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Submitted by THESHAUNZY 1163d ago | opinion piece

5 Unforgettable Characters of this Generation that will be Forgotten writes:

"Warning Spoilers AHEAD!!! You have been warned!

This generation of console gaming has created some of the best characters in gaming history. While at the same time most of these characters will never see the light of day again in the form of a true sequel as all of the characters on this list have seen their story come to a close. These characters are unforgettable but will eventually be forgotten with the new console generation starting and new characters replacing them in their respected franchise." (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Ezio2048  +   1163d ago
Ezio will never be forgotten.......
vork77  +   1163d ago
I agree he wont be forgot
lociefer  +   1162d ago
Should have put Connor, Compared to Ezio or Altair, he's nothing, and i think the only character on this list that will be forgotten is niko, worst gta character ever ( dont kill me)
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ShinMaster  +   1162d ago
Who the hell is Soap?
noprin  +   1163d ago
ya Ezio was my fav character this gen
the best part is that you will play as him from brith to death,the development of the character from childhood to adult was great,well done ubisoft
Axecution  +   1162d ago
You just spoiled so much in like 2 lines... Oh well lol speaking of spoilers-

EVERYBODY BEWARE: The article is full of game spoilers, including the finale of The Walking Dead.

Of course it says that at the top LOL im stupid though and went ahead anyway.
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yaz288  +   1162d ago
I liked connor and altier more simply because they act as assassins .. ezio is not. however he was lucky that he had 2 extra game to develop more and show his potential. I didn't like him well in ac2 because of his "Yeah I will not let that happen .. I am an assassin.. I know what I am doing" attitude. he just become one for revenge and in shorter period of time. his climbing ability is one thing but killing well trained people in the start of the game is .. unrealistic.

when you become connor in ac3 and reach the time where he wear the assassin hood .. you feel that he really become an assassin. you feel it.

Altair started as an arrogant, emotionless, cold killer .. how an assassin should be like and had years of training .. and in the end of the game you will be surprised how he have developed and changed. his display for emotions, his doubts.. with each life he takes, not like ezio where he kills and move on. for me alteir is the fucking best assassin and one of the best character this gen. seeing how he died in a fucking chair was epic and painful

revelation's Ezio is different story though .. he is awesome (just by seeing how mature he have become ) .. I just can't laugh at him anymore when replying ac2 (knowing what he had become).
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   1162d ago

In what way did Connor act like an assassin. He was the most naive out of all of them.

When he goes to his father's funeral i guess that was assassin like. That was pure dumb.
rpd123  +   1162d ago
@ Simon

None of the Assassins in the series are particularly stealthy (don't say Altair, he was marginally stealthier but still ended up fighting off hordes of people). It'd be nice if they were stealthier but the Hashhashin they were based on were anything but and that was their MO, so that's understandable. In each game, there is a time for stealth and a time for slaughtering everyone in sight, though and I think it is pretty well balanced.

Don't really see how the funeral thing in AC3 was stupid. Yeah the enemy was there but it's his father and he used the funeral as a way to get close to Lee. It was a calculated risk (much like an assassin would make...)
Ned-Cannon  +   1162d ago
I couldn't take Ezio seriously until Revelations. Flaunting around like a peacock in a giant white cape is the exact opposite of stealthy. Especially at night. He turned out pretty cool in the end, though.
Tdmd  +   1162d ago

Not stupid at all! Commendable. One can't never be carefull enouth about spoilers!
Axecution  +   1162d ago
Double post my bad :(
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rpd123  +   1162d ago
Agreed. I don't think Shepard will be either. He started it all and is such a badass.
yaz288  +   1162d ago
when I am talking how he feel more as an assassin than an Ezio .. it is just that he is more believable ..doing the shit he dose make sense

(not just finding an armor and start killing people )

