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Poll Results: Who is the greatest protagonist of all time?

 
  • 25% (27)
    Gordon Freeman - Half-life
  • 6% (7)
    Mario
  • 8% (9)
    Master Chief - Halo
  • 1% (2)
    Mega Man
  • 7% (8)
    Link - Zelda
  • 2% (3)
    Samus Aran - Metroid
  • 7% (8)
    Cloud - FF7
  • 0% (0)
    Lara Croft -Tomb Raider
  • 4% (5)
    Duke Nukem
  • 4% (5)
    Kratos -God of War
  • 0% (1)
    Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 8% (9)
    Snake - Metal Gear
  • 19% (20)
    Other
104 Total Votes  
post #31 of 47
Snake. I wanted to say Gordon Freeman, but as a character he's really not much of anything, since he never speaks and the camera is always in first person with no scripted events. Because of that, he just does whatever YOU do. Which is pretty cool but leaves no room for character development. I still love how Valve handles Freeman and I love the perspective, but he really isn't much of a character.
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post #32 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by _CH_Skyline_ View Post
Other... He gets my vote.

^This.
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post #33 of 47
gordon freeman?? really??

I love half life games to death, but he never says like anything...ever, not really much of a character.
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Commander Shepard
    
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post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by mothrpe View Post
gordon freeman?? really??

I love half life games to death, but he never says like anything...ever, not really much of a character.
We could probably roll the long list of options on the poll that are non-talkers, amnesiacs, or inconsistently rendered and portrayed from game to game to a single option of, "I am the best protagonist."

...

This just gave me a great idea for a game where the player is the antagonist, and the point of the game is to make the rich, deep, and colorful main character fail in fashions so spectacular people would sit by the water cooler, telling tales of how they coerced Johnny Awesome's girlfriend to cheat on him, or drove Johnny Awesome from millionaire to financial ruin through a successful smear campaign.

Without the player-as-invisible-hand-of-malevolent-god, game would basically play itself to a happily-ever-after in 12 hours without the player's intervention.
    
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post #36 of 47


Voted other.
Edited by Lifeshield - 4/13/11 at 6:30pm
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post #37 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tafkar View Post
We could probably roll the long list of options on the poll that are non-talkers, amnesiacs, or inconsistently rendered and portrayed from game to game to a single option of, "I am the best protagonist."

...

This just gave me a great idea for a game where the player is the antagonist, and the point of the game is to make the rich, deep, and colorful main character fail in fashions so spectacular people would sit by the water cooler, telling tales of how they coerced Johnny Awesome's girlfriend to cheat on him, or drove Johnny Awesome from millionaire to financial ruin through a successful smear campaign.

Without the player-as-invisible-hand-of-malevolent-god, game would basically play itself to a happily-ever-after in 12 hours without the player's intervention.
It exists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Keeper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Keeper_2

I never heard of it until recently. It would be cool to see a modern version of this game. Cool idea. I have no idea how this game was since I never played it.
    
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post #38 of 47
Voted the Master Cheif. One guy taking on and defeating an entire alien race...awesome (Yes, he did have help).
post #39 of 47
A tough one, I'm voting for Master Chief

(Commander Shepard would be a close 2nd; be interesting to see where he ranks after ME3)
post #40 of 47
Lloyd Irving duh.
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