>''yeah, this looks fine, ship it!''
>>7283221Anon this was probably literally the case. All sorts of shit gets called good enough when your deadline is tomorrow.
>>7283221I find this sort of thing endearing
>>7283221Its not like you can just tell your artist "be better!". Their talent shouldn't be a surprise, you hired them.
>>7283221The first female soijak ever
>"Okay, this time we don't simpl, trace over still images from Macross!">"...fuck..."
>>7283221The song is great, though.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9WSKNSpZhc
ItS jUsT My ArTsTyLeOr:Thanks Obari
This was drawn by someone who wanted to imitate the look of anime. manga, but doesn't quite know how to draw anime features on a humanoid face.
>>7283616Whoever drew that awesome box art should've drawn the in-game art too.
There was a funny cheap anime that was a parody of shojo with that artstyle a few years ago, anyone remembers the name?
>>7284514nvm found it, it's Gakuen Handsome.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t1OvdZeaUM
Other than the bizarre space in "Mc Guire", I don't see a problem.
>>7283862I am fascinated with the strange grotesque beauty of early primitive "amerimanga" art. Made for some cool games like Shogo, Septerra Core, Sudeki, Oni by those artists. Adam Warren with all those PSM magazine covers paved the way for Joe Madureira to make games with character appeal like Darkened Skye and The Red Star. Now they've gotten talented enough to have games like The Legend of Korra. The kids are so talented at drawing and designing characters now.
>>7285489Hasn't Wayforward's faux anime style always been basically indistinguishable from japanese anime art? Xtreme Sports looked better than most Japanese animes and games coming out in 2000.
>>7285489I realized I said "The Red Star" for Joe Mad art, but I meant Gekido.>>7285550Yeah, I would say so. Wayforward has done some pretty good games from what I heard. There are some real talent behind the art these days. Maybe it is a result of better digital tools or more widely available art tablets/touchscreens.
>>7283780>Thanks ObariWho gives a fuck about faces, it's all about that titty jiggle.
>>7284616>actually uses the chin to stab someoneit was a huge meme back then in niconico
>>7283862that was drawn by someone who doesn't even know how to draw>>7285489avatar and legend of korra is only written by americans, everything else is done by asians in south korea
>>7285550maybe if you have shit eyes. If anything anime and non-anime are easily seperated from each other. And no, most anime back then looked better than that.>>7285687Wayforward stuff sucks, except for the Aliens game
>>7283221>amigafags in charge of not being weebJim Power, Turrican, Apydia, many such cases!
>>7283221I've read an interview with the devs and they said it was intentionally made to look bad. They were taking a piss out of the manga style design which was slowly making its way towards the west at the time. Similar thing happened with Apidya.
>>7286185>i-it was ironic!!!>make the whole intro like that
>>7286190Well yeah, that's basically what happened.
>>7286195Do you think Duke Nukem was meant to be taken seriously as an action hero?
>>7286257there's an undeniable appeal at shipping an unstoppable hero you play as, matching the machismo of stallone, Schwarzenegger and the scenarios Willis faces. The Duke Nukem series bet on it. Attempting to be meta about it is just an excuse for weak redditers ashamed of liking things for what they are. There needs to be a higher commentary at play, despite how incredibly shallow said commentary is (because there isn't any.)
>>7285489Why grotesque? Septerra Core, Shogo and ONI's art looks pretty decent, especially compared to 99% of other anglo attempts at manga.
One Must Fall 2097 was one of the very few times where it felt like the guys behind it actually watched and loved those kind of shows instead of just buying shit like >>7283862.
This was the first 16-bit game I played, it blew my mind
>>7286283I mean you arent wrong on one hand but on the other did you hear the tone Duke has when delivering some of his lines?"Hehehe, what a mess" in particular or the singing.
>>7286893The character design is not bad but the mechs are nothing like animu.
>>7286979I can cut the game some slack in that regard since development on it was pretty much a one man show and Rob Elam probably tried to keep them as simple yet recognizable as possible.Some like the Nova still had a bit of an anime-vibe to them, though.
>>7286173>fuck these zebras in particular
>>7286961Yes, Duke is aware he's an action badass. This doesn't mean it's done ironically.
>>7286283American masculinity is so fragile and weak they start to get insecure if game protagonist is not "rad action dude with sarcastic one liners #929323923". Is sad really.
sorry I was just thinking about..
>>7286979"Western" one is Japanese too..
>>7285865>in koreaNo, Some japanese were involved with Korra. Not sure about Avatar.
>>7286173what vidya is this?
>>7286979Nice ESL eurofag.
>>7286143>maybe if you have shit eyesSeems like you do. Early 2000s anime series made for the TV looked awful.
>>7287925>someone besides me is insecure
>>7284616>this is a real show
>>7283221you didn't have a great selection of advanced art tools back then. Those two humans you could draw up in 1-2 hours in photoshop right now, would've taken them days. And its not fucking important, look at the rest of the gorgeous art in Mega Turrican, best looking game of the generation. (best ost too)
>>7288092>taking ancient troll images seriously
>>7283221I always skipped the story bits in games as a kid anyway and back then I would've been dumb enough to think it was cool looking cause it was close enough to being aniLAME HEHEHEH
>>7285865It looks pretty good but has a distinctive non-refined style. Still nice. Even Oni had an intro that cleaned up the character design by AIC, a Japanimation studio.>>7286559I am not sure if it is the right word. It is a little different but brings something else to the table. Look at Jet Force Gemini, it is a bit weird looking to me, but suits it well.>>7286143They seem to get a lot of praise for Shovel Knight and Double Dragon. I intend on giving those a try one day. I have to look into the Aliens games too.
>>7290160>Jet Force GeminiYeah, that's grotesque all right.
>>7290160>They seem to get a lot of praise for Shovel Knight and Double Dragonit has that same kind of additude thing like Platinmum games have (and both are shit)
>>7285489check out ancient robotech fanart
>>7290419I actually kinda like this.
>>7289253Same good Namco classic