As promised, here is the list of my top ten male video game characters.
As with the female video game characters, the most important thing to note here is that this is a list of my personal favorite or stand-out characters from video games. The only criteria used to determine my choices was the positive impact they had on my experience while playing the game and the enjoyment I got from utilizing them or interacting with them. It’s as simple as that.
Note 2: Silent protagonists were not included since it is very hard to establish a set “character” when the idea is for the player to embody the character, so I have a hard time considering them a wholly separate entity from myself. So the exclusion of Link or any other similar characters was not an oversight but intentional.
In an effort to better flesh out my interests so that potential readers get a good idea of where I’m coming from, I will be posting my lists and thoughts on my top entities from various mediums. First up will be video game characters. Ever the gentlemen, it’s only right for ladies to go first.
The most important thing to note here is that this is a list of my personal favorite or stand-out characters from video games. Though certain characters may meet several of the following specific qualities, the characters on this list were not chosen because they are the most badass or the sexiest or the most realistic or even the most positively portrayed characters. They are simply my favorite characters for various reasons.
The only criteria used to determine my choices was the positive impact they had on my experience while playing the game and the enjoyment I got from utilizing them or interacting with them. It’s as simple as that.
Note: For characters in more than one game, I have simply listed the stand-out game that earned them a place in my heart.
Disclaimer: This article is completely satirical and sarcastic. In no way do I honestly believe that anime accurately represents the entire culture of Japan or that Japanese people are anything like described below.
I’ve watched a lot of anime, and having done so, I’ve noticed quite a lot of reoccurring trends and happenstances in these shows which leads me to believe that they must come about because these are common occurrences and trends within Japanese culture itself. I mean, why wouldn’t I suspect as much? It’s obviously a fact that all Americans rarely work, hang out in bars or coffee shops all the time and live in glamorous apartments for next to nothing just like their sitcoms portray. Why should Japan be any different?
So in order to truly understand the Japanese mindset, I am putting my sociology hat on to view with my amateur eyes the world of Japan as seen through the lens of their anime.
If I missed any cultural points, please let me know in the comments. But obviously don’t bother correcting me on any of the points below, because it’s highly doubtful any of my hypotheses are incorrect. That’s just a given.
So without further ado, I present to you everything I need to know about Japan I learned from anime: