The appearance of Nova in that image is way to barbyish (even with the cinematics... she merely has a 'toughy', 'blown-out', 'minorly grim' look, nothing more... this girl is supposed to be a fuggin' killing machine, and yet she looks like some young-teenage role model, backed by the motto of 'try hard and you can accomplish anything!' (none of which is fully true). I find it hard to explain, but Sia made it obvious. In the book, she mentioned again and again that she wanted to die... I'd see her more as a rough, very awkward (as in un-typical... very much like human-Kerrigan), intelligent, calculating girl; yet 'cute' in a 'warrior' 'Arlene Sanders' theme (Arlene Sanders = bad ass woman in the Doom Novels, with a light, like-able personality, who doesn't mind being called a 'man'). The femme-fatale look isn't revealed very well at all. And I always imagined Nova as the kinda girl who hangs out with the guys (who cares if she was on a dropship in the damn cinematic, guys). She also needs the 'secretive' look, that Kerrigan always put out, socially, or even physically. She looks too bold and confident; which also means arrogance and a very unlikeable personality, for anyone (the only reason Fagin or anyone else hated her in the book is because she kept saying and revealing shit... not because she's a stuck up beauty pagent goer).
The book didn't give her nearly as much uniqueness as Kerrigan in human form, and I would've imagined her to look less childish, modelly, etc.
Less barbie, less Milla Jovovich, more secretive/alone Kerrigan/Arlene Sanders personality. I don't mind a vaguely Laura Croft personality (then again, that'd just be cheap). Level-headed, cynical, etc. Those are the kinds of traits (already mentioned) that I'd expect from Nova, too.
Bah, I'm rambling here. My mind feels too dull right now to string together a piece of writing that's mechanical and easy enough on the eyes.
And once again, I agree. Looks mean alot to any Blizzard game.
I'd actually be happier if it wasn't one of the 3 projects. Think about it, the game looked like it seriously sucked a big one; and, it'd raise the odds of the 3 projects being 'Diablo 3', 'WoS', and 'StarCraft 2'. If Ghost was to come out, what would it be? 'WoS', 'StarCraft 2', and 'Ghost'?
Wait! No diablo3! Oh noes!
Then again, they've already announced ghost and displayed it at at least 3 E3s, so I'd say announcing ghost wouldn't qualify as an 'announcement'. In that sense, the 3 games are NOT going to include ghost, even if ghost were to ever be released, which looks unlikely. Blizz tends to scrap material that aint top quality.
Which they've thought about doing... yet I'm sure they haven't gotten down to yet. They don't really care about it at this point, so either they'll forget about it later on, until they come to the point where they'll say "You know what? Screw this.", or they've already chosen to screw it all together, and haven't bothered with the announcement until they feel it actually matters to make it official that it's canceled.
Yah, well if they made Nova as unique a character as Kerrigan used to be (before infestation), intelligent, normalish human, interesting, changed the look of her face to be a little more exotic (like I thought she used to be... she's supposed to be 'natural' too, for god sakes) and not like that of some labotomy and plastic surgery, etc. with the inclusion of a backstory not written by Decandido, and a plot as well layed out as the original StarCraft happened to be, then they'd have succeeded (at least with the female protagonist). Don't know what's gone wrong with Blizz. I guess they didn't get the 'hang' of it after all these years. Perhaps their 'fresh youngster' employees are screwing them over. Perhaps they didn't even try.
That picture looks far too much like some rendition of Aeon Flux, with added effect of the barbie, blow-up doll, coke addict, supermodel look. Horrible, really.