Continuing Play's conversations with Sucker Punch, the developer questioned why people turned on one of its favourite characters from inFamous; Zeke Dunbar.
I didn't like Zeke just because he was selfish and jealous, not two traits i admire.
. The way he talks & personality is annoying. More of a burden for me (playing as Cole) in the game-story & game-play.
why come to comment then....crackdown reviews are out now my friend;) The games not lame but Zeke acted lame. Theres a reason people have wanted this sequel more than they wanted a prototype one
I agree i hate these things you mentioned about him @Conloles You must be a fucking fanboy. Not because you don't like the game, but because of the way you talk obviously.
I hated Zeke because he was annoying. He was a negative character always being somewhat jealous and that isn't exactly the kind of person you wanna like. Even after the few redeeming things he does. On top of that the way he sounds really annoyed me. You expect him to be one of those people who snort or something every sentence and I really don't find that to be a likable kinda guy.
I thought Zeke was funny, but he pulls a couple of jerk moves in the game that results in "bad things" Cloudberry nailed it
god i hated zeke's voice. I found it so annoying
Zeke was a fat Sponge, e seemed like a user and even betrayed his friend, if given the option I would have killed him in InFamous.
Hopefully, he learned his lesson in the first one and changed his attitude for the better. InFamous 2! Day one Also have to say this interview with Sucker Punch is building up to be awesome. Can't wait for the whole interview.
Its not about learning his lesson, its about an action that he took deciding the faith of thousands of innocent people and by doing so he betrayed you when you needed him most. The City was going to hell, your powers were still evolving and you needed someone to look out for Trish. Eventually through your own will power you are able to help two of those things but at the expense of Trish's life. I hate Zeke but I can deal with him in another installment of the series, I just can't get over the new voice actor. He sounds so lame and none threatening.
Yea he was kind of a douch, but i didnt have this malice toward him. He does try to rectify himself in the end anyways.
His accent was annoying and he never really had your back. He was a burden and just wasnt cool or funny. Take elina or chloe from uncharted. They both had great back and forth dialogue with drake and jumped into the fire when things got hot with you. Heck even Flynn was cool even tho he dicked you. Zeke just didnt have any charm.
To the people who always bitch about game characters, why dont you make one and add em in a game? Oh thats right because you have no skill and your a arm chair journalist therefore you dont even have a clue where to begin to make a video game character. Just like Rico from Killzone 2, Zeke is just a victim of being too damn cool for you guys to understand.
Relax dude. It not like we're saying 'ZOMG Zeke is the worst character in the world sucker punch should close down and never make games again!' We're just saying why we didnt like Zeke. I may not be able to make my own game but i know what i like and Zeke just wasnt like-able to me. I never felt like i was or wanted to be his friend. Maybe it was because they didnt have the resources to properly portray and develop Zeke's character like they wanted (they said before in previous interviews about infamous1's tech being limited presentation-wise.) Criticism is a good thing sometimes when i doesnt go out of control and so far from the comments i dont think it has gotten insane. If we sat and said everythings perfect then nothing would get better.
" To the people who always bitch about game characters, why dont you make one and add em in a game? " Because I don't make games. Got any other stupid $#@$ing irrelevant questions? Does the fact that I don't make games somehow make Zeke cool or less annoying? Does that make people hate him less? Does my not being a movie director somehow make the starwars prequels good? No? Well, okay then. It's nice that YOU can like sucky annoying characters and try to convince yourself that they are some kind of creative masterpiece but some of us have standards that go way the hell beyond being able to like some fatboy faux-elvis conspiracy-theory comedy relief stereotype.
Zeke was alright, but he makes such an out-of-left-field decision in the end of the game. It's just a really dumb twist that brings the whole game down. People should be hating Cole's smelly pirate hooker girfriend, Trish. What a stupid bitch. He should have kicked her to the curb and gotten with the evil chick you fight in the sewer. She was hotter and a much nicer person.
erm you know...there's a reason why Trish acted that way. Cole was somewhat responsible for her sister's death and she acted the way most people would. I share your opinion of Zeke though. I thought he was alright till that selfish decision late into the game.
