FFD: Who are this generation’s best characters?

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This one stems from a Twitter conversation I had earlier his week. Muslim Ron Perlman affirmed an undying and everlasting love for Assassin’s Creed 2’s Ezio Auditore, proclaiming him to be the best gaming character this generation. I disagreed, saying Mass Effect’s Mordin Solus and Portal’s GLaDOS and Wheatley would take umbrage to that. It spawned a whole long conversation about who the best or most endearing characters in this generation of consoles are.

There is, of course, Far Cry 3’s Vaas, so incredibly portrayed by Michael Mando. Or Handsome Jack and Claptrap from Borderlands. On the subject of Mass Effect, just about the whole cast of characters (Diana Allers excluded)  was incredible – with most having fleshed out personalities and feeling like real people.

There’s Dead Rising’s Frank West (who’s covered Wars, you know!), Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and Sully and Red Dead Redemption’s John Marston. And then, there’s Trevor from GTA V.

you tell us though. who do you think the best characters this generation are?

Last Updated: November 29, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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