Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Discussion and feedback for Playtonic's debut game, platformer adventure game Yooka-Laylee!
Che_Cosa
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun May 03, 2015 5:32 am

Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Che_Cosa » Sun May 03, 2015 5:40 am

Found on 4chan:

The slimmed neck and changed mouth really make Yooka look better, and the schnoz on Laylee looks better with a reduction.

Here it is again, with some clothes:

User avatar
mitchmat518
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:03 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby mitchmat518 » Sun May 03, 2015 6:02 am

I think the huge nose on Laylee is great. Hopefully that doesn't change.

I do feel like Yooka is a tad underdesigned though. A simple t shirt or something would make a world of difference.

My biggest hope though is that each world has a different outfit like in Conker 12 Tales

User avatar
rocho
Posts: 377
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:36 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby rocho » Sun May 03, 2015 6:57 am

I think yooka looks better on the edit, his neck looks weird on the original.

User avatar
iggy
Posts: 45
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:09 pm
Location: UK

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby iggy » Sun May 03, 2015 7:16 am

Really like the edited Yooka design.

Laylee's edit looked weird to me so I put the original eyes back and resized the nose to somewhere between the edit and original (excuse the MSpaint cut and paste job, don't have photoshop installed right now).

Last edited by iggy on Sun May 03, 2015 7:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
GrayMagicΓ
Posts: 1072
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:16 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby GrayMagicΓ » Sun May 03, 2015 7:18 am

I don't know, I really like the one Grant retweeted.

DLC? UGANDA WILL NOT HAVE THIS SICKNESS!

User avatar
polomi
Posts: 384
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:17 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby polomi » Sun May 03, 2015 7:22 am

The only modification that I like is the new mouth. The nose and the clothes are imo unnecessary modifications.

User avatar
lavamario
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:50 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby lavamario » Sun May 03, 2015 9:14 am

In terms of physical alterations, I think either OP's or Iggy's edits are absolutely perfect. I think I lean more towards iggy's nose in concept, but either would have me overjoyed. The mouth and the neck really did wonders for Yooka too.

As for the clothes, I could accept it, but they wouldn't be my first choices.

User avatar
CrazyChaos
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:16 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby CrazyChaos » Sun May 03, 2015 9:40 am

I don't know if I am biased, too attached, or already used to the original designs, but the edits don't really appeal to me.

The change to Yooka's mouth may affect his expressions a bit too much. He also looks a little too arrogant/brash/confident, or maybe even a bit sly or mischievous. Not sure if that is the personality that they want to go with.

The expression on Laylee's face is changed quite a bit as well, which again might interfere with the personality that they have in mind. Laylee is described as something like a "wise-cracking lady-bat", the edit looks a little too guano-crazy. The original looks enthusiastic, but just sane enough to be able to talk smack to others. Laylee's face also feels surprisingly empty without the large nose, but that may be me getting too used to the original design. Or it may even be the reason for the nose in the first place?

The shirt for Yooka seems fine though, the only potential problem being the difference in detail between the clothing and Yooka himself.

I do not really feel the same about Laylee's hat though, but maybe it just looks too oddly situated to me for some reason. I think a hat like that would be actually pulled over the top of someone's head rather than resting on the top of it.


Also Yooka's finger tip got chopped off, and I think the polygon count in the edited areas would be higher than the original parts so attempting these changes may result in something a little different but that is something that I am not entirely knowledgeable about..

User avatar
Scrubber
Posts: 1475
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:33 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Scrubber » Sun May 03, 2015 10:45 am

I like the slimmer neck and smaller nose, looks really good.

I don't want the characters to have a different outfit on each level though I don't like that.

User avatar
dotEXE
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby dotEXE » Sun May 03, 2015 12:16 pm

I like the originals better.
Make the forum great again.

User avatar
dance1211
Posts: 54
Joined: Sat May 02, 2015 4:56 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby dance1211 » Sun May 03, 2015 1:03 pm


User avatar
Nanirourou
Posts: 460
Joined: Sat May 02, 2015 12:59 am
Location: Louisiana, USA
Contact:

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Nanirourou » Tue May 12, 2015 2:31 am

you kuh lady

User avatar
dotEXE
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby dotEXE » Tue May 12, 2015 2:36 am

Yep! I really don't expect to see any changes to these designs. And good on them for sticking to their guns.
Make the forum great again.

User avatar
chameleojack
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue May 12, 2015 8:36 am

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby chameleojack » Sat May 16, 2015 8:12 am


User avatar
Nanirourou
Posts: 460
Joined: Sat May 02, 2015 12:59 am
Location: Louisiana, USA
Contact:

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Nanirourou » Sat May 16, 2015 8:16 am

Another thought: the skinny neck edit makes Yooka look like a little gecko lizard or something. Chameleons don't have much in the way of necks per se.
you kuh lady

Intoxicated Goat
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri May 15, 2015 9:48 am

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Intoxicated Goat » Sat May 16, 2015 8:44 am

I like it just the way it is. Also whats up with people thinking they always know better? Would you walk around a museum and go: "Hey I don't like this Picasso painting. Here, I will show you how it has to look like because I obviously know best"

Very disrespectful to the artist in my opinion..

User avatar
Yavga
Posts: 1193
Joined: Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Yavga » Sat May 16, 2015 8:48 am

Stop picking your nose

User avatar
Bonkard
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 10, 2015 6:54 am
Contact:

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Bonkard » Sat May 16, 2015 10:26 am

Whether or not the edited design is any better is purely subjective. I don't consider either to be better than the other- I'm fine with what we've been shown. I think the artists and animators will have a much easier time making these characters emote if the designs are in their comfort zone.

That said, the design posted above me is clearly superior to both.

User avatar
moritasan2040
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:51 am

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby moritasan2040 » Sat May 16, 2015 11:29 am

Before I even noticed what the differences even were, or which was which, I thought the original looked better.

User avatar
Taco In A Can
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 8:47 am

Re: Found an edited image of the character design, really improves a lot IMO

Postby Taco In A Can » Sat May 16, 2015 12:27 pm

I'm only placing my perspective in case Steve actually comes here looking(for whatever reason).

So the edit to me looks good, I did find it more favorable in an aesthetic sense.

The basic reason was that I just found Laylee's nose to be loud and attention sucking, which wasn't what I personally liked.

The neck looks like it hints at a more agile character; what you want in a platformer I guess?

Ultimately I not a back-seat character designer here; I trust the development team and their vision and will enjoy this game the same regardless of this.
-The taco hath spoken. :P


Return to “Yooka-Laylee”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

cron