I used to be obsessed with videogames before finding Art, I still play the odd game here and there, but nothing like I used to, however, if they let me create a custom character … I will always create a female character. I’ll also spend ages messing about in the character creator, instead of actually playing the game :)
The following is my top 10 characters that I’ve created over the years, some of the images are rubbish quality as at the time I would only of had a low res camera phone to snap a photo with. If you would like to add me on PlayStation, my PSN is @RedBullRacer
10 – EXPLOSIVE GIRL – DC UNIVERSE ONLINE (PS3)
I only played the PS3 beta of DC Universe Online, but I really enjoyed the game a lot. It was like an online Crackdown :) I created this female character and named her Explosive Girl. I must have played the beta for a good 12 hours or so, and remember nothing but fun times jumping around the city fighting crime :) This is the only photo I have of her, I imagine she is no longer on the servers :(
9 – FAITH AND LOCKE – GUILD WARS (PC)
I’m going to guess this image is from 2007 or somewhere around there, when I had a brief period of playing Guild Wars. She was called Faith with a pet named Locke, after John Locke from LOST :) The game was fun, but I forced myself to stop playing as I didn’t want to get addicted to it. I think if I had stuck with it, I would easily have become super addicted because I was already starting to fall in love with my character.
8 – MY GANGSTA BITCH – SAINTS ROW 2 (360)
I’m gonna be honest and say, this should really be my Saints Row 3 girl, but I can’t find any images of her anywhere. Saints Row is one of my favourite franchises, because it is just pure mindless fun. Being able to create your own character really made it so much more fun, and I remember spending hours and hours just dressing her up in game, she was a shop-a-holic lol I named her my Gangster Bitch, because there was a song that always played with the lyrics “My Gangster Bitch” so that became her name :) She was cool!
7 – MISS HAWKE – DRAGON AGE 2 (PS3)
I remember spending hours and hours trying to create a nice female character in Dragon Age 2, I restarted the game after a few hours because I wasn’t happy with the way she originally looked. Then I managed to create a girl who I knew was the one lol This game got so much hate at the time, but I personally loved it, whereas Dragon Age 1 was about the world, Dragon Age 2 was way more about an intimate story between a small group of friends. I have nothing but good memories about my time with Miss Hawke.
6 – PRESTON – DRAGON AGE (PS3)
Ah Ha! I will not lie, I have a soft spot for this girl, I was so upset when I found out you would play as a different character in Dragon Age 2. I wanted to play as this girl again, I honestly cared so much for her. At the time, she was my favourite character that I had ever created.
This photo really doesn’t do her justice, but she was so adorable you just wanted to hug her and protect her. Funny thing is, she could protect herself, in fact, she’d probably kick your ass if you tried to protect her lol I still have all the gamesaves from Dragon Age 1, 2 and the DLC, I don’t know if you can, but I would love to see what she looks like on PS4 :)
5 – KEVIN SHEPPARD – MASS EFFECT 2 (360)
Here he is, Kevin Sheppard lol The only bloke I can remember playing as when I had the option of creating a female. The truth is, I couldn’t create a nice looking female, unless I made her look evil, but I wanted to play as a nice Sheppard. Mass Effect is one of my favourites, when I see other people playing Mass Effect, it doesn’t feel right because to me, this is the real Sheppard, all the other Sheppards out there are fakes lol
4 – FAITH – SKYRIM (PC)
This is Faith from Skyrim, I spend ages and ages trying to create a nice looking female character. I played the game for over 100 hours, and most of that was spent roaming the world, finding new clothes to wear and just being immersed in the world, I never played the main story. I really cared for her so much, while at first I wanted her to look more pretty, over time I began to feel like her slightly tough look made her fit into the world perfectly. My time with Faith and her pet dog were some of the best memories I’ve ever had playing games.
3 – BAD GIRL FAITH – APB RELOADED (PC)
APB Reloaded had the best character creator I’ve ever seen. When I created this girl, I fell in love with her. She was such an innocent looking girl, but yet had such a badass side to her. I spend ages and ages just customising her outfits, like Skyrim, I played well over 100 hours of this game too … I would say most of that was because of this character Faith.
2 – FAITH AND LUCKY – DRAGONS DOGMA (PS3)
You get two for the price of one here :) On the right is Faith, and on the left is her sidekick Lucky. I created both of them, and ended up caring for both of them so much. These two made the game for me, Lucky spent the whole game protecting Faith, and they both had so many adventures together. Just like most other games, I spent a large amount of time finding outfits for them. Sometimes I’d have them wearing clothes with rubbish stats just because they looked so cool :) I can still hear Lucky shouting, “I’ll Heal Your Wounds!”…I love these two!
1 – FAITH – ELDER SCROLLS OBLIVION (PC)
I cannot explain how much I love this girl Faith. I created her in Oblivion on PC, I know I shouldn’t say this, but I don’t think I will ever create a girl as good as her again. When I started playing Skyrim I remembering being so sad because I just wanted to import this girl and play with her. I wonder if you could now via mods? I would love to see what she looks like with Skyrim visuals. I downloaded loads of outfits for her, and I never actually really played the game, I spent my whole time just exploring the world, taking photos. Oblivion to me was just one big photoshoot lol She is my all time favourite, my dream would be to get a statue of her for my desk.
MORE PHOTOS OF FAITH FROM ELDER SCROLLS OBLIVION
So that’s my top 10 custom videogame characters I’ve created over the years. You may have noticed that my top 4 are all named Faith, I dunno why, I just love that name. Looking at all these photos again has brought back so many fun memories, I feel like I experienced the adventures these characters went on :)