Oct 162012
 
Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter
Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter

Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter is a charismatic champion with quite a playful attitude. In spite of this, her skins are limited to different set of clothes and guns; sometimes also hair dyes. If you need to make advice rain, to strut in a nice dress, then take a shot at her skins’ review.

Cowgirl Miss Fortune
Cowgirl Miss Fortune Splash Art Cowgirl Miss Fortune Model
Category: Regular
Price: 750 RP
Concept: Miss Fortune suggestively dressed as a cowgirl and wielding huge revolvers.
Model: Major model changes for Miss Fortune and new model for her guns.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: The fitting sunset that covers the whole piece is a good way of setting it apart with a unique identity. Neither background or foreground are impressive but they do their work well. The room seems like a mix between saloon and house: the door in a side of a the front and a portrait on a table are peculiar choices. Although, the sunrays passing though holes in the collapsing walls and the shadow of the batwing doors on the floor are good touches. Miss Fortune looks nice bathed in sunlight, which also highlight the folds and surfaces of her clothes and skin. Sadly, there are a few problems with conflicting perspectives, like the tables relative to the floor or Miss Fortune’s face with respect to her hat. In general, it’s a really good piece with a distinct feel despite its several perspective problems.
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Conclusion: Cowgirl Miss Fortune is a skin with a very specific appeal, showing Miss Fortune’s lean figure. From the waist up there’s nothing new, even Classic Miss Fortune shows as much cleavage. However, the lower body presents us with a mix of chaps and trousers that stand out for their inadequacy to preserve the modesty of this bounty hunter. To be fair, the look isn’t unfitting for Miss Fortune’s playful and alluring personality. Still, it closely treads the line between excess and good taste. That aside, the cowgirl look is nice: the clothes are well designed with decorating fringes plus the revolvers and hat, though oversized, are nice. All things considered, Cowgirl Miss Fortune’s a good skin for fans of the Far West; as long as they are accepting of the revealing outfit.

Waterloo Miss Fortune
Waterloo Miss Fortune Splash Art Waterloo Miss Fortune Model
Category: Regular
Price: 520 RP
Concept: Miss Fortune wearing a stylized early 19th century French military uniform.
Model: Moderate model changes for Miss Fortune and new textures for her guns.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: Plunder on a ship is the whole background offered here, which seems more fitting for a pirate than a French soldier. It could be said that Miss Fortune is a pirate hunter and that the French navy would hunt pirates at the time but it still gives a confusing first impression. At least the two-thirds of background visible are well drawn. Miss Fortune’s depiction is rather plain: she simply stands proud among the loot. The clothes are alright but the hair looks too solid. Moreover, the face appears a bit flat and the lack of light on her legs makes them unnecessarily drab. Overall, it’s a splash art that serves as a portrayal but doesn’t stand out in any way.
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Conclusion: Waterloo Miss Fortune passes for a stylized version of a French soldier but the concept isn’t a good fit for Miss Fortune. There isn’t much connecting a bounty or pirate hunter with the early 19th century French army. Even if you consider privateers or corsairs, the golden age of piracy was long gone by the time. In spite of that, the appearance isn’t bad but it can’t escape the heavy adaptation to Miss Fortune’s personality. Therefore, Waterloo Miss Fortune is a good skin if taken for what it is because there’s little elaboration in both concept and execution.

Secret Agent Miss Fortune
Secret Agent Miss Fortune Splash Art Secret Agent Miss Fortune Model
Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Miss Fortune dressed as a seductive spy and wielding silenced guns.
Model: Major model changes for Miss Fortune and new model for her guns.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: The mist covered background is suitable but disappointing. As a setting it’s quite good: dead enemies lay among shot tables at a pub as an unscathed Miss Fortune stands among the havoc. However, the depiction is subdued to the point of enervation: not a single element is clearly shown, everything is covered by a blurring fog; except Miss Fortune. She look quite nice but the portrayal, while adequate, isn’t fine. The dress’ colours and smoking guns are characteristics that stand out yet in general Miss Fortune doesn’t appear lean and agile. On the whole, it’s a passable portrayal with a good concept that is wasted by a sloppy execution.
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Conclusion: Secret Agent Miss Fortune literally places her in the shoes of the archetypal femme fatale of spy films. It definitely suits Miss Fortune and works perfectly with her personality, manners and abilities. The dress has a elegant blue tone and fantastic pattern while the guns look sleek and lethal; all befitting for her. Unfortunately, the skin shows it’s age: the hair seems inflexible and the shoes’ textures make the laces and top-line look unaligned. All things considered, Secret Agent Miss Fortune is a classy skin and unless you can’t see Miss Fortune without a hat it’s a great choice.

