Last week we asked you to narrow down just one of your favourite characters from gaming, and whilst it's certainly not easy to settle on just one character out of a whole managerie, you attempted it anyway! We singled some of the most interesting. Only ten made the cut!
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Warcraft III was released in 2003 by Blizzard Entertainment and was met with critical acclaim.
Final Fantasy X
Auron debuted in Final Fantasy X as one of the protagonist's central companions, and introduces you to the fantasy world of Spira where much of the game's action takes place. Auron went on to feature in Final Fantasy X-2 through video logs, as well as Kingdom Hearts.
Monkey Island series
Threepwood debuted in 1990's The Secret of Monkey Island as a young, lively protagonist who seeks to become a pirate and solves puzzles across a range of different islands in order to fulfill this ambition. His last appearance was in 2009's Tales of Monkey Island, which was released both on PC and the Nintendo Wii, and then later ported on other platforms.
Tekken found fame at first in arcades in 1994, the success of which saw it later ported to the Sony PlayStation in 1995. The series was once exclusive to Sony consoles but has since become a multi-platform title, with the latest release Tekken Arena available on Android devices and iOS systems as of 2013.
Ivy featured in our first article on Overly Sexualised Gaming, and is a cult favourite throughout the gaming world due to both her revealing costumes and her unique gameplay style.
Pikachu is often seen as the most popular of all of the Pokémon to date due to his role in the anime series. His cult status has led to the release of Pikachu-themed games such as Hey You, Pikachu! for the Nintendo 64, as well as PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. He has also appeared as a playable fighter in all of the released Super Smash Bros games.
Tales of Symphonia series
Tales of Symphonia was released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, developed and published by Namco. The game was followed up by a direct sequel, entitled Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, which was released in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii.
Final Fantasy VII
Sephiroth made his debut in Final Fantasy VII as the leading antagonist, and was further popularised by his appearances in the Final Fantasy feature Advent Children and the PSP exclusive Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, as well as playing a notable role as a villain in the Kingdom Hearts series.
Borderlands 2 was developed by Gearbox Software and was published by 2K Games in 2012, the financial success of which led many to believe a third main installment was secured. However, the developers have since decided instead to focus on the upcoming 'interquel' entitled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel whilst they deliberate just how to make Borderlands 3 which, according to them, would have to be 'massive.'
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX was released in 2000 and was the final game in the series for the Sony PlayStation. The game was notable for the different art style and themes it adopted when compared to the gritty, militarised designs of both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. It also did not sell as well as either, but still went on to achieve Metacritic's highest rating for any Final Fantasy game to date.
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