We could focus only on the top games of 2007, but with a year of great story and even better characters there’s no way we could pass up the chance to tell everyone about the video game characters we loved. So, the Blend Games team got together to argue about the viability of Alyx’ assets as a tool in storytelling. It turns out we’re a tad misogynistic – at least I am. But that’s OK, because we finally came to establish our list of the Best Video Game Characters of 2007.
What you’ll find below is the top three characters on our list. As the New Year starts, it’s nice to look into the past to see what moved us the most. This list was compiled using the latest technology in beer pouring and slurred speech. Two broken bottles, one crushed coffee table and a small kitchen fire later we have something to be proud of. So now, Blend Games presents to you, dear reader, the Top 5 Video Game Characters of 2007…Part II.
3. Alyx Vance
Alone that would not be noteworthy; it certainly wouldn’t garner a top game character of the year nomination. It was the increasingly irreverent commentary, and vaguely threatening quips that drove the plot of Portal along. Sometimes we focus on a single aspect of a game: story in BioShock, gameplay in Super Mario Galaxy, or character in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. The truly great games are able to combine them all into a cohesive package. GLaDOS stands above all other characters in 2007 because within a simple puzzle game she breathes life, emotion and hilarity into the lab. She also performs the end credit song, and you should be ashamed if you haven’t seen it first hand yet.
Other great characters who didn’t quite make the list: Commander Shepard (Mass Effect), Cast Of Team Fortress 2, Illidan Stormrage (World of Warcraft), Kratos (God of War 2), Triangle Piece (Neves), Devil (Guitar Hero 3), Duke Nukem (not dead), King Bohan (Heavenly Sword), Travis (Silent Hill Origins), Ashley Williams (Mass Effect), Rabbid (Rayman Raving Rabbids 2), Your Friends (Rock Band), Big Daddy (BioShock), Andrew Ryan (BioShock), Wrex (Mass Effect), Agent (Crackdown)