Ugly on Purpose
They're making people ugly on purpose. Why? Who knows. Some say it's because they've sworn allegiance to the dark lord and the resulting unnatural blood lust drives them to deprive humanity of all that is divine and beautiful. To create world where joy is simply unknown, to reflect the pitch black ichor that flows within their soul.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
is series of sci-fi action role playing games, featuring a large cast of characters some of whom the player can romance. One of the most popular romanceable characters from original trillogy was Liara T'Soni, a member of the all female, blue-skinned, Asari race. She was quite popular:
That's why for the 4th installment, Andromeda
, they introduced an Asari named Peebee:
Yes, that is intended to be a female that the player might be interested in having a romantic relationship with. Producing defective artwork like this indicates a defective mind, so it is unsurprising that the game was also plagued with technical problems and design issues.
Anonymous 4chan user gives his opinion on Peebee's face reveal.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Dawn
is a poorly named third person action game where you fight robot dinosaurs.
Concept art for the main character, Aloy, was created by Lois van Baarle aka Loish:
Let's see how the in-game model turned out:
Eugh. In the sequel it somehow got worse:
A promotional image was released to show of the improved power of the new generation Playstation:
This image caused lots of arguments across social media. It usually went something like this:
: Aloy is ugly, look at her beard.
: Haha, women have hair on their skin irl. You have never been near a woman.
Interestingly, both people are correct and incorrect in this case. Aloy is profoundly ugly, intentionally so. This is obvious to the layman, but they do not have the analytical ability or artistic knowledge to point out exactly why
she is so unnattractive, so they just pick up on the most obvious thing which is the amount of visible hair on her skin. The reason they pick up on this is because the artist intentionally emphasized it. They modeled those hairs, shaded them, and chose the lighting so that they were one of the most visible features of the image.
Women do have hairs on their skin, this is true. Women also have thousands of dust mites crawling around on their face eating dead skin cells, but I think we can agree if you rendered all of them it would be disgusting. When you create work of art, you start with nothing. Every line drawn or feature carved is a statement that is added to the work by the author. When you model all these hairs and adjust the lighting so it shines through her ear and off her face, what you're saying as an artist is "hey look how hairy this gal's ears and face are".
The fact that something exists does not mean you should depict it in detail. Like imagine there was a detailed scene of Aloy taking a shit and the defense was 'women poop in real life, have you never seen a real woman?'
Your opponent's lack of sexual experience, while amusing, is not relevant in this case. When you're with someone romantically you're probably not going to be critically analyzing their features unless you're roleplaying that drawing scene from the Titanic movie. Consumption does not confer expertise in creation. I would value the opinion of any makeup artist, photographer, or sculpter over even the most prolific pick up artist.
Why is Aloy ugly:
- Fat Face - The developers added weight to her face intentionally. The level of fat in her face does not match the level of fat in her body, indicating illness.
- Large Jaw - They picked a face model with a large jaw, then modified it to be larger. My initial hypothesis was that their face scanner was miscalibrated, but they later admitted to doing this intentionally. A large jaw is a male-typical trait.
- Heavy Eyebrows - Thick eyebrows that are set closer to the eyes is a male-typical trait.
- Cone Head - Her hair piled up on top combined with her strange hairline and lantern jaw contribute to an overall cone-headed appearance, a marker of illness or birth defect. This is a fashion mistake women make in real life as well. Note that Loish avoided it in the concept art phase because she is an artist with good aesthetic sense.
- Bad Skin - She is pale with freckles and rosacea. They thought they were making her look "outdoorsy" but the developers, and most social justice types, fail to realize that when a white person lives outside, they become quite tan with a healthy glow to their skin. Aloy looks like a sickly, out of shape, middle aged, indoor-only person went outside for the weekend.
Proof of Concept
A proof of concept video for Horizon Zero Dawn shows a much more feminine Aloy.
Aloy is allegedly based on Dutch model Hannah Hoekstra.
Face scanning massacring good looking people is a persistent trend in the greater ugly-on-purpose phenomenon.
Game director admits in an interview that they intentionally added weight and masculinity to Aloy's face.
"What if I were a girl?", the male developers asked themselves.
A "Gamers have never seen a real woman" article,
written by a delusional male to female transsexual.
A cosplayer dresses herself as Aloy, but looks good doing it because she is a professional and has self respect.
Comments are mad about her being pretty.
Aloy has a huge jaw and nose.
This image may have been edited for comedic effect.
I can't really tell one way or the other.
Aloy shows off her bad complexion and worse fashion sense.
Aloy hangs out with her fat ugly sack of shit friend.
A quick edit from a fan (?) makes Aloy believable as a biological female while keeping her tom-boyish appearance.
Niko vs Aloy
Unfavorable comparisons have been drawn between Aloy and professional fat sack of shit, Nikocado Avocado.
Aloy has a wierdly large head that doesn't look right on her body.
Probably the result of face scanning with haphazard edits.
Aloy had a crossover with Genshin Impact.
They made her look cute because they like to make money.
Aloy has made promotional appearances in several other game franchises.
She looks better in all of them than she does in her own game, because other games have standards.
