Okay, I’m going to start this off by saying I’m not much of a video game buff any more. Games got too complicated for me after the Super Nintendo. Everyone added 3 controllers and 15 buttons to the fucking joystick, and games started having 6 hours worth of training levels. Fuck that shit. So I’m gonna let Jake dissect the UFC 2009 game when it actually comes out. But for now let me give you my impressions on the screenshots released by 1UP.com.
We’re at an interesting point in video game development where the technology is capable of uber-realistic graphics, but the artists and programmers aren’t quite there at being able to harness this shit. While the models for the game look pretty good, half the fighters look like they have serious skin conditions and their facial expressions look about as realistic as a ventriloquist’s doll.
Congrats and all for getting the light to reflect off the gloves and sweat and all of that jazz, but how about trying to get everyone to look less creepy? I mean, take a look at Arianny (and tell me if you think they screwed up on her coloring job and thought she was black):