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Angeles2099

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Top 5 Best and worst Skins.
on: April 09, 2019, 12:11:35 PM


I'm personally judging them by the effort it must of had to take to make them, any special VFX and how cool they generally look.
I'll also be including default skins and will explain why I think they are good or bad.

#5 The Good: Schneider - Remote Unit - "4n3sk4"
For those of you  who are aware of the anime FLCL (Fooly Cooly) and know the red-variant of the character Canti. You could greatly appreciate the fact that this skin exist in the game. Now if you don’t that’s fine too, This alone might be reason enough to get Schneider. I mean who doesn't want to replace Schneider with a Robot.


#5 The Bad: Mikah - Space Mechanic
I have this skin on the tail end of the top-5 list because it leaves me conflicted. I love the badass Tattoos on her and I want to see more of it, but much like Schneider’s FTMG skin, running around as a Mechanic version of a favorite character is Mildly interesting at best.


#4 The Good: Ginebra - Sabertooth "Heavy Armor"
Theirs nothing like a black sleek suit of armor and when transformed, glowing red eyes to make you feel like a cut above the rest. I’m not going to lie, Using this skin usually makes me feel like a boss.  I can’t do a lax mission while using this skin its either I go hard or change character.



#4 The Bad: Doldren - La Parca
I love Doldren, the mans Death on two legs and I have nothing wrong with his Default outfit, but this *IS* his default outfit just with a Coat and a neck sash on. I noticed that his suit is slightly more brighter but come on its a smidge bit lazy.


#3 The Good: Iune - Emnu Nadi
Perhaps its my own personal bias opinion but if it weren’t for the remaining top 2, this skin would be the most interesting skin in the game. “ahem” Ok so that aside it always bothered me that saying the Locals are Aliens. From a visual stand-point they’re just humans with white hair and the sclera of the eye is black/Grey. This skin is Majestic as hell, more so than with HIVE’s Destiny’s Bride skin and far more fitting of the title Alien then the other Locals.


#3 The Bad: Alicia - Default
I’ll just get to the point, That face. I actually thought she was on drugs when I first saw her, with her red bags under her eyes. Couple that with her odd hairstyle (even with scars she can still figure something out) and bright orange leggings had me staying clear of her and never getting the chance to use her effective powers. I understand the idea was something along the lines of making her look like a Rebel which is Feint but there but she comes off as Trashy. (But I cant deny she has a great body though for what it's worth.)


#2 The Good: Shae - Emnu Dagan
Now very much like Iune’s Emnu transformation, Shae also altered herself, albeit a far more sinister and evil look. Now I’m not sure if her design was inspired from the antagonist of the Berserk anime but she looks a whole lot like Femto (Griffith). Which is making a statement because that demon is the epitome of cruelty. Which speaks volumes for her character. (great for antagonist role play) Playing as her with this skin makes you feel like you should be a Loner and be some kind of uber assassin which is fun as hell.


#2 The Bad: Schneider - Fishtank Murder Groupie
When you see Schneider, let alone a Groupie version of him, the word Badass doesn’t really come to mind. Perhaps because we already learned how agitating he can be, is what had me place him so low but none the less this skin will seem to only be interesting in niche groups of players who are interested in Dubstep,Trap,House, Techno and so on.


(I messed the order up a bit)

1# The Bad: Hans - Default
If this list was determined by mission effectiveness, Hans would be in the top 5 best, but visually speaking when seeing him for the first time you could easily gloss over him to the more aesthetically pleasing characters besides him. At first glance I get a sense of a washed-out old man who seems past his prime and doesn’t even look threatening to boot. I could imagine him being the type to throw an empty beer bottle as he slurs his words. To make matters worse you never see him in the story except the 1st mission so you never get the chance to see if theirs more to him than expected.


#1 The Best: Loath - Grendel
Before I begin praising this skin I want to say a small gripe. When you have an amazing look but are generally unable to act as you appear it generally sucks, and I’ll get more into that in a second.


               Its one thing to be Shae and have her skin look like a demon or monster but in Loaths case, he is very much the real deal. Sinister red eyes, reptilian spiked hide and razor sharp claws and teeth. Anywhere else this guy would easily pass as a boss fight but instead he’s on the side of the Raiders. This man is a savage (literally). His beastial form is by far the best playable feature in the game even if its for a small window.


