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Resistance 3 screens show comedy facial expressions, empty buildings. Trailer is much better

I do wonder how and why publishers choose to release particular screenshots for release sometimes. After all, with the entirety of an unreleased game on one's hands, not to mention all manner of debug camera control and the ability to lift any single frame of action from any single gameplay sequence or cut-scene, you'd think it would be nigh impossible to approve a crap one by accident. Yet still we end up with screens like the second one of  Resistance 3 hero Joseph Capelli in this set from Gamescom, which features the most ludicrously agog " I didn't know you were even taking a photo" expression I've ever seen on a game character. Ever. He looks like a total goon.

Oh yeah, and for some reason Sony thought that the world desperately needed to see four shots of empty industrial buildings too. But you know, that stuff seems important to them. Still, the trailer's good.

 

And just in case you missed it, here's that face again:

August 17, 2011

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  • R-ape - August 17, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    Jeez, no mocap? I mean it would cost an arm and leg for a single individual, but to Sony itself? Come on, Kaz.
  • ChickenFillet5140 - August 17, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    @reson8r - Well he is a member of the Sentinels who were given chimeran DNA so it's not a big story revelation that his eyes are yellow. Anyway this just makes me want this even more. It can't come soon enough.
  • Shuuvuia - August 17, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    This is still going to be a great game, but it is kind of weird that the facial animations have been getting steadily worse, particularly from a studio like Insomniac that's well known for its great animation team. The first Resistance had facial animation in its cutscenes that was on par with Red Dead Redemption's.
  • reson8er - August 17, 2011 3:02 p.m.

    Funny that they would release that particular screenshot, since it has zero context to anything unless you watch the video. Comedy value aside, I'm really glad you enlarged it, as in the first shot, it looks like Capelli has Yellow Eyes (which would be a major spoiler, since that would indicate he was infected with the Chimeran virus).
  • p0wnd - August 17, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    I like the gun which links to three people and shoots them all, umm, thats about it.
  • Fiirestorm21 - August 17, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    The facial animations seem to have...gotten worse since R2. Not sure how that works. The rest of the game looks fine, great even, but the conversations just feel stilted, even more obvious and apparent with how well the rest of it is set up. Oh, and GR? Drop Flash. Seriously. No, I'm not on a phone or tablet. It's bloated and unreliable and glitchy: Too me several tries to get that video to work right, and I'm on freaking Windows.
  • andybeans - August 17, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    I see they've saved money by not using mocap at all, the only thing more wooden than his run is his face. Got knows how he said "Get Down" without pursing his lips...
  • Kermit1970 - August 17, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    I think he's just seen the dick on the Grim that's about to be shoved up his arse
  • armlessman - August 17, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    I'm not particularly keen on the redesign of the Grims...

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