Gamers Talk About Fashion Sense Within Gaming
Throughout my time here of taking up space on the eGamer site, forcing everyone at gunpoint to read my scribblings, eating all the pizza and rambling on and on about my love for games and the deeper meaning / narrative quality found within some titles; I’m fairly certain that the idea of fashion in gaming came across at some point in time. Today, I’ll be nothing like myself and talk about superficial stuff like gaming characters’ clothing and provide a voice-over for Sam Fisher who’ll be providing us with make-up tips shortly. (Not really, but I would genuinely love to see that.)
When we look at any character on the cover of a game, you’ll perhaps recognize the character’s attire first without intentionally doing so. Batman is truly alive and well within the gaming scene nowadays, but is too easy to recognize due to his pointy and serious facade, so let’s use someone else as an example. You see a man with two silenced .45’s wearing a black suit and white shirt accompanied with a red tie. If you’re a fan of Hitman, you’ll have the answer before even laying your eyes on the game’s title. All these examples concerning clothing designs of various characters in the gaming world becomes a status symbol of some sort and we’re about to take a look at who you, the readers, thought was the best dressed video game character out there.
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(The following feedback is quoted verbatim.)
Caveshen wrote in the article in which the aforementioned topic was talked and asked about: “While I’m not that much of a fan of cosplay, I do have an ambition to recreate Connor’s assassin outfit from Assassin’s Creed III because I think it is the sexiest outfit in all of gaming.”
Dearest Cavie, I myself am also not a tremendous fan of dressing up in any type of cosplay, but I have been convinced by a certain someone on this site that I would definitely grab the opportunity to dress as Booker DeWitt with sweaty, grubby and enthusiastic paws. So I do familiarise with what you said above. Concerning the matter of Connor’s outfit – I do admit that it is one sexy outfit, but if I were to choose an Assassin’s Creed outfit for myself, it would be a tie between Ezio’s outfit in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Edward’s outfit in the yet to be released Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. One thing is for certain – the Assassin’s Creed series hasn’t disappointed me, especially in the clothing department. That may be me being high from all the dye-fumes the in-game vendors have soaked my outfits in.
Pea_Peralta: Great question..Soap with his mohawk and jeans and the uniform that was awesome. Others are Nathan Drake, Joel from TLOU i really love that barely put together rugged look, Morrigan’s outfit was nice i wanted that for my Grey Warden, Ruby from Wet the game was shit but she was styling, Fenris and Merrill from DA 2 their secondary outfits were fabulous and Miranda and Jack from ME.
Dearest Peloma, I do agree with all these examples you’ve provided, but if I were to choose between the given outfits above; I’d definitely end up picking Joel’s first outfit in The Last Of Us. It’s rugged, dirty and despite the worn look – I cannot help but see the effort that clearly went into his outfit. His beard also helps.
Dean Oberholzer: Leisure Suit Larry! In his white leisure suit!
Dearest Dean, you’ve used one of the first games I played as an example here. For that, much love is provided. Honestly, I was too young to actually be playing that game and the questions you needed to answer before playing it was something I knew by heart at the time despite my obliviousness to it all. Trial and error for the win. I didn’t know what so many of the questions and answers actually meant, but I enjoyed giving whiskey to bums approaching at the sound of what I believe was the Drinking Song. A truly nostalgic title for me – complete with his white suit and sexual nature.
sage of the six paths: Kratos: loincloth :P Batman: Cape and cowl :) Pea mentioned nearly everybody else.
Dearest Sage, I do agree. Peloma did mention nearly everyone else. (Well, not really.) Batman’s trademark cowl and cape cannot be missed or indeed mistaken for something else. Batman has been part of this world since 1939 and I do hope he’ll be here alive and kicking for future generations to enjoy and admire. (I’m pretty sure that will be the case.) The word loincloth is an apt name for the clothing item and I do find Kratos to be very environment friendly in regards to the amount of material he uses.
MichaelMatusowsky: Mario and his brother Luigi. They’re by far the best dressed plumbers in all the land.
Dearest Michael, Mario is probably one of the most recognised characters in gaming since Super Mario Bros released in 1983. An interesting fact: his first appearance portrayed him as the antagonistically portrayed “Jumpman” in Donkey Kong, released in 1981. I love the fact that both Mario and his brother, Luigi is still rocking the plumber look. A true inspiration for all plumbers out there.
Adam Meikle: Franklin from GTA V. STYLING!!!
Dearest Adam, Franklin certainly has the most accessible attire options from the the three lead characters, but I am curious as to what specific arrangement of clothing you are referring to. My favourite outfit in Grand Theft Auto V is, without a doubt, Chop’s green collar.
There you have it. Some of the readers’ favourite clothing options found within gaming and this is as well as your chance to drop us a comment on your favourite outfit in a beloved game.