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Why'd Gabe's A:NR have a different portrait from A:Infiltration?


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#1 Messenger

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

As per the title.

At the non-official A:NR Facebook page, someone posted a mash-up version of Gabriel Santiago's A:NR ID using art from Infiltration. I was really disappointed because his Infiltration portrait was way cooler and sleeker than the goateed art we currently have. avergonzado_triste

In addition, his A:NR appearance is not consistent with the Android universe in that regard; it's not just a break from his earlier appearance in that game but also a break with his appearance on Bank Job's art.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

Sorry; still trying to figure out the posting controls on there forums.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:39 AM



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

Wow. That is awesome. I assume that the reason is that art of that quality is epensive, haha. Plus when you have good cohesive art, it tends to all be by one person. That isn't the case in a card game. You can't go for bang up art like that and then ask the next artist to draw a similarly good card with Gabriel in it. It just couldn't match the quality.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

mdc273 said:

Wow. That is awesome. I assume that the reason is that art of that quality is epensive, haha. Plus when you have good cohesive art, it tends to all be by one person. That isn't the case in a card game. You can't go for bang up art like that and then ask the next artist to draw a similarly good card with Gabriel in it. It just couldn't match the quality.

It's not just the quality but the consistency. The Gabe of the LCG is not the same as that of Infiltration; his appearance changed.

You don't need to have the same artist for that; that's why companies dealing with persistent characters and continuing storylines produce art designs and style guides so that even if different artists deal with the same subject, they remain true to what was established.

What's weird here is that Gabe's A:NR ID changed from Infiltration's but his original appearance is in Bank Job. Compare that to Mac's ID and Modded, or to Chaos Theory and Big Brother. Lots of quotes in the game are also references to other parts of the Android universe. 



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

Gabe looks fine, but Noise in Android looks much better than Noise in Android: Netrunner.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

Lord Jure said:

Gabe looks fine, but Noise in Android looks much better than Noise in Android: Netrunner.

You gotta put up a picture.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

There we go, you even have some nice info about him there.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

Again, why the change? To be fair, at least there are enough similarities and consistencies to simply say that Ji had a makeover. But Gabe really changed…



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Looks so awesome!  This Gabe is sooooo much better, toqtamish. Great job!






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