I’ve had a rather intense few days in my homeland. This coincided with Mother’s Day and got me thinking about mothers in gaming. I think I know the best mother in gaming, but I’m prepared for all of you to tell me I’m wrong.
First up, the honourable mentions. Pokemon mothers are always great contenders. They raise their son/daughters until the ripe old age of 10 when they are old enough to head out into the world to abuse and capture wild animals to use in fights. The contact with those mothers is brief, but supportive.
Similarly, Chrono’s mother in Chrono Trigger is supportive and loving and also willing to let her son wander off through time and space. Alternatively, I have some weird affection for the Rachni Queen from Mass Effect – does she count as a mother in a sense?
The best mother in gaming? Maria Auditore da Firenze. Ezio’s mom from Assassin’s Creed II, she does everything she can for her family. After overcoming a state of shock, she eventually goes on to help Claudia run the brothel in Rome, letting her son have the pick of the courtesans for his activities around town. Always a fierce defender of her family and the ladies who she took on as her own, Maria gets my award for gaming’s best mother.
Hm, does Samus count, though? Mother Brain and all…
Last Updated: May 11, 2015