Make little versions of yourself. No, not in the fun way
Avatar Builder Review
by on August 1, 2011
You know how the success of the Wii was all down to the Miis? No, because no-one knows that. It isn’t true. That fact didn’t, however, stop Microsoft adding ‘Avatars’ to the Xbox, which then filtered out to Windows Phone 7. Well, anything Microsoft can do, RIM can also do, though often not as well.
Which is our segue to Avatar Builder. In it, you create a cartoon caricature version of yourself. The finished article looks a lot like Microsoft’s version of Avatars (it’s slightly confusing that RIM has chosen the same name and art style as Microsoft, but the two aren’t compatible in any way), but isn’t in 3D.
The list of clothes, hair, facial parts and so on that you can choose from doesn’t feel all that extensive when you’re using it. There are some good options, but there’s not really enough of them. You can add some stuff to your Avatar’s hand, though, which is a nice touch, and can show your interests (provided your interests include what RIM’s allowed for). If you really love your BlackBerry, you can have your Avatar hold the model you own.
Once an Avatar is complete, you can use it as your BBM profile picture. It’s a diverting way to spend a few minutes, but isn’t all that deep an experience.
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