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Five greatest video game characters

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Following on from the similar thread in MF&TV - who/what are your favourites?

I'd go for:

1. Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
2. John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
3. Pip-Boy (Fallout series)
4. Pac Man (Pac Man)
5. Miner Willy (Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy)
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1. Emet Selch - Final Fantasy 14
2. Duke Nukem - s/t
3. Astarion - Baldur's Gate 3
4. Geralt of Rivia - The Witcher Wild Hunt
5. Ezio - Assassins Creed
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1 Trevor (GTAV)

I'll add more when I think it through a bit
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Kim Kitsuragi (Disco Elysium)
Harry Du Bois (Disco Elysium)
Niko Belic (GTA 4)
James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)
John Marston (RDR)

Five exceptionally written characters. Maybe there are more iconic visual characters but these for me are the deepest and best written.
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1. Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island)
2. Gordon Freeman (Half Life)
3. JC Denton (Deux Ex)
4. Max Payne (May Payne)

All games I have played.
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Introduced in the 32-bit & later era:

1. Max Payne.
2. Duke Nukem.
3. Doomguy.
4. Serious Sam.
5. Marcus Feenix.

Introduced in the 8/16-bit era:

1. Joe Musashi.
2. Miner Willy.
3. Ryu.
4. Magic Knight.
5. Sabreman.
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1 Zidane (Final Fantasy 9)
2 Vivi (Final Fantasy 9)
3 Augustus Cole (Gears of War)
4 Arieth (Final Fantasy 7)
5 Manny Calavera (Grim Fandango)
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Gormalysis wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:21 am 1 Zidane (Final Fantasy 9)
2 Vivi (Final Fantasy 9)
Interesting.

I always thought Zidane veered too far away from the lead characters that preceded him (Squall, Cloud). He was too positive and happy go lucky for me, which says more about me than anything I think.

Freya was easily the most interesting in 9 I think.

I tried to replay 9 a little while ago and I couldn't get on with it at all. It felt so slow. I'm assuming it's near the top of your favourite games with Zidane and Vivi top 2?
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fjthegrey wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:03 am Interesting.

I always thought Zidane veered too far away from the lead characters that preceded him (Squall, Cloud). He was too positive and happy go lucky for me, which says more about me than anything I think.

Freya was easily the most interesting in 9 I think.

I tried to replay 9 a little while ago and I couldn't get on with it at all. It felt so slow. I'm assuming it's near the top of your favourite games with Zidane and Vivi top 2?
Yep, it is my favourite game and has been ever since it came out.

I couldn't warm to Squall as I did like him being a complete misery all the time. Cloud was better, just a bit dull. I liked Zidane's happy go lucky personality and older brother role he had with Vivi.

It is a bit slow and I don't think I can play the original again now I've played the remake with x3 speed and no encounters mode.
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