Sunday, January 5, 2014
Why Side Characters Are Superior
I'm back, and after a very, very, VERY long absence. I have gotten multiple games to review, but first I plan to pour hardcore opinion all over this site. Lots of it. And how am I going to start it? With Yoshi, a widespread view of character casts, and a short article.
OK, I dunno' about you, but I'm not a huge fan of Mario. Not the series, the character. It just bothers me that Mario is the main character because frankly, he creeps me out. Many main characters are my least favorite. I like Falco, Yoshi, Knuckles, and even Zelda, and I don't just mean because she rocks in SSB, and if you think that's because they're all similar in personality, then you obviously aren't someone who belongs on this site. I know few people who pick main characters to play as, because the likable ones for some reason aren't important. I'm not upset by this, though I would appreciate it if they had more part in the games.
But why? Why do we like them so much? Answer: Because they are so much more interesting. Cliche seems to strike only the most important characters. Fox lost his father. I totally haven't heard that one a billion times(cough,Naruto, Tony Stark,cough). Gee, a damsel in distress? That's used twice by the same company! Samus may be the only truly original main character made by Nintendo, and even she has an abandoned at birth-esque story. If originality could just find its way to the next generation of game stars, then we won't have this problem... but that means the characters I've already mentioned will be overshadowed. That's inevitable. There's nothing we can do about this issue except watch.