Creating game characters

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Apprentice 3D Modeler here.

I'm currently working on a game, and as most games, it needs characters.
I've made several, but they all end up shit and I lose all hope. I have no idea where to begin or where to end up.

Do you make clothing and apparell different objects?
How do you go on about the face, and how do I rig the face for facial expressions?

The game will be minimalistic, I'm trying to keep the poly-count as low as possible, but the characters end up looking like crap, like I'm trying to create something realistic and end up failing hard.

I'm getting tired of this, been working on the game for more than half a year, haven't even created a single character done, and almost no map area.

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