Who is your favorite video game character?
It really surprised me when I sat down to write this, which character immediately jumped to my mind as my favorite video game character. Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. How could a character that is so recent beat out every character I’ve played as in the many years of video games? Simple, she’s that good. Granted the character does have a few choices of dialogue for most conversations, but overall each choice is relatable, as is Aloy. That’s the biggest thing to me, she seems like a real person. The way she responds, especially in dialogue, be it by player choice or cutscenes, “Oh yeah I’ll do all the dangerous stuff while you are safely… somewhere.” Many characters over the years, even ones I’ve liked, usually are told to do something dangerous or crazy. Their response? They simply shrug their shoulders and go. Aloy questions everything, like a normal human being would. She is sarcastic and gives some serious attitude, which I very much relate to. Overall she is funny, real and a complete badass, it also doesn’t hurt that she is voiced by the wildly talented Ashly Burch. Horizon Zero Dawn is one of my favorite games of the year, but make no mistake that my favorite video game character Aloy is a huge reason for that.
Who’s your favorite video game character and why? Let me know in the comments below!