Your favourite game characters?

Saiyali

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She doesn't really do anything but this .. it's enough :LOL:

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Albert Wesker. A great fighter, even better schemer and world class backstabber. He’s what all villains should be: Ruthless, cunning,deadly and never accepting anything below success. It’s a shame that you can’t as him more in a story outside umbrella chronicles
 

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Surely gaming is bound to be more immersive than cinema, so it's not really a comparison? You get to be the main character after all. It's up to you whether the main character progresses or not. Many games have much more time than cinema to get you immersed too.

I think Mario is a great character, and he's even gained an air of coolness about him in recent years.

Guybrush Threepwood from the Monkey Island games is hilarious, and Coach from Golf Story is pretty funny too:

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Joanna Dark stood out in the 90s when there weren't many decent female characters in games, and Elvis the alien from Perfect Dark was great too.

I think a lot of 80s and early 90s games managed to inject characters with personality, even when limited by the technology of the time. E.g. Dizzy, the snakes from Snake, Rattle n Roll, the blob from A Boy and His Blob.

I haven't played many of the well-known story-driven games of recent years yet but have a few on my list...
 

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Surely gaming is bound to be more immersive than cinema, so it's not really a comparison? You get to be the main character after all. It's up to you whether the main character progresses or not. Many games have much more time than cinema to get you immersed too.

I think Mario is a great character, and he's even gained an air of coolness about him in recent years.

Guybrush Threepwood from the Monkey Island games is hilarious, and Coach from Golf Story is pretty funny too:

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Joanna Dark stood out in the 90s when there weren't many decent female characters in games, and Elvis the alien from Perfect Dark was great too.

I think a lot of 80s and early 90s games managed to inject characters with personality, even when limited by the technology of the time. E.g. Dizzy, the snakes from Snake, Rattle n Roll, the blob from A Boy and His Blob.

I haven't played many of the well-known story-driven games of recent years yet but have a few on my list...


Guybrush is/was an excellent character, but I think he lost a little something when he began to have a spoken voice. I guess when you have been playing the older games for years, you already have an image of the character's voice in your head, so that when you finally hear it there's is a likelihood it won't be what you were expecting/hoping for.

On the other hand, the voice characters from Day of The Tentacle I think we're all fabulously done, and help to make it such a wonderful adventure. As much as I like the earlier Monkey Island games, the puzzles, characters and inventive puzzles from DOTT gave it the edge for me.

I agree that the 80s and early 90s had some great characters, and this was probably because of the fact that technical constraints meant that you had to fill in many of the blanks in their make up. Dizzy is a good example, as are the likes of Miner Willy, Dynamite Dan, Jetman and Eric from Skool Daze.
 

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Albert Wesker.

Not "master of unlocking" Jill Valentine?

My favourite characters from games are a bit daft:

Earthworm Jim
Duke Nukem
Doom Guy
Thomas (Kung Fu Master)
Rick (Splatterhouse)
Arthur (Ghosts N Goblins)
Isaac Clarke (Dead Space)
Geralt of Rivia
Guybrush Threepwood
Bilbo Baggins (Hobbit text based rpg)
 

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Jon Irenicus from Baldur's Gate II.

Also Syous & D'raven from Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara as playable characters.
 

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Kain and Raziel from the Legacy of Kain series

Raziel is my waifu. I've been lightly ribbed for the necrophilia.

I'm not sure that I've played many other games with strong character arcs. Sly Cooper does have a noble goal concerning his family legacy. Kratos has pathos. The Prince of Persia doesn't even have a name as far as I remember. I'm not sure how much Daxter is really bothered by not being 'human.'
 

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He used to have his own TV show. He had a wife and kids, if I remember rightly, which is quite an extrapolation from the game.

I'd have to give an honourable mention to Sienna, the enthusiastically-acted wizard from the Vermintide games, who sounds like one of the great dames of British theatre on a massive night out.
 

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