Sep 14, 2011

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Community Voice: What Character Would You Like To Meet?

Community Voice: What Character Would You Like To Meet?

Every day, the staff at Vivid Gamer brings you the latest in the gaming world, whether it’s in the form of news, editorials, reviews, gameplay videos, or tips. But what about the community? You fans out there who help make Vivid Gamer what it is? We’ve decided to give you a chance to speak your mind each week in our new weekly feature, Community Voice.  Each week we will pick a new topic and let you sound off your opinion on the subject. So don’t be afraid: let your voice be heard in the comments!

If you’re anything like me, you may read a book, watch a movie, or play a game and think to yourself: man, why did it have to end?  Some characters stick with you long after the credits have rolled, and you wish you could experience more of their story.  In fact, some of these characters become so real in one way or another, you wish you could meet them, sit down with them and have a conversation.  For me, I definitely have plenty of gaming favorites, and some of the characters that have stuck with me the most over the years include the cast of Persona 4. I know that when the main character said good-bye to all his friends at the end of the game, I felt like I was also saying good-bye. Later, playing other games, I found myself missing Chie and Yosuke and all the rest.  I felt similar sadness about saying good-bye to familiar friends in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II. As crazy as he was, I miss Anders.  I miss Varric. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way–maybe not about these particular characters, but definitely about others.

It’s hard to narrow it down, but if I had to pick one character “just to hang out” with, it would be Varric, from Dragon Age II. I imagine you could have a fun time with him, and we know he’s got a gift for stories, so you’d definitely be entertained.  If I had to pick one character to interview, I’d pick Professor Layton, as I imagine he could give you some interesting insight–just make sure you keep him distraction-free by leaving your puzzle books at home.

What about you? What characters have stuck with you? What character(s) would you like to have a beer with, or have a philosophical debate with? It can be anybody from Adam Jensen from the recently released Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Mario, and everyone in between.  Let us know your favorites and picks in the comments below. I look forward to seeing everyone’s choices.