Even Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Custom Character Options Are Ugly
Mass Effect Andromeda - Male Female Customization
(Last Updated On: March 15, 2017)

BioWare has allowed media outlets to post up footage of the character customization feature for Mass Effect: Andromeda, covering all of the customization details for both the male and female characters.

Attack of the Fanboy explained that the customization is very “intensive”, giving players an extensive amount of options to toy around with when making their space-faring Pathfinder.

A very thoroughly made video from YouTube outlet Skill Up offers a whole half hour look at the character customization for both the male and female versions of the main character, Scott and Sara Ryder.

So you can either choose to quick start the game and use the default male or female Ryder, or utilize the customization features. In the basic options menu, the customization options include:
Choose Gender
Customize Appearance
Choose Training
Choose Name
Customize Twin
Customize History

Upload Character Data
Import Character Data


When you go into “Customize Appearance” you can either choose default Ryder or the custom character options.

There are nine different standard preset heads to choose from, a few of which you can view below in case you don’t feel like watching the 30 minute video above.

Mass Effect Andromeda - Female Head 1

Mass Effect Andromeda - Female Head 3

Mass Effect Andromeda - Female Head 6

Mass Effect Andromeda - Female Head 9

Mass Effect Andromeda - Female Head 7

Kids… this is why you don’t take crack in space.

If you’re not satisfied with the default heads, you can click on the tabs at the top of the custom character menu to alter their head shape, hair, eyes and more.

Under the face selection options, there is:
Skin Tone
Brow
Cheek
Chin
Eyes
Mouth Nose

In the hair selection options there is:
Hair Style (11 different styles)
Hair Color

For makeup customization there is:
Eyeliner Style
Eyeliner Color
Eye Shadow
Eye Shadow Color
Lipstick Style
Lipstick Color
Blush Style
Blush Color

Scars & Tattoos:
Scar Tissue
Tattoo Designs
Tattoo Color

For the facial customization, the options are done using sliders. However, it will require a lot of tweaking to get the results you want given that a lot of the changes are rather minor. The character customization could best be compared to the older versions of APB: Reloaded.

The basic gist of the customization is that you choose from one of the nine default heads and then modify them to your liking. However, there are limits to what you can do with those heads, so if you’re expecting Skyrim or Fallout 4 levels of customization, you may want to temper those expectations.

In the “Training Selection” option you can choose:
Security
Biotic
Technician
Leader
Scrapper
Operative

Each one offers different skills to match your play style.

In the history option you can choose whether or not Commander Shepard was male or female.

For customizing your twin, you can alter the way they look when you’re playing as the opposite twin.

The male default options look slightly better than the females, but not by much. You can check out some of the heads below.

Mass Effect Andromeda - Male Head 4

Mass Effect Andromeda - Male Head 5

Mass Effect Andromeda - Male Head 7

Mass Effect Andromeda - Male Head 8

Mass Effect Andromeda - Male Head 9

If you’re thinking that maybe it’s not that bad and you can just fix up the characters with the sliders, the issue is a bit more troublesome than that: you’re limited to only modifying the default templates they provide.

In some cases it means that permanent blemishes or asymmetrical designs in the character’s facial construction can’t be altered, like the lazy left eye of default head no. 1.

If you were also hoping for some decent afro hair… well, keep hoping padawan.

To be fair, some of the fade haircuts actually look decent. Much like the women, the men only get 11 different hairstyles.

The color options are definitely varied, but changing the color of ugly hair won’t save your character.

It’s an absolute far cry from the character creators featured in other, much older games. It’s also a huge departure from the kind of versatility and creativity Pearl Abyss offered with Black Desert Online.

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BDO - Dark Knight

Black Desert Online: Kaemon Viera

That ranger is looking good enough to make Legolas jealous like that ex who stalks you on Facebook.

Anyway, it’s sad that a game from 2014 manages to run circles around a game like Mass Effect: Andromeda when it comes to character creation and making characters both realistic and fantasy-oriented.

