Submitted by DavePSU 961d ago | opinion piece

5 Characters that Defined this Generation

"Every generation of gaming has allowed gamers to step into the shoes of characters they’ve grown to love. However, exceptional characters that we can never get enough of are the ones that define that generation of gaming..." - Velox (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

guitarded77  +   961d ago
Interesting list... I don't disagree with any of them. They all had an important place this gen. I'm sure there are others to consider, but nice list in general.
KrisButtar  +   961d ago
I would have had Ezio
Deku-Johnny  +   961d ago
I think Desmond might be a better choice because that would encompass the entire series rather than just three of the games.
Why o why  +   961d ago
Good call.

Cant argue too much with that list, New ips should always define a gen and we've had some great ones to be fair
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Xof  +   961d ago
The list is:

Commander Shepard
Marcus Fenix
Nathan Drake
Isaac Clarke


I would argue that only Shepard and Nathan Drake are characters who defined this generation, because we're talking about characters, not games (and why are Miis even there? *sigh*).

If any one character defines this generation, it's Nathan Drake. In that he is the most representative of the archetype of "snarky white guy w/ short brown hair" 95% of western games use as PCs. And the whole massive cognitive dissonance established between his character & in-game actions.
Deku-Johnny  +   961d ago
I agree he's good at defining this gen but only as defining this gen as stagnant.
whamlollypop7  +   961d ago
Hard list to argue all five deserve a spot. People can and will nitpick but I think it represents the gen.
Dj7FairyTail  +   961d ago
My List:
None because this gen is filled with
3-4-5  +   961d ago
Sad thing is.....there aren't any really...and any we say are just reaching to be honest.

* Ezio...kind of maybe

* Shepard from ME......kind of maybe because he/she is different for all.

* ........................


Nobody really stands out.

There are a ton of 2nd level characters that are memorable but there weren't any Mario or Sonic's or Cloud Strife's.....
DavePSU  +   961d ago
Is it possible that those three were more memorable because there were less characters to remember during that period of time? This generation, great games come out multiple times a year which leaves more great characters to remember. That means it's harder for characters to be more memorable like in the past.

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