There are a lot of playable characters in “This War is Mine”, and on top of having their unique personalities and backstories, they all play slightly differently as well. In order o maximize your chances of survival, you’ll have to make the best use of all of their abilities.
The Story of All Playable Characters in This War of Mine
When you start a new game for the first time, you’ll either end up with Bruno, Pavle, and Marko or Bruno, Katia, and Pavle. But, there are other starting character packs available after you’ll finish one of these two.
Each of your characters can die easily during the game, so it’s possible another one will replace them. If you have less than 5 characters in your shelter, there’s a chance every 7-12 days there will be one additional survivor asking you to join your group.
There are a lot of differences between each character, and they are so distinct from one another, it’s hard to put them into groups. So, let’s look at each character individually.
A weak guard and poor scavenger, Anton specializes in catching small animals using traps. His mood is hard to affect, as he doesn’t drink alcohol or gets concerned over moral choices. But, if he is depressed and decides to leave the shelter, he will likely steal some supplies.
One of the best combatants in the game, Arica makes less noise when sneaking, making her an ideal choice for theft and stealth killing. Her mood changes rapidly, especially if her smoking addiction is not satisfied, but she doesn’t mind stealing or killing. She has a very small inventory size.
A very emotional man with strong moral compass, Boris is a great fighter and scavenger. He has the most inventory space and health out of all the characters, but he also runs the slowest and is terrible at stealth. Addicted to smoking.
By most definitions, Bruno is a selfish bastard who barely cares about the morality of his actions. He’s a great cook who can make food and alcohol with fewer resources and he makes a decent guardsman. Addicted to smoking.
Cveta’s main trait is her love for children, but she can also be used to efficiently cheer up depressed comrades. And though she has a strong sense of morality, and has frequent mood swings, she doesn’t have any addictions, making her a bit easier to satisfy.
Though Emilia doesn’t have many useful skills, she is a perfect candidate for doing anything immoral, like stealing or murdering. She is also both resistant to depression and hard to make content. She’s addicted to coffee.
Katia’s best feature is her ability to barter with traders. Combined with an average inventory slot, she can be used to scavenge purely for the chance of meeting a trader. She is susceptible to depression and is easily affected by immoral actions. She can also play the guitar and is addicted to coffee.
Being a handyman, Marin will use less resources when crafting. He isn’t particularly concerned with morality, but can get depressed easily, especially if his coffee addiction isn’t satisfied. He is a passable fighter.
Marko makes the best scavenger of the team, with a very high inventory capacity, faster scavenging time and decent combat abilities. He doesn’t have any addiction, but is susceptible to mood changes and gets easily affected by immoral actions
Pavle is the fastest runner in the game, with decent inventory space, average combat abilities and a strong moral compass. He doesn’t have any addictions, his mood changes easily, and plays the guitar
The best fighter in the game, Roman has high health, makes a great guard and plays the guitar. His mood barely changes and he is barely affected by the morality of his actions. He’s addicted to smoking
Zlata is great at consoling other characters and she can play the guitar very well. She’s extremely concerned about the morality of her actions and her mood changes easily. She doesn’t have any addictions.
Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!