There's a lot to say about the giant multiplayer shooter APB, but what caught our eyes was the character creation - the completely insane character creation. Realtime Worlds has gone totally over the top. Here's a short (and by no means complete) rundown:
Step one, make your unique face and body with a slick customizer. Like many other games, there are countless face and body designs to be achieved by adjusting sliders. But these look really, really good:
Step two, go nuts with one of the best vector-based in-game graphics creators we've seen. You can create just about anything with this - some of the work from beta testers was absolutely insane. You can use images created here as tattoos, clothing patterns, car decals, and tags:
Step three, design your clothes. Be a ninja, a superhero, a hipster, a gangster - whatever you want!
Step four, buy a car! If you do, you can go just as nuts on it as you can with everything else:
As we mentioned, some of the beta testers' work was incredible. We saw clowns, riot police, superheroes, and just a general flood of creativity (too bad their work was lost post beta). The clans looked like clans - they had unique costumes, cars, and tags, and all this customization helped them become famous within the game.
Oh, and if all this isn't enough for you, the game also contains a MIDI editor. You can even design a short theme song which your opponent hears after you kill him. A couple bars of Axel F will do nicely for us.
Jun 16, 2010