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The Top Five Silent Video Game Protagonists

​It has just been announced that the hero of Call of Duty: Black Ops will be quite the chatterbox ... Alex Mason, the protagonist, will be an experimentation for Treyarch in emotional connectivity and narrative delivery.

And he is yet another silent protagonist given voice. Though Mason hasn't appeared in Call of Duty games before, most of the characters are interchangeable, and it is expected that we become more privy to the events that are happening than actually partake in them. The quiet type is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and we are finding it harder and harder to find blank slates on which to color ourselves. Click the link to see a shortlist of silent heroes that have taken us on some great journeys.

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Regal_Light2578d ago

I agree....Where is the Wanderer on this list?

Edward-Kraken2578d ago

Isnt it Wander not Wanderer? (not sure)

DannyDammit2578d ago

He talked a bit at the beginning

Trizard2578d ago

Link higher than Gordon Freeman. No hero bests Gordon Freedom. Besides Link moans and grunts when he swings his sword around so hes not exactly silent. Gordon Freeman is also much more complex than Link will ever be.

TheBand1t2578d ago

How can Gordon be more complex when we barely know anything about the man?

Trizard2578d ago

You good sir, have obviously not played Half Life 1 or 2. If you had, you would understand the epicness of Gordon Freeman.
And I am not the only one:
http://www.gamespot.com/gre...

TheBand1t2578d ago (Edited 2578d ago )

That's nice, but it doesn't answer my question on how he's more complex.

He's essentially just supposed to be 'you'. He's not even remotely interesting at all, it's only the side characters that are. Especially Barney.

FYI: I've played both Half-Life 1, Opposing Force, Blue Shift, and Half-Life 2 in addition to Episode 1 and Episode 2, and await Episode 3 to come out.

Trizard2578d ago

You have to admit that the story line is much more complex. Also, Gordon definitely has something going with Alex. He also has friends like Barney and Eli Vance. Then theres the mystery surrouding GMan which is even further amplifies Gordon Freeman's character. I don't know very many recurring characters from the Zelda series besides Link and Ganondorf.

Quagmire2578d ago (Edited 2578d ago )

I was kinda annoyed when they announced Isaac was gonna talk. Hope he doesnt speak much.

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