"Damn," I muttered, while creating my first Guild Wars 2 character. "You can play with upper and lower lip size; separately."
Of course, my girlfriend wasn't impressed. "You're playing with whose lips now?!" Which just proves I can't win.
But it also proves that there's a tonne of options when it comes to getting your character looking just right. There are facial options that range from the bishy and the beautiful, through to the craggy and the scarred. You can play with a wide range of skin tones, get your nose placed just so, and pick an array of hairstyles.
And that's just the human males!
But it doesn't stop with physical looks. Like superhero MMOs, you can also design some elements of your costume - no the details, perhaps, but certainly the colours of various items. You can change these colours easily later on, too, but it's great to be able to choose a consistent colour paletter for your character from the outset.
There's also a range of backgrounds to choose from, from the Gods you worship, to how you grew up, to even the way you deal with others and your great regrets. These in turn feed into your own personal quest lines, and even how you talk.
Check out our gallery of the entire process, and check back later to see our full review.