Opinion - Make Me a Hero: Blank Canvas is Best

Bright Hub - The best video game heroes are just blank shells that anyone can identify with. Gamers aren't generally muscle-bound wise-cracking mercenaries so why should the heroes they play as be portrayed that way? For the ultimate immersion it's better to have a blank canvas so you can really assume the lead role yourself.

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Muckbeast2715d ago

Brilliant article! One of the most interesting things I've read in a while.

cyguration2715d ago

Hmm, I don't know...

I can identify better with characters who have something to lose or gain, like Dom and Fenix from Gears of War. I felt their banter and brief allusions to past circumstances helped give players a reason to root for these guys.

With Freeman it was more about the thrills of the gameplay rather than the actual character narrative that helped fuel the story.