A bone to pick with a certain subset of empty, wooden dullards.
Why not just silent protagonists in any genre in general?
I think the silent protagonist only worked well in dragon quest VIII.
I agree, it irritates me for some reason, that my character doesn’t have a voice in destiny 1 & 2.
Persona games have good silent protagonist(s)...
Oh, Golden Sun, how I love that series! As for silent protagonists, I don't really care. Dead Space 1 was fine, but when they introduced talking Isaac (Issac?) in D2, I didn't mind. What matters most is if the voice actor/actress is appropriate for the role.
By silent protagonist, the author means or gives the impression of meaning that the main character you as the player controls has hardly any emotion and/or has minimal impact on the other members of your party. Yes, there are Japanese RPG's that have a silent protagonist although there are many that don't (eg. Final Fantasy from 4 on). However, there are many so-called Western RPG's that have a silent protagonist as well (eg. Oblivion, Skyrim). I think if the author wants emotional involvement in a game then I would recommend The Witcher 3 which is not a so-called Western or Japanese game but an Eastern one. How you play a game like The Witcher 3 actually gives an insight into what type of person you are.
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