At some point I was looking through the files for SH3 and noticed a decapitated Angela head. I found this a bit strange.
Kerrigan pointed out that this is Angela's head at SHHF. I actually never noticed there was another person in Happy Burger in that beginning shot. You just see the back of her head. Using the field of vision hack, it's actually possible to see a floating Angela head in there. 0_0 This pic was posted in that thread by Kerrigan, apparently from gyromancy.
Kerrigan also posted this pic, showing where you see this head in the cutscene. It's just for a split second at the beginning of the game.
The body being eaten by the closer in the boutique is also Angela's model.
Poor Angela. First SH2, then this.
If you count the poster, Angela appears in SH3 three times.
Well, they just re-use stuff so they don't have to waste time making new models for stuff you barely see, like the head. There's also a ton of textures reused throughout the games, like the alcohol bottles, posters, and the chair texture in the hotel room where James and Mary stayed is reused in one of the apartments in SH4, among other things. Its just fun to think of Angela's floating head being there. ^_^
NarooN wrote:Yeah I noticed all that before, always used to wonder why that head was there. Maybe they originally were gonna have more activity in the restaurant, but decided to just have Heather there.
My guess is that they just wanted it to look occupied and "normal," to contrast with how it is later.
I don't think I made a specific topic on this before.
Short video of three instances of Angela in SH3, though 2 are really just her model being reused. Sorry for some pixelation in the parts where I used to FOV hack for the PC version shots, it does that and makes things blurry sometimes.
Disembodied head that appears briefly in Happy Burger
Mall body re-textured with Angela SH2 skin
SH2 poster in the hall right after the clothing boutique