AI Fat Filter
Aloy run through an AI fat face filter for fun.
is an action FPS-RPG with a bad GTA clone shoe-horned into it at the last minute.
In 2013, the teaser trailer had a character that looked like this:
Upon release in 2020, the character looked like this:
Interstingly, you can see the character's appereance devolve over time through promotional media:
I've been told these are two different characters. It doesn't matter, she's the marketing face of the game.
The game also features an allegedly female character, whom you can have awkward, fully clothed, first person video game sex with:
Coincidentally, David Bowie's death would have been in the news at the time of development.
Diversity High Score
The ultimate in diversity, a fat ugly queer black cripple. They have the technology.
They love making black people ugly because they want to make sure you don't have any enjoyment from the diversity that is being forced upon you.
East vs West
The real Cyberpunk 2077 compares unfavorably to a Chinese knockoff.
was a failed multiplayer hero shooter shat out by delusional billionaire and cringe black-belt Cliff Blezinski.
The face of the franchise was the character Sunshine, who is uniquely hideous in phenotype, fashion, facial expression and skintexture:
Not content with disgracing black women with just one abomination, they added a second:
Lawbreakers became one of the biggest video game flops of all time and consumed most of Cliff Blezinsky's disposable capitol, likely eliminating him from major game development efforts permanently.
Diablo 2 Resurrected
is a series of isometric hack and slash role playing games made by Blizzard Entertainment. One of the characters you can play as is the Amazon warrior.
Here she is in late 90s cgi glory:
And here's what they made her look like for the 2021 Resurrected
Dolph Lundgren Fade
A comparison has been drawn between the Amazon's face and the actor Dolph Lundgren.
In Diablo IV
, you can play as a hambeast barbarian:
She... She looks like me
Appealing to the hambeast audience. This is not a parody.
When are we going to get bald washed up game dev representation?
Tomb Raider is a series of exploration platforming games, turned third action shooter. The protagonist, Lara Croft, is widely considered to be a sex symbol.
In the 1990s, Lara Croft looked like this:
In the 2000s, she looked like this:
By the third iteration of the 2010s reboot, she looks like this:
All of the characters in the game have weirdly shrunken shoulders, especially her pet POC. It even screws up the animations at times. It looks like they made all the models normally, then some director came in at the last minute and demanded everyone be made weaker looking. Some poor sod had to alter all the bones after the animations had already been baked.
The latest Lara has a head too big for her body.
Lara has strange looking arms because they modeled/scanned a thin woman, then hack-jobbed it with the mesh editor.
The proper technique is to study and model a muscular woman from the beginning, if that's what you're going for.
The Last of Us 2
The Last of Us
is a series of games about shooting zombies.
In The Last of Us 2
they introduced an allegedly female character named Abby:
The player is forced to play as Abby and kill the main character from the previous game with a golf club:
There is a sex scene that looks like gay porn due to how masculine Abby is:
There's a story going around that a streamer was banned for showing this scene live on twitch, but had the ban reversed after he told them it was two men and thus no female nipples were shown.
The game is also disgustingly violent, in a way that feels like it was done with pornographic intent. Like a puppy crushing video. But that's a subject for a different article.
Abby's giant muscles were edited into the character mesh later on in development.
That's why they often looks strange and unnatural.
Another character in the game and the real life actress she is based on.
They kept her giant nose but removed her giant boobs.
Abby wears the same shirt as fictional serial killer Dexter.
She also has the same chest.
Comparisons have been drawn between Abby and a man, with the mere addition of a beard.
Comparisons have been drawn between the character having sex with Abby and the game's director, Neil Druckman.
Comparisons have been drawn between Abby's unfortunate sex scene and the movie Shrek.
The Last of Us TV Show
In The Last of Us
video game, the character Ellie is a cute girl:
In the TV series, she is played by actress Bella Ramsey, who is ugly:
Ellie's Ugly GF
Time out from killing zombies, we need to have two ugly gay people fuck.
Apparently they had two different gay filler episodes.
is some kind of shit zoomer wizzard game.
The main character is based on a woman who looks like this:
Her in-game model looks like this:
The main problem with this game is actually that the dialog and writing makes her out to be an unlikable amoral piece of shit when it's not try-harding "how do you do fellow kids". The gameplay also probably sucks and it probably runs poorly because all games are like that these days.
This soap company has had a long running campaign to put uggos in your face through their marketing and now they're expanding into video games:
Finally we have fat ugly downs syndrome albino cripple representation.
It's like a shit version of the Burger King Kid's Klub.
They captured a weird potbelly goblin, digitized her, then tweeted about it.
Epic games ran an online course titled Defining Real Virtual Beauty
where an expert 'appearance researcher' defined real virtual beauty as her own stupid face and doofus haircut:
is a failed attempt to clone Left 4 Dead, a game that came out in 2008, except this time with vampires instead of zombies.
All of the player characters are some kind of racial poc blob.
The marketing face of the game is this smugly mug:
is also plagued by technical issues and is generally regarded as unplayable despite having a large development budget. It was published by Bethesda, though, so what were you really expecting? They should have just made a Left4Dead mod.
is series of action roleplaying games. Microsoft is rebooting it, so the new one is just called "Fable" again. The teaser trailer featured an allegedly female player character that looks like this:
The character is allegedly based on actress Lily Nichol.
