That helmet tho I think that one is spot on with kinda like a classic feel to it.
If I'm not mistaken, in the canon Samus can form the suit around her with her mind. In that case it's not necessary to make the suit industrial-looking (or the arm cannon that big) or have the paint stripes mentioned above, since Samus doesn't have to go buy parts to weld in place to upgrade anything. Also those glow plugs (bolts?) look bad, I get the blizzard look but I would change those and make them not come out of the suit like that. Something that wouldn't be necessary for someone that can form the suit around them.
I like everything EXCEPT the caution stripes on her thighs. The caution stripes look terrible. Take them off.
Edward Quintero, who was a part of the Robo Recall team, published a post on using Substance Painter for the creation of the Epic Games’ first VR title. The challenge here was to make a VR game that doesn’t look like a VR game. Creating hiqh-quality AAA visuals for virtual reality isn’t easy as VR is about higher technical constraints. Some people can get nauseous in VR if the game isn’t running at a high frame rate, so the team had to choose the right tools.
One of these right tools was Allegorithmic’s Painter. The team chose it because of its ability to visualize the materials and textures of the assets in a PBR lighting workflow.
One of the first lessons was learning how to design effective materials for VR. Having the ability to walk around your design was a total trip that put things in a whole new perspective, so the challenge was making the characters pop in the virtual environment.
The solution was creating a variety of materials with varying specular attributes. This meant that creating a balance of what is shiny vs dull, makes a world of difference in creating a feeling of dimension in VR if done successfully. As you walk around a character for example, your eye catches the varying difference of glints and surface details that help sell realism.
Another important feature of Painter was the use of Smart Masks. These are procedural masks that give you a formulated way to create scratches, including wear and tear. I was amazed how quickly you could create a complex look without having to manually paint every surface of your 3D model.
It’s not to say that Smart Masks are a complete solution though. The masks get you a quick result, but it was up to me to manually edit to fight off a procedural look. Smart masks are a fantastic tool, but ultimately it was my responsibility to direct the results and inject personal style into the work.
Make sure to read the full article on how the team of Epic Games used Substance Painter to create Robo Recall here.