Nevertheless, for everyone hoping that they could make some beautiful characters in the custom character creator in the upcoming sci-fi epic, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be possible without putting in a lot of serious time, work and effort.

You can look for Mass Effect: Andromeda to launch on March 21st for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Some gamers don’t mind the ugly characters, but they do mind some of the racist comments made by the designer and have opted not to buy or support Mass Effect: Andromeda in light of that issue.


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  • Feminazis and Communist Marxism at the maximum expression. Nazi party behind the Left Party hidden in game developers. This Racists that made white people ugly and ugly people “important” because “white and cute are bad and wrong” in their logic.

    This are the racists who speak for “equality” but they hate. And they vote democrats and hate trump and anyone who voted Trump too.

    I never thought this kind of political crap would get into video games. Bioware needs to DISAPPEAR. Oh, and the product is crap beside the ugly characters.

  • Jack Rocks

    Just fired the game up and chose to customise. I’m really fucking annoyed about it. I want to make a character vaguely like me but attractive. What part of the word “fantasy” do Bioware not understand?

    The SJW are trying to police our imaginations.

    • The SJW are trying to police our imaginations.

      Heh, where you been the last five years? Anita Sarkeesian conned the AAA industry into believing that the “male gaze” is evil. So now Western AAAs have done everything in their power to make fugly looking characters. Blizzard did the opposite with Overwatch, though, because they know that fuglies don’t sell games.

      • Jack Rocks

        I thought that blew over and it was just a few publications like Polygon et al. I didn’t think the idiot dev studios would go balls deep with their tiny penises for it. I mean that’s just too retarded for words. But hey, they did and no doubt their profits are lower as a result.

        It just proves to me something I thought already: “executives” and management types haven’t got the first fucking clue what they’re doing. If they’re successful it’s just probability, not planning.

        • I thought that blew over and it was just a few publications like Polygon et al. I didn’t think the idiot dev studios would go balls deep with their tiny penises for it.

          Quick lesson in executive idiocy:

          Execs don’t know jackspit about a lot of the businesses they run. They look at headlines and whatever GNews tells them, and they believe that it must be true.

          When Polygon et al all sucked the giant floppy clit of Anita Sarkeesian, saying how evil gaming was, how sexualized women were, and how “toxic masculinity” was harmful to society, what do you think those idiot execs did in response?

          They “Okay’d” devs to make feminist-friendly games because all the stupid-arse headlines from ALL the major gaming websites were spouting that SJW nonsense. Internal metrics and market statistics would have told them this was a pure drive toward failure, but noooo… they went full SJW. Now the gaming industry revenue (on the AAA side) is at its lowest in years.

          Now we’ve got train wrecks like Andromeda, a bunch of females in games with man-jaws (and WTF is up with that? It’s the ugliest trend in gaming now), and a bunch of female characters designed to avert the “male gaze”.

          Heck, Overwatch is LITERALLY only popular because of its hot chicks. It’s the only thing that gives us hits when we report on it. No one gives a crap about actual news about the game. Overwatch is also one of the most barebones FPS games there is, but slick marketing and sexy characters packaged as “family friendly heroes” is what won the day.

          “executives” and management types haven’t got the first fucking clue what they’re doing. If they’re successful it’s just probability, not planning.

          Bingo.

          Funcom hit a home run out of the park with Conan Exiles because bare boobs and physics-based dicks on attractive looking people actually sells. They stacked this feature on top of a typical survival game with enjoyable gameplay and now they have a smash hit on their hands.

          It’s not rocket science to nab a success story in gaming, but you obviously can’t be a complete idiot… and sadly most AAA studios are run by complete idiots.

  • Junkyu John Park

    what’s weird is that when you play multiplayer 90% of characters you can choose are all attractive. So it seems they do know how to make attractive characters, but for singleplayer they decided offer ugly ones only

  • Índigo Münch

    hhahahahaha

  • MStefanyuk

    Um no, these presets are literally hopeless. It’s the effing era of intergalactic travel, but they still working out plastic surgery.

