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Best video game character of all time?

Posted Jul 6, '13 at 12:10pm

ControllerX

ControllerX

5 posts

John Shepard mass effect 3 YEAH!

 

Posted Jul 12, '13 at 10:09am

Charlie506

Charlie506

1,319 posts

I know I sound childish by this one but sackboy from the little big planet series. I don't really think it's "the best of all time" but hey. you could coustomise him and all that.

 

Posted Jul 12, '13 at 2:21pm

Maverick4

Maverick4

6,889 posts

^Stupid Sony, making it a PS3 exclusive...

Link from LoZ is an easy first on my list. First videogame I owned was a remastered Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask combo for the Gamecube. Still play it to this day.

Dr. Mobius in the Fallout: New Vegas DLC "Old World Blues" was quite an ecentric character, and worth many chuckles.

 

Posted Jul 12, '13 at 2:27pm

TheZanmato

TheZanmato

112 posts

Soki from Onimusha: Dawn Of Dreams :P

 

Posted Jul 12, '13 at 3:52pm

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

Andrew Ryan, GLaDOS, Joel & Ellie (The Last of Us), Sephiroth (and I don't even like FF), Jade (Beyond Good & Evil), The Joker (Arkham Asylum)... I kinda like Arthas from Warcraft, and Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite, too. Garrett from Thief is also pretty good. Also the narrator guy from Bastion, if that counts.

But mentioning shallow player stand-in characters like Master Chief, Isaac Clarke, Mario, Gordon Freeman, Link, who don't so much as talk in a game? Come on, we've come further than this. Even Sonic is better than that, and Sonic is written like a 40-year-old's idea of what was cool in the 90's.

Frankly, I've always thought Luigi is the more interesting Mario sibling by far. He's kinda cowardly, but in games he actually gets to freaking talk, and has a personality that can't be summarized as "must save Princess".

Not that talking makes you any better all by itself, though. Take Marcus from Gears of War, Kratos from God of War, War from Darksiders. You know, men whose emotions range from anger to rage, which they express in a killing-based dialect. Or the generic soldier character as seen on every FPS whatsoever, whose vocabulary consists in the phrases "open fire" and "take cover" and not much else.
Hell, even the extremely talky Solid Snake is a convoluted mess of a character in a convoluted, poorly-written mess of a universe. But I can respect that they tried to give him some depth.

Let's have some higher standards here, people. Being in your favorite game doesn't make a character good, although a good character can be part of why you like a game. Look at my favorite games. BioShock, Portal, Super Mario 64. Three silent protagonists. I won't pretend they're great or anything. But the villains in those games! Oh, the villains. Not Bowser though.

 

Posted Jul 13, '13 at 5:02pm

GamerGuy75

GamerGuy75

17 posts

Mario, heâs appeared in over 200 video games and have sold about 722.26 million game copies total.

 

Posted Jul 13, '13 at 7:51pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

10,108 posts

Frankly, I've always thought Luigi is the more interesting Mario sibling by far. He's kinda cowardly


Luigi has always been my favorite between the two. What you said is one of the reasons I like Luigi..he is far more realistic. He actually has a realistic personality..he gets scared, but so would we all. Despite that..he pushes through it. He may be scared or timid..but he forces himself to face his fears.

Plus...this
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRf8Umj2I5uRcpqLNbbMIqLNhRFXSLgCOt3_lt4UP6Pq7eaasUX
 

Posted Jul 14, '13 at 12:57am

Jacen96

Jacen96

3,175 posts

Link from LoZ is an easy first on my list


Midna is better.

One of the best characters in the loz games I have played, my only gripe is what she did at the end of Twilight Princess.

~~~Darth Caedus
 

Posted Jul 14, '13 at 4:15am

Mr_Sand

Mr_Sand

687 posts

Mario, heâs appeared in over 200 video games and have sold about 722.26 million game copies total.


Your basing your favorite character off of Nintendo sales.

Mordecai is probably one of my all time top favorites
 

Posted Jul 15, '13 at 1:58pm

somwill007

somwill007

7 posts

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