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Let's have a thread about our favorite game characters. Talk about whatever characters you like. You got a definitive favorite character /cog/? For me, it's Snake with Francis York Morgan and Dante close behind.
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Anonymous
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>>422584
Snake is cool.
Its kind of fucked how Hideo treated him in mgs4, and that was after his staff revolted and forced him to tone down the downer ending he originally planned with Snake and Otocon being tried and executed by the government for terrorism.

As for Francis York Morgan its a shame DP2 wasn't as good as DP1.
Just trying too hard to capture lightning in a bottle and it came off as really forced.
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Anonymous
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>>422585
I still have no clue why that skateboarding minigame was included. It's kinda funny though.
>Its kind of fucked how Hideo treated him in mgs4, and that was after his staff revolted and forced him to tone down the downer ending he originally planned with Snake and Otocon being tried and executed by the government for terrorism.
I'd agree but I did like how MGS4 concluded his story and relationships with people, even if bringing Big Boss back was the most contrived shit imaginable. I thought Raiden was done a lot worse with Rose and Campbell lying and manipulating him like that.
>As for Francis York Morgan its a shame DP2 wasn't as good as DP1.
>Just trying too hard to capture lightning in a bottle and it came off as really forced.
This I completely agree with. Him and Patricia were the only good things about DP2. The rest of it just made me want to play the first game instead. Does anybody know how the PC port turned out? It ran like shit on Switch even after the patch to improve the frame rate.
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Anonymous
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Harry DuBois of Disco Elysium is a character that is liked by many very much because he's so fucked up and broken as a person and/or because they find his antics funny. Also because of the many voices in his head that contribute to the prior.

>>422587
>>422584
Sort of like York seeing as they are both investigators but much more dysfunctional and depressing.
No.422589
Anonymous
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>I thought Raiden was done a lot worse with Rose and Campbell lying and manipulating him like that
The writing of metal gear solid 4 is pretty terrible.

How was Campbell taking Rose and her son in to protect them by pretending as if he was the boy's genetic father supposed to fool anyone who saw them?

The kid is a mini-clone of Raiden with his unnatural anime silver hair, they couldn't have even tried using dye or something to make the ruse more convincing?
No.422590
Anonymous
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>>422588
I need to get around to playing Disco Elysium. I've heard it be compared to Planescape: Torment which I love, so I shoudl play it soon. A friend of mine got me it as a Christmas gift last year but I still haven't played it due to IRL shit and playing other games like The Witcher and getting back into Yakuza.
Kiryu is another one of my favorite characters after playing Yakuza 5. I like his melancholic taxi driver version, but he's great in all of the games.
>>422589
I'm convinced that was just hastily thrown together so everyone gets a happy ending. It's so dumb and makes practically no sense. Raiden should've just told Rose to fuck off after pulling something like that.
No.422591
Anonymous
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I think Halo is a pretty cool guy. Eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything.
No.422592
Anonymous
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>>422591
Halo is basically Robocop dropped into Alien vs Predator.
No.422593
Anonymous
>>422592
But he can run.
No.422597
Anonymous
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Zagreus has particularly good voice acting, that along with the game/writing being high quality makes him a joy to play as and cause you to really empathize with his quest for freedom.

Like he is witty in his repartee with bosses and other cast members but has an emotional sincerity that avoids falling into the pitfalls of being a sarcastic wanker like can often happen in modern media because writers are hacks. That's one particularly point I'm thankful for.
No.422611
Anonymous
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I'm all for multi-dimensional characters, but a one-dimensional character who's an absolute gem of a character is just as good as any deep character. Best examples of this are Gene from God Hand, Duke Nukem, and the King of All Cosmos.
No.422612
Anonymous
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>>422611
Man I love Gene.
He needs to come back in something, even as just a cameo.

Imagine him showing up in a Devil May Cry or a Marvel vs Capcom.
No.422613
Anonymous
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>>422612
He was considered for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but Amaterasu was chosen over him, which I guess makes sense since Okami was more successful once the Wii port released, but Gene was tailor-made for a fighting game like MvC or even Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. I mean they probably could've chosen both or have Gene in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Maybe it was because having both Gene and Vergil in the game would cause the world to explode under their power.
No.422614
Anonymous
>>422613
Vergil a shit, his fanboys are the worst.
He should have stayed dead instead of being brought back for DMC5 and getting handed yet another power up (In this case literally powered by the blood of the innocent) to make him equal with Dante.
No.422615
Anonymous
Replies:>>422745
There used to be a rumour going around that Gene was brought up for MvsC3, and the team working on the game basically said "who?".
No.422619
Anonymous
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Eli is underrated as all hell. Sure he doesn't have much screen time in Half-Life 2 and the episodes, but he's such a chill motherfucker that I always enjoyed any part with him. Robert Guillaume also killed it with that raspy voice. Real shame he died before Half-Life Alyx released, but also he was already in his 70s when he voiced Eli so who knows if he would've voiced him in Alyx.
No.422620
Anonymous
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>>422619
Valve series are a mess when they just never get finished.

What was the deal with Half Life: Alyx, it was some sort of time warp thing so it undid the previous ending of Half Life 2 (Episode 2)?

