So let me get this off my chest before I begin. I'm not a Spider-Man fan. I've seen the movies, sure, but beyond that, nada. I can, however, use Google Image search just as good as the next person. My final answer: this Carnage skin is decent. It could be better, naturally, as can anything on this site, but for what it is I think it achieves its goals fairly well.
I'm going to break this down into pros and cons. Let's start with the pro's though. Firstly, this skin has the right color scheme. Sounds silly that I would mention that, doesn't it? Well trust me, you'd be surprised... The fact that the author got the right colors here is a great start! In addition to this, the author has given conscious thought to (a) the shape of the character (by choosing the shadowtrooper model) and (b) the relationship between the red body and the black hilighting of the character.
Another good pro to mention is that custom sounds were included, all googled from... google. I was going to list these as a con, because I think they sound silly, but since I'm here to judge the mod and not the character, they will remain a pro. And of course the face is there... what would Carnage be without his crazy face?
On to the cons, during which I will include my own suggestions on improving this skin. Con number one: the model. I know it looks like I listed it as a pro, but it was more the thought of it that was the pro. The actual model has the right basic shape to be Carnage, but it's far too segmented. It looks like armor... which it is. The first model I thought of that might make a good replacement was the Grayfox model. I'll admit it's been a while since I've had time to take a close look at it, so it may not fit either, but it's food for thought anyway. Although that model does come with its own set of problems.
My second con was the black hilighting. This again is like the model. It's good that the author recognized it needed to be there, but it's far too random to really be what Carnage displays, which is a definite hilighting of the musculature and body, and not nearly so random as the author has made it. A little more attention to this could create a really awesome effect.
The last thing I really wanted to mention was the red bit, and this is minor. I understand the author has used a very simple filter to create the effect, but I did want to mention that, from my stint on google image search, Carnage's skin looked far smoother than this particular skin shows it to be. A little bit of a blur on this filter might smooth it out a little.
Phew, a bit long winded tonight. Overall I'd say it's a good attempt at Carnage, from Spider-Man, and with a little tweaking (and maybe a new model choice) a version two could be a very successful improvement on this. In the mean time, though, this particular skin seems like it should do fairly well as a Carnage option, for the fans.
Team Support: No Bot Support: No NPC Support: No New Sounds: Yes
TITLE: CARNAGE AUTHOR: YODAMAN123 DATE FINISHED: 2-22-07 After I finished my horrible Dr.Doom skin I decided to move on. Personally I like Spider-Man and his foes so I made CARNAGE. Carnage is a former cerial killer named Kledus Kassedy. When the symbiot combined with him well... CHAOS BROKE OUT!!!! :o Carnage feeds of the living so I included a taunt of him saying "SNACK TIME". I basicly recolered and retextured the shadowtrooper with photoshop. I added sounds I got from randomly GOOGLE searching Carnage sounds so I took the sounds from the first one. As you see in the screenshots I personally would use the ifrit red fire claws since he can form his hands into any random shape. (I'M ADVERTISING THAT YOU GET IFRIT) It took me all of maybe 3 hours and that's long for such a bad quality skin I kno I know. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS
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