My Top Ten Protagonists of Gaming!

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!

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My Top Five Favorite Antagonists in Gaming!

“A Hero is only as good as his villain.”  This general thought, often attributed to Batman and his villains gallery, is profound in how we look at the villains of stories throughout time.  Although the thought may not be 100% true 100% of the time, the threat that the villain poses certainly plays a huge role in the story of a game. The hero must grow to beat the villain, must overcome every challenge put in their way, and when done right, this journey can add so much to the narrative of a video game, cementing these particular villains as some of the best.

Today, we’ll look at the five antagonists that I personally enjoy the most.  A combination of straight coolness, narrative importance, and in-game impact, is generally how I decide the few antagonists that make this list.  There are a lot of good ones out there, threatening gamers across the world, but in my opinion, these five are the cream of the crop.  With that said, let’s get to it!

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