I hope you are having a great week, with plenty of sun and cold beverages. Summer is here! 🏖🥥
Talking about summer, last weekend I was hanging out with some friends -it’s finally allowed here in the UK- and we started talking about our favourite video game characters of all time. It’s funny how fast the discussion got heated; while one friend said Pacman was the ultimate video game character, other was adamant that the absolute king had to be Master Chief, from Halo.
After a couple of hours -and beers- we couldn’t reach an agreement, so I am now asking you, ladies and gents of our gaming family:
Who is, in your opinion, the best video game character of all time and why?
As you can imagine, I've just learned this is quite a controversial question, because there are so many to choose from: Mario, Kratos, Geralt of Rivia, Nathan Drake, the list goes on and on…
I had a hard time deciding on just one myself, so here are my two favourites:
It's a-me, Mario!
Why Mario? Simply because is so intrinsically connected to a lot of lovely childhood memories of rainy afternoons spent with my older cousins, fighting over the controller and looking for Peach, who always happened to be in another castle.
He's also charismatic to a fault and I don't believe there is a soul who hasn't seen the most famous Italian plumber!
English heiress turned archaeologist, Lara Croft, like Mario, was one of those characters that made me fall in love with the world of video games. From jungles to hidden temples, from London to the Nevada desert, I accompanied Lara on thousands of adventures. What's not to love?
Who is your favourite video game character and why?
Let's see who comes out on top in the comments!