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#770483 20/04/21 04:11 PM
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The character portraits in BG3 are like passport photos rather than portraits. Direct frontal angle, no expression, exact same composition, very small size.

It feels like a portrait should portray much more. And be a bit larger perhaps. You should be able to tell who's who at a glance and get at least some hint of their personality.

The character models in BG3 are so high quality and detailed that artistic hand drawn portraits are probably completely off the table. Unless they figure out a way to turn the 3D face render into a painting style portrait somehow, which could be cool. Even so, perhaps some DA Origins style system where you could adjust the shot composition, expression and background would be better. So that you could breathe some personality into the portraits and they wouldn't look like a boring row of identical passport pics.

Could Larian innovate this aspect of an RPG even further? Dynamic portraits that would reflect their current mood or atmosphere? Lighting controls or themes with backgrounds?

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I agree with you, I dont like same thing in DOS2. Larian need to style portraits of 3d models into something more interesting they can definitely change facial expression/angle, or draw classic 2d portraits. I would love to see anything instead of this poker face.


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I agree and suggested something like that a few monthes ago.

It could add personality to the game. You're 100% right it looks like random passport pics.

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Anyting but animated ...
Personaly i like player portraits most in DA:Origins


I liked original spellcasting system more ... frown

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Plus, everyone is shirtless in their portrait picture.

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Current portraits do look like the characters have been photographed on the mortuary slab.

Which might be an ominous foreshadowing.

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Hmm, good point! I would love to see regular portraits, like those in most CRPGs - or if they'd offer something similar to DA:O.

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They're so small it doesn't really bother me, but it would be kind of cool if they could let you set a backdrop, angle, and pose for your character portrait to give it a bit more, well, character.


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