Top 10 Biggest Jerks In Games
While the likes of Mario and Sonic have survived generations of gaming by remaining paradigms of virtuousness, not all videogames are so dignified in their characterisation. games™ presents the Top 10 Biggest Jerks In Games!
Game: Devil May Cry
We can’t deny that we outright love Dante, but there’s can’t ignore the fact that the guy is, well, a bit of a jerk. You’d be hard pressed to find another videogame protagonist who can rival the bleach-haired demon-decimator in terms of arrogance, piousness and being outright cocky to the nth degree. But in fairness he’s earned that right, channelling his self-assured swagger into his unholy ability to massacre a room of otherworldly creatures in a matter of seconds. If there’s a point to be made with Dante it’s that sometimes being an asshole is a good thing. Some of the time.
The accomplishments of Vincent’s static lifestyle could be written on the back of a first class stamp. Catherine paints Vincent in such a selfish, unsympathetic light that it’s ensured that from the outset he’s something of an unlikeable lead. It becomes even harder to empathise with this idling profligate as soon as he starts bedding some floozy behind the back of his doting girlfriend that ultimately launches his psyche into a nightmarish labyrinth. Karma is a bitch.
Game: The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
This floating migraine with wings is never short of a word to say or a demand to bark at the Saviour of Hyrule, such is her unrelenting burden to shrill in Link’s ear the moment she supposes you might be deviating from your quest. It’s not just the fact she’s the most persistent offender of stating the bloody obvious in videogame history, but it’s the condescending tone that really grates the most. Hey! Listen! Just shut up!