Heading into the next generation of gaming, the team at Press-Start are going to take a moment and reflect on some of the greats of gaming past. This week we are taking a look at our favourite lead characters, the stars of our gaming universe, a person who at times we can most connect with, a game we undoubtedly have clocked more than once and a series that no matter the cost will invest into just to re-connect with that unique individual. So here it is, each team member’s favourite game character and a brief explanation of why they are so near and dear to our hearts.
John – Joel
As much as I could have easily chosen a character of my childhood, such as Link or others. Games have made huge leaps and bounds in conveying the characters emotions, desires and issues and I think Joel is probably the best example of that. Without giving spoilers is sort of difficult to explain why. However, I love the fact that Joel is not depicted as the perfect hero, is he conflicted, and reluctant about the situation he has been thrown in. Even though his relationship with Ellie in the beginning is rocky to say the least, I love the slow acceptance and attachment of the situation. Doing whatever he must do, to keep her safe. No matter how dark and gruesome those actions may be. I would love to explain more on why I love Joel. However, I don’t want to spoil anything and The Last of Us is simply a game you must experience.