One of the exciting things about gaming is character creation. Here is the first step not only into a game, but into an entire new world. Even if you’re not into role-playing, character creation can be a source of fun. There are some games out there that go above and beyond when it comes to characterization and so far my all time favorite has been Aion.
What makes a character, a character? When exactly does it become so-and-so? For Nikayla it started back in Everquest. The name was formed with my daughter’s help and we sat at EQ’s creation screen, listening to that great EQ music (which still gives me chills by the way), wondering, what should Nikayla look like? Who is she? Now EQ’s character creation doesn’t let you do much but ten years ago it wasn’t all that bad.
Today we have EQ2, Aion, Rift, Wow, Guild Wars, Warhammer & Free Realms, just to name a few. And it seems like developers understand that we want to be able to look different. I don’t want to look like every girl out there. I want to STAND OUT! Aion accomplished this very well and Rift did a good job. I just bought Guild Wars so I’ll let you know what I can come up with in that one. Looks like they also have a pretty good character creator.
So… question of the day! When you’re making your characters, what do you look for? What do you want to add, take away, etc? Let me know!