How on earth would you consider pso2's char creator to be good? Have your ever played games like BDO? Did you see the graphics compared to the low poly mess that is pso2? Just take a look at your character in the salon and then go to the lobby - it's a night and day difference played on WQHD. Everything is fricking flimmering because the TAA implentation is terrible and I have already seen similar issues in NG streams. Also the bad lod distance in NG is going to be immersion breaking. At least SC6/Code Vein etc. came with tons of options for your characters for basically free, besides offering a decent playing experience. In pso2 you will always look like a nobody without any expensive cosmetics and you will never be able to cosplay a character for free. I also think the combat in pso2 is very overrated. While it is fast paced and certainly fun, the enemy and especially the boss design is mediocre at best. I just came back from the recent WoW addon and trying bosses in the latest raid on higher difficulties with a bunch of friends feels certainly more rewarding than pso2 meaningless UQ bosses. The perfect example how better boss/game design can compensate for slower combat.
BDO is a horrible example. You’re stuck editing an existing character of BDO, have you tried making Tamer an adult? Tried making Lahn a difference race? Tried making Dark Knight petite and flat chested? You can’t. You can’t make anything you want, you can’t even have the hair you want even with editing. Long hair options are an absolute joke, you can’t even edit most of the hair that long. The face slider is great for lips, jaw and cheekbones, not for noses. The body sliders give some good options like hand size but certain classes you can’t do anything. I love playing as Tamer, I like the gameplay and the more modest outfits but I can’t even use a breast slider to age her up, I can just make a tall Tamer with chubby childlike proportions. You’re telling me this is superior when I can’t even do that? The combat is superior, I absolutely disagree about the character creator. Graphics don’t make a character maker great, selection does. I don’t care how good something looks if it’s not even something I wanted.
SC6 puts their best clothes behind DLC. The free clothes don’t have enough detail or design, they’re boring. I made an enchanted princess character but the options for skirts are that one that everyone uses. I layered it with accessories, tattoos and custom paint so it looked different. I should have more than that one option for a puffy skirt. I can’t even wear the cuter shoes with stockings because that’s not compatible. I can’t wear wings, belts, gauntlets or capes with half the outfits I want to wear. I can’t even wear certain shirts with certain pants because the game won’t let me. Has PSO2 ever given you an error about clothing incompatibility? With accessories? No. The game is also usually $60 and you have to buy the cosmetic DLC packages on top of that if you want it all.
Code Vein is one of my favorite games, as is the God Eater series. The cosmetics are completely free but there isn’t enough variety in anything. You can’t even match hair strand accessories to your hair color. The game also isn’t free.
You don’t have to walk around like a nobody in PSO2, you can do the bare minimum weeklies and have enough for a costume or two in a single week, if you did your dailies even faster. You can get outfits for 1m even now! You can get any cosmetics completely free if you save up, on a game also completely free.