat (from zeno clash) isn't very good looking. I would also say that the marked one from Stalker: SoC isn't a looker either.

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#4 Posted by BeachThunder (14782 posts) -

I guess this doesn't really count but:

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#5 Posted by AlisterCat (7681 posts) -
@BeachThunder:  Jesus fucking christ...
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#6 Edited by korkesh (138 posts) -

 Queen/king? Brahne (FF9)
 Queen/king? Brahne (FF9)
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#7 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -
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#8 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

Bayonetta is kinda scary looking imho.
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#9 Posted by arkadysmile (219 posts) -
@LunarAura: 
 I kinda have to agree 

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#10 Posted by fflyash (150 posts) -

 
 

Geralt isn't the most attracive character.
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#11 Posted by FirePrince (1796 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
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What the fuck is that?Where is it from? 
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
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#12 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I'd actually argue that Marcus and the other major Gears of War characters are all hideous, with muscular/skeletal structures that could not possibly belong to actual humans outside of tragic genetic deformation.  Also, Marcus's doo-rag/soul patch combo.  Ugh.
 
In Nier, I actually named the main character Hamburg because his face resembles the ground beef of a hamburger patty.

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#13 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

 A face only a zombie could love...to eat.
 A face only a zombie could love...to eat.
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#14 Posted by Axersia (1833 posts) -
@arkadysmile said:

"Plus isn't it weird to have a character like this come out of Square?  "

Square Enix execs made Cavia change the main character for the Western release so it'd have a better chance of selling to the God of War crowd. Here's how Nier looks post-timeskip in the Japan-exclusive Nier Replicant:
 
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#15 Posted by mosdl (3422 posts) -

The female prostitute from Heavy Rain had an ugly look in a lot of scenes even though she was a major character

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#16 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Axersia:  Uh, no.  There's no time-skip.  Nier (released in Japan as Nier Gestalt) and Nier Replicant are almost the exact same game.  Gestalt is the primary version and was released on both the PS3 and 360.  Replicant was a PS3 exclusive and only released in Japan.  The only difference between the games is that in one, Nier is an older man with a daughter, while in Replicant, he's a younger man with a sister.
 
What is true is that DLC released for Gestalt features gamplay set in the past when Nier was a young man, which uses the younger character model from Replicant.
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#17 Posted by AjayRaz (12829 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
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fuckfuckfuck AAAAHH
is that from Penumbra? 
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#18 Edited by Vorbis (2762 posts) -
 
 
Monkey from the upcoming Enslaved. Although he's meant to be brutish and resemble a Monkey, so he gets a pass.
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#19 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -
@FirePrince said:
" @TheSeductiveMoose said:
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What the fuck is that?Where is it from? KILL IT WITH FIRE! "
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH ZOMBIE DONG!!!!!!! What game is that even from? I've never seen it before
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#20 Posted by Axersia (1833 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

" @Axersia:  Uh, no.  There's no time-skip.  Nier (released in Japan as Nier Gestalt) and Nier Replicant are almost the exact same game.  Gestalt is the primary version and was released on both the PS3 and 360.  Replicant was a PS3 exclusive and only released in Japan.  The only difference between the games is that in one, Nier is an older man with a daughter, while in Replicant, he's a younger man with a sister.  What is true is that DLC released for Gestalt features gamplay set in the past when Nier was a young man, which uses the younger character model from Replicant. "

You've played the game, yes? I'm talking about the 5-year timeskip that occurs midgame.
 
Anyway, I own both versions of the game (it's my favorite PS3 game) so I'm well aware of the differences between them. Still doesn't change the fact that it was originally supposed to be a sibling story and that Square Enix made Cavia adjust their vision of the game for the Western release. Yoko Taro, the game's director, has stated so in an interview. Square Enix USA even asked them to cancel Nier Replicant at some point so they could get the game out the door sooner.
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#21 Posted by paradox121 (343 posts) -

I always thought the guys and girls from Chrono Trigger looked a little....pointy and odd. They looked fine out of their display pics but...just slightly too anime. Specially Ayla.

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#22 Posted by EveretteScott (1649 posts) -
@EdIsCool said:
" I have a problem with Metroid games because the Space Pirate designs are painfully shite, same for guns in resistance and the zombie enemies.   These problems make really good games look cheap and rushed.Halo and Killzone 1 are good examples of good visual design really adding to a game  *Hates barrage of missiles from Metroid and Resistance fans* "
I think you missed the point of the topic.
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#23 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
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holy shit
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#24 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -
@FirePrince:@Scooper: It's from Penumbra: Black Plague.
 
