Character creation is probably one of the most integral parts of any Role-playing game. This is the portion where you create your own avatar that you will be using for the entire course of the game. For most MMORPGs, character creation involves selecting your preferred class and personalizing your avatar using the available options. You are often given a chance to pick your desired hairstyle, hair color, and add certain facial features. Interestingly, some MMORPG will take character creation into an all-new level. Today, we are listing down five of the most wonderful MMORPGs with the best character customization features.
Alchemia Story is one of the MMORPGs published by Asobimo, the same team behind Toram Online, Avabel, and many others. Much like most of the games produced by Asobimo, Alchemia Story is another story-driven anime-inspired MMORPG. The game takes you the virtual world of Alchemia. You play the role of a chosen hero and you will embark on an epic adventure. In the entire course of this game, the player will be asked to accept quests, navigate the world map, fight against monsters, and interact with real-time online players for both PvP and PvE campaigns. Generally, this game managed to capture all the exciting RPG elements that every gamer is looking for.
What makes Alchemia Story even more special is the highly comprehensive character customization. Like many MMORPGs, the game starts with character creation. Instead of typical class and character selection, the game allows you to customize your avatar the way you want it to look like. There is no gender-lock in this game. As soon as you start, the game will ask you to select your preferred gender for your avatar. After selecting the gender, you will be asked to select your Base (Exterior). Each gender has three bases to choose from. Once done, you will be asked to select your preferred customization mode; Easy or Detail. Easy mode allows you to pick simply customized features for your character while Detail mode will take you to much more comprehensive customization.
Part of the customization is the Age selection. It features a slider that allows you to adjust the age. The younger the avatar, the shorter the height and the lighter it weighs. You can also adjust the body shape that can turn your character muscular or slim. Face customization will give you a closer view of the character. Here, you can pick pre-made faces (they will vary in terms of their facial features and emotions). Next to it is the Hair Style customization. The styles are categorized as Whole Hair, Bangs, Back Hair, and Extra Hair. Once done, you can now pick your desired hair color, eye color and skin color for your character. It comes with sliders that allow you to adjust hues, saturation, brightness, and gloss.
Well, after the basic customization, you will proceed to detail setup that allows you to adjust your character’s facial features including the eye size, eye position, eyebrow shape, and mouth shape. Each comes with its own sliders for easy adjustments. Once done, you can provide your avatar a name and you will be prompted to your journey. Alchemia Story comes with both Auto and manual gameplay. The battle is turn-based and the game comes with tons of amazing features to explore. It has decent multiplayer campaigns that allow you to join guilds, create parties and be part of PvP battles. Appearance-wise, Alchemia Story will surely not disappoint you. The game is adorned with remarkable visuals that are accompanied by impressive music and audio effect. Absolutely worth exploring. Currently, the game is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download this amazing RPG absolutely for free.
From the creators behind the well-acclaimed Zenonia series comes another epic MMORPG. Talion is one of the newest addition in Gamevil’s ever-growing collection of role-playing games. Like Zenonia, this MMORPG comes with excellent quality in almost all aspects. It captures all the great elements that we love and enjoy in RPGs. The game comes with a compelling story to explore, well-polished gameplay, and superb graphics. follows a story of a great war that took place 200 years ago. A great demon named Aradune attempted to wreak havoc to the world of Nar but the goddess Planerin sacrificed herself to protect her beloved land from chaos. However, her lover Bezeniel was overcome by uncontrollable rage after losing Planerin which resulted in another chaos. To stop the rage, the guardian dragon Arslune was summoned and they both fell into an everlasting sleep deep within the earth.
The war resulted in two opposing factions, the Aegis and the Bident. Now, it is up to you which alliance you would like to be part of. The game begins with a brief cinematic introduction that will showcase all the main characters and their respective roles. Each player starts the game by selecting his or her preferred alliance; Aegis or Bident. Once done, you may now select your preferred character. It is important to note that these are gender-locked characters but each of them is purely customizable. Generally, the game features four unique characters; Kyle, Valletrin, Pell, and Aizen. Like any MMORPG, each character will vary in terms of their skillset, weaponry and basic attributes.
After selecting your character, it will now prompt you to a very detailed customization. Interestingly, if you don’t want to dig deeper into character creation, there are available presets to choose from. These are ready-made avatars that you can choose. You can select among available hairstyles, body shapes, and skin tone. Players can also change the hair color as well as the color of the eyes. For more detailed makeover, you can tap the Adjust face tab. This will feature sliders that allow you to adjust certain facial features like eyebrow position, eyebrow length, eyebrow thickness, distances, and rotation. You can also manually adjust the eye size, position, distance, width, inner and outer corner, and many others. The same thing can be done with the nose and mouth.