"In what way did Connor act like an assassin. He was the most naive out of all of them. "

are you saying that an assassin have to be perfect? as ezio was .. act the way you want? flawless ?
he can make mistakes .. look at altier

naive ..and that is why he is more believable than ezio.. who kills people .. and start making jokes the next. nobody is perfect and from what your saying its like people want the perfect guy, the guy who has no flaws.. doesn't make mistakes ,who is always above everyone , the lady's shit ..that kind is the most boring type to me. apart from the "freedom" crap he is awesome. as an assassin he trained, he didn't become one over night .. he never wanted to become one actually but only for his people .. the assassin thing is a secondary to him ..

his people wanted to fight with him and what did he said to them " I am fighting so that you don't have to" .. its just lines like these that make you respect and love this character ..
if you see him angry .. I mean what do you expect, his mother died, his village was burned .. how are you expecting other from the grumpy one you have, you should understand how he become the way he is instead of the this " he should smile more.. how about some joke?" kind of shit
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Deku-Johnny  +   1162d ago
He will never be forgotten but he will always be second to Connor.
Y_5150  +   1163d ago
Niko will not be forgotten. Look back at the PS2 GTA games. Have Tommy or CJ been forgotten yet? Maybe by the developer but not at all by the gamers!
SilentNegotiator  +   1163d ago
Yeah, everybody talks about Tommy and CJ when discussing great characters.

Oh wait, no they don't.
brodychet  +   1163d ago
Uh, don't talk about Carl that way. That's my childhood you're insulting.
Sarobi  +   1162d ago
When it comes right to it.. nobody ever really forgets the main character of a GTA game
HebrewHammer  +   1163d ago
Hell, I'm still talking about Blasto from the PS1 days...
Tomonobu Itagaki  +   1163d ago
Tommy Vercetti and CJ were great characters. Niko Bellic isn't. As soon as GTA V releases, everyone will forget about him.
Deku-Johnny  +   1162d ago
No one has forgotten Tommy and CJ because they're awesome characters from awesome games. Niko is a terrible character from the worst GTA in the whole franchise. The sooner he is forgotten the better.
Rupee  +   1163d ago
Pretty stupid title...
Wigriff  +   1163d ago
I completely agree. If they are unforgettable, then by very definition they cannot be forgotten.
solar  +   1163d ago
Read title wrong ooopsy
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AIndoria  +   1163d ago
Ezio? Meh. (Just me though) They milked him too much.
Now Niko Bellic is the one whom I will not forget.

Along with Lightning(Yeah yeah, deal with it),
DragonKnight  +   1163d ago
Lightning deserves to be forgotten.
Eamon  +   1162d ago
Who's Lightning?
League_of_Draven  +   1162d ago
I think he means Cole MacGrath. His nickname is Lightning.
TotalHitman  +   1163d ago
"Ezio Auditore de Firenze is one of the most famous characters to be in the Video Game Industry for the past several years. "

Er... Ezio has been around since 2009. That's 3 years.
Chuk5  +   1163d ago
Several just means multiple. So 3 years can qualify as several.
RuperttheBear  +   1163d ago
I don't know how anyone can disagree with you, it's a fact.
Chuk5  +   1163d ago
That's what I'm trying to understand. I wasn't being snarky or anything, just clearing something up.
Eamon  +   1162d ago
On N4G, if you ask why someone disagrees with you, you get disagrees even if you're right.

Deal with it 8-)
Detoxx  +   1163d ago
Yeah, 3 years is several years.
brodychet  +   1163d ago
Ezio was a pimp. Literally. Well almost.
Feralkitsune  +   1163d ago
Several: More than two but not many.
Braid  +   1163d ago
Altair and Ezio will not be forgotten, simply because of the fact that Assassin's Creed games are story-driven and people tend to remember great stories.

Besides, They're not your typical "okay, these guys are historical killer dudes and you are to kill people aaand that's about it." type of bland and single dimensional/flat characters. They have great personal back stories with historical foundations and a gorgeously written main story arch which evolves around them. That allows gamers to create a special kind of bond between the characters they play as. We experienced Ezio's youth, old ages and death, there has to be at least "some" epic moments that you could remember. That's a whole life you witnessed after all, almost on par with Snakes' stories from MGS games, with Altair being the ancestor and Ezio, Desmond and Connor being successors. Seeing the similarity? That shows you how great and rich the story of AC games is, and that's exactly why you won't forget Ezio Auditore da Firenze, also known as the "il mentore", or Altair The Grandmaster of the Assassins.
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Braid  +   1163d ago
Some people obviously don't like AC games- what a shame, you're missing out a great story and one of the most memorable set of main characters ever existed in gaming.

