This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Much like the Miis on the Nintendo 3DS, the new JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines allows you to create a character by taking a picture of yourself with the Vita's camera. Of course, why limit it to being based on your face when there are so many pictures of famous people out there?

Thus, I picked a group of famous people to see how well the game was able to recreate their faces. Some turned out somewhat recognizable… others not so much.

In fact, to be completely honest, I did help the game a bit by matching the eye/hair colors and hair styles manually after the fact (as it seemed to have problems distinguishing them correctly on its own). However, the faces are 100% computer generated and unaltered by me.

[*Note: The picture on the left is the picture I had the game use to create the in-game model on the right.]


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Brad Pitt


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Angelina Jolie


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Lady Gaga


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Ken Watanabe


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Barack Obama


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Michael Jackson


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Weird Al


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Daniel Radcliffe


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Robert Downey Jr.


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Takeshi Kaneshiro


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Oprah


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Jennifer Lawrence


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Takeshi "Beat" Kitano


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Hikaru Utada


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Me


Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines was released in Japan for the PlayStation Vita on July 17, 2014. It has been licensed for a Western release, but no specific date has been announced.

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