What's the appeal of character customization?

GotGame: More franchises seem to be utilizing character creation in order to enhance the game’s experience like never before, such as Fire Emblem Awakening and Pokemon X/Y. Looking at this changing trend, a single question has been consistently nagging at me. Why is character creation becoming such a popular feature is so many genres?

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admiralvic1628d ago

They're typically in a "role playing" game, so it helps you get into the role.

erathaol1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

I'm gonna be honest with you, Rod. You look like a giant eagle with fire all around you, and you've got a mountain for a face. - Dave

Need I say more about of Character Customization's appeal?

-Foxtrot1628d ago

I have a total b**** fit when I can't find the hair I want

Ramon3MR1628d ago

LOL @Foxtrot, but I totally get where you're coming from. Overall, I like the idea of customization as I feel like a I'm truly a part of the game when I can put my own touch on it. Be it a RPG, a sport game or an action title.

Bigpappy1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

Same here. customizations and opened worlds, actually makes me more connected with the game. I feel more like I am playing the game rather than being lead through it.

fenome1628d ago

I think this is the first time I agree with you 100% Cheers!

Bigpappy1628d ago

@fenome: See, if you had pull that trigger, you might have never know we had some common ground.

Hopefully somewhere down the line there will be yet another agreement. Who knows?

i.e. I do find Australians to be civil even when their disagree. You do take you cricket very seriously and that's a gentleman's sport. Yet: Not all the offspring of a champion yields a champion.

Orange Juice1628d ago

Ever since the wrestling games of the late 90s character customization has been a selling point for me in any game. The caw sharing feature has basically been keeping the smackdown games alive for a few years now so its totally essential to those imo.

KillrateOmega1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

It increases immersion.

Character customization allows the player to put their personal touch on the protagonist of the game. It makes the experience more personally appealing.

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