I urge you to stop your nonsense Ubisoft hatred and try it out right away.
Tiqila  +   1163d ago
Commander Sheppard,
Ezio Auditore,
Niko Belic,
Soap MacTavish,
Lee Everett

only 'unforgettable' character here is niko belic
Feralkitsune  +   1163d ago
I'd say Soap is the one who doesn't belong. My roommate didn't even remember him; he owns all the CoDs.
andibandit  +   1162d ago
Apparently he hasn't played any of them
ape007  +   1162d ago
Niko Bellic is the greatest gta character ever
Iveyboi  +   1163d ago
Hmm interesting. For me (NOT IN ORDER, NOT IN ORDER!):
1) Ezio (Assassin's Creed)
2) Big Daddy (Bioshock)
3) Commander Sheppard (Mass Effect)
4) Marcus Fenix (Gears of War)
5) Nathan Drake (Uncharted)

I would pick Brucie over Niko for GTA4 :-P
Aloren  +   1162d ago
Ahaha, you said not in order, yet you get 9 disagrees... I wonder if it would be the same if you switched 4 and 5 :D
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1163d ago
Only character I cared about on the list was Ezio. I like him more than Altair and Conner.
Nunchez  +   1163d ago
Connor's character was so bland and uninteresting. I feel Altair was somewhat like him but Ezio's character was properly fleshed out and Ubisoft did a great job.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1162d ago
Yeah he was bland. I started like Altair more towards the end of AC1. Altair got mad respect from me in AC Revelations. I like how we saw that side of him.
Brian1rr  +   1163d ago
Ezio will never be forgotten he's my favorite Assassin.
csreynolds  +   1163d ago
"Unforgettable characters [...] that will be forgotten": that title is all kinds of stupid...
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Der_Kommandant  +   1163d ago
Sgt. Frank Woods
yaz288  +   1163d ago
ghost , gaz, price ,Sheppard, makarove .. etc and too many from bo2, characters that I never though I would care about:


their moments just touched me deeply ..
Nunchez  +   1163d ago
Ok first lol at the stupid title and yeah Ezio is one character I'll never forget. Honestly I can't think of any other character I liked that much this gen oh and Nathan Drake!
shempo  +   1162d ago
solid snake say hi
bloodybutcher  +   1162d ago
mgs series is just not my cup of tea, i couldn't care less about it:) so no porn-like named character for me(solid snake, really?:P)
so for me it'd be ezio, nathan drake, nico bellic and john marston:)
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yaz288  +   1162d ago
snake is A legend .. those are nothing compared to him in all honesty, he is the best of the best!

some more charcter I liked this gen..
nathen hale from the resistance games .. some British dude in crysis .. garelt from the the witcher games ( JUST GO SEE THE OP CG OF THE FIRST GAME to understan why I fucking love this guy .. also the books!! )..

WAR and DEATH from the darKsiders games ..
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Nunchez  +   1162d ago
Really? Was Solid Snake inroduced THIS gen?

Oh yeah I forgot John Marston!
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prototypeknuckles  +   1163d ago
Only one I care about is ezio, he is my 8th favorite character of all time.

Actually the only characters u care about introduced this gen are
Cole mcgath
Nathan drake
And thats pretty much it.
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Whitefox789  +   1163d ago
If their unforgettable then how can they be forgotten? :D

Jokes aside I truly believe the remembrance of a character is dependent on the previous generation of gamers it was introduced to along with the new generation of gamers that grew up with it.

Let me try to elaborate, when I was younger I played two games on the Sega Genesis called Vectorman and Vectorman 2. I personally thought that Vectorman was a really funny character so to me he won't be forgotten, now I try to go ask a new gamer this gen, "Ever heard of a guy named Vectorman?" He/She will just tilt their head to their right and give me a confused look.

