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Submitted by AwesomegamesUK 570d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Merchant Characters In Video Games

Rhys from Awesome Games writes: 'Ah, the trusty merchant. Always there to cater to your ever-increasingly ridiculous needs. From impossibly huge swords to beds with a fully-clothed dress code, merchants and salespeople are always on hand to ensure your quest to save the world is a convenient one…for a good sum of money, of course. While most merchants are nothing more than generic NPCs, created solely for the reason of selling you goods and equipment, there are a few out there that made their games all the more memorable thanks to their brilliant existence. This list pays tribute to them.' (3DS, Animal Crossing 3DS, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Donkey Kong 64, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, Resident Evil 4, Spyro the Dragon, Star Fox Adventures, Wii, Xbox 360)

Xof  +   570d ago
There's a difference between a merchant character and an NPC Shopkeeper character.

In terms of actual merchant characters, I think the best are:

-Torneko Taloon (Dragon Quest IV)
-Happy Mask Salesman (Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)
-The Father (Nier)
-Recette and Tear (Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale)
-Creeper (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind)

And I feel like I'm forgetting some good ones from Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment, and possibly one of the KOTORs.
Y_5150  +   570d ago
Come on, I like that Merchant from RE4.
jony_dols  +   570d ago
'Is that all, stranger?'
weirdo  +   570d ago
there is only one merchant. the cockney bloke from resident evil 4 #notenoughcashstranger
MaleManSam  +   570d ago
"What r'u buyin?"

Ahhh ill buy it a high price!
noisemedia  +   570d ago
Top 5 merchant characters? Really? Must be a slow news day for someone. wow.
PhoenixRising37  +   570d ago
when i saw the name of the article my first thought was "If the merchant from RE4 isn't #1 somebody is going to get hurt."

they passed the test.
AnimeAvenger  +   569d ago
Instantly thought of The Merchant from Resident Evil 4.

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