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Why did Cleopatra get hit with the ugly stick?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by mike20599, Jul 18, 2016.

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  1. mike20599

    mike20599 Chieftain

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    She looks terrible now!
     
  2. IdiotStyle

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    That's your personnal opinion. Wait to see people like catherine de medici or similar in game to talk about beauty again.:p
     
  3. Aukhenaten

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    Looks fine to me. When you say she's terrible now, what do you mean? Do you think she looked better in Civ3, CivRev?
     
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    Her appearance varies drastically across the different expressions she has:

    This one doesn't look bad at all:
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    This look I am not so keen on:
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    I think she looks a lot better the Cleopatra in Civ 3 as a whole though. The appearance of the Cleopatra in Civ Rev makes no sense because she is a black woman (http://i.imgur.com/x11KmER.jpg), so this is at least an improvement over that.
     
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    I think the designers and animators both did an amazing job with Cleopatra.

    To each his own I guess.
     
  6. darko82

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    So far she's the best.
     
  7. Gorbles

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    What are "real life standards"?
     
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    What? I think the expressive nature of the leaders look very promising so far.
     
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    I like the style and to be honest Cleo was not a very attractive woman in real life.
     
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    You might think she looks cool as an animated character, but I would not consider the look in that picture to be very attractive. However, 'hideous' is a massive overstatement. Not sure why I wrote that.
     
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    She is pretty and looks very alive thanks to the body language in the video.
     
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    I'm not sure every facial expression people make is meant to contribute to someone's attractiveness, personally :p

    And yeah, as obvious caricatures, I was just a bit confused at the "real world" correlary. I mean heck we barely know how she looked in real-life during her reign, other than various Roman leaders wanted her quite badly.
     
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    Actually, she was, What she wasn't, though, was pretty. She was intelligent, charming, but a very beautiful woman she was not.
     
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
     
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    I think she looks alright. Same with Victoria. But soon someone will post why we are judging female rulers by their appearance and not the male leaders.
    Well there were complaints that Roosevelt is portrayed as too huge. That's my only nitpick on the leaders right now.
     
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    I think roosevelt looks cute , but would have liked him to look even more like don rosa's roosevelt :p
     
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    I think she looks fine. Few historians describe her as gorgeous but she riled up the men that met her.

    Having her look okay or weird depending on the angry with haughty espressions and a catching voice seems to be correct.
     
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    She looks overly cartoony to me but no more so than the other leaders. I'm not a huge fan of the style they've gone with this time.

    However, she does look really expressive and like she'll be a lot of fun to interact with in-game. And as others have pointed out, the source of Cleopatra's attractiveness wasn't her looks.
     
  19. thecrazyscot

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    Who cares if she is ugly? No impact on the game at all. As long as the art is high quality I don't care if the characters are ugly. National leaders weren't leaders because of their looks anyways.
     
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    Looks like Nicki Minaj in fancy dress
     
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