Honestly, I liked it better without the laser pointers dotting him.
The two burn holes on his breast plate were sufficient in adding that grit, but the extra ones spotted here and there and on the helmet just makes it seem he's going after some needle-thin threat.
The edit/changes aside, though, this is fantastic art. The smokey orange to the left compliments well with the Blue Bomber. I LOVE the particle effects of the charging Megabuster. The metallic detailing and subtle knicks and scratches are AWESOME on the armor. The rubbery abdomen was a great touch.
The face must've been really fucking challenging.
I never quite understood the Japanese tendency to make (Rockman) sound more like (RockBOY)...I get the human that was turned into Mega Man was really young, but were they too scared he might be paralleled to Astro Boy or something? With Mega Man X, he's all grown up. Longer proportions, and to my bewilderment as a kid playing the next tier X games, he's voiced by a girl sounding like a child again.
Whatever Japan. Do your thing.... but I guess the artistic direction based on the character always aimed to make him appear youthful as well, beneath the helm.
What you've done here is the PERFECT, Non-Anime execution of his face. Every non-anime interpretation of MegaMan that I've ever seen up to this point just looks disgusting or wrong. This retains that Japanese, almost baby-face quality, and yet, somehow pulls it off with such grace, it retains grit, and it embraces badassery.
Is it the lighting? Is it simple details like the human blood coming out of the cut (though X was a Reploid). Is it the facial expression? Is it the masterful lighting, combined with the Megabuster and an overhead lightsource making sure the top of his eyes are shadowed?
Probably all. But Jesus Christ, man, mad props. Full Vote of 5.
(I still think the added laser pointers are a bit overkill.)
You know whats cool...
When Megaman came out in 1987, the setting year of the game was between 2000-2099.
So it is entirely possible that we'll see androids or sentient robots as advanced as Megaman sometime in our lifetime.
looks more like a cross between x and the original
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