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    Favorite Game Characters

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:31 pm

    Trinity over at The Pub posted a topic, "If you were having a dinner party," asking If you were having a dinner party and could invite up to 5 characters from computers games, who would you invite and why?

    I'm absolutely going to go answer Trin's question over at The Pub, but since we're on the subject... it got me to thinking, "Which characters are my favorites?  Which are other people's favorites?"  I have trouble remember game characters, and if we have a thread here, maybe I'll remember to mention them when I'm playing the games!

    SO, some of my favorite game characters, and what I like about them:

    Mona De Lafitte from A Vampyre Story:
    LOVE the quirky design, and while Mona is naive and quite the airhead, she is certainly entertaining! Snicker

    Benny from Dreamscapes
    My favorite gaming sidekick!  He's adorable, unpredictable, and may bite your hand off at any time!  Gotta love his edge!

    Dahlia from Charlaine Harris: Dying for Daylight
    She's a bit too fashion-oriented for my tastes, but she has REAL personality, and her kick-ass attitude can't be beat!

    C. Auguste Dupin from the Dark Tales: EAP series
    What's not to like?  Tall, dark, handsome, intelligent, and highly moral.  I actually think he'd be a great match for Dahlia, BUT would instead pair him up with:

    Erica Reed from the Cognition series
    I've only played the first chapter of this four-part series, so if a love interest shows up later, don't tell me!  I think that Dupin would be a calming influence on her tortured heart, they share a profession, and he's certainly something to look at!  For her part, Erica is a dedicated detective, and those she loves, she cares for deeply.  Add in her psychic powers and you have a fascinating character.

    The Ghost in the Sheet
    His dry, tongue-in-cheek humor that absolutely cracks me up.  I'll be giving the game another try despite the somewhat-clunky interface and difficulty factor.  SO funny!

    Peppita Rosetti from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2 game)
    I loooove Peppita, she's my favorite character, right behind Cliff.  Why do I love her?  Let me count the ways!  She's absolutely adorable, sweet as can be, incredibly talented... and doesn't take any crap.  She's one of the best fighters in the game, and when I get the chance, I add her to my party every time Big smile

    Sarah Meiville from The Gift
    Another psychic detective?  You bet!  I admire her courage, dedication, morals, and of course, her gift.

    Lilly from Lilly Looking Through
    You gotta love Lilly!  Adventurous and brave, she's going to do what it takes to save her brother!  She's also cute, which doesn't hurt Wink

    The critters from Botanicula
    They're cute, inventive, and work great as a team.

    The robot from Machinarium
    Cute?  Again?  Yep!  Sometimes cute works, and this is another of those cases.

    Hari from the Tiger Eye games
    Mmmm... I think I'll just keep this one for myself.  Strong, dedicated, and an incredibly good person, he can sit right here next to me Evil Grin


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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:44 pm

    How about the incomparable, smart and sassy April Ryan?


    Although she's not a major character, I love Fiona, April's landlady. What a character!!  Big smile 


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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:46 pm

    There's Nancy Drew, but:
    A) since her games are 1st person we don't know for sure what she looks like, and
    B) I wouldn't invite her anyway -- too prim and prissy!  Belly laugh

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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:49 pm

    Well, the dinner question is Trin's -- MY question is just, "Who are your favorite game characters and why?"

    I need to play The Longest Journey, I haven't done that yet... OR the Syberia games! Embarrassed  I'll think about it after we finish Vampyre.


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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:03 pm

    From Grim Fandango there's Manny Calavera, of course...


    along with Meche...


    and of course Glottis!


    Why am I including them? Because they are wonderful, rich and unforgettably wonderful characters from a great game/story!


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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:08 pm

    And how could I forget?! Also from The Longest Journey there's the wise and mysterious Cortez..

    ..who turns out to be even more mysterious than we could imagine! He may not be much to look at, but he is incredibly crucial to April's story.

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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:24 pm

    Ahh, the fabulous Tales of Monkey Island! Who wouldn't I include from this game?
    The stars are our pirate hero Guybrush Threepwood and his lovely pirate wife Elaine (here afflicted with the Pox of LeChuck)


    But there's also Guybrush's charming but determined nemesis, the pirate hunter Morgan Leflay


    And, among the LARGE cast of truly memorably written and portrayed characters there are the, ahem, delightfully androgynous merfolk

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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:29 pm

    Have to include one of my all-time *favorite* couples, George Stobbart and Nico Collard of the Broken Sword series:

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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:29 pm

    RenaissanceMom wrote:*clip* Cortez

    ..who turns out to be even more mysterious than we could imagine! He may not be much to look at, but he is incredibly crucial to April's story.

    Not much to look at?  I was just thinking that he's quite handsome! Sunny

    Have you done any voting to get games on to GOG?  VOTE to Get Games at GOG
    I've never played Grim Fandango, and I don't think anyone even has it available anymore!  I'd love to check it out... and I'm going to have to get the Tales of Monkey Island one of these days, too!  I'm really enjoying Vampyre, and I know you've said the Monkey Island ones are much better!


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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:31 pm

    Well Cortez isn't supposed to be bad-looking per se, just..old. But he's wonderful!

    Yes of course I voted at GOG.  Happy bounce  If you ever get Tales of Monkey Island I would LOVE to replay it with you!!! That goes for The Longest Journey too, and Broken Sword!

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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:55 pm

    Since you brought up Syberia, here's the cast, with Hans Voralberg, Kate Walker and Oscar the automaton taking central positions:

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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:13 am

    Broken Sword?  I'll make topics so that I don't forget, thanks!  I don't have those.  I'll do Longest Journey next.  Let's see if anyone else is wanting to join in and we can work out a date to start!  First things first, Broken Sword topic, then bed!  It's gettin' late for me to be up (kids, school, work... ya know Wink  )

    EDIT:  Which Broken Sword game?  All of them?


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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:21 am

    RenaissanceMom wrote:Although she's not a major character (in The Longest Journey), I love Fiona, April's landlady. What a character!!  Big smile 

    Oh I loved her, too!  What a character, indeed! Snicker


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    Re: Favorite Game Characters

    Post by tesamoine on Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:58 pm

    RenaissanceMom wrote:There's Nancy Drew, but:
    A) since her games are 1st person we don't know for sure what she looks like, and
    B) I wouldn't invite her anyway -- too prim and prissy!  Belly laugh
     Happy bounce  Was thinking the same thing.   Belly laugh

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