Her appearance is a bit unusual, but she can be pretty.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
It's a fighting game based on the DC universe and every character is hideous.
Here's wonder woman:
And here she is in the sequel:
Speaking of Wonder Woman, I just want to point out that Gal Gadot does not hold a candle to Lynda Carter.
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat is a long running series of fighting games.
Here is the character Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 9:
Here she is in Mortal Kombat 11:
She would like to speak to the manager about the rampant sexism in this article.
Bug-Eyed Black Woman
is set in space and features an ugly middle aged woman:
So what kind of game do you think it is? Walking simulator? Hidden object mobile game? She's got a gun, but it's just a handgun, so maybe a story driven survival horror?
It's a hard core 3rd person arcadey bullet hell shooter with rogue-like mechanics.
This is marketing malpractice. If ever there was a time to put a sexy lady in a space suit, it's for this game. User reviews are all about how the game was 'slept on' - because no one knew what the game was even about. The desire to put ugly on screen overwhelmed sensible communication and basic demographic targeting.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
is a series of sneaky stabby fps games.
For this stand alone expansion pack, they chose this creature to be the face the game:
An amusing juxtoposition of the creature with google results about poor sales.
It's an upcoming game, some kind of Fortnite FPS, it's hard to tell because the trailer doesn't show coherent gameplay. This thing features prominently:
She appears to have some kind of Klingon thingon going on between her eyes.
This vehicular combat game features an obese black woman named Harmony:
An obese black female social media influencer yass queen'd about fupa representation for one minute and then promptly never played the game again.
Ryse: Son of Rome
Hacky slashy and fight Boudica the strong female antagonist:
If you try to write a story about a 'strong woman' that has no sexual appeal at all, it inevitably becomes about mental illness. This isn't due to sexism, in fact it's even more likely if the story is written by a female developer.
Women value their connections to other people more than men do, so when you cut off the possibility of being attractive and admired, of having a relationship, then all that's left is a dumptruck full of neuroticism.
State of Decay 3:
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II:
Metal Gear Solid V
This example is not as extreme as the others because the developers were trying very hard to create an appealing character.
Face model Stephanie Joosten:
Her in game character, Quiet:
It's not just the dour expression, the process of digitizing an actress's face simply doesn't capture her appearance properly. You lose the surface effects and skin deformation, the subtle lighting and life of the character. If a proper artist modeled the face from scratch they could compensate for the weaknesses of the medium. Instead they rely on technicians to mechanically copy reality.
West vs East
Many people have pointed out the east vs west divide in appealing character design.
Eastern Characters - Happy
Western Characters - Angry
Abby vs Poison
Abby humorously compared to Poison.
Abby vs Poison
Abby compared to 2B from Nier:Automata.
Flex Tape Meme
Western game with shit gameplay?
Slap on some ugly women.
Old vs New
This younger generation is going to the dogs.
2010 vs 2020
Lara, Cortana, Tyrande, Skarlet
Lara vs Abby
2008 vs 2020
2006 vs 2021
A few collections for the road. I saved these from 4chan and haven't vetted everything, but there's probably a dozen other games worth highlighting in these.
There's no bottom.
You are ugly.
Then consider me an expert on ugliness and respect my analysis.
You are [a|an] [.*ist|.*phobe], douchebag, virgin, asshole, loser.
But am I wrong?
That game was successful.
Lots of terrible things are successful. People just buy the current thing because the tv told them to.
I like that game, it's fun.
I'm sure it is. Like the old joke about riding a moped.
Are there any games with good looking women?
Yes. On my Steam Review Page
you can click on the tits tag to see them. There aren't as many as you would think, given all the hype around the subject.
All of these people are normal looking.
Heroes should not be normal, they should be exceptional. At least slightly above average. If I wanted to see normal people I would just go outside.
My girlfriend is fat and ugly and I find this article offensive.
In real life, people can have many good qualities besides their appearance that would make them a good partner. A video game character has only her looks, so they are much more important.
You are disrespecting women.
This article is about how the fictional depictions of women don't live up to the real thing. I mention 5 specific face models who are more attractive in real life than in the video game, because the developers intentionally sabotaged their appearance. I mention two concept artists who happen to be women, and their work is excellent. The game directors disrepsect women by mutilating their work, altering their face scan, or occasionally deliberately choosing an ugly girl and parading her around in an act of performative cruelty. Forcing a beautiful person to be ugly is disrespectful. Telling an ugly person they are beautiful is disrespectful. Telling the truth is not.
This is just your opinion.
Yes. Of course it is. Imagine being so broken down by the education system, forced to repeat consensus opinions as gospel for so long that you actually think accusing someone of expressing their own opinion constitutes a rebuttal of any kind. I truly pity the person who considers this to be an argument.
Lots of people disagree with you.
Truth is not determined by consensus. It is possible for everyone in the world to be wrong.
OBJECTIVE REALITY DOESN'T EXIST REEEEEE