Final Fantasy 7 remake: some Japanese fans complain about Aerith's new design

Flame Lord

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Oct 26, 2017
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I think both her and Cloud's faces look sort of plasticy. Weird because I think Square is usually good at that sort of thing.
 

Cordy

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Oct 25, 2017
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The left image is how I've always imagined Aeris. That right one, nah bruh, that ain't it.
 

justiceiro

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Oct 30, 2017
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To be honest, all the new footage made everyone look more anime than I imagined. The dubs specially sounds really like the ones I hear in most animes.

Edit: I also think the PS3 demo had a better aerith design.
 

Canucked

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Oct 25, 2017
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FFVII Remake is not going to be able to do anything right. This is how picky people are now. People are already feeling that Tifa will be a disaster.

Be careful what you wish for people.
 

Delriach

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Is this actually a thing or is this just one person on twitter saying so and now people are reacting to something that isn't actually an issue at all? Regardless, this still isn't actually an issue at all.
 

Ashlette

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Oct 28, 2017
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Actually the right one looks like it's the original one and the left one looks like someone took the right one and just stretched the upper part of her face. The eyes are really far up, it does look a bit weird I gotta admit. Doesn't really matter though as only one FF7 exists and I don't care about whatever this episodic butchery is supposed to be.
It's not the eyes actually. In OP's shot, her hairline appears too low and gives the illusion that her eyes are placed too high.



But it's not the best reference. Camera shifts and facial expressions can obscure the proportions a bit. The ideal shot is one with a low FOV and with her making a neutral expression but that's asking too much. So take my post with a grain of salt.
 
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CopperPuppy

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Oct 25, 2017
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The fan version looks way younger and the proportions are weird. Don't see how anyone could prefer it. The original looks great.
 

Sea lion

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God forbid a girls face has actual character and realistic proportions rather than massive eyes and two dots for a nose.
 

laxu

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Nov 26, 2017
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The changed version just looks like generic Asian female doll character model #43252342. You can find #123442534, #254342432 and #980890 by looking at any DoA female character. The developer version of Aerith looks good to me.

Overall I feel game developers should spend more time on adding subtle "flaws" to character faces because we all have them if you look close enough. Especially female characters should have less of the full on makeup and perfect doll face look in a lot of game contexts. That doesn't mean they would be ugly but would look more like actual humans.
 

Chibs

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Nov 5, 2017
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Seriously don't get what the fuss is about, it looks fantastic.
The fanmade version (if you can call it that, I mean, they just squished her face...) makes her look like a doll.
 

Scherzo

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The thing to me is, if they wanna have their own weird aesthetic tastes they're welcome to it, but this sort of... possessiveness of other fictional characters; it just strikes me as unhealthy.

I'm a have your cake and eat it too kind of guy, but people being shitty about a piece of media having different aesthetic priorities than their personal taste always strikes me as petty.
 

ArchedThunder

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My issue with her face is that it hits the uncanny valley pretty hard for me because of the eyes and nose. If you move the eyes down a tiny bit and make her nose a little bigger she looks a lot better to me.
 

Tornak

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I'm glad that fans aren't designing the characters. Remake Aerith is a perfect update of her original look.

So, so much better than any of her Compilation designs.
 

ArchedThunder

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The edit in the OP makes her look like a weird gremlin. I'm not a fan of her face in the game, but that edit is so much worse.
Then again my issues with her face are completely different from these weirdos who want her to be their waifu.
 

HotHamBoy

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So they want her to look less like an individual person and more like a generic cartoon doll

Shades of DOA5's announcement here
i swear the images were identical except the artificial light to make her whiter but staring at it for forever i noticed the random cheek puff
It's not just the cheek puff. They reduced her jaw considerably while also inverting the slightly convex slope of her nose into a more typical post-op nose.
So they want her to look like a child? No thanks.
See: The most popular Dead or Alive 5/6 characters in Japan.

And weep.
 

TheZynster

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Oct 26, 2017
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they literally moved her chin and made her look like an anime character

keep on being japan...............japan
 

Scherzo

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Nov 27, 2017
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WRT Tifa, there's no way she isn't going to follow the general body shape of the original. Anyone who's going to be holding up a ruler to her tits going 'REE THEY MADE HER BUST LINE X INCHES SMALLER' is pathetic. Erotic fanart exists for a reason guys.
 

Rurunaki

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Oct 27, 2017
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Too much attention to Aerith when we all know she’ll just end up at the end of Sephy’s nodachi.