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Feb 15 2014
By: conquerator3 Uncharted Territory 1335 posts
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Ellie's character never smiles :/

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Anyone noticed this?

While she does smile in the cutscenes sometimes [a lot in Left Behind], which is the high res model I guess [photo bootht oo for instance, high res]?, the lower res model used in the game [when you move around, jump, fight, etc] doesn't really smile at all.

I noticed this in Left Behind a lot, when they were making fun of things or reading the joke book. The actresses were smiling a lot but the in game characters did not [only in cutscenes].

 

I assume this is due to technical difficulties or something? I asssume it would be hard to animate the characters faces to make grimases and make the body move accordingly. Not enough resources for that it seems.

I mean it's sad cause Ellie's default expression is sad [well not surprisingly] but it doesn't really even change even if she is having fun [short of cutscenes].

 

I probably spend too much looking at her character... I like the hair physics and the way the A.I. acts clever and responds to situations accordingly... but she never smiles :/ It's a pitty, she got a pretty smiley face Smiley Very Happy

 

She never looks like this

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Always looks like this

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Am I the only one who noticed this?

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014

David would have made her smile...

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

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AKyemeni wrote:

David would have made her smile...


But he didn't Smiley Sad

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014

conquerator3 wrote:

AKyemeni wrote:

David would have made her smile...


But he didn't Smiley Sad


It's all Ellie's fault. 

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014

AKyemeni wrote:

conquerator3 wrote:

AKyemeni wrote:

David would have made her smile...


But he didn't Smiley Sad


It's all Ellie's fault. 


Another reason for a PS4 sequel/remake where they use higher res characters for in-game assets that can smile!

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014

She smiled when joking around with Joel after leaving Bill's Town.

 

She smiled when telling jokes from her pun book.

 

She smiled when Joel invited her to go onto the Uni after running away the the ranch.

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014
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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014

I think that's a nitpick.

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014

She never really smiled like she does in the cutscenes... It's a kind of smile but really just a weak smile... I know it'd be complicated to animate it well [smile is a difficult thing to make look good, especially on a lower res mmodel that shouldn't eat up resources, though they can do it just fine in the cutscenes].

 

Yeah it's a nitpick but I thought it's worth mentioning... I assume their next PS4 game will have fledged out animations on all models, looking generally great not just in the cutscenes :]

Also, FXAA/MLAA please :]

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Re: Ellie's character never smiles :/

Feb 15, 2014

More than half of the cutscenes in Left Behind are rendered in real time.

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