CraveOnline: "Today marks the launch of GTA Online. While you'd think that'd mean a return to the excitement levels of when you first started your story mode adventure, it isn't as perfect as you might hope."
I agree. For a company that does so many things right, its baffling how they managed to make character creation so bad.
Thank goodness it isn't the other way around—character creation being good and GTA Online being bad.
how do you figure? has anyone even been able to play gta online? I have been trying to log on every hour since 12 hours ago....
I can't log on either but the characters creation is ugly.
My character is butt ugly :( I didn't know how tochange it thoguh
I'd rather it have a terrible character creator and really awesome gameplay, than be like.. APB Reloaded. Amazing character creator, mediocre/crap gameplay.
Randomizing is the key to a somewhat alright looking character.I don't understand why the dreads are grey though...Also I managed to get black face white arms lol
I will give them credit for at least trying something different. That said, the end result wasn't that great.
The customization options in GTA are never really that great in my opinion. From clothes right down to the car customization. I don't know why they don't have places to customize your planes, boats and bikes...or allow us to have Nitro on them. I don't see why they just didn't got with the easier approach where you can do things your self with your character then have pre set options...and they do feel like pre sets in my opinion. It's hard to make someone resemble you when the options are like this.
@foxtrot Bikes can be customized at the same place as cars. Edit: Oh... You might be talking about actual bikes if so why? Do you really think a tricked out bike would really be a great addition.
"Do you really think a tricked out bike would really be a great addition." Probably...fit it with a small motor to give it a speed boost, give is a bigger bunny hop, better suspension, better tires for off road etc The more options the better
I thought the random templates were fine, but it sucks that you can't actually change certain features. Oh well, that's the least of my worries, people usually only see clothes. So far, haven't gotten into a single server.
Yea it was bad. The game is so fun that it's almost not even a big deal at all though. I haven't been able to play online yet though. The servers were too stressed I think.
I think they had to restrict it because the systems probably didn't have enough memory for a more robust character system to be added. This game is huge with tons of detail, something had to give.
@Reverent Yeah, but I also wouldn't call GTA5 "awesome gameplay." It's good, but there are open world games that have better gameplay. Aside from the story and driving, everything about the Saboteur is better, and aside from the world map, everything about Scarface the World is Yours is better when it comes to gameplay. It's a good game, but GTA5 should be a lot better game when you compare its time of release and games that have been released that have done things better.
Do you get paid per post?
Like some of us have been saying for some time now. Come Nov 15 ( here in the states ), this game will be a ghost town. Broken online, now this? The single player was ruined the day it came out with leaks, hacks, glitches. Hype train.....
I completely agree with this. It is seriously bad. I am not sure why they didn't go with what everyone else does (i.e. change an aspect of the face and body). Mine kept making essentially the same guy with different skin tones or face fatness (later to due with sex genetic choice more than anything). Looks like (when GTA online finally works) we will be inhabiting a world full of very ugly people looking slightly similar to each other
Worst character creation i have ever seen in a game.By a longshot too. Why R* Why?
Hype train. Nov 15th is will be all better!
You can make some ugly, ugly people.
My guy is uglier than sin.
Mine is gay I think.
@ Zod18 - That was hilarious.
This is where micro transactions will come in. ;-)
[X].....**Family Feud buzzer**
http://www.youtube.com/watc... My reaction.
yeah...its bad I kept getting the same guy over and over with different skin tones until I said screw it
saints row has the best character creation,seriously you can change their race all the features,voice,skin tone,and its very easy to do
Um its true saints row does have a really good cc I mean someone created Trveor in there.
hey fair comparison there, both are open world games
why,because what i said was true,i wasnt even trying to say it in a trolling way either hows about you GTFO,unless you can prove me wrong
In saints the third my character was Jason Statham
Haha. Mine too. Brilliant.
I wouldn't say it's the best ever, but character customization is just about the only thing I think is better about SR than GTA. I would have said co-op also, but by the sound of things GTA Online's co-op will be pretty sweet. Hard to tell at the moment... lol The only thing I've been able to do so far is roam around the online world by myself with no missions to try.
Actually the running and jumping in saints row is less awkward and u dont ragdoll randomly ... But its more cartoon than real
Goodness, its terrible. Seriously, Its very unique, I just wish it was more expanded because the character creation is pretty bad.
That sounds interesting, just not very well organised or intuitive.
Not sure why Rockstar couldn't have used a system like Saints Row uses? Sure, people can create freaks, but that's what makes it fun. I've been so impressed with the work they've done with GTAV that it's a shame that they've gone and spoilt it with a BS system and an ill-prepared online launch.
If they didn't people making characters to freaky they could have made a character creator similar to the sims.
Neat idea, but it should have only been there for those who don't want to fully customize their character. I almost would have preferred a bunch of pre-set faces just to have more control over the end result.
I didn't think people would hate it that much. Especially considering how often people might roam with some stupidly generic character. I had a good experience with it but then again I very much so based it on my real life parents, and came away with someone that looked close enough like me that I was happy. Now the skills settings... those were a damn mess. Skills determine your outfit? Blagh.
it took me 30 minutes to get a decent guy created and that was just from picking random and editing the grandparents and parents until i finally got what i wanted, Honestly its really bad. when i first seen it i was like ok, then i actually started messing with it then i was like WTF. I still haven't played yet it just stops before the race.
It wouldn't be so bad IF they added a cosmetic surgery shop online...
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so. I finally gave up and just started hitting the random button.
Its okay, I plan to have my character to wear a mask anyways
Haha paper bag u mean ...
I think it is funny.
I've managed to play some online and let me say initially I'm disappointed. It seems so complicated on the options to get a game going and I don't feel in control of what type of game I actually want. There is a large emphasis on co-op over versus mode and that's disappointing as I play online to play against people not against Ai. The character creation is awful and I've had to redo my character 3 times already. Hoping things will get better.
My character looks like an albino Notorious B.I.G. he has the weird hair color and everything. Haha
Mine looks like your avatar.
I just wish I could play online
I have only seen two or three characters posted on the forums that at-least looks decent. Two females and one Male with Misty and Claude as parents (collectors edition).
They rolled out the 10s before trying the flawed online..where other games would get deducted points for...Last of us GOTY...
Still cannot get online keeps timing out and just come off playing bf4 beta on ps3 and that was shockingly bad so not a good day all in all.
It is pretty dire. I always seem to get a character with green eyes and changing the grandparents makes next to no difference. It is either skinny face or fat face. And look girly or have a weird shaped head. What the hell. I think this will get changed as the reaction everywhere seems massively negative.
It is pretty horrible. I just kept saying why while I created my character
If you like playing as some butt-ugly dude with a fat face and/or a deformed head, then GTAO is for you. Oh, I almost forgot about the odd hair color. Prepare to have your mind blown...by the ugliness.
I normally hop into the comments to defend Rockstar... but, wow... This is a BAD character creation feature. At least have a mini-game where you can control your Grandparents banging away on each other and high scores allow you to add bonus "hours" to traits such as sleeping, sitting on the couch and partying... wait, what!? Yeah, that is all pretty silly too.
The character setup is atrocious!!! wtf were they even thinking?? smfh just awful
My character looms like the spanish guy from undisputed 3...all hes missing is a wet ponytail lol
Yes, it's very bad. Plus, my character is some 5'5 looking midget, I am 6'4 in real life, I don't want to be a midget on GTA Online.
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