This is really difficult… I’m honestly really struggling with this as I have lots of characters I like but a core favourite doesn’t really spring to mind – it’s easier to think of characters from TV or movies. I suppose Kratos from God of War, if I had to choose. God of War 4 is the only game that I am actively following the progress of this year. This sounds kind of bad but I really enjoy Kratos’ brutal, aggressive tactics which are different from most other games I play, it gives you a cool alternative “you know what? What if you did just kill everyone and get it over with rather than try and do the ‘good’ thing?” it’s even brought into puzzles sometimes where you’ll be trying to solve something and then it gradually dawns on you that you have to do THAT nasty thing that you feel bad doing and it’s not a choice, it’s required to make you complete the game. It’s different having a hero that does not give a shit at all, literally not one, about what others think of him and his actions, well until 3 anyway when he meets Pandora and then there’s some nice character development which I liked. Also while he can talk, unlike some protagonists, often the expression on his face speaks for itself and he just doesn’t need to, he’s basically a super buff, human Grumpy Cat.
A few honourable mentions: Imoen from Baldur’s Gate, GlaDOS from Portal, Midna from Twilight Princess
Who’s your favourite? Any other Kratos fans out there?