Games let us become heroes of our time. We fight the bad guys, find true love, and save the world, all in a day’s work. But before we do any of that, we have to pick a hairstyle that looks like a badass anime protagonist, hopefully without having to buy any DLCs.
Character customization has become a staple of many RPGs and other sorts of games that you wouldn’t expect as an option. But in reality, what does a bunch of attractive aesthetics actually do for players of a game? From a technical standpoint, next to nothing.
Developer: Asymmetric Publisher: Same as Above Released on Aug 10, 2017
West of Loathing is a comedic stick-figure RPG taking place in the Kingdom of Loathing, where demon cows terrorize ranchers, skeletons rise out of their graves, and bandits cause trouble for the local towns. What kind of crazy adventures await you in the wild west? One thing’s certain; you’ll be wearing many hats, as the Cowboys once did in style.
Developer: Big Huge Games, 38 Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts Released on Feb 07, 2012
From the creators of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Kingdoms of Amaluris an open-world RPG taking place in the midst of a war between immortals and mortals. And as predicted, you’re the chosen one, the first warrior to be brought back to life. Choose your own fate and evolve your character using the one and only Destiny system.
Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco Publisher: Ubisoft Released on Oct 16, 2017
Once again, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman are back in this sequel to The Stick of Truth. Disguised as their alter-egos, Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Super Craig, and The Coon, the boys are on an epic quest to return a missing cat, in hopes of launching a superhero franchise to become famous. But not everything is as it seems, given this is South Park, which is known for its disturbing twists on pop culture.
Developer: Harebrained Schemes Publisher: Harebrained Holdings Released on Aug 20, 2015
Shadowrun: Hong Kongis a spin-off campaign in the Shadowrun series, praised for its interactive turn-based combat and traditional RPG setup, being a cornerstone of virtual tabletop games, except the party is thrown into a cyberpunk-themed fantasy world. Growing up as a street orphan, you reunite with your foster brother in the city of Hong Kong to decipher Raymond’s urgent message.