Who Was Your Favorite New Character From This Generation?
We saw quite a few great new characters this past generation; who were your favorites?
I have to say, I loved all the characters in the Uncharted series; Drake, Elena, Chloe, Sully; they were all great. Of course, I consider Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to be the best game of the generation, so that shouldn't be too surprising.
I also really liked Ezio from Assassin's Creed II, Brotherhood and Revelations. That guy had a definite swagger to him, and he wasn't badly written for an open-world game. Oh, and of course, who couldn't love Wheatley in Portal 2? Legitimately amusing and a fantastic performance the whole way 'round. But I think this generation has seen the emergence of more top-notch female characters then ever before.
There's Madison in Heavy Rain, who was a strong, likable, sympathetic character that was depicted with top-notch tact and professionalism (I don't care what anyone says). I liked Fang more than Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII, Elika was a really solid companion and kind of a cool character in Prince of Persia, and the overhauled Lara Croft in Tomb Raider was absolutely fantastic. I also really liked Meryl in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Ellie in The Last Of Us is just plain memorable. Elizabeth in Bioshock Infinite was someone I won't soon forget, either.
So, who will stick out in your memory from this generation?
7/15/2013 9:52:16 PM Ben Dutka