When we say that these new Champions Online
screenshots get in your face, we actually mean in your future
avatar's faces. There may only be three of them, but these new shots are about as close-up as you're probably going to get of the in-game avatars until that disc lands in your hot little hands. The very first thing we noticed is the level of facial expression. Heroes and villains in CO will be able to make grandiose facial expressions, which is an important factor in a superhero MMO all about grand heroes and villains.
To get a bit more microscopic
with the images, it's really cool to see that the guy in the red suit has a white star that seems a bit raised up. This gives us reason to guess that Cryptic's new engine will avoid the spray-on look that the City of Heroes'
costumes sometime have.