Are they going to make more games of the series?
No.422621
Anonymous
>>422620
>What was the deal with Half Life: Alyx, it was some sort of time warp thing so it undid the previous ending of Half Life 2 (Episode 2)?
Basically yeah. Eli is alive after the Advisors attack and Alyx gets taken into custody by the G-Man. The G-Man also says that Alyx could replace Gordon so he might be free from the G-Man and his employers.
>Are they going to make more games of the series?
Knowing Valve they're only going to make a new game if they can develop some new technology to go along with it. I get wanting to innovate and be stand-out but I don't think anyone would be mad at them for just making a new Half-Life game that iterates and improves elements of past games. That's what they did with Portal 2 and it's one of their most loved games.
No.422624
Anonymous
Going back to a series you dragged out then abandoned just to add a new instalment that retcons a previous entry in it seems retarded. Other flaws in terms of writing is how much they've built up both the Combine and G-Man as such overpowered antagonists that the heroes really have no plausible chance of overcoming them outside of some extremely contrived deus ex machinas.
No.422635
Anonymous
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On the topic of Valve, will any ensemble cast in a game beat these chucklefucks? They're all terrific and bring so much charm and personality to the game. The Meet the Team shorts are also the best promo material for any game.
No.422637
Anonymous
>>422635
They certainly are better than say the cast of Overwatch.
No.422651
Anonymous
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Michael Wilson is the best.

And the reason is...

BECAUSE HE'S THE PRESIDENT OF THE GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Metal Wolf Chaos XD - Not Over Yet, because I'm The President of the United Statesyoutube thumb
No.422655
Anonymous
>>422651
The more I hear of this game, the more does it sound like the God Hand of the Xbox.
No.422658
Anonymous
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>>422651
Could any game character beat Michael Wilson? He is the president of the United States of America. Only contender I see is the King.
No.422665
Anonymous
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>>422587
>even if bringing Big Boss back was the most contrived shit imaginable
Big Boss should have died and stayed dead in MG2.
No.422667
Anonymous
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>>422658
There is not a thing in creation that the King of All Cosmos could not take on.
No.422669
Anonymous
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>>422667
Micahel Wilson would throw the king in the harbour before dumping crates of tea on him and declaring the independence of these GREAT UNITED STATES OF EARTH from the Cosmos.
No.422670
Anonymous
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>>422665
>motherfucker literally burns to death in MG2, complete with seeing his entire body engulfed in flames
>"lol he survived and was put into a coma for 15 years"
Both that and retconning his motivations to be that he and Zero couldn't agree on something so they went to war over it is probably the most retarded thing in MGS4
No.422671
Anonymous
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>>422669
Then the King would appear above him, commenting on what a waste of delicious tea that was.
No.422672
Anonymous
>>422671
No anon.
Kings, being hereditary monarchy, have an inherent vulnerability to FREEDOM.
This is then compounded by the fact Kings are also weak against American-Types performing an Independence action.

When brought together these iron-clad facts logically show that the President would overcome the King.
No.422673
Anonymous
>>422670
Kojima is a garbage writer, this is true for all the games he makes.
No.422678
Anonymous
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So only an American president can only beat Michael Wilson? In that case, could Michael Wilson win in a fight against NBA Jam's Bill Clinton?
No.422699
Anonymous
>>422678
You'd think his Defence would be higher, after all he was acquitted during his impeachment trial was he not?
No.422700
Anonymous
>>422699
NBA Jam's stats are pretty whack, like George Clinton having pretty good speed even with all the weed he does. Maybe George Clinton is just too fast for the rest of humanity and the weed just makes him normal.
No.422701
Anonymous
>>422699
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman" is not a good defence.

Also the trial happened years after NBA Jam was released.
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Anonymous
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We've talked about heroes in this thread, but what about the villains? You guys have any favorite villains? Mine is either Rando or Revolver Ocelot.
No.422710
Anonymous
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>>422709
Again speaking of the writing of MGS4, it sucked Ocelot off a bit too much.

He's successful in all his goals and JUST AS PLANNED everyone while even getting out of being possessed by Liquid by the simple act of cutting off the transplanted arm and replacing it with a robot one (while still pretending to be controlled by Liquid, again as part of his plan).
Snake on the other hand is an old dying retard who crawls through deadly microwave hallwaves when the mini-Metalgear could have done the job by itself. The only things he manages to achieve over the course of the entire game is pretty much what Revolver Ocelot allows him to, even beating the guy to death in an old man slapfight on top of his base as a self-indulgent call back to previous games.
No.422713
Anonymous
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>>422710
I'd agree on that. I liked Liquid Ocelot's personality in that but they took the mastermind aspect of his to a dumb extreme. The thing about him not actually being possessed by Liquid despite MGS3 giving a reason why that could actually happen is also dumb as shit. I liked him the most in MGS3 where he's this dumb rookie trying to act cool. Every time he appeared it was amazing.
No.422716
Anonymous
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>>422590
Though is kiryu finally going to stop being the main character now that they've introduced the new protagonist in the turn-based Yakuza game?
No.422717
Anonymous
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>>422716
Yes they've confirmed that Ichiban will be the protagonist from here on out. Kiryu is in Yakuza 7 but as a supporting character that doesn't get a lot of screen time. Honestly I don't think he should appear again now that he's not the protagonist. It felt like they brought him back just as fanservice. His character is completed so he shouldn't appear again. What I want most from Yakuza 8 is for these two chucklefucks to come back.
No.422745
Anonymous
>>422615
>and the team working on the game basically said "who?"
cunts