There is also a make-up tab that allows you to apply various cosmetics from mascara to lipstick. The Adjust Body tab, on the other hand, allows you to manually adjust the body features such as head size, chest size, chest circumference, waist size, arm length, and arm thickness. Once done, you will now be prompted on your first journey. It is important to note that Talion comes with so many automated features. There’s an Auto-completing Quest system, an Auto-Battle mode, Auto Equip, and Auto-engage system. You can still go on a manual quest and use the small navigational map to guide you through. Appearance-wise, Talion is an absolute visual delight. The game treats you with superb graphics that are perfectly matched with a compelling storyline. Currently, the game is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download Talion absolutely for free. Cheers!
Mabinogi – Fantasy Life
Nexon brought us some of the most amazing MMORPG such as Dragon Nest M, MapleStory, Darkness Rises and many others. Much like the aforementioned games, Mabinogi – Fantasy Life also started as a PC game and eventually ventured into the mobile platform. It’s an anime-inspired 3D MMORPG that takes you to a virtual world of Mabinogi. The game managed to capture all the exciting RPG elements that we all enjoy while incorporating some new elements including social simulation and non-battle campaigns. Your main objective is to take control of your chosen hero and embark yourself on an epic adventure. If you are up for a colorful fantasy adventure, Mabinogi – Fantasy Life is something you must explore.
Like most MMORPGs, the game starts with a colorful character creation phase. The players can select their preferred gender (male or female) and adjust the age they prefer. The age ranges from 10 years old to 17 years old and they will only vary in terms of their height. The customization panel is divided into five tabs. The first tab is dedicated to hairstyles and hair color. These are tap-based buttons so you just have to tap your preferred style and it will be automatically applied to your avatar. The second tab is dedicated to facial features and skin tone while the third tab allows you to change eyes and eye colors. The fourth tab is dedicated to mouth expressions while the last tab is for costumes. These costumes, however, are only available for trials and they can be acquired additionally in the game.
Speaking of which, the customization for Mabinogi will not just end in this part. You can upgrade the character’s appearance and equip it with various gear and costumes. These costumes are not just made for aesthetic purposes but also dramatically increases your character’s attributes to make them more efficient in the battle. After creating your character, you will now be prompted to the virtual world of Mabinogi which is called Erinn to start your adventure. Generally, in the entire course of the game, the player will be asked to navigate around the immersive 3D world, accept series of quests, fight against monsters, and interact with real-time online players as part of Mabinogi’s multiplayer campaign.
Interestingly, the game features both automated and manual features. There is an auto-quest system that you can unlock upon reaching a certain level. However, most of the actions in this game require manual interaction. The combat is merely action and skill-based. You are given with tap-based buttons that you can freely smash during battle and skills you can activate to maximize your chances of winning. If not engage in battle, you can participate in various social simulation. Your character can work as a chef, build your house, start farming, raise animals, compose music, make clothes, and many more. Generally, the game has many incredible features to explore. Appearance-wise, Mabinogi is also an absolute visual delight with colorful anime-inspired characters and the visually stunning 3D world for players to explore? Currently, Mabinogi – Fantasy Life is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download this amazing MMORPG absolutely for free. Have fun!
Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
Bandai Namco Entertainment has a great collection of Sword Art Online games. One of the newest additions is the Sword Art Online: Integral Factor that features an entirely different gameplay compared to the early Sword Art Online games. What makes Sword Art Online: Integral Factor special is the fact that you are now taking control of your own character. Unlike the early SAO games that are merely-driven and follow the story of a specific character (mostly not interchangeable), Sword Art Online: Integral Factor allows you to create your own character and embark on an epic mission. It features all the classic RPG elements that we all love while incorporating the game with tons of wonderful multiplayer elements.
Unlike the early Sword Art Online games, this game will now allow you to create your own avatar. The game starts with comprehensive character creation. It prompts you to the customization page with five tap-based icons. The first one allows you to select your preferred gender. Tap the gender icon and it will show you another panel. Aside from selecting a gender for your avatar, you can also select your desired voice. Each gender has five different voices available to choose from. Next to it is the Hair Style icon. This one also generates a separate panel that allows you to pick your preferred hairstyle for your character. You can also select well-fitting hair color for your avatar.
