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May 3rd, 2011, 18:56
Originally Posted by azraelck View Post
my characters for the most part start to develop a personality in my head.
I think for a lot of people, that is a bit of a lost art from a bygone age. I remember fondly fleshing out all the character personas for my party in Ultima's IV through VII. In VI and VII obviously they had a little more life to them, but even in IV and V, I really had developed love/hate relationships with them.

I think the game gave just enough little hints about them (like Iolo playing the lute while you are camping) that combined with other in game mechanics (like Jaana never being able to hit the broad side of a barn) that it was natural to just develop a personality around them.

For instance, I hated Dupre. Didn't like that guy at all. Not sure why exactly, but he annoyed me. How do you get that from a monochrome 2-D sprite with virtually no text? Fun times.

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