The reason that characters like Sonic and Mario are still remembered is because they have a video game every generation so lets just say we lived in a world where the last Sonic game was Sonic & Knuckles and Mario's last game was Super Mario World. Would you think people in this era of consoles would know who those two iconic characters are then?
porkChop  +   1163d ago
Everyone here clearly didn't even bother reading the article, and only looked at the list. It's not saying that gamers will forget these characters, it's saying that their stories have come to a close and we won't see them in any sequels.
Whitefox789  +   1163d ago
I personally find it more fitting for a character to have some conclusion rather then having said character in N amount of sequels.

If their tales of grandeur and heroism left an impact on the player themselves then I personally wouldn't see the need for them to continue on in another iteration.
THESHAUNZY  +   1163d ago
I would like to thank PorkChop for being intelligent and actually reading my article!!! Thanks a bunch!
TheSuperior  +   1162d ago
Thank you for clearing things up PorkChop!
Tzuno  +   1163d ago
I will never forget KRATOS.
shempo  +   1162d ago
kratos will rape more on the ps4 dont worry
kratos_TheGoat  +   1162d ago
hail kratos the god of war kratos greatest character of all time
BIGBOSS08  +   1163d ago
who even remembered soap at all??
talisker  +   1163d ago
I will never forget Claptrap!
ajax17  +   1162d ago
Andrew Ryan.
Kratoscar2008  +   1162d ago
Where the Heck is Nathan Drake?
ZBlacktt  +   1162d ago
75 hours into AC3 now. I'm just not feeling Connor like I did Ezio at all.
ado908  +   1162d ago
No love for John Marston huh? Red dead redemption <3
Kratoscar2008  +   1162d ago
Oh yeah totally awesome character, his son doesnt make up for Marshton.
ado908  +   1162d ago
I know right? He's just not an iconic hero like his father is. I love going through towns and villages as John Marston where people recognize me and cheer on John Marston. With his son you don't get that. Sure random nuns will pay you for your good deeds still but you don't get the type of appreciation like Marston does. Also the way he fights for his family, like a true father.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1162d ago
indeed that´s a great character right there but he wont be forgotten i think
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shempo  +   1162d ago
crap list
where is snake ?
where is big boss ?
where is john marston ?

soap ???? for real ?
niko ? lol
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e-p-ayeaH  +   1162d ago
snake/bigboss and john marston wont be forgotten read the article title again.
Rymackem  +   1162d ago
I know its only been released in the EU a couple of days but vaas from far cry 3 is one of the best villains of this gen!
Om3ga370  +   1162d ago
I'm glad this gaming generation introduced me to such epic characters. Playing games to me is like "playing" a book. The story is cohesive and the characters are usually likable. Characters that definitely hit home to me this gen are:

Nathan Drake (Uncharted series)
Marcus Fenix (Gears of War series)
Captain Price (COD: Modern Warfare series)
Viktor Reznov (COD: Black Ops series)
Cole Macgrath (Infamous series)
Old Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid 4)
Sackboy (Little Big Planet series)
Kratos (God of War series)
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect series)
Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto 4)
Ezio Auditore (Assasin's Creed)
John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
Claprap (Borderlands)
GLaDOS (Portal)

Each of these characters flourished in their own ways (if I missed any, I'm sorry). Most of these characters are from PS3 games, with a few exceptions. I have a Wii, an Xbox 360 and a PS3, and I wished Microsoft would have made more original IPs with their console. Yes they have Halo, Forza, and Gears, but I wish more companies could get on that. I can;t wait for the next Xbox and Playstation consoles however, and hopefully none will disappoint. Oh, and don't even get me started on Nintendo....I mean, I guess it's cool to use so many of the same characters, but a little variety couldn't hurt.
TheEnigma313  +   1162d ago
No Nathan Drake or Marcus Fenix?
Nexy  +   1162d ago
Marcus Fenix? Nathan Drake?

I agree on Niko or Ezio but the lack of the two above makes the list unreliable.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1162d ago
Nathan Drake is a character that will be hardly forgotten imo.
Chuk5  +   1162d ago
Lee is better character than most on that list.
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