Submitted by Pozzle 1140d ago | opinion piece

What Makes a Great Video Game Villain?

Crave writes: But what is it exactly that draws us to the bad guys? Their evil physical appearance? Their intelligence? Their dastardly plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom using an army of turtles? Well, the answer is a combination of all of those things, and CraveOnline is here to dissect and detail them for you. Here's a guide to what makes a great video game villain. (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, BioShock, Left 4 Dead, PC, Portal, PS3, Retro, Super Mario Bros., Wii, Xbox 360)

Conzul  +   1140d ago
I'm not sure what makes a *good* villain. I know that a *bad* villain is one you rarely see. And by that I mean that the less you see of the villain, the worse it is.
PoSTedUP  +   1140d ago
a good villain imo is the most evil, cleaver, mind boggling, doesn't ever get caught and ultimately wins

samuel L jackson in the film Twisted was an excellent villain for instance, see the film it's great.

also the killer from No Country For Old Men, genius.
and jason, freddy, joker, michael meyers etc., take it from them.

in games: one that is hard as shit to beat...
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Conzul  +   1139d ago
OMG No Country for Old Men! Yeah that guy was something else! What a movie.

Personally though I can't take any villains who wear masks seriously. Sorry.

Oh that reminds me Kobayashi from "The Usual Suspects" also meets your description.
Lord_Sloth  +   1140d ago
My favorite type of villain is the 1 that you can sympathize with. When you're not sure if they're really evil or not. I love that.
Summons75  +   1140d ago
Yeah I was going to say that as well, they seem to be the best.

I also love Villains who are doing something just because they want too. No reason, no care in the world. Like Kefka, he just was f**king crazy and that was it.
mafiahajeri  +   1140d ago
The joker that is all...
Hicken  +   1139d ago
Xanatos, from gargoyles.

"So what if I lose? I win."

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