    Where’s the kardashians when you need them?

  • Parker

    Afraid I have to agree: these are the worst gaming characters we’ve seen for a decade. Just finished Witcher 3 play through, going from Geralt (very cool blond dude) to the unspeakably horrible Ryder in all its forms is an unpleasant experience. Face and bodies created by no-talent morons.
    I just don’t want to spend the next 50 hours looking at this trash.
    Bioware’s late 1970’s characters are frighteningly horrible and it’s no surprise the local hifi store selling MEA had it on heavy discount from day 1.
    A massive disappointment.

  • Wolf

    No white characters – no money. Fuck you, Bioshit.

    • accolade

      dumb post. Go play Nintendo.

  • logat890

    damn potatoface Shep was an option in the 1st trilogy now its mandatory.

  • Considering Manveer “I hate white people because I’m a racist cunt” Heir is lead gameplay designer, is it any wonder that you *cannot* create a white character in MEA? Seriously. You can’t. Try it. Try adjusting the skin tone slider and watch, in amusement and horror, as it stops short of creating “white” but more “asian” tones.

    What’s infuriating is that, of course, none of the media is picking this up. Let’s prevent people from creating custom white characters, because… something something.

    • Keystone

      It’s also funny that the one actual white character preset you can choose is Male, and he looks aryan as fuck. Now that’s not a bad thing, but you can just feel Heir’s projections about “White Supremacy” or somesuch bullshit just by looking at it.

      • Seriously.

      • inf3rno

        You meant “White Supernazy” I guess. 😀

      • TheLulzWarrior

        The FBI raids his apartment (over child porn downloads) and find a Shepard blow doll with Swastikas and a 13 inches cock.

      • Joe

        The best thing is, the default characters are white, why not make them black, or Indian or something. They even have super white names.

    • DL

      Personally I think this anti-SJW stuff is way overstated, but it is pretty annoying that I can’t make a character with my own white-ass skin tone, unless I pick a preset.

    • DL

      Personally I think this anti-SJW stuff is way overstated, but it is pretty annoying that I can’t make a character with my own white-ass skin tone, unless I pick a preset.

    • inf3rno

      I won’t pay for this, so I cannot try. All I noticed that none of the default chars are white. I did not expect that your are not able to do a custom character that is white. It would not bother me that much if ppl weren’t so ugly, but seriously… This is a bad joke. 😀

      • There is a default head that looks fairly white, but you can’t actually make fair-skinned whites, just white-ish looking characters.

        • The “whitest” you can go is a very east Asian pigment, you can’t even adjust the eyes properly either. It’s ridiculous and *so* unbelievably blatant too. This wasn’t an accident.

    • Simon

      Valid complaint, but people with darker skin tones have been dealing with this same problem in character creators for as long as character creators have existed. Your argument comes off like “It’s okay that this thing has been happening to others for years, but it’s a huge problem now that it’s affecting me.”

      • No, they haven’t. Every game that allows you to create your own character has always had an *insane* amount of skin tones, from the deepest blacks right to the palest whites. So no, no, you are wrong and you don’t get to push this aside and make it all about you.

        No.

  • RockstarRepublic

    “Minority” Effect

  • oh yeke?

    Can i make older characters?Like over 40,50’s?

    • Well, a lot of them already look 40 or 50, but I think they’re supposed to be in their 20s.

      • oh yeke?

        im curious if main is as made older guys (50’s) .Just wondered what would happen to the father’s age.

        • Nothing really. He’s going to be generated based on how the Ryder siblings look.

  • ReyHawk

    I thought something was wrong with me. All my Bioware characters have looked awesome up until Mass Effect Andromeda. But I absolutely can’t do anything good with these character models.

    • Welcome to a future of SJWism, where everyone has to look like marginalized fugtoids.

