Age of Conan - hands-on

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As we played Age of Conan in a darkened room somewhere in developer Eidos%26rsquo; HQ, lead designer Jason Allen Stone suggested the magnificently ugly face of our barbarian might be corrected by limiting the range of his facial customization. We do hope not: our frog-faced, beady-eyed, pseudo-Egyptian machete-wielding murderer was a glorious sight to behold.

Few games allow you so much character in a single human face. You might only be able to play humans in Age of Conan%26rsquo;s online fantasy world, but they are humans with genuine, monstrous charisma. They are, after all, escaped slaves turned adventurers - why should they be pretty?

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