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NinisTheBlack

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  1. Characters being zero dimensional (IE not having almost any dialogue or personality) isn't really better than the one dimensional nature that Awakening/Fates characters frequently get accused of. Even Hardin, who's the main villain in the next game and a source of great drama and whatnot, gets like 5 lines in Shadow Dragon. The best thing I can say about it is that it's serviceable and doesn't distract from the gameplay or whatever, but that doesn't make me think it's actually good.

    What I love about Shadow Dragon's plot is that it's to the point and simplistic, even with the characters. I don't see them as flat, per say, but the all get the characterisation that they need to be seen as an individual. However, with Awakening, what I dislike about the characters is that they don't get any real characterisation, but end up becoming overplayed "in your face" character archetypes with no real appeal.

    Shadow Dragon's characters are likeable to me because of the simplicity of who they are.You get to know them just well enough that you can picture who they are. It leaves a lot to the imagination, and that's nice.

    Fire Emblem isn't necessarily about having a giant cast of super strongly written characters. It's about war. It's about the people affected by the war, and the world it takes place in. I feel that overall, the new series writers are trying to push to have everybody "super fleshed out and important," but in reality its just making them no more than an overly saturated trope with no depth.


  2. A few things I think are worth pointing out.

    * The first fighter is a bit creepy looking. I would either change his eyes to be smaller and at a more leveled angle, or give him a larger body.

    * Your second fighter is a bit too similar looking to Dieck. Even if that's the design you had in mind, I'd still consider removing the scar over his eye just to differentiate the two.

    * The Wyvern Rider and the Soldier look kind of silly. Try to downplay the armor. For the soldier I'd recommend using Franz's body.

    * Your Swordmaster has a weird looking mouth. It extends too far to the right. I wish I could tell you how to fix it, but I suck at getting mouths looking normal too.

    One thing I do like is the coloring, particularly on the second fighter and the first Pegasus Knight. I also like how you got the collar to look on the male twin, though I would consider giving him a new hair style to make him look less like Innes.

    The mouth on the swordmaster has been killing me. Really tough to fix, but I'll give it a shot.

    Also, as for the Wyvern Rider, how do you suppose I should downplay the armour? Make it less prominent? Smaller? The Wyvern Rider and Soldier are both kids wearing armour, so it's supposed to look a bit bulkier.

    Other thoughts I just had. Using Franz body on the Soldier wouldn't be any less bulky and awkward, plus the angle would be completely off.

    The character with Innes' hairstyle was intentionally left with that feature because of a specific type of relationship that this character has with his in-universe father's creator. His father's name is Darius Pent, who's intended to look like Percival in purple robes because the creator loves Percival and thinks he's awesome. However, he absolutely abhors and despises Innes. So, since his in game character absolutely hates his son (and relies in-character on mass fourth wall breakage), we decided that his son is even worse with this. He decided he WANTS Innes' smug face just to anger his father.

    Oh, and one more thing. I've thought about giving the second fighter a cross cheek scar instead, but I'm worried about it looking too cliche.

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    I also changed the swordmaster's face. We left the mouth super long and awkward as possible, which quickly led to the creation of this... Glorious being in which I refer to as "Merp."post-26241-0-09474200-1471676066.pngpost-26241-0-64696300-1471676066.pngpost-26241-0-11346000-1471676067.png


  3. Hi guys, I'm new to the Forums here, but I've been perusing the website for a few years now. I decided I wanted to sign up and show off some custom sprite work I've done (lots of splicing with some re-drawing), to see what you guys think.

    Any feedback is appreciated. I'll list off character classes with each image I post.

    Pegasus Knights:

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    post-26241-0-61318400-1471660675.pngpost-26241-0-07390700-1471660676.pngpost-26241-0-25695300-1471660661.png

    Fighters:

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    Mages:

    post-26241-0-51530900-1471660744_thumb.png

    post-26241-0-14875600-1471660745.png

    Trio of Siblings (Wyvern Rider, Cavalier & Soldier respectively):

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    A set of twins (Myrmidon Duo):

    post-26241-0-85043800-1471660792.pngpost-26241-0-52689400-1471660792.png

    Swordmaster:

    post-26241-0-37781800-1471660819.png

    Any and all feedback is much appreciated! Thank you! Also, note, please do not use these without consent. If you want to use sprites of mine, feel free to contact me or post in here and I'll be more than willing to do commissioned work.

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