I can’t be the only person who’s not feeling all these unrecognisable characters in stupid outfits with silly hats and purple skin??
Call me a FG bore but characters need a fixed identity, they need to be instantly recognisable. SF2 wouldn’t have been half as iconic if each character didn’t have such a unique identity. Everyone knows Guile for his hair, or Ryu for the white GI and headband. I’ve played games now where I didn’t even know who I was fighting at first because of some wacky alternate costume. Not good.
People cannot be trusted to make aesthetically pleasing characters. For every appeasing SFxT character customisation, there are 14 blue skinned monstrosities ready to assault your eyeballs. I swear given enough creative freedom, a large percentage of gamers would represent themselves with a large, floppy penis with angel wings and a beret.
Just picked up TTT2 and during the main Arcade mode characters are adorned with random items and silly hats. The main freaking arcade mode. The final dramatic boss battle, set upon an angelic backdrop had the cpu dressed in what looked like a power ranger mask and arm batons ffs. The last boss!!
Yes, I’m sure it’s fun at first dressing your character up like the Barbie you never had but I really do think games are losing something important.
Yeah I’m a grumpy old gamer, sue me.