These days it seems that social issues are sky high on everybody’s agenda, even in the world of gaming. With many people particularly disappointed by the lack of protagonist diversity, could character creation be the way to go?
NO!, i don't get why gamers and developers sometimes just throw game elements in just so they can tick off a box. if it helps the story or game play then yes if it doesn't no. i didn't care than i could not create my character in uncharted series because it did not help the story or game-play in any bit
I don't think that character creation is needed for every game. Some games benefit from consistency that would be altered from creation.
Agreed. Big fat ****ing NO from me too. It depends on the game. But I love 'characters' just as much as an RPG role. Characters make up a story and I simply love my stories.
Have a bubble for Bad Boys lol.
No not every game. I love creating things, especially characters in games. Sports games however, should ALWAYS include player creator, team creator, Stadium/Park/Arena creator though. That fact that this feature is withheld year after year smells of pure laziness. MVP Baseball 2005 had Stadium creator......in 2005!! Nobody in the industry is talented enough to improve upon that? Nobody ? really ?
Character creation helps give the player a sense of being in the game, which works great for The Elder Scrolls and Saints Row. But sometimes it's nice to watch a game unfold rather than be in it yourself. Especially story-heavy games, like The Last of Us and BioShock, would be ruined by free-rein player creation and customization.
It certainly wouldn't hurt some games.
Depends on the title really. Character customisation can only add so much. If its mostly Asthetic touches like in DC Universe then yeah I can see that working in every game. But if it is a set of attire that directly changes statistics and game balance then there is a need for concern. You do not want customisation to create the best characters statistically, you want to create the best characters for you.
no. for the love of god, no.
no, but there is al lot of games it could benefit. it seems to be few and far between nowdays
Well in my opinion i like how mass effect handles it, you have a stock character or you could edit/create yours.. Its win win if u ask me
Depends on the game. Some games rely on a character with a defined look and voice to push the story and the intentions of the developers forward.
Yes. created characters just mean more too me.
No, if there was that would be the end of iconic characters.
I think its cool. Personally I love dressing my characters to my taste ala gta v. It certainly wouldn't hurt if e.g a game like uncharted gave u the choice to select ur attire for some missions
heck no. most character creator modes are usually awful. And voice casting would be a pain in the rear for the developers. Imagine making nathan drake a african american guy but having nolan north's voice....
It works in some game, but in others it would not. It's kind of sad that some people, like my step brother, refuse to play a great game because there's no character creation. He skipped over The Witcher 2 because of it.
That is sad. As much as I love creating my own character, I wouldn't turn down a game because of it.
I think it all depends. I think of games like Uncharted or Metal Gear and there'sjust no room for the characters to be customizable. Games where you're character is pretty much an avatar like the Elder Scrolls or Dark Souls by all means. Then you have games like Mass Effect where they give you the choice... But we all know how that turns out lol.
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