Though a protagonist’s eyes, we experience new worlds.
Playing a video game for the first time, the main character provides a means, through which we experience the world of the game. If the game is fun, dramatic, action-packed, the protagonist should generally reflect that. And of course, some protagonists do this job far better than others, bringing far more to the table than most.
These protagonists are my favorites in all of gaming. Their individual personalities, the ways in which they let the player experience the game, their general design, all combine to create memorable characters that stand as some of the best of the video game medium–at least, in my eyes.
Having said that–here’s my personal top ten protagonists of gaming!