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Submitted by Scholla 326d ago | opinion piece

The world is full of jerks why can’t games be?

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. (3DS, God of War, God of War 2, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

FrightfulActions  +   326d ago
I can appreciate where the author is coming from but I really hope we don't start seeing more jerks as the main character. Jerks in real life have a habit of proving karma clearly doesn't exist because they have all the luck. Let the good guys keep fictional lead roles, at least.

Plus it makes the few times you play as the bad guy all the more unique.
Scholla  +   323d ago
Oh no! This is not a ploy to see more jerks in gaming :) this is merely saying if a developer so chooses to make such a character it shouldn't be frowned upon.

Bigger than that the gaming community shouldn't want or expect every character to have the same personality -- as far as playing the role of the hero.
sincitysir1  +   326d ago
Agree. Hated ratchet in the first game because he was a jerk to poor little clank!

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