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Greatest video game character?

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 2:26am

Assassin2war

Assassin2war

17 posts

Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell
Link from Zeld Skyward Sword
Ezio from Assassin's Creed 2
And Master Cheif from Halo 1

there's are bye far the best one's

 

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 2:33am

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

Mario was my favorite platformer. I think it's weird how he was originally an enemy in Donkey Kong.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3f/Donkey_Kong_NES_Screenshot.png/200px-Donkey_Kong_NES_Screenshot.png

Weird.

 

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 8:32am

Cori13

Cori13

1 post

Link from Zelda series is the best

 

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 1:05pm

TheDracomancer

TheDracomancer

58 posts

Tidus from Final Fantasy X. Why? He look cool, he can fight and he can Blitzball! :D

 

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 5:03pm

bkpaladin

bkpaladin

8 posts

Oh god...Blitzball... *shoots self in head*

Here are some I would like to add (in no particular order):
-Sephiroth [FF7]
-Crono [Chrono Trigger] (despite not having much of a personality)
-Megaman [Megaman Series]
-Gordon Freeman[Half-life Series]
-Sub Zero [Mortal Kombat Series]
-Samus [Metroid Series]
-GlaDOS [Portal Series]

 

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 5:14pm

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

As a huge Zelda fan, all these mentions of Link still astound me. He is a completely unremarkable, shallow character. Iconic, yes, due to sheer repetition, but still not much more than a thin player avatar.
He's almost entirely silent, his backstory is replaceable, his personality irrelevant and his accomplishments largely those of the players themselves. We're told he's powerful and wise and courageous, but that's pretty much the extent of his character development.

If we're looking inside the series, Ganon is far more interesting than Link.

 

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 5:28pm

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

Same thing for these "badasses" like Call of Duty characters, Master Chief, the Dragonborn, Kratos, Altair and Ezio Auditore (to a lesser extent, since they have a little motivation and personality of their own).
They're faces with guns and swords. Their mannerisms, names and motivations are interchangeable and mindless - they exist as an excuse to kick ***. They're sponges for cool weapons and abilities and little else.

Now a character like Samus Aran, who's got a continuing storyline, a fleshed-out personality, a unique role as a female ****** in a patriarchal gaming culture - that's an interesting character. GLaDOS is insanely well-developed and every one of her lines is classic. Sephiroth is the archetypal cunning ******, with an interesting role in the game's plot.

 

Posted Jul 12, '12 at 1:16pm

CheapCheep

CheapCheep

244 posts

He is a completely unremarkable, shallow character. Iconic, yes, due to sheer repetition, but still not much more than a thin player avatar.


Same thing for these "badasses" like Call of Duty characters, Master Chief, the Dragonborn, Kratos, Altair and Ezio Auditore (to a lesser extent, since they have a little motivation and personality of their own).
They're faces with guns and swords.


Not to be rude or anything because some of the things you said, I believe as well. However, I believe everyone has their own opinion for who the best video game character is. They probably see it diffrent than you do, which is o.k. I dont think people appreciate it when you talk about the negatives for other characters that several people like. So, with all due respect, just awnser the question of who you think is the best character ever. Not why every other character is horrible and not the best.

Again, I'm not trying to be mean but let everyone have their own opinion because everyone thinks diffrently.
 

Posted Jul 12, '12 at 1:33pm

Doodeedaa

Doodeedaa

117 posts

DEFINITELY Link!!!! Was playing four swords anniversary addition on my 3ds last night. :D

 

Posted Jul 12, '12 at 1:58pm

HillOfOak

HillOfOak

10 posts

I would have to say that my favorite Video Game character, contrary to the mainstream answers, would have to be either Jizzy B or Woozie from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Woozie because well, he's so calm of a character, not to mention that (spoilers) he's blind.

Jizzy B also because, well, I'm not sure, really. I guess I just like his attitude and his style. I don't condone pimping, though. Just saying.

 
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