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Submitted by djeronimo 572d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Video Game Characters Of 2012

Another top 5 feature at Explosion. Today, let’s have a look back at 2012 and pick out some of the best characters to grace the gaming world. (Dishonored, Far Cry 3, Journey, PC, PS3, Sleeping Dogs 2, Spec Ops: The Line, Xbox 360)

-MD-  +   572d ago
How does Vaas even make these lists? He was in the game for a total of 5 minutes.

@iamnsuperman *spoilers* he pops up in maybe 4 or 5 cutscenes total and each one lasts less than 2 minutes and each time he lets you escape. His character does absolutely nothing but act angry and scream at you. Then you kill him in what is basically a dream.

I don't understand people's praise of Vaas at all. Sam was a much better character in that game.
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iamnsuperman  +   572d ago
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O come on he was in it from at least half to 3/4 of the game and he was by far the best of the bad guys in it and it was criminal what happened to him

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He was a great character and expertly acted.

OT: Good list

@edit: fair enough but I disagree with you assumption that is character is absolutely nothing. His ending was a bit weak which I felt sorry for because he was a good character
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Irishguy95  +   572d ago
I must have missed him..was he standing behind me for 3/4 of the game? Making sure I could never see him?
DarthJay  +   572d ago
Because when he was in the game, he made such a deep and profound impact and the "acting" was flat out incredible? The fact that he was not in the game longer is nothing more than one of the few missteps Ubisoft made in the game, especially considering they clearly knew they had something with him as a character to the point they put him on the cover.

He's one of the best bad guys I have ever seen in a video game. And Far Cry barely made my top 10 games of the year this year. He's the biggest reason it did.
FuzzyPooka  +   572d ago
I think the game was filled with great characters. Personally, I liked Buck the most. But Vaas was the most ORIGINAL, and the insanity factor made him funny, but scary at the same time. Sam was almost... Stereotypical.
ThichQuangDuck  +   571d ago
I have not beaten the game yet, am mainly exploring. But Vaas is criminally underused and if they properly used him it seems it would have helped the end game which mostly everyone says fizzles out
KangarooSam  +   572d ago
Personal List
1. Robed Traveler
2. Lee Everett
3. Commander Shepard
4. Ratonhnhaké:ton (Connor)
5. Kat (although I have yet to play Gravity Rush lol)
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MeatAbstract  +   571d ago
Max Payne!

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