Power Overwhelming



this overuse of praise on often-less-deserving mods leaves little room to describe accurately those rare, truly exceptional works that genuinely deserve such praise. NiuHaka's head skins are amongst those few which exceed every way not only the norm, but even stand out amongst the very best that this community has to offer.This latest mod from NiuHaka - for the original KotOR this time - is of that same exceptional standard, as the screenshots below attest. The mod consists of a single 'base' head reskin, of which there are four variant reskins available here, with two or three sub-variants for each, and the option to have glowing eyes or not. The mod therefore gives you 20 options for the replacement of the third Asian male head. If that sounds confusing, look at the screenshots for clarification. :PThe level of skill seen in this mod can only be described as mastery; there is no doubt that this modder is of exceptional ability and knows exactly how to apply it. The level of care, planning and, often, surprising subtlety on show in each of these reskins. The level of attention to detail and care shown by the author is truly wonderful. The amount of choice given to the end user is, similarly, exemplary. Indeed, to criticise this mod seems almost heretical given the sheer quality of the skins. Some may not prefer the mod given its overt preference for more obvious Dark Side transitions in the vein of the original KotOR style, while they might also be seen as somewhat fantasy-esque. In all honesty, however, these are matters purely of taste, and in no way reflect the mod's value. Leaving aside the texturing itself, on a more general modding note, the author might consider making these skins available in-game alongside one another and the original, rather than each replacing one another in a future edition. Again, this criticism can hardly be described as a major issue, and these skins stand out as at the pinnacle of KotOR skinning.Mod Rating: Very AdvancedNB: Please leave constructive criticism, particularly if you download and use this mod, as the download-counter isn't very informative.-Darth InSidious


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