Monday March 16, 2015

Video Game Heroes: Silent or Talkative

Personally, I like video game characters to be the strong silent type. Do you like yours silent or talkative?

This minimalist style of characterization worked for Half-Life, it worked for BioShock, and, even though your characters only kind-of-sort-of talked in Borderlands (they never commented on the plot), it worked there, too. So when I was tasked to help write Borderlands 2, there wasn't even a question in any of our mindsآ—just do what we did last time. I personally preferred silent protagonists to talkative ones, but that's only because, you know, I was smart and everyone who disagreed was stupid.

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