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Old 01-17-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

For some reason, I cringe when I see the shadow head. I wish they would just use the player's in game likeness as their photo instead of a real picture, this way, you would at least have a face to put with each player when viewing stats.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

OOTP Baseball learned this lesson about 4 years ago and started using in-game likenesses.

About time for Madden to do the same.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

very much so. Its very irritating. They need to come up with something so that everyone including created players have a real 3d face
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

At least give them one of the HC09 portraits..Though those are becoming dated IMO. They should do face morphing for the pre-made rookies, and make sure all active real players have a portrait. Make it so they can be added in roster updates, NFL.com has pretty much all of the players, if not all.

Another thing that kind of bugs me is how many faces there are of rookies where they come in bald. How often do you see COMPLETELY bald players with a biker beard coming out into the draft at ANY position? They should make some new models that don't look like they're out of the early 1980s. Instead of bald, maybe make some more long haired types, more dread types, etc.

I could get into it more, but it would veer off-topic and I don't want to hijack the thread.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

I think having a former community member in there is going to help initially. I really hope Adembroski and the rest of the team do as well as I think they will this year.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #6
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Re: Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

YES! This is a huge pet peeve for me not only in Madden but all sports games. After a few years in fanchise mode, half the players in the league are just 'shadows' and its hard to 'put a face to a name' and feel like your players have some kind of personality. In Madden, whenever I start a new franchise I go through the roster and cut any rookie scrubs who have 'shadow' pictures.

I think Madden 10 and 11 did a pretty good job with generated rookies compared with previous years and other sports games. However, there are a lot of duplicate faces and a lot of faces that just don't look like NFL rookies (lots of baling 21 year olds, handlebar mustaches etc).

I hope generated rookie faces continue to improve in future years not only in Madden but all EA and 2k games. NBA 2k11 also has decent face generation for rookies, howerver, there are some glitches with it and the pictures don't show up in some menus and overlays and are replaced by shadows (not sure if a patch fixed this).

PS. I remember Madden 03 didn't have any faces or shadows for generated rookies and that looked fine too. I just hate the shadows.
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Re: Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

Yeah, no picture is better than a silhouette.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone else get annoyes when the player doesn't have a portrait?

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For some reason, I cringe when I see the shadow head.
I agree, Kinda gets under my skin as well.
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