Source:http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertco...acter-creator/Elder Scrolls Online' Shows Off Its Character Creator
I may still be skeptical of the existence of The Elder Scrolls Online, the MMO no one really asked for, but I’m glad to see they’re putting a lot of effort into an aspect of the game I care a lot about: the character creator.
MMOs, generally speaking, have pretty bad character creation systems. The best I’ve seen has probably been that of EVE Online (a game where you almost never see your character) or APB (a game where the character creator was literally the only redeeming thing about it). The worst? I still can’t get past how horrible GTA Online’s has been, forcing you to mash up tiny pictures of your parents and grandparents to create a face for you character that has a 10% chance to just be plain old ugly, and a 90% chance to look like a swamp mutant. No wonder everyone in the game wears masks.
But in this two minute video demonstrating the various ins and out of the Elder Scrolls Online system, it seems they’ve come up with something on the good end of MMO creators, and certainly the best I’ve seen in any Elder Scrolls game to date, even Skyrim.
The key is in the range of options. Too many games have you stuck to a few face archetypes of a body somewhere in between “Olympian fit” and “superheroic.” In Elder Scrolls Online, you can be tall, short, ripped, chubby, and anything in between. Facial mixing seems to create a diverse set of options as well, and even individual body pieces like shoulders or hands are able to be altered.
And of course, Elder Scrolls has the task of doing all this with a collection of different races, rather than just humans. I like the new looks of the Argonians and the Khajit, especially compared to past games.
Watch the video led by ESO design director Jared Carr below. All this said, I’m still not convinced that ESO is a good idea, or will be a success, but at least the character creator means things will start off well.
The character customisation looks pretty cool.
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