Memorable Characters

Monday, March 9, 2009
What makes a game character memorable? Why do we remember characters like Master Chief, Samus Aran, Link, and Kratos while others fall by the wayside? More importantly, do we remember characters we create more fondly than the static characters mentioned above? Consider this post an active experiment.

I want to hear from you, dear reader and the rest of our somnambulant thrall. Which characters do you remember most? Why? Were they home-made or crafted by a team of developers? What makes your character stand out? Give us a game, a character, maybe even a particular event that cemented your relationship to the character. By this Friday, March 13, I'd like to see some contribution from everyone. It doesn't have to be long, just a few sentences.

Dig in there and really think about this one. I'm anxious to hear your thoughts. I'll be using the results as material for my Friday post, so the cut off time will be around 1:00 PM PST. Hope to hear from you soon.