Sims 4 paves the way for game character customization

Other games should follow the lead on The Sims 4 character customization options.

The Sims 4 is paving the way for game character customization. From the start, players were able to create gays and lesbians and have them marry, but in the most recent Sims 4 update,  transgendered sims are now a possibility.

In The Sims 4, you can make your sim look exactly how you want. A wide selection of clothing, make-up, hair, and accessories are all available to both males and females characters. So, what does this mean for gamers? Choice.

This is a breath of fresh air, because a lot of games have ridged choices when it comes to character customization. In some games, we can’t even pick our gender. One of my favorite games is The Witcher 3, but I am stuck running around as Geralt, which does not express myself.  

Games should allow you to customize your character how you like, because it helps us connect with the game. My character in Fallout 4 is personalized, and so I feel more connected to the world around me. This does not mean that I create characters to always look like myself, but that I create my character to fit the role I am playing. I think that many other players do the same.

Some players do not care either way about character customization. But, for those that do, I hope that game developers take a look at how The Sims 4 is doing it. With customizations like The Sims 4, we would have everything we would ever need to create our characters!

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Lisa Filmer has been focusing on improving her writing skills over the last five years. She earned an associate degree in liberal arts from Southern New Hampshire University, then continued to work on her bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration on new media. While in school, she was invited to join the International English Honor Society, Alpha Phi Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. She has written articles relating to her hobby, video game news and opinions, at gameskinny.com. And, she has also written articles about social media communication which can be seen in her blog at lisaf2018.wordpress.com.

Published Jun. 11th 2016

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