Candy Cane Miss Fortune
Candy Cane Miss Fortune Splash Art Candy Cane Miss Fortune Model
Category: Legacy
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Miss Fortune wearing a Christmas-inspired clothing and wielding candy canes.
Model: Moderate model changes for Miss Fortune and new model for her guns.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: The extremely blurry backbround suggests some sort of shack with an ample door where Miss Fortune resists the cold. At least, what’s on the left seems like some snow though it’s a guess. On the right one can catch the diffuse lower part of a Christmas tree near a crate or something. Truth be told, the tree seems as incomplete as the rest of the setting. The only things that can be clearly seen are a big present and Miss Fortune. The first serves as a seat and the second provides an uneven depiction. On the one hand the colours are clear and well used even if a bit dull. Still, the lines are clear though inexact. That’s particularly noticeable in the shape of the arms, legas and pelvis; the proportions seem a tad strange. Regardless, the pose and her expression are fitting which help enhance the feel of the piece. Therefore, it’s a splash art that fulfils its purpose despite obvious problems.
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Conclusion: Candy Cane Miss Fortune is a simple and uninspired Christmas skin. The dress, hat and boots are as plain as they could be while the candy cane guns are just alright. In fact the skin seems to have been made with little effort. In spite of this, the overall aesthetic is attractive as few would look as good as Miss Fortune wearing a Christmas hat. In conclusion, it’s a skin with some value besides being a collector’s item for dedicated Miss Fortune fans but in the end not much would be missed.

Road Warrior Miss Fortune
Road Warrior Miss Fortune Splash Art Road Warrior Miss Fortune Model
Category: Regular
Price: 520 RP
Concept: Miss Fortune as a post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabitant wielding sawed-off shotguns.
Model: Major model changes for Miss Fortune and new model for her guns.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: If there were a competition to determine the most unclear background this piece would be a top choice. Doing some guesswork it seems like a rocky wasteland with a city in the distance and a sand storm in full activity. Still, it could also be the dilapidated interior of a building. When the setting can’t be determined as being indoor or outdoors it’s a bad signal. Surprisingly, Miss Fortune’s portrayal is actually rather good. The clothes are well delineated as well as her shotguns. Her hair flows believably and her pose is suitable even though it feels a little forced. On the whole, it’s a disappointing splash art that places a good depiction of Miss Fortune over a grainy mess.
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Conclusion: Road Warrior Miss Fortune is a demure looking skin that still manages to appeal with its interesting concept. The wasteland survivor appearance is accomplished but the limited colour palette is unusual considering that any piece of clothing would be suitable, regardless of colour, in a post-apocalyptic realm. Nonetheless, the pastiche of different clothes and elements work as an effective Mad Max reference. The sawed-off shotguns are an integral part of the look. They are well designed but appear too new and clean as well as similar to each other; the band on the left one is a good touch but insufficient. Furthermore, the barrels cross section is elliptical instead of round, a peculiar choice for a firearm, and they sound like guns. In the end, Road Warrior Miss Fortune looks too tidy and pristine for a wasteland inhabitant but makes up for it with a fine execution of a good concept at a low price.

Mafia Miss Fortune
Mafia Miss Fortune Splash Art Mafia Miss Fortune Model
Category: Regular
Price: 975 RP
Concept: Miss Fortune dressed as a member of the 1920′s Chicago Outfit wielding Thompson machine guns.
Model: Major model changes for Miss Fortune and new model for her guns.
Particles: No new particles.
Animations: No new animations.
Sounds: No new sounds.
Splash Art: The blur covering this alley seems to indicate a fast movement but Miss Fortune is standing static. Therefore, this is just another splash art with a fuzzy background. The alley or street is partially visible but it’s unnecessary to place the focus on Miss Fortune in such forceful way. Miss Fortune looks quite good: the clothes are cleanly delineated and even reflect the machine gun’s light; though rather unconvincingly. The Thompsons’ are well drawn like her hair and the stance is appropriate; even her face matches her activity. In conclusion, it’s a good splash art but due to some avoidable issues it isn’t as good as it could be.
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Conclusion: Mafia Miss Fortune provides a refined Chicago style that is attractive yet suitably inhibited for a member of a crime syndicate. High boots, stockings, a mini skirt and matching jacket plus a, maybe too big, fedora hat join a pair of stock-less Thompson machine guns to provide an appealing and elegant style for Miss Fortune. Considering the accomplished aesthetic it’s surprising that the Tommy guns don’t sound like automatic firearms. Nevertheless, Mafia Miss Fortune is a great looking and designed skin that any fan of fair dressed ladies will enjoy.

