What do you want to see in a main character.

  • LaunchCode 14 Aug 2019 09:53:27 1 posts
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    Pretty simple question that could derive a lot of answers, so I'll narrow it down.

    You're playing your dream game. It's been in development since 2014, and Developer X, your favorite dev team, finally released it 8 years later. You're really excited because the Main Character really got your attention when they dropped gameplay and trailers.

    What would a Main Character need to get you really invested? What would you look for? What would make you dislike a Main Character?
  • THFourteen 14 Aug 2019 10:05:06 52,591 posts
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    I dislike Neymar as a main character in FIFA.

    I prefer Henry or Bergkamp.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 14 Aug 2019 10:10:21 1,984 posts
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    Female Ninjas
  • mothercruncher 14 Aug 2019 10:19:07 16,394 posts
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    I would like devs to take the horse ball physics and apply them to a leather clad lady character with three tits. The outer two are enclosed in velour but the middle one swings free and proud as she dispenses justice.
    Her super power would be Suggestive Bending Over which she would liberally sprinkle into battles to deliver her devastating third buttock attack.
  • THFourteen 14 Aug 2019 10:21:02 52,591 posts
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    Sildur wrote:
    Looking through the threads on this forum, it's clear asking any kind of serious question and expecting to get a straight forward answer is entirely pointless. :lol:

    You guys waste your lives on this forum with thousands of posts to your name, bouncing around from thread to thread with zero interest in the subject matter, posting sarcastic and/or nonsensical comments. You lot really do have zero desire to do anything constructive with your time, don't you. :lol:

    Oh well, at least we can all take solace in the fact that none of you will be at EGX. :lol:
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 14 Aug 2019 10:28:54 1,984 posts
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    Awe man, did we keep that one?
  • DangerousDave_87 14 Aug 2019 10:29:00 6,245 posts
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    I don't look for narrative in a game and I can't think of a single character that has sold a game to me, based on their personality or backstory. For me, that would be like buying a book based on the colour of the text on the front cover.
  • dominalien 14 Aug 2019 10:29:42 9,201 posts
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    Muscular white male with a big gun. If thereís even a choice of something else I return the game and flame post on the devís forum.
  • dominalien 14 Aug 2019 10:31:31 9,201 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Awe man, did we keep that one?
    Last seen 7 hours ago, so yes. Though (s)heís given up on posting it seems.
  • macmurphy 14 Aug 2019 12:42:07 3,884 posts
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    What do I want to see in a main character?

    Another main character.
  • Graxlar_v3 14 Aug 2019 12:43:06 7,311 posts
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    Emo teen with spiky hair...

    not enough emo teens with spiky hair imo!
  • Graxlar_v3 14 Aug 2019 12:44:23 7,311 posts
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    @THFourteen does Fifa not do legacy teams? I feel like they are missing a trick if they are not.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 14 Aug 2019 12:51:21 16,412 posts
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    Given Zidane is on the cover of 2020 Iíd assume so.
  • Frogofdoom 14 Aug 2019 12:58:24 13,681 posts
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    Not sure they have teams but they have ultimate team legends.
  • macmurphy 14 Aug 2019 13:00:00 3,884 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    @THFourteen does Fifa not do legacy teams? I feel like they are missing a trick if they are not.
    http://www.theprovince.com/touch/technology/behind+scenes+worldwide+licensing+team+works+fifa+soccer+video/9007347/story.html

    Itís from 2014 but it gives a rough idea of the rigmarole they go through for licensing. Seems only current players would fall under this. Zidane was probably a one off agreement or he falls under agreement as he currently manages a team.

    Any legacy players they want the rights to would likely have to be agreed on an individual basis which would be an absolute ballache.

    So my guess is though it might happen for a few superstars, you wonít just be able to start playing with the 92 Arsenal squad because you had their poster when you were a nipper. See also badmin of making character models.

    Edited by macmurphy at 13:00:24 14-08-2019
  • neilka 14 Aug 2019 13:32:26 22,606 posts
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    Jet from Gladiators
  • Load_2.0 14 Aug 2019 13:36:10 29,642 posts
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    The character has the face of an animal. Maybe a dog.

    But he's also honourable, like a medieval knight.

    And he absolutely has to go on adventures!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 Aug 2019 13:49:41 6,159 posts
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    Basically the third panel from this (moderately NSFW).

    Second panel is also fine.
  • nudistpete 14 Aug 2019 14:16:44 808 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Jet from Gladiators
    On level 2 can she wear the naughty schoolteacher outfit that she wore on that shitty Sky version of Gamesmaster back in the day? Oh, and Big Boy Barry as her wingman.
  • RawShark 14 Aug 2019 15:10:26 683 posts
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    nudistpete wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Jet from Gladiators
    On level 2 can she wear the naughty schoolteacher outfit that she wore on that shitty Sky version of Gamesmaster back in the day? Oh, and Big Boy Barry as her wingman.
    That was Games World. And it was perfect in every way. Shut up.
  • adamasunder12 14 Aug 2019 15:34:30 464 posts
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    Clearly needs to be an Incel
  • RawShark 14 Aug 2019 15:45:07 683 posts
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    In an attempt to drag this thread out of the "sarcastic and/or nonsensical comments" zone...

    The highlight of Mario Odyssey for me was the moon you get in New Donk City by sitting next to the depressed NPC on a bench. It's not all about bouncing on the baddies, possessing hunks of twitching meat and playing volleyball with snails. A real hero will just check in on people to make sure they're alright.

    It's probably the only time a video game has actually warmed the cockles of my heart - and when I was explaining this to a non-video game player recently I actually started tearing up.
  • Graxlar_v3 14 Aug 2019 15:46:44 7,311 posts
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    RawShark wrote:
    In an attempt to drag this thread out of the "sarcastic and/or nonsensical comments" zone...

    Please don't!
  • wuntyphyve 14 Aug 2019 16:26:11 12,429 posts
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    A balding ginger scottish male in his late 30s who works in a dead end job and constantly laments all his unrealised goals and ambitions to his completely disinterested work colleagues would get me surprisingly invested.
  • Bichii 14 Aug 2019 17:48:59 1,859 posts
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    Big jugs, massive dick. Gender neutral.
  • adamasunder12 14 Aug 2019 17:54:44 464 posts
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    Bichii wrote:
    Big jugs, massive dick. Gender neutral.
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  • DUFFMAN5 15 Aug 2019 13:32:47 24,793 posts
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    Bichii wrote:
    Big jugs, massive dick. Gender neutral.
    Welcome to Saints Row 2/3 character creator. Still one of the best ever.
  • CowsMakeNoise 15 Aug 2019 18:41:37 67 posts
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    Compelling and believable motivations. Been waiting since Pong.

    Also, two sets of tits, one pair on the front and another on the back. That way i can still be aroused when Iím running away from the camera.
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