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POLL: To Name or Not To Name

#1SunDevil77Posted 3/3/2013 8:24:44 AM(edited)
Do you like naming your characters or use the default hero name? - Results (36 votes)
Default name
30.56% (11 votes)
11
Custom name
25% (9 votes)
9
Depends on the game
44.44% (16 votes)
16
This poll is now closed.
A common feature for a lot of RPGs/Adventure games, you get the option of naming your character. Most of the time, the hero has a name that defaults if you choose to use it.

For example, in Ocarina of Time; do you name your character Link, or use your own name?

I mostly use the default if there is one. I would feel weird if characters in LoZ didn't call my fella "Link"
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#2LotrMorgothPosted 3/3/2013 8:36:09 AM
i kinda liked the way ME approached it where you could pick the first name, but everyone calls you by your last name.

It is kind of weird, at least in voiced games, to not have anyone ever say your name.
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#3656stoogePosted 3/3/2013 8:36:44 AM
Default hero name. I have a hard time starting games where there is no default character name and I have to make one myself. I turn on Persona 4, it asks me to come up with a name, and I promptly put the game back in my shelf along with Dragon Quest 8.

The one time I did manage to overcome this problem and actually name my character, was in Nier.

...I called him Cid (a reference to the FF series).

Only to find out later that his name was meant to be Nier. WHY THE **** DID YOU ASK ME TO NAME HIM THEN?!!!

So now whenever people are talking about the game it's always, "I thought Nier was a great character."
"Blah, blah, blah, Nier..."

Well screw you guys. His name is Cid!
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#4DarkSymbiotePosted 3/3/2013 8:37:34 AM
Default names are usually poo.
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#5SunDevil77(Topic Creator)Posted 3/3/2013 10:13:49 AM
LotrMorgoth posted...
i kinda liked the way ME approached it where you could pick the first name, but everyone calls you by your last name.

It is kind of weird, at least in voiced games, to not have anyone ever say your name.


I did quite like the way ME did it.
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#6nothingbeastPosted 3/3/2013 10:23:12 AM
LotrMorgoth posted...
i kinda liked the way ME approached it where you could pick the first name, but everyone calls you by your last name.

It is kind of weird, at least in voiced games, to not have anyone ever say your name.


This.

Although I tend to goof off with names on my second run of the game if I have the option.

Any time I play Animal Crossing, my second town is always "Mianus". Mainly because I've got a juvenile sense of humor and it never gets old hearing the town residents talking about all the fun things to do in "Mianus".
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#7656stoogePosted 3/3/2013 10:30:12 AM
nothingbeast posted...

Any time I play Animal Crossing, my second town is always "Mianus". Mainly because I've got a juvenile sense of humor and it never gets old hearing the town residents talking about all the fun things to do in "Mianus".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mianus_%28neighborhood%29
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#8nothingbeastPosted 3/3/2013 10:31:30 AM
656stooge posted...
nothingbeast posted...

Any time I play Animal Crossing, my second town is always "Mianus". Mainly because I've got a juvenile sense of humor and it never gets old hearing the town residents talking about all the fun things to do in "Mianus".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mianus_%28neighborhood%29


Yeah, I totally stole it from the Jackass bit.

It was funny when they did it.... it's funny when Animal Crossing characters do it.
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