My re-discovered love of roguelikes brought me to the wonderful world of Maj'Eyal, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. While playing Tales of Maj'Eyal, I've come across several unlockables, mostly classes and small campaigns. However, I've also discovered that there are several races I can unlock to play as with future characters (I play on permadeath mode, in favour of a more traditional roguelike experience, so I'll likely be creating plenty of new characters).
One such race is the yeeks. They're little white-furred yeti-esque creatures, and I thought they were really uniqe and interesting, especially compared to the typical human, elf, dwarf, and halfling setup you start the game with.
In the same breath, yetis are also a playable race, which is something I don't think I've seen in any other game, ever.
And it got me thinking - What other cool playable races are there out there? Many games tend to stick with what people are familiar with, or just make small changes to the norm. Dragon Age, for example, stuck with humans, elves, and dwarves, and later introduced the qunari as a playable race. I think that's pretty standard procedure, and can still make for a really fun game if done right, much like Dragon Age did.
My mind instantly goes to World of Warcraft, which I've only played for a total of maybe five hours. I have to admit, though, I certainly like the idea of playable goblins, as well as pandapeople and blue alien creatures (draenai, I believe they're called).
What fun races have you seen in video games? What are some of your go-to races?