      • inf3rno

        I never thought that liberalists can fuck up our games, not just our lives… Welcome to the 21th century! Next will be alcohol free whiskey. :S

        • Well a lot of people thought that letting SJWs into gaming would be okay, but as it shows… injecting SJW politics into games will ruin it hardily.

        • We were told by normies to ignore them.

          They must enjoy choking down those SJW-feminist shit sandwiches now eh?

          • Keystone

            Now us online autists have the job of trying to wake them up before it gets worse for all of us.

        • accolade

          Are you two idiots kidding me? Political ideologies have nothing to do with sloppy cheap programming. Also inf3rno it’s “21st” not “21th”, and you’re about 17 years late with that line anyways.

        • accolade

          Are you two idiots kidding me? Political ideologies have nothing to do with sloppy cheap programming. Also inf3rno it’s “21st” not “21th”, and you’re about 17 years late with that line anyways.

          • DL

            Seriously BioWare has been failing at character faces and animations for decades. Frostbite just made their lack of proficiency all the more obvious.

          • DL

            Seriously BioWare has been failing at character faces and animations for decades. Frostbite just made their lack of proficiency all the more obvious.

          • ReyHawk

            All my Bioware characters are handsome so this most certainly is something new and specific to this game.

          • inf3rno

            The trilogy faces were okay (or at least much much better than this) I think. But I remember only to the boobs and asses, so I am not sure. 😀 Sorry but I don’t want to play a genderless ME.

          • Political ideologies have nothing to do with sloppy cheap programming.

            It does when instead of hiring a competent programmer you hire someone because of their genitals, race or ethnicity. Stop living in the bubble and pretending SJWs haven’t already infested every part of our societal infrastructure.

            Also, wake up and realize that SJWs have MADE it political. They’ve literally done presentations on it.

            http://i.imgur.com/soZt78o.jpg

            You’d have to be one stupid moron to ignore it at this point.

          • accolade

            Billy, you seem to be new video games. Just as much as you are trying your best to persuade me to think there is a “political conspiracy” behind video games as you found a photo of some person using ‘video games’ as a topic of their social presentation, you should not automatically assume one person’s idea immediately has an effect on an entire industry as a whole. You shouldn’t also ignore the fact that everyone is free to construct there own opinions and thoughts on any such topic and present their idea to an audience to convince if they chose to do so.
            There is nothing ground breaking here you uncovered Billy, you should sit back and look at the big picture… and realizing that you wasting time with this subject. Video games are already an entertaining way to waste time. Why waste even more time, focusing on someone dissecting the industry in-place that gains from us wasting time.
            Nice entertaining read though, but I wouldn’t get too wrapped up in this. 🙂

          • Just as much as you are trying your best to persuade me to think there is a “political conspiracy” behind video games as you found a photo of some person using ‘video games’ as a topic of their social presentation

            That was one of many presentations about adding sociopolitics to video games at the Game Developers Conference. Only a 10-year-old wouldn’t know that.

            you should not automatically assume one person’s idea immediately has an effect on an entire industry as a whole

            Except it did, and people like Quinn and Sarkeesian even took their complaints to the U.N., which in turn led to the U.N., attempting to get Japan to censor their games.

            https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2016/03/03/japanese-response-to-un-proposed-ban-for-media-depicting-sexual-violence-is-cogent-and-sane/#166c008f5b3e

            There is nothing ground breaking here you uncovered Billy, you should sit back and look at the big picture… and realizing that you wasting time with this subject.

            Look, I know you SJW types aren’t very bright, but assuming everyone is as ignorant or uneducated about everything as you are is a fast way to getting a hard lesson in reality.

          • accolade

            The SJW label fits you far more than it fits me. You want justice against women like the one in the video campaigning against their perceived discrimination in the industry. I am more an observer watching you get mad at these people complaining about gaming.
            When I was a kid we had Senator Joe Lieberman trying his best to get Congress to ban video games. Mortal Kombat and Night Trap caused such a stir that SEGA began rating their games which eventually led to the entire gaming industry colluding together to est the ESRB.

