Ravaging a city as a character grotesquely similar to Shrek or Torrente will be possible in the new Saints Row, which surprised us with its gigantic customization options. Volition’s new sandbox allows us to create the character of our dreams, but also weapons, cars and even the headquarters. These are all options.
I’m usually not very original when it comes to customizing my avatar in video games. I go slowly. I choose a hairstyle that looks like mine, I give it clear eyes, a beard… and that’s it! That’s how I’m lazy and simple. But I won’t deny that I also really enjoy watching this circus of horrors with which the most creative players surprise us again and again every time they put in their hands a character editor at the height of his malevolent imagination. And after seeing in detail how customization works in new Saint’s Row, I am sure that in a few months we will be laughing a lot with the crazy creations of the players. Because if the new Volition It doesn’t have the most extensive customization tools in a sandbox, it lacks little. It’s amazing how many settings you can tweak to not only create the most outlandish character you can think of; is that those same customization options also carry over to weapons, cars, and even your very own crime empire.
Already in the first contact with Saints Row its authors pointed out that this video game of action and open world would allow players to create their character freely, but when seen in detail, it’s hard not to smile when imagining an army of absurdly ugly characters. Or incredibly beautiful, of course, because you can do anything you can think of. You have the usual options: you can choose from a wide range of hairstyles, define your body, customize the face… and end up modifying the teeth as well, or the position of the eyes separately, the shape and color of the eyeball, add marks or scars, change skin tone, and even wear prosthetic arms and legs. The character editor is so deep that vicariously you can play as your own version of Shrek, with a plump Torrent, a purple-skinned elf or even create some kind of vampire with bloodshot eyes and fangs.