Monday, September 05, 2005

Haunting Ground + Clock Tower 3 screen spectacular!

I captured some costume screens from Haunting Grounds with the intention of updating my previous review, but thought it might be more interesting if I presented them alongside the outfits in Clock Tower 3. Haunting Ground is the spiritual successor to Clock Tower 3, and it’s by mostly the same development team as far as I’ve been able to confirm. The similar approach to the types of costumes certainly bears that out.

I’ll start out with slightly revised text from the HG outfit review updated with pics and then dive right into the CT3 outfits.

Haunting Ground

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Main outfit - Fairly unique and loaded with intricate designs along the out edges of her top and dress. I'm a big fan of chokers and sharp looking boots.
Rating: 7 out of 10

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Alternate main outfit – The same as above except Fiona’s hair is down (fantastic), and she is barefoot (it doesn’t do anything for me).
Rating: 7 out of 10

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Surgical Gown – A short white smock with blood splatters. Hair is once again down and sans shoes. The disturbing elements of the outfit counteract any sex appeal.
Rating: 5 out of 10

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Texas Cowgirl – This is the outfit that had me playing a second time. At first glance, it may look as your run-of-the-mill sexy cowgirl outfit. Look closely at the detailed designs on her leather gloves, chaps, and boots as well as the textures on her hat. Someone worked really hard on everything she has on. On top of all that, her hair is down.
Rating: 10 out of 10

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Illegal in some states – Although this skimpy leather number also looks like it’s not some slapped together outfit, the overly titillating nature of it makes it hard to take seriously. Sure the Cowgirl outfit is sexy, but it strikes a better balance. Illegal is still fun, just not very inspired.
Rating: 7 out of 10

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Fiona the frog – Um, giant frog mascot suit. It’s neat for a laugh, but the killer panda suit from the Onimusha series is far cooler.
Rating: 5 out of 10

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Hewie/ Normal – What is there to say about Hewie’s normal coat. It’s nice.
Rating: 5 out of 10

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Hewie/ German Shepard – Nice variation, but again there’s not much to comment on.
Rating: 5 out of 10

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Hewie/ Stuffed Dog – Now we’re talking. I swear the game is so much funnier with a stuffed Hewie alongside you. Very cool and ultra cute at the same time.
Rating: 8 out of 10


Clock Tower 3

Making good-looking screen grabs for this older title was rather tough, so please excuse the rather bland color palette. Alyssa has five outfits: one default, four unlockables. It’s also fascinating to see how far the graphics have come in just two short years.

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Default School Uniform – Your standard school girl outfit. Nothing really special about it, but it looks nice enough.
Rating: 6 out of 10

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Toga – This is Alyssa’s costume from the end of the game. Very drab, I don’t like it very much.
Rating: 3 out of 10

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Roman Warrior – Not something you see everyday that’s for sure. I like the details in the armor although the jaggy graphics make it hard to fully appreciate.
Rating: 7 out of 10

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Cowgirl – It’s not fair to compare this to Fiona’s awesome outfit, but I’m going to anyway. Jeans, jacket, and a hat? So unoriginal. The attempt at sexiness with the exposed bra top is pathetic.
Rating: 2 out of 10

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Leather Queen – It’s not that I don’t like the leather, it’s just that it doesn’t look right on Alyssa. I don’t mean that Alyssa is too innocent, because you’re never too innocent for some leather. The fit is wrong and unflattering.
Rating: 3 out of 10

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

apparently there is supposed to be a difference between PAL and NTSC USA costumes for one the Greek dress doesn't match the end battle outfit and secondly the cowgirl comes in pants? i thought it was with miniskirt weird? nice costumes still.

Anonymous said...

maybe put up the Japanese costumes as well ?

Anonymous said...

Not to be to pervy on this but capcom "have2 made all there "skirted" charaters upskirtable, for some weird domented reson.. Are CAPCOM going pervy?

Anonymous said...

Woohoo , ever since I learned , ( largely thanks to you in the first place...heh ) , that there were alternate costumes...I've been trying to find pics of them and so far have had no luck with google searches.
Thanks for putting those pics up , hope to see the other versions ( such as cowgirl with miniskirt ) soon....

To others : Psst...it's called "fanservice". *laughs*
I think Capcom has always done fanservice to some extent , they're just doing it more often now?
*shrug*
Any way , people love pantyshots. Why would Capcom deny them? LOL

Anonymous said...

Uh...

It's completely unfair to compare the Alyssa cowgirl outfit to the Fiona cowgirl outfit for the, you know THREE YEAR PRODUCTION DIFFERENCE...

Anonymous said...

Dare I say it? Hewie is the sexy one. Oohoo.

Anonymous said...

well i like Alyssa's lether dress a lot makes her look hot like an agent crime salving prson

Anonymous said...

I think it's appropriate to have Alyssa's outfits be a bit less revealing. She's younger and, lets face it, Fiona's outfit's are incredibly unrealistic.

peter said...

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