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Character Customization Preview

Posted by Jon Wood on Dec 14, 2009  | Comments

Character Customization Preview - has been given early access into the Star Trek Online beta, and so will be bringing you reports from inside the game. Today, we kick off our series with Dana Massey's preview of the game's character customization system.

Cryptic found itself in an awkward position when they acquired the Star Trek Online license in the summer of 2008. They are a company built around the idea of customization, specifically character customization. City of Heroes, Villains and later Champions Online would all redefine how much control players expect to have over their characters. With Star Trek came a huge challenge: How do you create top notch character customization in an IP where everyone basically dresses the same? After some exclusive hands-on time with the game, I'm happy to report that they have met that challenge. When Star Trek Online launches in February it will come with some of the best character customization ever seen in a video game.

The initial customization is the usual Cryptic funhouse. There are only a few choices that affect the under-the-hood mechanics of your character, which to me is how it should be. No one knows when they first install a game what they want to be precisely, so why make them pick right away?

Read the Character Customization Preview.

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