This console generation has seen some of gaming's best protagonists and heros. Here is a list of our 10 favorite characters we've played as this gen.
Aloy is my number 1, incredible character.
Master Chief is the greatest protagonist of all time.
Lol. I used to play Halo 2 religiously. I still don't remember much from those games beside the fun multiplayer. I mean, they were by no means bad, but the stories were forgettable. And Master Chief is okay, way better protagonists in the industry. Maybe coulda made an argument for that back during the OG Xbox days, but not now.
@skull, no way especially this gen. Masterchief is just a dumb avatar for the player lol.
It has to be Kratos for me. This guy went through alot, to say the least and look where he is today. Uncharted's Drake while a fun, memorable character doesn't have the depth displayed by Kratos.
Master Chief looks cool, but his most compelling moments that make him more than just a suit of armor are in The Fall of Reach book.
So... If you want games with good characters, get a Playstation? That's what I got from the article lol
Than you should read it again. There are multiplatform games there.
I read it just fine. Half of them are PlayStation exclusive characters, half are not, but all are available on PlayStation. I'm not saying other consoles don't have anything on offer, but the reason I primarily buy PS systems is because of the great stories and characters. The list is solid.
Maybe that's not coincidence? I mean, Sony does seem to have a lot of good video game protagonist. This in the face of games where the face of the protagonist is less defined. I mean, can we say Skyrim had the best game protagonist when that protagonist had no relevance to the story itself because you were meant to be them.
Do not agree with Alloy
1. Nathan Drake 2. Kratos 3. Tico & the boy/Peter Parker 4. Gerald 5. Aloy 6. Kara 7. Sir Galahad (Yes it got slammed by critics but I really enjoyed the game and I think Galahad is one of the coolest looking characters in gaming today) 8. Link 9. Nioh 10. Kat
I'd probably put in 2B/9S into the mix. Both amazing characters with a lot of depth and growth through the story, coupled with alternate outlooks to their personalities in subsequent playthroughs which only enhanced the nature of their motivations throughout.
No Shovel Knight?!
I liked the choices , but I think Goro Majima from Yakuza 0 should be in the top 10.
No love for Lara?
No. Because she's a pretty bland character in her current form. If it was of all time, then sure, the old ones can probably be worthy of the list....with the asterix which stipulates its not relevant to the more recent trilogy.
Ah ok. Personally, I really like the new Lara. But I can see how she could come off as bland.
I like the new Lara as well but I feel like these 10 are stronger. I think the story and characters could be better in the new Tomb Raider games, even though I really enjoy them. Really dug Lara and Jonah's relationship in Shadow though.
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