I know it more closely resembles the "original" art, but it drives me mad how radically different the appearance is between the sprites and the portraits. They could have at least tried to match the hair color, it wouldn't be hard to just color-swap... And also, I may get flamed for saying this and am probobly one of the few... but I freakin HATE Armano's or whatever his name is art. I think it's ridiculously goofy and redundant, why final fantasy has stuck with him for so long I will never understand... I guess I'll give him points for originality though
yeah, I understand making it easier to tell the characters apart in game, but my question is why didnt they change the PORTRAITS. Amano's art needs to all be buried in a huge hole somewhere... But since they changed the in-game characters hair I was wondering.. why galuf? He would have worked fine with white hair. I mean he is old after all, it would make sense. Plus his brown hair matches Bartz brown hair and thus defeats the purpose of differentiating the characters. My theory is that even the game designers realized that amano's characters suck...
Galuf's hair always seemed "graying" to me as it was. Like that point between fully colored hair and white hair. But I do agree that the portraits are ridiculous. I hate Amano's art too, and while it has originality and distinctiveness, those don't make it good.
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