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PS3's top 5 worst protagonists

PSU.com lists the top 5 worst game protagonists to grace Sony's flagship home console.

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Godmars2901502d ago

WTF is up with this site making PS3 lists - then not using PS3-only games or characters?

TheFallenAngel1501d ago

Hale was awesome in Resistance 1. I miss that game so much.

Gaming1011501d ago

I agree mostly, those while the respective games for each character are all really strong, they are good in spite of their lead characters, all of which are largely boorish uncharacteristic dull bores with no personality or anything interesting or relatable about them.

MaxXAttaxX1501d ago

Hence why only 2 actual PS3 characters (and not all that terrible either).

TotalHitman1501d ago

Thank you. I never liked Capelli. I always felt more attached to Hale. I guess I have the same personality.

StanSmith1501d ago

Hale was much better than Capelli! I'm a huge resistance fan, but i will always prefer resistance 1 & 2.

DrJones1501d ago

Solid Snake is a memorable protagonist. Hale and Sev? Not quite as much.

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Amazingmrbrock1502d ago

I know it's goofy hey, I always kind of wonder when they do that. It kind of makes it a multi platform list, why even bother including the ps3 name and restricting their article.

Maybe they hate the xbox or something.

You know what you never see a list of the best pc exclusive anythings lol.

QuodEratDemonstrandm1502d ago

Don't see any worst pc exclusive anythings either.

TekoIie1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

Well the site is called PSU (the PS does stand for playstation) so its understandable why they limit their articles to the Playstation audience.

Come on how can we fault them For that :)

mushroomwig1502d ago

Yeah, it's pretty funny how the majority of the characters aren't even from PS3 exclusive titles.

Aloren1501d ago

It would be funny if they were not on PS3. As it is, they're not exclusive, but they're still on PS3...I think there are enough PS3 exlusives to make a list though.

slaton241501d ago

whats funny is this sounds like a fan of ps hating on these games...nathan was awesome, desmond is not meant to be a lead player to completely control yet...we all know people from KZ2 were cool in their own way..duke nukeum...hmmmmm, and dont know about catherine i never played it

coolbeans1501d ago

I didn't read anything that gave me the inclination to believe these characters HAD Battle Royale nominees. The writer is counting every single game that can be played on the PS3 and choosing the top 5 worst protagonists from that entire library.

MrMister1501d ago

Assassin's Creed, Catherine, Duke Nukem Forever are not PS exclusives -_-. PSU is a joke now, and this article more than shows it.

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OllieBoy1502d ago

Hale and Sev are pretty forgettable. It's Insomniac's and Guerilla's fault for not putting any effort in developing these characters.

Developed protagonists in FPS's like Gordon Freeman and Adam Jensen make the game more appealing and interesting.

Trenta271502d ago

Which is sad because they are both good series. If Insomniac and Guerilla developed them more, our hearts would be torn out.

Machioto1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

I like like sev in killzone,he's a good counter to Reco's personality,I didn't care Hale,Capelli was a better replacement.

Etseix1502d ago

i agree that you wouldn't compare Gordon or Adam to these, but Sev is not that bad either, i know is not a Jan Templar, but it was just not this ^list bad ( at least for me )

crzyjackbauer1502d ago

Jan templar and KZ1 had better story than KZ2 & KZ3
i loved KZ1 the online was glitchy as hell
but the single player was memorable

Fylus1501d ago

It was sad watching Radec tear through Jan's stomach with a pistol... :(

On the bright side, it made Radec a very memorable character.

Lord_Sloth1502d ago

I find it funny that you count Gordon Freeman as a developed character.

TekoIie1502d ago

No way my skyrim character is 10 times more interesting than Gordon Freeman... Damn Gordon is so interesting... -_-

coolbeans1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

You're able to get an ample amout of information about a supposed mute's back story solely through the use of conversations heard by NPCs; you certainly learned more about your character through that than Hale or Sev in their bland lines in cutscenes.

ginsunuva1502d ago

Sev isn't bad.

But Hale is badass. His quietness and pissed off looks are what make him memorable.

specialguest1501d ago

Both Hale and Sev were not memorable at all. Two generic characters(especially Hale) in terms of personality.

nathanhale1501d ago

Hey, I'm not generic! I'm badass!

Nimblest-Assassin1501d ago

Agreed... honestly if they make a Killzone 4... they really need to work on the story...

I mean it has so much potential... people banished to another planet, mutated by its environment... I mean atleast try to make us sympathize with the Helgans, rather than OMG HIGS! SHOOT TO KILL!

Never played a Resistance, so I can't really tell...

Poor Desmond though... I actually like him, but they need to flesh him out more

dc11501d ago

Hale is/was not forgettable. He was a battered Juggernaut in R2 .. welling to put himself at great risk to save humanity ; ultimately, cost him his life.

No argument with Sev.

;)

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

@dc1

yup, yup. Hale and Sev were a bit busy fighting to prevent human extinction yet people get mad because the didn't show "feelings" or showed off they're amazing personality lol. Maybe that's why they put Capelli as the Lead character in R3. Although Capelli showed alot more personality it didn't exactly click with fans.

To the point, NATHAN HALE IS A BADASS. Anyone who's reached the ending of R2 will know that. You don't need "personality" in your character, you don't need to "relate" to your character, you need a character with sexy yellow eyes (lolz) who can make an alien pop into a nice red mist with the flick of his hand.

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iamnsuperman1502d ago

Desmond is quite an important character. "It doesn’t help that his historical alter egos are such memorable leads in themselves". Desmond is the character who brings these wonderful adventures together into a logical structure. In a way he isn't really the main protagonist in any of the games because time and space needed to be spent on going back to the wonderful locations. He is just one of those necessary, but boring, characters and there is nothing really the AC games can do about it as he has never been the main character in any of the games.

Fylus1501d ago

The only thing important about Desmond is that Nolan North plays his voice.

WildArmed1502d ago

Honorable mentions Altair? I disagree XD
Same w/ Hale.
I liked the character of Hale, a gritty military soldier.. who didn't say much (if anything) in R:FoM. Had alot of mystery around him in the first game. Thou the follow ups (R2/R3) didn't really add to the character.

thrashermario1502d ago

SEV is my favorite, I always use him on uncharted 2 and should be on all stars battle and Hale too

Fylus1501d ago

Since Radec is in it, I'm sure we'll see Sev too. And Hale, I'm almost positive will be too.

I really really hope so at least.