What’s good, everyone? Welcome to day six of our 30 day challenge! Before we get started, I wanted to give a shoutout to my co-authors for all their work here on the blog and to all of our awesome readers for checking out our articles and sharing them however you can. We very much appreciate it! Now that we have the sappiness out of the way, let’s get right to day six’s theme: most annoying characters.
There are a LOT of irritating video game characters out there, whether they intend to be or not. I like to think I have a pretty high tolerance for annoying characters but for me there’s one out there who takes the cake above them all… and she does it all with two little words.
Navi. A name that can fill even the kindest hearts with a rage so fearsome that the gods would cower in terror. Much has already been said about how immensely irritating this character is, but if I may add a personal note. This flying blue piece of work is responsible for at least two broken controllers of mine… and I’m a fighting gamer. ‘Nuff said.
— Evo out.
Hannah up in the hizzouse.
My initial choice for Most Annoying Character was going to be Emily from Until Dawn. She’s just such a self-centered, self-proclaimed “bitch” that I reeeeeally wanted to just let her die from the moment she came on screen. But then I would ask myself “Now Hannah, what would Cortana do?” W.W.C.D. has saved me from a lot of impulsive and regrettable decisions, and letting Emily die too soon was one of them. My play-through of that game ended with her being blown up, which was fantastic.
So on to my actual pick. As you can probably tell by now, I love narrative game play. I’m also the weirdo who lives for cut-scenes and exposition, so I was hype to play Heavy Rain. But this craptastic character almost had me breaking the PS3 controller with my bare hands. That’s right, I’m talking about that little prick Jason. For a small taste of the ire I’m about to spew forth, see the deceptively cheery yet cheeky song below.
Okay, here we go…
You have to chase this sucker TWICE, back-to-back, for a total of about FIVE WHOLE MINUTES because he didn’t take his Adderall that morning. The little snot just runs off from his dad in the mall, demands a balloon when his dad (aka the player) catches up to him, then disappears AGAIN into thin air. While you run, you have to press X to call out his name, but the father’s voice acting is just as lackluster as the rest of the cast so it sounds like he’s speaking across the room in a bored neutral tone over and over and over. Warning: Want to know the turtle-squirt-of-a-plot-point twist that after all that tedious and annoying work? YOU CAN’T EVEN SAVE THE BRAT. It’s pointless. It’s like the developers just said to each other “Hey let’s put a chapter right in the beginning to piss people off enough that they’re emotionally invested in the game!”
Oh, right. You guys, I almost forgot the best part. A few chapters down the road, you get to do it ALL OVER AGAIN WITH HIS BROTHER. Screw both those kids and their poorly-rendered creepy faces and tiny, glowing Chiclet teeth.
I’m okay, I’m okay. *deep breaths*
– HSLAMMA WILL RESPAWN IN THREE… TWO… ONE…
Hey everyone! Megan_Highwind checking in for day 6 of the challenge! Most annoying video game character for me, is a close one between Navi from the Legend of Zelda series and Vanille from Final Fantasy XIII. That being said, I think I will have to go with Vanille as my most annoying character.
Part of the reason that Vanille annoys me so much is that everything bad that happened in Final Fantasy XIII was basically her fault. She is the one that caused the state of affairs that the rest of the characters were going through and whined the entire game about how bad she felt for what she had done wrong without being much help trying to make things right. She was all but useless in every battle and when I had to play as her and Sazh, the other character I was not super fond of playing, by themselves, I thought I was never going to make it through the game. Not to mention, her happy go lucky voice and personality irked me at every turn. Needless to say, Vanille is not a character I will want to see again anytime soon.
-Megan_Highwind has left the party.
Greetings readers! James B. Boss here for day six of the challenge… and forgive me, but I’ll be blowing off some steam as I write this one.
At some point as a gamer, we all have had a personal vendetta develop towards certain characters. SO personal in fact, that we create fantasies in our heads where we picture ourselves beating the life out them, not with a controller or arcade stick, but our own bloody fists. The character, that I personally despise and find annoying to the highest possible degree is Gill fr
om Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.
I hate Gill for one major reason – he’s extremely hard already, but once you think you’ve got him beat, he resurrects himself with full health. Try as I might to stop him from using that power of his, he just stands his happy ass back up and gets back to work rearranging my face. Also, since he is the final boss, he is programmed with a very irritating A.I and a moveset that has brought Evo to tears more times than I can count. Don’t tell him I said that. I literally cannot recall the amount of times I died to this jerk and almost chucked my controller through the TV in frustration. When I finally beat him, (the one time that it happened) I literally just fell to my knees, dropped the controller, threw my arms up high and screamed with joy. It was a memorable moment for me, but man was it a struggle. Gill, may you forever burn in video game hell next to the Duck Hunt Dog and Oerba Dia Vanille.
— Boss? What happened? BOSS?!