My girlfriend is a…I’m not sure, she does graphic stuff. Basically she’s an expert on stuff like designing interfaces and what not. I was watching the new trailers and she leans over and looks and goes “Wow, what the hell are those?” and I’m like “Health bars” and she said “The screen feels really crowded.” And I said “Well these characters are just really tall.” Then I realized that even if they weren’t tall, the new interface is really horrible. Especially when compared to the last game.
Notice how the old interface is intuitive and easy gather information from? This new one just looks wonky and way too big. The fact tall charecters have their head hitting it while just standing is horrific.
Not to mention how THICK it is. There is no reason for it to be that wide, and how it obscures the other health bars. I don’t get why they had to change it at all.
Plus the X factor thing is incredibly obnoxious.
I assume that capcom has a lot bigger budget then most game companies. Why can’t they hire world class graphic designers or whatever to make it easy to look at AND enjoyable to look at? Seriously it looks like a third of the screen is covered by the health bars.