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 Post subject: Character Look
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:00 pm 
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What I mean by this is, will the appearance of your character be changeable? By this I mean clothing, accessories. Up to a certain extent. Buying clothes from a shop for example.

Also, will your character be buffer (slightly) if you would go to the gym regularly? Maybe a fitness meter. Nothing too much, but still a noticeable difference. This one sounds kinda goofy but as a gym goer it crossed my mind after Brendan talked about getting swole etc.
Just an idea, haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Character Look
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:05 pm 
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I think they posted a few times in the past that there won't be character customization because it doesn't add anything to the gameplay, just fluff.

Also probably because it's just extra work for the artists.


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 Post subject: Re: Character Look
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:06 pm 
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Alright, thanks for the reply. I probably wasn't around back when it was posted :)

EDIT: However, in my opinion it would add immersion and depth, and a hint of progression. But I understand that the game focuses progressing more in relationships. You definitely do have a point there, might be too much work for the artists, probably would be actually.

Just checked the AMAA, dmjh please don't kill me for asking :)

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 Post subject: Re: Character Look
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:55 am 
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Who knows perhaps one day Red will take his cap off ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Character Look
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:53 pm 
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However, in my opinion it would add immersion and depth, and a hint of progression. But I understand that the game focuses progressing more in relationships. You definitely do have a point there, might be too much work for the artists, probably would be actually.

We don't agree on player customization as part of game depth. In the majority of cases for games, cosmetics (skins) are fluff. Even in Pokémon X and Y where alternate costumes, eye color and skin ones were introduced, they're nothing more than fluff. The game will still be 100% intact and fully functional without losing its core points without the customization. At most, player customization tweaks how players connect with the avatar or playable character, and that's only if the alternate options even appeal to the player to begin with.

Sure, if we have more time on our hands and want to take the time to sit down and specifically code the options to let players change how they look (then also worry about whether the feature can be turned on or off, if it's permanent or the players can swap at will, and a plethora of other concerns), then great. But we don't have that time nor are we in the position to place such a feature above others that bring more value to the core game.


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 Post subject: Re: Character Look
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:12 am 
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Thanks for the answer Jae :)

Yeah, much better to focus on the core aspects of the game and think about fluff later if there is time (or not at all).

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