Realtime Worlds held an event last week in Boulder, Colorado, showing off All Points Bulletin to a group of core MMO focused websites. They flew us out there, put us up in the Hotel Boulderado, a beautiful hotel located in downtown Boulder, and then sat us in front of a very sweet Alienware PC to play All Points Bulletin as much as we liked. We probably spent about five hours total in the game, looking at it from both a brand new player’s perspective, as well as a seasoned veteran with a stacked character. We learned a tremendous amount about the title, the main thing being it’s a heck of a lot of fun.
The first element of the game we took a look at was character customization. All Points Bulletin takes a page from the current MMO generation by giving us unlimited options to customize a character, while also being able to skip too much detail if that’s not up our alley. The level of customization goes from choosing generic faces all the way to changing every element of the face, with such options as brow shape, ear orientation and chin width. The detail goes on and on. The basic elements of customization include body, eyes, face, gender, hair, makeup, scars, and skin. There’s also the option to add a tattoo, which can be created from scratch using various shapes and decals. Basically, if there’s a look you want, in this game, you can get it. In addition to appearance, character creation is where the player picks their side, Enforcer or Criminal.