With respect, but you pretty much bash everyone for not agreeing with you view and who believes the CC does have a place in the game.
Comments such as "your V is weird", "Its just a modelswap" or "V is not you" hold as much value as the opposite side of that coin.
Let me make you an example: you say V is an established character and as such CP77 should not have a CC because of that, the very next thing you do is highlight both the advertised (presumably) both the male and female V's.
You're not gonna tell me that a genderswapped V is allowed, for sake of it being advertized. But at the same time not when you do something equal via a CC?
I've argued before, and I say again: so long as there' s no direct correlation to how the protagonist looks, then making a character via CC 'works just fine'.
And I've still not seen any argument that would persuade me to think differently about the good and added value of a CC.
P.s. I hope this post is not modded out. What I wanted to show is the somewhat double standard here.
But you are right though.
He started the topic with 'this is my opinion', which I can respect. But then went into 'you are wrong' mode. You cant have a discussion or share perspectives if one side is unwilling to see other people's view or rejects them out of hand. And plenty of people have shared their view that they prefer to be able to customize V and feel more connected or more immersed that way.
The problem is that he went from his preference into 'marketing V is canon', when evidence is lacking. First off, if there is no character creation, which one is canonical V, male or female? It cant be both, one is the correct one. Just as there is only male Geralt or one male Henry in KCD, or female Ellie in TloU or female Lara in Tomb Raider. So his position that marketing V is canonical V already makes no sense.
Then there is the fact that character customization is a feature reported upon(leaked) well before the E3 2018 demo when they presented marketing V. But here again we bump into the problem that deveoped through the topic. The topic began with his opinion of what canon V should be and (d)evolved into 'character creation is wrong, anything you make is a model swap'. But it isnt, because the developers never made a canonical V. If you turn on the game and do nothing in the character creation screen, you get a completely different V. You cannot create the V which he suggests is the correct one, because the developers never intended for that V to be the players model(some people have come close, but noone has made an actual copy).
The developers want you to create the V you prefer, that is their design. You may not like that choice, but you cant say it isnt valid. The developers want you to decide what your own V looks like, that is their vision. You can disagree but that is how the game is. Marketing V is clearly just that, the V that marekting came up with to make some marketing material. Marketing V isnt anywhere ingame. A V you created is never a model swap, because it doesnt replace anything. I now notice that I repeating some things, sorry, its just because its important.
He can have his opinion, but its just that, his opinion. Other arguments have already been countered and saying 'that makes no sense' or 'these two are V'(no, pick, one, it cant be both) when someone explains that creating a character increases immersion, isnt an argument at all.
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