There’s something gripping about a good story, whether it be in a book or a game, and I strongly believe that this hold is what helps to raise the sentimental value of some titles more than others. And just what exactly is it that gives a story its substance? The characters. Sure, one can play a Halo over and over for the gameplay appeal, but where lies the emotional grip? In honor of some of my favorite games and characters, I’ve compiled a list of my top five most developed characters in gaming.