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Submitted by doctorstrange 989d ago | opinion piece

Who is Your Favorite Video Game Character?

Central to pretty much every big video game these days is a likeable main character. For example, Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series is a wise cracking adventurer who shoots bad guys and steals treasure, while at the same time, manages to stay alive even after multiple gun shot wounds and insane falls.
-PSLS (Final Fantasy IX, God of War: Ascension, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Wii, Xbox 360)

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TrendyGamers  +   989d ago
Two great choices in that pic alone.
3. Nariko's in the back. She must be Kratos's stay at home wife now.
patriciajames   989d ago | Spam
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   989d ago
My top 3 of this gen in no particular order
John Marsten
Commander Shepard
My all time top 3
Noob Saibot
TrendyGamers  +   989d ago
I'm guessing you're a Mortal Kombat fan?
reznik_zerosum  +   989d ago
spy and sniper from TF2 :D
Mainsqueeze  +   989d ago
John Marsten is fantastic character from this gen that really comes to mind.
dafegamer  +   989d ago
yeah john marston is really one of the best characters this generation
Donnieboi  +   989d ago
Solid/Naked/Old Snake.
Fox McCloud (Starfox 64 background story was epic), Delita from FF Tactics,
Rei from Breath of Fire 3,
Madison from Heavy Rain,
Mona Sax from Max Payne,
Junpei Iori from Persona 3,
and Teddy & Yosuke (from Persona 4).

These character's personalities stood the test of time in my many years of gaming.
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miyamoto  +   988d ago
Son Goku and Vegeta
Rockman and Roll

Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails
Shinobi Joe Musashi and Hotsuma
Gunstar Red, Blue and Green
Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding

Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine
Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield
Cloud and Tiffa
Alucard and Maria
Solid Snake and Meryl
Serge and Kidd
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution on Gran Turismo
Akira and Aoi
Jacky and Sarah

RX-78-2 Gundam

Wander and Agro
ICO and Yorda
Kratos and Aphrodite
Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher
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Foolsjoker  +   989d ago
I don't terribly connect with many of the modern day leading characters.
TrendyGamers  +   989d ago
So you connect with them well?
Wedge19  +   989d ago
I modern connect day terribly many leading characters don't day with of the.
doctorstrange  +   989d ago
I see a lot of myself in Kratos...
Wedge19  +   989d ago
The ash of your wife and child covers your skin too?!?
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   989d ago
Yeah I'm sure you do buddy

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Mainsqueeze  +   989d ago
You have anger problems?
Wedge19  +   989d ago
Snake is pretty awesome. But which one? There are too many Snake forms. Platformers are fun too, Jak, Daxter, Ratchet, Clank, Sly. All great characters.
fsfsxii  +   989d ago
Solid Snake.
He's just badass
TongkatAli  +   989d ago
MGS2 Snake is the best design of him. Too bad Snake isn't a girl, dat ass.

Edit: Its in your face the whole time in the tanker mission. Its impossible to not stare at it. MGS2 wasn't a side scroller bro.
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fsfsxii  +   989d ago
yeah, the best Solid Snake was in MGS2 and thats why its my favorite game of all time
It seems that i'm the only one who doesn't look at people's butts...
dafegamer  +   989d ago
I have many:
Ratchet, Link, Nathan Drake, recently KAT and Raven(my favorite characters this generation), Luigi,John Marston,Sly, Daxter, and the cute Sackboy(second favorite character this gen)
telekineticmantis  +   989d ago
Snake? Snnnaaakkkkeee!!!!!!!!
Ezz2013  +   989d ago
Summons75  +   989d ago
don't make me choose =[
I_am_Batman  +   989d ago
Kefka maybe?
Thefreeman012  +   989d ago
Ezio, com shep or rayman
Reverent  +   989d ago
Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but if you get to choose your favorite character of ALL TIME, you have to be either really crazy, or really young to choose those.
Thefreeman012  +   989d ago
I don't think that in the past there were as many characters that were fleshed out as well as these. I used to think spyro and crash were my favorite but they haven't made a decent contribution in years .... I forgot to even mention Gordon free,an but it's been so long since aHL game came out so I forgot
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Heisenburger  +   989d ago
My initial reaction is to say SNAAAAAAAAKE!!

But I really love the personality of Nathan Drake. I think he is one of the top characters considering the great writing and performance of that Nolan guy.

But then again Myshep might be the best simply because I made him what I wanted him to be. And the fact that somebody could be reading this and be replacing "him" with "her" I think speaks volumes.
ApolloTheBoss  +   989d ago
That question is not an easy one.
This cant be a serious question...

Dont know if I have a favorite. My psn avatar is Jak though.

