It's always a preset male or preset female protagonist. There was always no way to change their looks either by face character creation, attire, etc.
Now with the release of Pokemon X and Y and from what we see in the trailer we see default protagonist. I know it's pretty much the pattern in past Pokemon games but it's quite hard to picture yourself in the Pokemon world when the protagonist isn't to your liking visually.
It would have been satisfying to include a character customization option. If not then allow us gamers to play as our mii like in Mario Kart 7, Mario Tennis, I just hope Pokemon X and Y.
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