He still looks like a frightened cat to me as he is now.
I still would've preferred they kept the old face, but as I said earlier (Post 127 I believe)
Mostly a question, but exactly what was wrong with computer generated Henry? He was average looking and could be intimidating in the right light. The new one looks doughy and not very scary. Even with a sword at my throat I'd still find any form of him intimidating me funny. Its no fault of whoever was mocapped for him, but he is simply not protagonist material (and that haircut is not helping him)
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@SirWarriant the Troll Emperor, who I consider a friend cause he's fucking hilarious.
Agreed, makes him look like a hipster douche bag who hangs out at star bucks.
computer generated facial animations?
Agreed. RPG protagonists need to be malleable in terms of design, able to fit different dispositions.
So I'm still a little saddened that the old face was scrapped because of wanting mocap over computer animations, Personally I'm all for waiting longer if we could have the old face back because right now Henry looks nothing like a main character but rather like he shit himself and is looking for a bathroom but is trying to not make it noticeable. The only way that face is redeemable is if he gets his mocap with a beard.
And come on, he's the son of a blacksmith. Shouldn't his face be rough from fire and smoke? A hard face for the man that hardens steel. This one looks like a baker's son, doughy and soft. And given the backlash Warhorse has gotten for the new face, don't you think that would probably translate into the game? If we don't find him intimidating, then are you going to believe he's intimidating in game? If we find him ugly, don't you think everyone else in game would see him as unattractive? If we see him as someone we'd rather avoid talking to, what makes you think Lords, Ladies, knights would want anything to do with him?
Obviously this is only an opinion, but it's an RPG. How can you roleplay someone who looks like they're going to run at the first sign of trouble, bakes bread for a living, and would be better suited to being in a bath being soothed by his mother because someone called him a mean name than in a tavern brawl cracking skulls and breaking noses then they all sit for a pint laughing about it? You can't. Well, you can, but still. The face does not fit the time or what you'll probably be doing in the game. If Henry, with the new face, were accused of murder or theft, I'd say whoever was accusing him was a fucking idiot. No one with that face could do that. But if Henry had his old face, then I would be prone to believe you. The old face makes him intimidating and therefore a much better face for a main character than the current.