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Underrated video game characters

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 2:34 pm
by LAIS
What video game characters do you feel don't get a fair shake of the stick?

For me...

Waluigi - Yup, seriously. I know he's almost universally loathed, but to me he's so ridiculous he becomes excellent. He's genuinely funny in the games he's playable in, and I'm gutted he's not a playable character in Smash Bros (yet ROSALINA is?!) If I asked you to sum up Mario's personality in a sentence I think you'd find it hard. With Waluigi, if you've played any games he's in I feel like you'd be able to do this quite easily. He's got a clear sense of character, and he's great fun to play. I'm not trying to say Waluigi is better than Mario, and he's obviously not more iconic - but you know who he is, and what he's supposed to be. I like him!

Knuckles - One of the original "trio" of playable Sonic characters, but there seems to be a real attitude that the only "good" character in the world of the blue hedgehog is Sonic himself (discounting villains) - while I'd agree that the people introduced post-MD era are pretty gash, I reckon Knuckles has a load of potential as a lead protagonist. He's much less annoying than Sonic, he looks like a total badass and he can glide! What's not to like?

Tom Nook - Despised by Animal Crossing players around the world...but isn't that the point? In some ways isn't he one of the greatest antagonists of all time? Subtle, and not entirely obvious. Heck, he's Nintendo's Gus Fring. Who wouldn't buy Smash Bros if he was a playable character simply just to beat the crap out of him??

Raiden (MGS2 edition) - Oh come on, he's not that bad.

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 4:24 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
Chuck D. Head...

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Some people seem to see him as inferior to that kid from Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure. That is ridiculous.

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 2:24 am
by RetroAerosmith
Dhalsim or Vega

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:00 pm
by Liamh1982
Toad.
Strong as an ox, a mean little kart racer and he seems like a fungi.*








* I'll get me coat.

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 2:43 am
by LAIS
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Chuck D. Head...

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Some people seem to see him as inferior to that kid from Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure. That is ridiculous.
I totally agree, the characters in Decap Attack in general are superb

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:57 pm
by errolwd40
Titus fox from the Amiga 500 game of the same name.

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 6:18 pm
by Negative Creep
Sparkster - had way more personality than 90% of the other try-hard mascots

Falco from Star Fox - he's a badass, 'nuff said

Tails - well, until they gave him a voice

Rose from Street Fighter - always overlooked but fun to play as and one of the few female fighters who doesn't rely on sex appeal

Honey from Fighting Vipers - ok, she does rely on sex appeal, but why hasn't she been in any further games?

Violette Summer from Velvet Assassin - will probably never get another game, which is a pity because she's a rather interesting protagonist

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:02 am
by SpockIOM
Ristar. A fantastic Mega Drive game with a pretty cool title character.

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:18 pm
by Mentski
Adam from Streets of Rage.

Best damn character in the first game, only to be kidnapped in the second, and a support character in the third.

At least the guys who made SoRR fixed this injustice.

Re: Underrated video game characters

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:23 am
by Sephiroth81
RetroAerosmith wrote:Dhalsim or Vega
Vega! Yes. He is awesome. I remember despising him in original Street Fighter 2, as he was so tricky to get past in the bosses. Was delighted in Street Fighter II Turbo that I could actually BE him, and use him to beat himself (that sounds so wrong)!

Dhalsim was awful though in my opinion. But thats because I could never really get him to work for me, he was too slow.