          • You want justice against women like the one in the video campaigning against their perceived discrimination in the industry.

            Why do you project this? No one said this but you. Are you a misogynist?

            I am more an observer watching you get mad at these people complaining about gaming.

            Non-gamer confirmed.

            When I was a kid we had Senator Joe Lieberman trying his best to get Congress to ban video games. Mortal Kombat and Night Trap caused such a stir that SEGA began rating their games which eventually led to the entire gaming industry colluding together to est the ESRB.

            Nothing wrong with the ESRB, it’s good for idiot parents who aren’t good parents.

            There is, however, a problem when the media colludes behind closed doors like in the GJP (http://www.deepfreeze.it/article.php?a=gjp ) to get people fired, to push a sect’s ideological bias into gaming, and to turn fun entertainment into a political warzone.

          • ReyHawk

            Accolade, although Billy is being very passionate about this issue it does not mean he is wrong. There is a concentrated effort to “re-educate” young male gamers in not only tolerating but adopting diversity of gender and sexual orientation. This all began on March 19, 2014 at the GDC and has spread across the industry as was it’s original purpose and intent.

          • inf3rno

            Pulling out the “you must be young” and the “conspiracy theory” cards is not much of an argument. 😀 But I can relate, I don’t care about why they fucked up this game, I rather find something else instead of it. Probably BF1 will be okay until Star Citizen and Cyberpunk are out. Bethesda has a Starfield project, which sounds interesting, but we know nothing about it except of the name. Uncharted sounds good too, but I think it might be too late to start a game series when the 4th episode is already out. There are many good games out there, it is not necessary to stick with this. It just hurts that it is not as good as the previous ME games.

          • Political ideologies have nothing to do with sloppy cheap programming.

            It does when instead of hiring a competent programmer you hire someone because of their genitals, race or ethnicity. Stop living in the bubble and pretending SJWs haven’t already infested every part of our societal infrastructure.

            Also, wake up and realize that SJWs have MADE it political. They’ve literally done presentations on it.

            http://i.imgur.com/soZt78o.jpg

            You’d have to be one stupid moron to ignore it at this point.

          • inf3rno

            Thanks dude, twentyoneth sounds much better than twentyfirst! But I did not expect more from a language which thinks that ppl have 12 fingers to count with… 😀 I saw a picture today of the alleged dev team. It had 80% women and 20% men, while according to the representative statistics amongst software developers there are 90%+ men. So something is really wrong if that photo is legit.

          • TheLulzWarrior
  • Phasmatis75

    Anyone shocked that the anti white devs didn’t put a single default white face in the game?

    • ReyHawk

      They actually did. And it’s just as ugly as the others.

    • accolade

      one of the fun part of this game has been to create your own?
      The only good default Mass Effect had was the model they used for Shepard and since he’s not in this game. Everyone should default to just custom their characters.

    • accolade

      one of the fun part of this game has been to create your own?
      The only good default Mass Effect had was the model they used for Shepard and since he’s not in this game. Everyone should default to just custom their characters.

      • Phasmatis75

        Developers have confirmed you are unable to create your own white face and they might patch it in later.

      • Phasmatis75

        Developers have confirmed you are unable to create your own white face and they might patch it in later.

        • accolade

          If you ever played any game where you can create your own character, there’s an option on the creator that allows you to adjust the skin tone. In this game it’s a slider, you move left to right. You might have been reading some BS written up by some Internet troll (which is quite common in 2017 as it was in 2007) claiming they are developer on a game, but I can assure you that this game Mass Effect Andromeda that I have downloaded the demo from EA Access yesterday onto my XB1 that I was able custom created my main Ryder character to a light-skin Black male (which gave him a mustache because I thought it made him look sexy) and then created his twin sibling Ryder which I made a White blonde female (who I was trying to model after Alexa Bliss) with no problem. You can create any (insert) color face in this game. These blog sites are full of misinformation, you really should consider joining a gaming forum. I recommend Gamespot forums or a site I frequent Sidescrollers.net.