The third icon is dedicated to other facial features. It allows you to pick your preferred facial expression for your avatar as well as your preferred eye color. The fourth tab allows you to add face paint or notable scars but this is just optional. The panel also features an option to change your avatar’s face paint color. The fifth icon, on the other hand, allows you to adjust the height of your character as well as the option to change the skin tone. Once done, you will now embark yourself on an epic journey. The mechanics for this game are generally simple and easily manageable and it comes with both Auto and manual gameplay. You can navigate around the 3D world map using the virtual joypad and interact with your environment using the designated tap-based buttons.
The combat system is skill-based. You have tap-based buttons on the bottom right corner dedicated to normal attacks and skills. Although you can freely roam around the map, the players are still encouraged to take the story-driven quests to progress. In the entire course of the game, the player will be asked to accept quests, navigate the map, explore plains and defeat monsters, and also to interact with various real-time online players. Of course, Sword Art Online: Integral Factor will not be completed without its multiplayer campaigns. You can access the game’s multiplayer function through the guild and party system. There are PvP and PvE campaigns to explore. Players can engage themselves in a party system as they raid dungeons and defeat field bosses. There are also special guild quests to explore and many other multiplayer features that make this game even more fascinating. Currently, Sword Art Online: Integral Factor is available for both Android and iOS devices. Enjoy!
Black Desert Mobile
Possibly one of the most impressive MMORPG to ever hit the mobile platform. Yes! It is not a bold claim at all. Black Desert by Pearl Abyss was originally published for PC in 2015 and eventually ventured to other higher gaming platforms like Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Recently, Black Desert Mobile was released for both Android and iOS devices capturing everything we loved and enjoyed from its PC counterpart. The Black Desert Mobile will take you to some of the game’s iconic maps and other popular in-game contents. This game is now wonderfully optimized for mobile devices to deliver the same level of quality that we all experienced from the popular original Black Desert game. As soon as the game starts, it prompts you first to a customization page which allows you to select your preferred class and personalize your character based on your preferences using the available skins.
Unlike the standard character customization, however, this game will take you to an all-new level. The first step is to select your preferred class which is all gender-locked. Currently, there are six interesting and unique classes to choose from. These include warrior, ranger, witch, giant, Valkyrie, and the newly added Sorceress. After selecting your preferred class, you will be prompted to highly comprehensive character customization. The game will initially present you with a Beauty Album that contains presets or ready-made avatars. You can also pick your desired outfit among the available options. Once done, you will now proceed to much detailed customization. On this page, you’ll have a small panel on the far left side with six icons to explore.
The first one allows you to customize face style, skin color, and skin luster while the second icon takes you to more advanced customization that allows you to manually edit the avatar’s features. You can touch and drag the part that you want to alter. Every single part of the character is customizable and you can adjust them based on your personal preferences. The third icon is dedicated to some cosmetic retouches. Some options are tap-based while others can be altered using sliders. In this icon, you can add facial hear, alter eye features (pupil, iris, lens), adjusting eye width, opacity and distances from each other, and many more. The fourth icon is dedicated to hairstyle and other related adjustments (hair length, shine, curl pattern, curl frequency, and more). The fifth icon allows you to adjust body height and shape while the last one is dedicated to outfits and headpiece.
Once done, you are now ready to take the adventure. Black Desert Mobile works the same way with other typical MMORPG. Once you are prompted to the actual game, you can freely navigate the area using the virtual joypad while various actions can be done by tapping their respective buttons located at the bottom right portion of the game screen. Like most MMORPGs that are optimized for mobile devices, this game also comes with Automated features that are applicable for quest and combat. Players are encouraged to complete all the story-driven quests to progress.
In Black Desert Mobile, you are capable of joining or building your own guild which allows you to interact with various online players and be engaged in epic Guild war. The game comes with a unique Guild War declaration system. Other noteworthy features of this game include the Pet System which allows you to tame various creatures that can accompany you in your journey. You can also mount on a horse to reach your destination faster. Above all, players can also take advantage of many other features and exciting events that allow them to win greater rewards.
Appearance-wise, the game is undeniably a visual delight. Players are treated with remarkable graphics and impressive sound effects. To top it all, the game resolution will also adjust based on the device performance. You just have to make sure that you lend enough space for this game as it consumes large capacity. This game is in a very tight competition with Perfect World but since Perfect World is not yet globally available, we decided to exclude the game on this list.