SchollA from Console ControllUs - where the console controls us writes:
I never understood why gamers complained when the main character in a particular title is a jerk…well let me take that back I do understand sort of. They want all the characters they play with to be likable, I guess the philosophy is; “If I'm going to go on this long adventure with you I have to like you” right?
But that goes against human principle, not the fact that human nature says I need to like who I'm around, no, that makes perfect sense, I mean the world we live in is full of jerks! To expect every person on this planet to be “stand up” and not have some contain jerkish qualities is unrealistic.
And the same could be said for games, every video game character will not have likable qualities, wouldn't that be boring? I mean every developer that creates a game can’t always have the token hero be his leading guy/lady can they?
Now let’s take our boy Kratos.