I really like enigmatic characters though. Master Chief is a good one.
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waltyftm  +   989d ago
Old Snake.
Blastoise  +   989d ago
Of all time? No idea

Of this generation...probably Sackboy :D
LastXeno  +   989d ago
Totally. Ratchet? AMAZING character, icon for sure.
LastXeno  +   989d ago
Sly Cooper is also an icon, so is that one guy from Infamous.
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Blastoise  +   989d ago
Are you trying to be funny?
LastXeno  +   989d ago
Mario and Samus Aran
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TongkatAli  +   989d ago
Robot Chicken all stars trailer.
rambler  +   989d ago
Sir Daniel Fortesque, Klaymen, Twinsen.
TuxedoMoon  +   989d ago
There are too many good ones!

Favorite males:
* Megaman X
* Fei Fong Wong (Xenogears)
* Snake (Naked Snake/Big Boss a little more so though)
* Link (Anything but the Wind Waker design...)
* Mag Launcher (Evolution: Worlds)
* Fox/Falco (Starfox)
* Ark (Terranigma)
* Chrono (Chrono trigger)
* Shulk (Xenoblade)
* Gabe/Richter Belmont (Castlevania)
* Diddy Kong
* Sonic
* Mario
* Vyse (Skies of Arcadia)
* Isaac (Golden sun)
* Travis touchdown

Favorite Females:
* Kos-mos
* Samus
* Tifa
* Morrigan (Darkstalkers)
* Lyndis (Fire Emblem)
* Alicia (Valkyria Chronicles)
* Mia (Golden sun)
* Ayane (DOA)
* Cammy (Street Fighter)
* Rola (Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge)
* Sharla (Xenoblade)
* Shinoa (Castlevania)
* Rosalina (Mario Galaxy/Kart)

From this generation:
* Alicia
* Shulk and Sharla
* Gabe Belmont
* Travis Touchdown
* Syrenne (The last Story)
* Raiden (MGR)
* Rosalina
aliengmr  +   989d ago
JC Denton
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   989d ago
favorite videogame character,its a tie between the guy in my avatar,the prince of persia,sly cooper,and jade,if you go through the sands of time triology you really see how his character develops into a noble badass,that isnt your typical witty,gritty(besides warrior within)psycho character,and he is the parkour king in my opinion,as well as the king of blades,the prince is a very agile fighterand despite his size he can brawl hes taken down guys bigger than him and god like beings,and he could control time itself,nuff said.

The other character i love sly cooper hes just a cool character in general,hes like a more cartoony version of the prince for me and i guess thats why i like him also he has this entire history of cool ancestors as well as an arch nemesis thats hunted sly and his entire family for centuries.

The last jade now for me jade from beyond good and evil and mortal kombat are almost pretty darn similar,so when i mention anything it pretty much applies to both, but jade is a very cool character,shes a person that puts her friends above herself,and would do anything to help them even risking her own life,and the way she fights is very cool also shes very sneaky she gets in and then out without being seen,and the pole staff attacks are these fluent death strikes.
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arum1234  +   989d ago

1st Comment Confirmed
contradictory  +   989d ago
Big Boss, Solid Snake, Link, Raiden, Samus, Megaman, Drake, Sonic, Commander Shephard, Cloud, Zidane, Teddy from P4, arkham city/asylum Batman
etc. etc. etc.
joel_c17  +   989d ago
I love me some Link, Drake, Sully, Commander shepard and the original Cole :)
JW1080  +   989d ago
John Marston, Lee Everett and Kratos
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CanadianTurtle  +   989d ago
Cole Mcgrath
Crash Bandicoot
Chimera from Resistance
Kingdom Come  +   989d ago
Is this a joke?
"Chimera from Resistance"?!
ARESWARLORD  +   989d ago
Lil Mac is cool so is Double dragon billy and jimmy. and who can forget Rash Zits and Pimple from Battle Toads
tiffac008  +   989d ago
If I have to only pick one, it would be "Yu Narukami" from Persona 4
Donnieboi  +   989d ago
He's a silent protagonist who never makes his own decisions. It would make more sense to pick a supporting character rather than one who has no actual personality (although his personality is YOU). Anyway, if u seen the anime, he was given a personality, and THAT was a great personality. Not the one in the game.
tiffac008  +   989d ago
Yes, I have seen the anime and because of it, he was given a not-so silent role in Persona 4: Arena. :)
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Max-Zorin  +   989d ago
Kano(MK), Glacius(Killer Instinct), and Conker.
Y_5150  +   989d ago
Cole McGrath!
vork77  +   989d ago
r21  +   989d ago
Nathan Drake and Cole McGrath for guys.
Kat and Aveline for gals.
Y_5150  +   989d ago
Those are great character choices Cole and Kat are awesome!
r21  +   989d ago
Indeed they are ;D Cant wait for Gravity Rush 2 and InFamous: Second Son :D
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