Who Is The Better Character? Ellie (The Last of Us) or Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite)?

Omnigamer writes "There is only one real comparison you can draw from both The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite and that is the two main characters. In The Last of Us you have Joel and Ellie and in Bioshock Infinite you have Booker and Elizabeth. There is no real comparison you can do between Joel and Booker, a large part being you never even see Booker (although both characters are voiced by Troy Baker). However, Elizabeth and Ellie are two characters you can compare, because you always see them and they are important to the plot of the games that they are in."

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jc485731737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Ellie. I think she deserves an award.

HammadTheBeast1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Ellie-zabeth is the best.

End of discussion.

Fun fact: Joel and Booker are voice acted by the same person. Pretty cool right?

Ducky1737d ago

Not much of a fun fact when it is mentioned in the article summary. D:

dedicatedtogamers1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

I'd say Ellie was better. Ellie (and Joel, and several other TLoU cast members) is the most "real" videogame character I've seen, ever. I'm not simply talking about facial animations, her voice-acting, or her subtle shifts in body language. The way she talks and the things she says makes her feel like she really could be a real person.

Elizabeth struck me as Ken Levine's interpretation of a super-powered anime heroine. It is absolutely no coincidence that B:Infinite spawed endless "muh waifu!" confessions for Elizabeth. She was an entertaining partner with big boobs but little more.

Edit @ below

How am I a Sony fanboy when Infinite also came out on PS3? I guess I'm a fanboy because I enjoyed a PS3 exclusive? Erm...okay.

UNGR1737d ago

Well you sure played down one of the best characters this year, and this generation. I swear, the scent of Sony fanboy is so strong when I read your shenanigans. It's comical, yet entertaining.

Loki861737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

The fact that this has 14 agrees is an embarrassment, Elizabeth had a multi-directional personality with alot of substance for her backstory. She conveyed every emotion and took you to hell and back with her performance. She was alot more then "an entertaining partner with big boobs." Just wow.

kreate1737d ago

I don't think these ppl played TLoU yet.

Just making one sided arguement.

hulk_bash19871737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

They are both great characters and as you progress in the game you will care for both of them. Two great games from very talented studios, and they both came out this year. In the end, us as gamers win.

Utalkin2me1737d ago

Ellie, clearly hands down.

WitWolfy1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Ellie just has that X factor.. I dunno , maybe becuause she's more believable than Elizabeth...

Skips1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Not HANDS down...

I like both, but DEFINITELY Ellie a bit more. She felt like a person I would actually know. lol

Utalkin2me1736d ago

Maybe not clearly hands down to you. But clearly hands down to me and it's not even close.

Thisisjuju1737d ago

I think both are equal. Drastically different themes and settings in the game makes a comparison seem almost irrelevant?

dale_denton1737d ago

i played both and i had a better connection with ellie.. i really wanted to protect her as if she were my daughter.

grailly1737d ago

yeah, quite often I after climbing over something that seemed a bit high, I would turn around to see if ellie was able to manage it, and not because I was afraid of losing my AI partner.

rainslacker1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Bioshock's game design never gave a reason to feel you needed to protect her, maybe just rescue her. No one in B:I ever went after her. She could handle herself. She actually helped you a lot along the way. Despite her being confined all her life, she tried to be independent. In many ways she was actually stronger than Booker.

I can't really speak to Ellie yet. I just got to Pittsburgh in TLOU, but so far she seems like a stronger character. But I haven't really felt the need to protect her either. I like how her character is portrayed though. Kinda like a typical tomboyish teen girl. I still haven't really seen the relationship between Joel and Ellie go far enough to make a fair assessment on her character.

dale_denton1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

@rainslacker let me know your opinion again sir after you beat it.

Lisica1736d ago

You finished the game already?

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Blankolf1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

I think both of them are quite different and quite well characterised, one comes from a post apocaliptic world come to life with a more real life psychology of a girl born in war/post-apocalipse and the other is from a fantasy world with a psychology of a woman from the (EDIT) from the 10s/20s.

Burrito26a1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

60's/70's??? When were you born that you think thats what the 60's and 70's looked like? Try the 10's/20's.

Blankolf1737d ago

You are quite right sir.

wenaldy1737d ago

What burrito said, in fact it's victorian style (dated in the late 20th century).

CaptainYesterday1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Oh man Ellie there's something about that character I love, when I'm playing the game and she starts to hum it puts a smile on my face.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1737d ago

Is that some kind of perversion? >_< LOL jk JOKING just a jest lol.

On topic. I loved both Ellie & Elizabeth. Great characters, great partners, never a dull moment with either of them, but i gotta give it to Ellie. She seemed so real, with every movement, every line, how she reacted to my every move ("Holy sh*t Joel!"). Every small subtle movement, every joke paid off.

ltachiUchiha1737d ago

Ellie hands down. I think elizabeth is awesome but playing the last of us just made u care so much for Ellie. I was more worried about her then I was about myself but I was playing the game as if I was really joel & protecting Ellie as if she was my daughter, it just made the tension feel so real. Something I really didnt feel while escorting Elizabeth.