Now the thing is, I don’t want to see anymore of his belching, butt-scratching and luchador flipping we’ve been having with Loath. I’d like to see a base melee chain that is oriented to claw swipes and bites. Emotes where for a moment he flips out and into a Rage/Spaz or you see his right arm beginning to transform against his will before he snaps out of it and has it shrink back. These are the things that will make Loath perfect in my eyes and fortunately this could happen with the new store that’s coming in the future that goodness.


Honorable mentions:
Ginebra - Default
Sorry,  for completely professional and very serious purposes I HAD to put Ginebra here for one or more reasons….Da Booty.


Doldren - Prisoner of the Pit of Repudiation
Doldren always was the Reaper among the Raiders, but when this skin came out I thought, “finally something other then a "pretty-boy” psychopath" Now he really fits the bill more so than his default skin.


Loath - Subject #02
I’m just going to say it, I laughed so much every time I used this skin. The thought of a buck-assed nude sweaty man charging at you (the enemy) made every mission that much more fun, not to mention the subtle reminder of the character Wolverine in his Weapon-X days was a nice nod too.

 
Oh also, the fact that he has a mouth gag like his former ally wardogs is really interesting for me as an Antagonist. I now plan on using this skin when Antagging in any Umbra Wardog related missions, because frankly he as "Subject #02" is the not-so-secret weapon of the attacking wardog party, an Apex Predator if you will.


HIVE - Destiny’s Bride
I always enjoyed seeing how majestic HIVE looks with this skin. The gold ornaments and white organic material looks great and her blue-ish skin only makes it stand out that much more. (If only she had an equally ornate gun to compliment this skin ;) )


Valeria - Harvester Unit
Valeria’s default skin really set a standard for her personality, she’s wealthy, beautiful in her own way and has a bit of a vampire thing going for her. Then when you see the harvester Unit its like the person driving the car was about to miss there turn and made a really hard left. I’m not going to say her design is bad, its actually really amazing aside from the entire head. I love her limbs, the bladed sections look particularly lethal.



Dis-Honorable Mentions:

Dr. Kuzmann - The Surgeon
I love the Doctor, but I always hated that his Skull was never visible all the time but thanks to his default skin, he looked cool enough to forget about it, here though its essentially a Palette swap of his default skin with added bits. That seems mildy annoying.


Lycus Dion - Mars Mercenary
Part of the thing about Lycus I never liked was the Fact he had a Mullet, How is the most badass immortal in the Galaxy (no not Lobo from DC) is running around with a Mullet. You’d think in his hundreds of years of being alive he’d be interested in trying something new? But I digress, Lycus in my opinion screams badass in just about all his skins, but with this one I just think “Mehh” his metal arms are ok and those glasses don’t make him look any cooler.


Rak Mayura - Great Hunter
Not much to critique about with this skin other than the fact that 90% of the time using this skin will make no sense as far as the climate is concerned. Its about as understandable as bringing just your swimming trunks and or 2-Piece to the Antarctic


Ginebra - Slave Unit
I’m really not a fan of any skin that’s just a palette swap of another. Thats the case here, remove Ginebra’s shoulder pads and add a new model for the head and you have the most expensive skin in the game.



Dr.Kuzmann -Walker from the Deep
Frankly I’m not a fan of playing as a zombie but I can’t deny this is a very out there look. This would be the 2nd fifth council character with an uncanny appearance that diverges from the fifth council staple.


OK, so there you have it. My top 5 best and worst skins but all of these were my personal choices and frankly I was very biased on them. What top #5 would of been more Accurate?
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 12:14:18 PM by Angeles2099 »

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Re: Top 5 Best and worst Skins.
Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 07:52:34 PM
Top 5:

Lycus - Prussian mercenary
Iune -Vaasi suit
Hive - Default
Valeria - Default
Doldren - Prisoner

Worst:

Doldren -Parca
Loath -Grendel (it have strange face)
I don't like much the default of Alicia, but others are good.
Than Shae is beautiful character, but her skins must have more potential.

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Re: Top 5 Best and worst Skins.
Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 09:04:25 PM
fun topic

Top 5:
1. Naked Loath, too bad we had the pixel bug and now I know he's smooth as Ken under there
2. Hive - Nityat, she actually looks like a warrior, I don't like her other skins
3. Schneider base - Not overly muscular, fun, colourful.
4. Harec - Elite corp - I don't like his hair
5. Lycus - Prussion soldier - I like Lycus style in general, but his normals arms are fine.

