I booted up Garou yesterday, and I decided I was going to pick someone to try for the first time. I haven’t had much experience with the game, mind you. So, I looked over the character roster, and I decided to go with my kid mentality- I picked Freeman because he has red hair.
And that got me thinking, when you try a fighting game for the first time, what draws you to initially choose a character? This is with the understanding that you haven’t got any background to go on. When I was younger, I would always pick a character with red hair- or failing that, a ninja. To this day, I remain a Hwoarang and Kage player. Now that I’m older, I look more at the outfit and fighting stance, so I have some idea of what I may be getting into.