There's nothing quite like being able to really relate to the main character of a game. Having the ability to sympathize and empathize with your avatar does wonders to strengthen your bond with the story and allows you to really immerse yourself in a world. Having worked some pretty awful jobs in the past, I completely understand Manny's 9-5 apathy in Grim Fandango. Likewise, if my wife and kid got offed in a particularly gruesome manner, I'd be as much of a pissed off drunk as Max Payne is. And who doesn't love chasing ghosts, popping pills, and falling in love like Pac-Man? But what about those moments where you really enjoy a game in spite of its main character?