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So Lost Planet 2 was announced, and having been left a bit cold by the first one, didn't have much interest in it. Now I read that you can change your character's appearance, from gender and clothes all the way down to the gestures they use ingame. Suddenly I have to have a copy.
This has been a running theme for me. RPG's aren't about grinding up to get the best possible weapons and getting my level up to snuff; it's about finding the right pair of gloves to go with my armor so I can walk around feeling like a champion. Any game with face sliders guarantees I'll spend at least a few hours fine tuning the bridge of my character's nose. Saint's Row, Def Jam....I even spent most of my time grinding in WoW not for levels or prepping for raids, but because with a few more pieces of leather, I could make a pair of boots and CHANGE THEIR COLOR.
So what about you? Is the ability to decide whether your character has a beard or not a draw for you? Do unlockable outfits ever make a bad game bearable? And what do you consider an example of this sort of thing done right or wrong?