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Classic or Modern Design?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Great Lange, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Great Lange

    Great Lange The Great Lange

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    I was wondering what everyone's thoughts on this were because it's always bothered me and I realize this may be an unpopular opinion but I really think the classic design is much better. I know the modern design has been around much longer now, but I still don't see it as the right design. The classic design is shorter, fatter, and has a nice combination of cute and cool that conveys the character better, while the modern design is edgier and lanky with exaggerated proportions. I have reference images below for comparison.

    I really think Jim Davis dropped the ball on this and should've stuck to the classic Garfield design, I don't know what do you guys think?

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  2. Murasaki

    Murasaki Co-Creator of Sonic Utopia

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    When seeing them side-by-side, it's clear that the modern design is for kids with short attention spans. The classic design may not be the type of thing that's popular these days, but it has a lot more character to it. The design is made to complement a more complex and nuanced experience.
  3. Mr. Potatobadger

    Mr. Potatobadger Resident Accuracy Freak

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    As much as I prefer the classic design, I really do sometimes think the fans do a better job than the creator.

  4. StarlightSeelig

    StarlightSeelig Resident procrastinator

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    It is without a doubt no contest that the classic design is more aesthetically pleasing.
  5. TheStoneBanana

    TheStoneBanana The Bananaman

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    The biggest mistake they made with the modern design was adding green eyes. Absolutely disgusting.

  6. Murasaki

    Murasaki Co-Creator of Sonic Utopia

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    Oh jeez, this looks so weird. This series was never meant for 3D.
  7. Mors

    Mors maryo flashback

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  8. PicsAndPixels

    PicsAndPixels E Rank Member

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    >taking a traditionally round character meant to curl into a ball and making him thinner with long noodly limbs

    Who ever thought that would be a good idea?
  9. Lhancat

    Lhancat A Red Cat

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    I prefer the "modern" design. It's what I'm used to. Can it really be called Modern? That design has been used for years.

    I didn't mind the live action movies but they could have made him more believable and less obvious CGI.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
  10. Clouder

    Clouder The one and only

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    Personally, I like the design between Classic and Modern. It's the perfect blend imo
  11. Barak

    Barak E Rank Member

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    I would admit that Classic's design is theoraticly more astheticly pleasing and makes more sence for what it Does, but I don't feel like Modern is as bad as some people make it out to be, altho I can't really explain it, there is just something....apealing to me about the modern design. I can't really explain it, but my personal story with that design is that I used to think it's better then classic because Modern looked more like a teenager and was focusing on being cool and looking older. which at the time I though was more important and so I took the cute aspect of Classic less seriously and somehow gravitated towards Modern a bit more. but I think over this years I lost that metality and I do love the Classic design a lot more now and it's honestly probably even cooler then Modern. but even with that, I can't say I hate Modern , maybe i'm just to used to him at this point.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  12. StrawHatLuffy

    StrawHatLuffy E Rank Member

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    The Boom Design is clearly the greatest of all time:

  13. DimensionWarped

    DimensionWarped Resuming Dangerous Status

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    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand classic Sonic. The design is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of classic animation techniques most of the details will go over a typical player's head. There's also Sonic's pantomime expressions, which are deftly woven into his characterisation- his act draws heavily from the exhibitions of Joseph Grimaldi, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these actions, to realise that they're not just way past cool- they say something deep about LIFE.
  14. Kono Mike da

    Kono Mike da Sleepy

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    I'd gladly take a blend between the two. The late '90s era design, but a bit shorter.
  15. EmeraldDebug

    EmeraldDebug E Rank Member

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    I really liked sonic adventures style. I equally love the classic style though. I can't seem to chose.