Out of the Mega Blue, I return from my vacation to write another analysis of how I do things when I make (or when I used to) sprites for the MMRPG Prototype or the analysis can just turn into a review of what I think of the sprites today. Let's get started so I don't miss my Transformers Special...
General Notes: One of my cleanest sheets. A shame not every sprite here is a winner however imo.
Mugshot: I didn't do anything to it. But dat face certainly lives up to being a mugshot. Just look at that criminal-like expression.
Base 1-2: ♫ "See me do this jig, I like pie and I'm big. See the great dance of my people and play my Mega Man sequel." ♪ Too bad mostly no one will ever see Hard Man's squat dance to its full potential.
Taunt: "Yeah, I'm Hard! You gotta problem?" I honestly don't remember what kind of trash talk was spouting the first time his taunt was created. But that has now been taken care of now.
Victory: Either someone told Hard Man to put his hands in the air and he complied too literally or HARD Man transformed into a retired RAY Man. He came out this way because raising one's arms is body language for joy or even more fitting - triumph. TIP: Researching and knowing body language is essential when you're trying fully express an emotion or thought when making sprites like the ones here or humanesque art.
Defeat: Just loved including smoke in this one.
Shoot: "Now I'm the one who makes yous put your hands up, capiche?"
Throw: Why throw an object when you can toss your entire arm as well?
Summon: "AAAUUUGGGGHHHHHH!!" choo...
Slide: "Now now, don't mind the sliding infant." *facepalm Not one of my better sprite making days.
Defend: "You'll never tell what cards I hold. But once you do, it'll be too late. Mwa ha ha ha!" I can say this sprite came out the simple way it did since Hard Man is 99% protected. Just by sight his most vulnerable spot would be his face. So having him cover his face was a no brainer.
Damage: "Eek! A Gockroach S! / My toast! / Jiminy Christmas! / The oven! / Great Scott! / Who parked their car on my sandwich!?" The list goes on, the things he could be shouting has limitless potential.
Special: Finally my favorite part on this sheet. Here we have the one and only - MEGATRON. Hard Man's helmet always did give me a Megatron vibe since I first started working on his sheet. Just as he craves ultimate power he also apparently craves "Energon-O's"
That's a wrap for this Breakdown and for all of the MM3 sheets I submitted. Next time, is MM5 time. A-di-os!
Adrian Edit : These are great sprites and indeed there's a story behind each and every frame, but an entire thread devoted to discussing each one is not necessary and as such I'm locking the thread now.
The Visuals of the MMRPG Prototype - Characters - Hard Man Posted by MMX100 on December 19th, 2016 at 2:54am Viewed 638 Times