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Grrrl On June 01, 2014




, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:35:49
So today I found this (although it's not new): Devolution of Character Designs

What are people's thoughts on character design in games?
Is diversity important?
Do you prefer customisable characters? I do personally, because I find making a brand new person such a rewarding aspect of a game play, it's a part of why I love Mass Effect and Skyrim so much.
Rehabilitation_Please On May 20, 2016
Has Tiger Blood





Peterborough, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:54:51
and yet IGN will give the games these characters star in a 9 out of 10, praising the great character design and storylines.
Grrrl On June 01, 2014




, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Jan 28, 2013 @ 21:03:46
@Rehabilitation_Please Said

and yet IGN will give the games these characters star in a 9 out of 10, praising the great character design and storylines.


Yeah. Once you see these altogether it becomes woefully apparent that this is not 9 out of 10 design.
townie_guy On May 07, 2013

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, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Jan 28, 2013 @ 22:05:09
@Grrrl Said

So today I found this (although it's not new): Devolution of Character Designs

What are people's thoughts on character design in games?
Is diversity important?
Do you prefer customisable characters? I do personally, because I find making a brand new person such a rewarding aspect of a game play, it's a part of why I love Mass Effect and Skyrim so much.


I perfer the character Im playing to be customisabe. However I like the NPC's to have engrossing backgrounds and stories that interact with my character.

Best example would be Balurs Gate 2. Sure there is a background to your character, your the son/daughter of Bhaal. But its the NPC's that make the story not your own characters background.
Grrrl On June 01, 2014




, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Jan 29, 2013 @ 13:09:07
@townie_guy Said

I perfer the character Im playing to be customisabe. However I like the NPC's to have engrossing backgrounds and stories that interact with my character.

Best example would be Balurs Gate 2. Sure there is a background to your character, your the son/daughter of Bhaal. But its the NPC's that make the story not your own characters background.



I definitely think rpgs in general do a much better job at NPCs than other types of game; but you still get a lot of characters that are generic in appearance if not in personality or story.
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