Worst:
1. Valeria Harvester - ugliest bumblebee I've ever seen. It's a cross between Rastafarian and a hornet, and her default looks really good.
2. Alicia Reborn - Alicias face is bad, her team-profile-pic is really bad and that body is the worst. She looks very british though, in the worst way. Only Elite-Corp reminds me of tank-girl-movie which I like a bit.
3. Schneider Aneska - Just not my style, too flashy
4. Doldren - 90% about him sucks, looks, codpiece, gameplay, weapon, emotes, ....
5. Ginebra, you need to pay 4500 to not see her face ... that says a lot.

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Re: Top 5 Best and worst Skins.
Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 06:14:13 PM
I'm going to disagree with the alicia default skin: yeah she looks like she dabbles in drugs but she is with the war dogs the group that is over the top with their main ideal about, yeah if you can shape the mind to think your soldiers are unbeatable walking death machines then they will keep coming at you no matter what. Even if that means having to alter the mind with narcotics or mind altering drugs. I thought alicia looked cool and bad ass, she looks totally punk rock and the ideal bad girl. Her default skin to me is what drew me to her.

I will agree with hans: hans is probably my least favorite character. It's not because he is old or anything there are plenty of old cool soldiers done well like solid snake. Hans also to me is a popular character simply for his jetpack. But to me, his default skin always looked kind of silly. I thought his rising sun skin was cool but it definitely takes away from the old man personality. His cook skin to me is his best. I guess they wanted to go for a flight suite kind of vibe for his default skin but maybe its just the color pallet for me? It reminds me of salmon or imitation crab.

I haven't gotten to play loath or umbra just yet but to me loath just reminds me of a fat unstable trevor from gta5. So he isnt too appealing to me. His latest skin to me is honestly the most interesting. I understand the blur effect but to be honest I think it could be better without it. Trust me I dont want to see it but so few games break the mold with full body nudity but its probably for the best lol

Honestly I'm surprised konstantin isnt on your list. I always felt his skins were some of the most boring. The hooded one he has looked a little more cool in the comic for some reason.

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Re: Top 5 Best and worst Skins.
Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 07:17:29 PM
Right now, I am really loving Ayanas new outfit. It show off her curves really well. The hair style and color give it real personality too. Its regal. I mainly bought it for the T&A factor though.



All of the outfits in this game are of really high technical quality IMO. The detail they consistently contain is worthy of being in a "AAA" title IMO. My other 4 favorite designs though...

Alicias Reborn outfit. The electrical robot arm give it its cool factor and the outfit itself shows off Alicas figure well - even though she has a few scars. The hair looks terrible here, but I still like the outfit overall.

Hans Heavens Bane outfit. He looks a lot like a Japanese Kamikaze pilot. The sword gives us a cool taste of Japanese culture, whilst Hans' sideburns also make the look seem more modern and trendy.

Mikah Shadow Raider. Again, I mainly like this outfit for the sex appeal. I think Mikas ass looks fantastic in this costume. The whole ninja mask makes her look like a silent killer whilst the lights and straps suggest modern military. This is the ONLY Mikah outfit I like - but I like it a lot.



Ginebra default outfit. A skintight bodysuit on a PERFECT female figure? Sweet. I just wish she had a prettier face :/

Loaht Grendel costume. This look seriously awesome. This look reminds me a bit of that skin condition that Jorah had in Game of Thrones - but its purple here and not so gross. The shark-face on the monster look really nice too. Ive never actually seen someone use this in a match. Its not cheap I guess.

Aneska Scourge of Phobos/Story costume. When Aneska first came out, I was a bit disappointed with her look because I thought maybe the devs had tried to tone down her original level of sex appeal by giving her an ugly bandage to cover her pretty face and the cable running down to Kuzmans head on her waist, obscured some of her exposed boobs. Its good that the original came back.

The few costumes I dont like are...

Lycus Mars Mercenary. Its just too boring. I highly rate all 3 of Lycus' other looks though.

Mikah default costume. Looks boring and I dont think the headscarf goes with the rest of the outfit well at all.

Ayana Recruit on the New Exeter costume. The tattoos, the eypatch and the beanie all combine to make this outfit outright ugly for me. Reminds me of a homeless woman. Again, I really like both her other costumes though.

Iune Emnu Nadi. I have seen some very positive comments about this costume, but it reminds me of a cheap Christmas reindeer ornament. Im just not a fan.

Valerias (newly released) Space Tourist costume. Again, its kind of got an ugly beanie and the skirt worn over pants remind me of something a homeless woman might wear.