This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Much like the Miis on the Nintendo 3DS, the new JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines allows you to create a character by taking a picture of yourself with the Vita's camera. Of course, why limit it to being based on your face when there are so many pictures of famous people out there?

Thus, I picked a group of famous people to see how well the game was able to recreate their faces. Some turned out somewhat recognisable… others not so much.

In fact, to be completely honest, I did help the game a bit by matching the eye/hair colours and hair styles manually after the fact (as it seemed to have problems distinguishing them correctly on its own). However, the faces are 100% computer generated and unaltered by me.

Note: The picture on the left is the picture I had the game use to create the in-game model on the right.


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Brad Pitt


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Angelina Jolie


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Lady Gaga


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Ken Watanabe


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Barack Obama


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Michael Jackson


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Weird Al


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Daniel Radcliffe


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Robert Downey Jr.


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Takeshi Kaneshiro


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Oprah


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Jennifer Lawrence


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Takeshi "Beat" Kitano


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Hikaru Utada


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Me


Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines was released in Japan for the PlayStation Vita on July 17, 2014. It has been licensed for a Western release, but no specific date has been announced.


Comments

    I think it did a pretty decent job with the exception of RDJ, if you overlook that there doesn't appear to be facial hair support and you absolutely must have hair and can't be bald/shaved on top then it is more hits than misses.

      I liked RDJ. It got his nose right.

      Overall - these are fantastic. What did you expect - photorealism? This is JRPG stylised into a certain age range. Older faces, out of scope faces won't work well (eg wrinkles/bald). The Oprah one worked far better than I would have expected. The only oddity for me is Michael Jackson.

    The 2 Japanese guys you used (Ken Watanabe & Takeshi Kitano) come out looking exactly the same except for short hair on one.
    Is this game racist? Is it saying all Japanese look alike to it? We must boycott this racist game immediately!

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