Hey yall, I’m curious about what games are your favorites for creating procedurally generated characters that you end up caring deeply about. X-Com is probably the gold standard for this. For me, Football Manager is right there too, probably because I relate to the narratives in Football and its easy for me to map them onto made up characters.
My favorite procedurally generated character of all time is Massimo Bassi, a Genoese Attacking Midfielder from a Football Manager 09 game. I signed him as a 16-year-old and he won World Player of the Year at 19, and then thru 21-25. An actual human decade later, I still remember the name.
More recently, in New Star Manager, @Dapp and I were blessed with Moussa Eccheverria, a young striker who punched well above his weight in terms of goalscoring and became the heart of the team.
Crusader Kings 2, Stellaris, Rimworld, and things like that all come to mind. But I want to hear about y’alls favorite characters from those, and other, games.