Character customisation

Anything to do with games at all.

When starting a game with character customisation options, you generally use...

The default skin
4
9%
The most badass looking character you can create
2
4%
The most ridiculous looking character you can create
7
16%
A representation of yourself
20
44%
A sexy lady
6
13%
Other (please specify in thread)
6
13%
 
Total votes: 45
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Preezy
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PostRe: Character customisation
by Preezy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:24 am

RichardUK wrote:I always try and make the character look like me

Suit and (Union Jack) tie?

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Frank
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PostRe: Character customisation
by Frank » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:32 am

It was mentioned in the Rock Band thread at some point that the customisable characters in Rock Band 4 were a late addition in the development process because Harmonix didn't think people actually cared about making your own character. In a game where the whole gimmick of it is it's you, but a rockstar. Weren't people a bit irritated by how dodgy the GTA5 online character creator was because you couldn't actually design your character?

The poll here also seems to imply that actually, not many people do just leave it as the default... So who are Rare asking?

I'm the same as Gemini, too. I don't really pay much attention to big open world games if I can't customise who I'm playing as :shifty: It's mainly why I haven't bothered with the GTA5 single player.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Tomous » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:49 am

I tend to make an effort with the customisation options, and then got bored and just go with the default.

Having read Rare’s approach to Sea of Thieves, I approve, I think it’s quite a good solution and one I would prefer using.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Dual » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:01 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:Depends on the game and the tools it has.


Yes I also make a female with huge tools.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Karl » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:49 pm

Didn't know whether to vote for 'a representation of yourself' or 'the most ridiculous looking character you can create' because for me it's the same. :(

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Lotus » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:12 pm

If it's a game with a clear main protagonist, like Geralt or Commander Shepard or something, I'd stick with them, even if there's room for creating your own character (I like being able to customiser their outfit/armour/etc though).

If it's something like Skyrim, where you're pretty nameless/faceless anyway, I'll probably try and create something that looks vaguely like me - tall, blond, heavily muscled, handsome... :datass:

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Buffalo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:23 pm

Tall with a beard, like me. My haircut with my colour. Handsome obviously. That’s all I’m ever arsed to do.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by RichardUK » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:43 pm

Preezy wrote:
RichardUK wrote:I always try and make the character look like me

Suit and (Union Jack) tie?


If it’s possible then yes

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PostRe: Character customisation
by OrangeRKN » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:26 pm

I spend ages on character creation

Depending on how seriously I am taking the game, either a design that matches the kind of character I want to roleplay, or just the most ridiculous looking creature the sliders will allow for. I voted for the latter in the poll as "in universe realism and/or character roleplay" wasn't an option ;)

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Pedz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 pm

For me it depends, sometimes I make a person with similar features to me, sometimes I make random gooseberry fool, others I stick with the default. Really depends on my mood at the beginning of a game.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by False » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:24 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I spend ages on character creation

Depending on how seriously I am taking the game, either a design that matches the kind of character I want to roleplay,


This is a good point, I do often make characters absolutely nothing like me or eachother - just because I feel they better fit the role I want to portray them as.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by TheChosenOne » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm

The only game I've played that I can think of with true character customisation is Xenoblade Chronicles X (and even that was light compared to others I believe). Went for just a version of myself - even kept glasses on as part of my gear to be more accurate.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by SugarDave » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 pm

Depends on the game. I usually always play as a dude on my first playthrough, and try to make them fit the setting (basically made a Van Helsing/Undertaker looking guy in Bloodborne, for instance). However, I will sometimes stick with the default if its clear to me that you can't really make anything that looks as good as it with the creator e.g. I will always picture Shepard in Mass Effect with the default male appearance.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by <]:^D » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:43 pm

3 options:
1) default, if the character creation tools are annoying
2) to fit the 'build' im going for, e.g. a strength user in Dark Souls, ill make them look a bit beefier than a dex one, sometimes mix it up for some variety like a big nimble guy, or a tiny person with massive strength etc.
3) if the game takes itself really seriously, or is a comedy game ill often make a ridiculous looking character for fun

dont really go for making them look like me because it just gets frustrating and it never actually ends up looking at all the same :lol:

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PostRe: Character customisation
by jawafour » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:56 pm

RichardUK wrote:I always try and make the character look like me

Snap.

With variable results :lol: .

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PostRe: Character customisation
by HaruKazuhira » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 pm

I spent almost 4 hours with creating my character in Monster Hunter >,> Usually, I'll try to get an understanding of the world and story before hand so I can create someone that fits the world I will be in.

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Cribs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Preezy wrote:
RichardUK wrote:I always try and make the character look like me

Suit and (Union Jack) tie?


truly amazing that you've captured the spirit of RichardUK already


or maybe he's just one dimensional, who knows

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PostRe: Character customisation
by garfield.0 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:59 pm

if the game provides a 'breasts' slider then I put it at maximum

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PostRe: Character customisation
by Fabong » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:59 pm

FudgeDiver wrote:Most of my skyrim mods dont work if you're not a girl so my choice is already made


Garf's favourite mod is Skyrim: Centaur Edition

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PostRe: Character customisation
by FudgeDiver » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:01 pm

garfield.0 wrote:if the game provides a 'breasts' slider then I put it at maximum


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