          • Phasmatis75

            I’m quoting the developers, they might add it in in a patch. If you have an issue with this statement then take it up with the developers not me. It is there words. Feel free to explain to them how they are wrong about the game they developed. While you are at it, also inform the numerous news outlets how they are mistaken as well. It would be best if you cleared up this mistake that everyone but you seems to have made.

          • accolade

            Are you sure that you are “quoting” developers?
            Because I highly doubt that Bioware developer would put something as concrete as that out through it’s publisher EA. Especially when it’s complete inaccurate and could hurt their game’s sales. Sounds like you are reading BS news spread by the Internet.

            If you don’t believe me, download the game and play it yourself, and see there’s a selection of any type of person in this game, they all look fugly. But this notion that the game is biased to whites or White males aren’t playable in the game should have lit a red flag in your head that what you are probably reading is likely BS.

            It should not come to the point that an actual player who has played the game would come here to reply to you and inform you first hand that what you are repeating is not correct. Play the freaking game for yourself and quit spreading false information.

          • Phasmatis75

            Well I remove the snotty bullshit, but yes I’m quoting them. This is hardly revolutionary news, it’s been covered by a couple outlets already.

          • I love how this guy is saying that the lead developer on the game is wrong, and that the skin tones that the devs purposefully said aren’t in the game are in the game.

            But I’m seeing this all over the place. If you bring this issue up no Reddit they’ll label the post as “misleading” and downvote it into oblivion.

            But whatevs… we’re getting a lot of hits on articles about the whole white skin tone and character creation because a lot of people are coming to the site trying to find out how to make white people. If it were already in the game they wouldn’t need help, but lol… let the blind fumble down the path of foolishness they call enlightenment.

          • Phasmatis75

            Not being industry shills is a great way to make tons of views. It’s why I started coming here regularly as part of my daily gaming news check. I remember when I use to write and my hit piece about EA lying about 200 hours for Kingdom of Amalur when they claimed their play testers played for 200 hours for 8 days. I made two points. There is only 192 hours in 8 days and then based on average work hours guessed the correct length of the game between 70-90.

            Readers just love that level of honesty that saves them money or gives them new games worth checking out and you definitely have the passion for it.

            It’s sad that people like him want to say the developer is lying about the game they developed. There’s no other way to put it. It’s just sad.

  • AlecJ

    Bioware seems to be full of ugly people….its only natural they dont understand what parameters are needed to create a character who doesnt look like they have a crusty charcoal soul.

    I feel like this Mass Effect game has a stench to it that can only be explained by the filth of jerk ass people who were in charge of it. Im sure some decent human beings were part of its development, but a fish rots from the head, right?

    When this game underachieves or at a minimum, leaves people disappointed at the pedestrian experience it offers, i hope the right scumbags are blamed.

    • Keystone

      I personally hope that when people start looking for answers as to why everything is as bad as it is, they’re directed to that racist piece of shit Manveer Heir.

  • Horrorstorm

    I didn’t realise they still made games for the PS1.

  • Migi

    In reality noboby wants to be ugly, Hench the reason we play games, so we can be who we actually wanna be. And we do not wanna play as this ugly shit

  • Pratim Gupta

    Shor have mercy on my soul! what are these abominations

  • DizzyGear

    Even the 8 year old MMO Aion has a better character creation tool…

  • Keystone

    And this is why you don’t let Tumblr design your characters or character customization.

  • SevTheBear
  • Uncle Joey

    Most of them look like they got down syndrome.

    • RockstarRepublic

      Makes sense, most of the people working at Bioware have downs.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    <—————- Amen about black desert

    I made the most attractive looking female in the history of gaming here.