Arcade Miss Fortune
Arcade Miss Fortune Splash Art Arcade Miss Fortune Model
Category: Regular
Price: 1350 RP
Concept: Miss Fortune as a stylish gamer wielding light guns.
Model: New model for Miss Fortune and her guns plus new textures for her death.
Particles: New particles for her abilities, auto-attack and death.
Animations: New recall animation.
Sounds: New sounds for her abilities, auto-attack and death.
Splash Art: The background displays a richly decorated floor and lots of confetti but, aside from an angry Gangplank standing on a game over screen, there’s little to determine a setting: everything is too blurry. Miss Fortune rests on a preposterous seat that is as glamorous as it is fantastic. Her look also follows suit: the clothes are reasonably coloured and the lines are well defined. It could be said that the trophy adds something to the piece too. However, the saturated colour palette, with an indulgent reliance on pink tones, ends up making the piece look diffuse and monotonous. Fortunately, as far as portrayals go it’s effective as it gives a good look at Miss Fortune’s appearance. In the end, it’s a splash art that tries to be more than a presentation card but that doesn’t manage its tools in the best of ways.
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Conclusion: As a tribute to 8-bit games Arcade Miss Fortune does a great job. From the recognizable hat to the mirrored Game Boy and yellow stars the Nintendo references are clear; the light guns are also worth mentioning. Her clothing follows her usual style but manages to be casual and appealing on top of the unavoidable revealing facet. The recall is a great homage to light gun shooters and Gangplank’s apparition also adds a touch of her classic lore. Her death also evokes familiar situations. With all that stated, what really takes the 8-bit aesthetic forward is the particles; well supported by the sounds. The pixelated effects are colourful and attractive though sometimes the colours lack enough brightness. Still, the skin succeeds with its many elements in accomplishing its goal. In conclusion, Arcade Miss Fortune is a great, even if expensive, choice for fans of 8-bit games and charming Miss Fortune outfits.

Conclusion

Miss Fortune has quite an assortment of skins and she covers many concepts though she’s usually limited to clothes and firearms. Mafia, Road Warrior and Secret Agent Miss Fortune are the recommended skins. They all have distinct and appealing looks and, in the case of Road Warrior, also a low price. It’s a pity that Mafia and Road Warrior Miss Fortune’s firearms don’t have a matching sound for her shots but that shouldn’t detract from their great looks.

The most expensive option currently is Arcade Miss Fortune but it’s worth considering. Its appealing 8-bit nostalgia is finely realized and the clothes manage a charming look without merely exposing flesh. While it’s better to catch the skin on sale, it’s still an alternative with a clear and attractive theme.

Cowgirl Miss Fortune isn’t a bad choice, especially if you don’t mind revealing outfits, but due to that it may not appeal to everyone. Finally, Waterloo Miss Fortune may be a good skin for army or Napoleon Bonaparte fans but the concept is a bit of a stretch.

  8 Responses to “League of Legends: Miss Fortune Skins’ Review”

  1. Mafia Miss fortune has a different auto-attack sounds, just like Mafia Graves.

    • Maybe they’ve been added because we thoroughly checked how her Tommy guns still sounded like single shot pistols. We’ll give it another look, thanks for the notice.

  2. Impressions of Arcade MF? She is using an upgraded base model, though I think the rigging is the same.

    • The idea isn’t bad and manages a certain 8-bit nostalgia with the new particles and sounds. The model though, especially the colour palette, doesn’t convince. She’s dressed in the expected way and the saturated prevalence of pink is a bit overwhelming. So far, it isn’t bad but the skin would welcome an aspect that isn’t just another set of sexy clothes for Miss Fortune and more varied colours.

  3. Always here to check ur review before buying any skins! anyway,miss fortune has a new splash for candy cane skin ,do update about it ! :)

  4. Just buyed Arcade Miss Fortune yesterday.
    Its a great skin with a lot of nice new effects.
    As you said the colour palette is too pink, but I think its a nice skin compared to others.

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