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When Your Monster Hunter: World Character Looks Different In-Game

[Images: 2ch]
[Images: 2ch]

In more and more games, the character creation tools are amazing. You can craft cool, cute and, yes, sexy-looking characters. But what if your creations look slightly different when in the field? Bummer!

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As pointed out by Monster Hunter YouTuber Gaijin Hunter, some folks are feeling letdown by how their character creations appear to change.

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The discrepancy might be because, as Gaijin Hunter adds, the custom faces might look good from one angle, but less so at other ones. So, these could be unflattering angles. Also, it looks like certain face types and hairstyles end up slightly different in-game. But hey, there isn’t the same gap for everyone! Many people’s characters turned out a-okay.

But this Twitter user, for example, claimed to have spent 90 minutes making a character, only to be disappointed by how the character looked in-game. The expectation is that the character should look exactly the same, I guess.

This tweet has gone viral in Japan as has this one.

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Another viral tweet compared it to photo filters that make selfies look better.

[Image: Twitter]
[Image: Twitter]
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This Twitter user wanted to make a “cool woman type,” but was let down by the in-game result.

Here are more disappointed Monster Hunter: World players, with comparisons via Twitter and 2ch (here and here), Japan’s largest online forum. Some of the in-game characters, mind you, look totally fine!

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[Images: 2ch]
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Just think of character creation as its own game, and then you’ll never be let down.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

lastscene86
LastScene86

As someone who spends more time in the character creator than the game, I totally empathise here. I absolutely HATE when that creation doesn’t turn out the same in the in-game engine. Especially when I have to play through some 20 minute intro before I can even see them (side eyes Destiny).

If the in game engine is going to make them all derpy just give me that straight up. I can work with derp. I can make derp BEAUTIFUL.