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Mr Deftino
10-30-2010, 10:10 PM
It's such a little thing, but it does annoy me how in none of the Guitar Hero or Rock Band games players are not able to create realistic looking rockers. They all have to have really mad hair styles and clothes that smashes the boundaries of some hardcore S&M porno movie. I would love to have the ability to create some standard rockers with some slim jeans, tank top, plain shirt etc, instead of all of these chains and shit. This Rock Band has definately improven it's character visuals, but I still can't create a band that doesn't look like a bunch of rejects from Lord of the Rings. Anybody else feel the same?

Awesome Tree
10-30-2010, 10:29 PM
The T-Shirt Shop > Favorite Cotton Tee or Solitary

Classic Action > Perfect Distress, Loon Pants, Mole Skin Leather Pants (possibly normal)

There's normal for you.

Otaaffe
10-30-2010, 10:58 PM
I'm glad they added more depth to the facial feature creator but it seems wasted because the hair styles are still so restrictive. The characters are often hidden behind the hair and there are not enough hair choices or the ability to edit the hair.

Starstrukk X360A
10-30-2010, 11:22 PM
I always make my character as "normal" as possible.
My GH characters are always in just a shirt with tie, jeans, and sneakers.
My RB ones are always in a shirt with a jacket, a skirt and high heeled boots.

No arms on fire, no wings, just normal. (:

D.A.N.
10-31-2010, 12:07 AM
I'm not sure if the original poster is aware that the Rock Band games have different categories of clothing and there is more than enough to make someone look normal. The outrageous style and nods to the extreme of different genres in rock is what makes Harmonix-made music games charming.

D4B0MB1N4T10N
10-31-2010, 12:54 AM
gotta agree about the hair, but u do unlock a ton more clothing as you play, so there is still much more variety. maybe you just havent done much yet to unlock stuff???

Predalien90
10-31-2010, 04:06 PM
Normal is boring. My band is made up of a clown (guitars), a zombie bride (bass), a Norse warrior (vocals), and an African witchdoctor (drums).

RealistIdealist
10-31-2010, 04:37 PM
I've made my character the same as I always have made him since the first Rock Band. skinny & tall, wearing red texas slim pants, black shoes & orange laces, blue vest and white tshirt with the crab necklace and the pilot's helmet with fingerless gloves and spike wrist bracelets.

SK L4xX
10-31-2010, 04:53 PM
i dont give a shit about the background... default character ftw

neverendr
11-01-2010, 06:53 AM
I've been using a female guitarist on RB since the first, I have her in a skirt with thigh highs and the polka dot dress with both colors set to black. She looks like a normal person, I did the outfit based on my favorite outfit my wife wears when we go out for dinner and such.

Spanish Assault
11-18-2010, 08:12 PM
The people in RB2 look a lot better then this game. I've always been a fan of Rock Band cause it seemed they put in alot of work in the presentation, where as guitar hero didn't as much.

I was disappointed to see the way the people look in the game.

MartyMcFly
11-18-2010, 09:40 PM
I agree with most people here. They definitely made improvements, and there's certainly a large enough variety of clothing, but the face and hair restrictions are just too much.

I don't understand why the characters can't look more like real people. Like in sports video games or RPGs. Some sports games have more detail in the crowd members than Rock Band does in the main characters.

I'll never understand the reasoning behind it. Does it just take up too much time to develop and chart the songs and animations or something? These gaming companies have the same resources as games like Halo, CoD, and Fallout, but they can't make these characters more realistic?

I guess the simple answer is that they just want the characters to look like cartoons.

Spanish Assault
11-18-2010, 11:17 PM
I agree with most people here. They definitely made improvements, and there's certainly a large enough variety of clothing, but the face and hair restrictions are just too much.

I don't understand why the characters can't look more like real people. Like in sports video games or RPGs. Some sports games have more detail in the crowd members than Rock Band does in the main characters.

I'll never understand the reasoning behind it. Does it just take up too much time to develop and chart the songs and animations or something? These gaming companies have the same resources as games like Halo, CoD, and Fallout, but they can't make these characters more realistic?

I guess the simple answer is that they just want the characters to look like cartoons.
yeah...they did it in RB2 and it looked awesome.

It's like they took a bunch of shortcuts.

Dont get me wrong I like the game, I just hate that they didnt even try.

And why can't you edit your character's face? I made my checks too fat.

mikachu93
11-19-2010, 12:26 AM
My character looks exactly like me, to the last facial hair... I can't get any more realistic than that.

MartyMcFly
11-19-2010, 06:13 AM
I get what you're saying mikachu, but it's more than just having the same haircut, clothing, and facial hair.

Just having those features aren't "realism". Specific facial features like shadowing, texturing, and blemishes are what makes realism. Which are all found in other modern video game characters, except for actual cartoon/kids games of course.

But to agree to the other poster, yes, it seems they didn't even try with the graphics. I'm sure programming all the Pro modes was a bitch, but they could have delegated the graphics, no?

TwistedFate
11-19-2010, 06:40 AM
Just having those features aren't "realism". Specific facial features like shadowing, texturing, and blemishes are what makes realism. Which are all found in other modern video game characters, except for actual cartoon/kids games of course.

Being a modern video game character doesn't mean it has to look "realistic". I can appreciate that you don't like the cartoon aspect of the characters, but I personally would hate it if every game had the same art direction and strived to make the characters look real.

You mentioned Halo, CoD, and Fallout as having good realistic characters. They are also all visually boring. Thank God Borderlands didn't go for realism, it would have looked exactly like Fallout.

Didi Mau
11-19-2010, 02:27 PM
I find it's gone both ways for me; my RB2 version of myself looks more like me than the RB3 version, but the RB3 version of my friend looks more like him than the RB2 version- maybe I just need to play around with the wide variety of cheekbones etc more, to be honest I had a hard time noticing the differences between some of them.

I don't really mind the new look of the characters, though I do prefer RB2's style more. The only two things that bug me is 1.) They still have the ripped black t-shirt but it's no longer customisable (so I can't have my logo on it anymore and had to settle for the unripped t-shirt instead) and 2.) They're missing what I would consider common hairstyles/facial hair/piercings, however they've always been missing these anyway. I can't find my mate's haircut, another friend's lip-ring, or give myself stubble which really hurts the immersion a bit.