@AjayRaz:  Yea, it is :D
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#25 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -
@Axersia said:
" @Hailinel said:

" @Axersia:  Uh, no.  There's no time-skip.  Nier (released in Japan as Nier Gestalt) and Nier Replicant are almost the exact same game.  Gestalt is the primary version and was released on both the PS3 and 360.  Replicant was a PS3 exclusive and only released in Japan.  The only difference between the games is that in one, Nier is an older man with a daughter, while in Replicant, he's a younger man with a sister.  What is true is that DLC released for Gestalt features gamplay set in the past when Nier was a young man, which uses the younger character model from Replicant. "

You've played the game, yes? I'm talking about the 5-year timeskip that occurs midgame.  Anyway, I own both versions of the game (it's my favorite PS3 game) so I'm well aware of the differences between them. Still doesn't change the fact that it was originally supposed to be a sibling story and that Square Enix made Cavia adjust their vision of the game for the Western release. Yoko Taro, the game's director, has stated so in an interview. Square Enix USA even asked them to cancel Nier Replicant at some point so they could get the game out the door sooner. "
Although that is the case, I think the story would of had less of an impact if it had been a brother saving his sister story, the relationship between father and daughter works so well. Maybe I'm wrong but Nier made you care about his daughter, much better than Heavy Rains father+son relationship. "Get your hands off my sister" doesn't sound as dramatic.
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#26 Posted by MeierTheRed (5516 posts) -

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Really, just look at him.
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#27 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@paradox121 said:
" I always thought the guys and girls from Chrono Trigger looked a little....pointy and odd. They looked fine out of their display pics but...just slightly too anime. Specially Ayla. "
You do realize that the Chrono Trigger characters were all designed by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, right?  All of their designs are typical of his art style.
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#28 Posted by Gargantuan (1906 posts) -
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Really, just look at him. "
At least his balls are well ventilated.
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#29 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

Some poor dude's demon's souls character...

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#30 Posted by AjayRaz (12829 posts) -
@luce: that is terrifying. oh shit 
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#31 Edited by I_smell (4220 posts) -


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bbrrrllruuueueuaaaaaaaarrrgggghhhh GIANT WORM??

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#32 Posted by MeierTheRed (5516 posts) -
@Gargantuan: That is true, i guess that has to count as something.
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#33 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
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Really, just look at him. "
All I see is a sexy beast
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#34 Posted by MeierTheRed (5516 posts) -
@luce said:
" @pornstorestiffi said:
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Really, just look at him. "
All I see is a sexy beast "  
 
Queue blue oyster bar music. Or i guess i could just do this. 
 
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#35 Posted by I_smell (4220 posts) -

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Seems kind of obvious now
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#36 Posted by themangalist (1869 posts) -
@luce said:
" Some poor dude's demon's souls character... "
have you ever tried reading that sentence out loud?
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#37 Posted by TheBlackPigeon (335 posts) -
@BeachThunder:
It's funny because Miranda's looking at him like "I <3 that man and I'm going to marry him and bear his troglodyte children!"
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#38 Posted by habster3 (3672 posts) -

All God of War characters.

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#39 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -
@themangalist said:
" @luce said:
" Some poor dude's demon's souls character... "
have you ever tried reading that sentence out loud? "
Yes....nothing happe- AH GOD MY JAW
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#40 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

 

 
boomer and spitter are pretty ugly characters are ugly. who doesn't like a zombie prostitute?
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#41 Posted by zombie2011 (5520 posts) -

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#42 Posted by huntad (2391 posts) -
@zombie2011:  lol I forgot how strange her face looked.
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#43 Posted by Tordah (2584 posts) -
The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
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#44 Posted by paradox121 (343 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @paradox121 said:
" I always thought the guys and girls from Chrono Trigger looked a little....pointy and odd. They looked fine out of their display pics but...just slightly too anime. Specially Ayla. "
You do realize that the Chrono Trigger characters were all designed by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, right?  All of their designs are typical of his art style. "
Yeah I know. And his Dragon Ball stuff looks fine. But I just always found the small icons and what not in Chrono Trigger really odd. Overtly masculine, mixed with that very 90s fantasy style clothing. I dunno, maybe Im just being picky. If nothing else youve gotta admit Magus was pretty damn ugly.

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#45 Posted by armaan8014 (6219 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
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GAH!
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#46 Posted by armaan8014 (6219 posts) -
@Gargantuan said:

" @pornstorestiffi said:

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Really, just look at him. "
At least his balls are well ventilated. "
  @Tordah said:

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The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
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  LOL
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#47 Posted by Djeffers03 (2537 posts) -

There was a thread the exact same as this just a few days ago.

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#48 Posted by Tebbit (4591 posts) -
@Tordah said:
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The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
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Frankly it's amazing that he managed to remain so dark and noir with a face that extreme. 
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#49 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@Tebbit said:
" @Tordah said:
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The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
The original constipated protagonist, Max Payne.
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Frankly it's amazing that he managed to remain so dark and noir with a face that extreme.  "
ok man thats it nobody disses the motherfucking Payne to the Max now apologize and say he's hot goddamnit
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#50 Posted by JJOR64 (19692 posts) -

Jynx
Jynx