Cole delivered packages for a living, and one of his packages basically had a bomb in it. It blows up, crippling him and killing her sister. Somehow, she turns this into, "Cole killed my sister." Arrrrrghhh, I hate Trish!
Zeke was the first Rico! LOL!!!!!!!!
he done sh!t
lol well said.
He's written for you hate him. He's selfish and makes stupid decisions that makes Cole's life harder. He's a lot like Rico From Killzone.
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I'd give it to Zeke, at least with Rico you could hit him
I've killed Zeke plenty of times in the game when your first start, or even zap him till he is on the ground, just turing back and forth.
I was pretty sure you couldn't zap Zeke, although I haven't played inFamous in a while so I could be wrong.
I didn't realy care about Zeke LOL
I will agree with Sucker Punch I actually liked Zeke as a character Yes he was annoying but having in the game made it fell more of a classic hero show. Every superhero show has some sort of person who is jealouse and annoying. He might have not been the best character to other people, but personanly i thought he could have a lot of potential as a s character. I can see why they liked him so much How ever his voice idk, just something about it but when i look at the character and him with that voice its a nice fit.
He was annoying and needy, but that's what made his story so great later in the game!
nah i don't hate him, i thought he was a convincing comic relief =) i just want to see more of him in infamous 2, and i'd like to see him make use of his new big gun =D
For those that haven't played the game yet...
I reported your spoiler, but I agree tho
sorry my bad totally took that naturally -_- thats fair though =) SPOILER ALERT! - pointless -_-
ZEKE was annoying because you realise he is just jealous of COLE and that make him do some stupid things .. ( sacrifing thousands in order to have powers too ? ) But in the end he realise he did some dumb things even if his comeback was useless (fighting wise ) The thing is ..zeke is far from being stupid but hey jealousy can change a man ... Zeke coming back is not a problem for me if only he stops being only the guy talking " hey hey coooole " <- that need to change a little bit ... In my opinion zeke should find other ways to help cole
hes just no help to you really...
zeke is annoying and stupid but honestly thats what made the game good you need the screw up because he represents the human the guy whos powerless and wants power. oh yeah at the end i thought zeke got PWND
I like him, but then I liked Daxter too so I have a high tolerance for annoyance. You kill him off in this game and I officially consider the shark jumped. Same deal if he gains superpowers.
I like Zeke, was a good addition to the game.
Uh...maybe because he was a traitor and extrordinarily selfish? Let's see, he was cause of the escape from prison of a man I'd busted my ass to capture, the deaths of several police officers, the attempted muder of hundreds of innocent people, and indirectly caused Trish's death. And they're curious why he's not well liked? Seriously? Oh, and no, I don't care if these are spoliers; you should have played this game already. If you haven't, that's your problem.
Ah come on now, Zeke wasnt that bad! He was just trying his best to help, and when he realized he was absolutely useless, he used the Ray(Rey?) sphere to obtain powers. Wasnt the best idea sure, but if you played the game on evil his traits werent to different from yours lol
He tossed aside their friendship in a heartbeat for the small chance that he might get superpowers. Not cool man. Not cool at all
I hate Zeke as a person because he was very selfish and kept putting his nose where it didn't belong. He could've potentially killed everyone in Empire city, luckily he didn't. But as a character hes fantastic. He creates alot of drama in the story and its a power struggle dealing with him. Overall hes a good part of InFamous
I didn't like Zeke
Basically just the bumbling sidekick in the adventure, keeps surviving but you are just not sure how. Didn't really hate him, his "betrayal" was simply the endpoint to someone who was scared, felt weak and like any human craved some sort of control.
Not just dialogue and all that jazz, but right from the offset he was dictated to be a likeable character (your own best friend) without even knowing him. I'd rather Infamous to have involved amnesia, would fit in the themes, and let me 'bond' with Zeke all over again.
I liked Zeke, made me giggle. Except from THAT bit.
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