    • Pics or it didn’t happen.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        My avatar lol

    • inf3rno

      Not bad. 🙂

  • Gaijin-

    WTF

  • Turbodactyl

    Oh boy this looks bad, every haircut makes them look like they just crawled out of the toilet. The facial hair is painted on (a step backwards from dragon age)

    All the preset faces look like either a neanderthal or a child snatcher.

  • Even the character customization in The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion make the chars look better than these mutant abominations.

      • Bwahahaha… that’s lovely.

        Crazy part about it is that they had to put in that work to make the characters ugly. In this case, people are going to have to put in some mad sculpting skills to make non-ugly characters.

        • ItEotWaWKI

          No, you definitely don’t have to work to make an ugly character in Oblivion, ugly is the default for character creation and the potato faced NPCs. However, Oblivion’s CC is so robust that if you’re willing to put in the time, and effort, you can absolutely make some good looking characters;

          https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/mods/101/images/12134-3-1245546568.jpg

          https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/mods/101/images/34543-2-1284088028.jpg

          https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/mods/101/images/41746-1-1381069540.jpg

          I lack the patience and talent for such things, so I’ve always downloaded custom presets by other players for Mass Effect/Elder Scrolls and tweaked them to my liking.

          • Dang, those are some hot faces.

            See, robust character creation with in-depth tools and sliders is okay even if the default portraits are potato quality. I usually love wrestling games for this reason.

            It’s baffling to me that in Mass Effect Andromeda they literally made the defaults look absolutely hideous and then you can only modify those nasty pieces of rat trash with limited slider options. It would take a modding miracle to create something that didn’t look like the runner-up to the worst butter face on the internet.

          • Keystone

            Even if they made good looking faces for this game, the facial animation is still (hilarious) dog shit.

            Exhibit A from some Twitch streamer:
            https://clips.twitch.tv/HeartlessPiliableSandwichOhMyDog

          • LurkerJK

            i thought you were just joking, but i saw a few videos today, HOLY SHIT

            Even using the default female ryder she often has a completely bizzarre derpy face during close ups and characters keep emoting at the wrong times, its so deep down the bottom of the uncanny valley that its you cant help wonder if anyone actually got paid for this

          • Pitan

            Her face wasn’t that bad. It’s actually her facial expression that makes looks worse than it should. Moreover, the animator seems to make her have that permanent le smug character expression from Dreamwork character (which is shit and a trend that needs to die).

          • No, her face IS pretty bad. Look at Jayde Rossi who they modeled it after and then look at what we got. Clearly something went wrong in the dev oven.

          • Gozu Tennoh

            Are they Mods? I didnt think it was possible to make a nice face on Oblivion.

          • inf3rno

            Afaik it is not possible to mod this game. :S Maybe later Bioware will allow that, but certainly not now.

          • ItEotWaWKI

            TL;DR ~ Yes.

            Long version, yes, those are follower mods in particular. On top of that they have modded hairs and some custom textures. That last picture, the redhead, might also be using an ENB, a lighting mod. Still, the face shapes themselves were sculpted either in-game using the menus or outside of it using the official Construction Set provided by Bethesda, which is pretty much the same difference.

            If you still play Oblivion and want some decent looking followers, I can point you to some that are similar to your avatar. For the player character I’m afraid you’re more limited. Oblivion does not allow for the loading of custom presets like Skyrim thankfully does, so you have to download the save file of a more artistically talented player. Most of the saves uploaded on the Nexus are before character finalization, so you can still tweak to you liking, but even for the few that aren’t you can always use console commands to access those menus again.

            Sorry for not responding sooner.

          • Gozu Tennoh

            Good to know it was possible.

            I dont think I’ll revisit it again though, I want to keep my memories of it as rosey as possible.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        Oblivion in space!

  • durka durka

    They look like far cry primal characters by that i mean primitives.

  • giygas

    Attractive people are too oppressive for the mutants at Bioware.

  • Disqusted

    Terrible.