Phantom Hourglass - LinebeckThroughout the decades of video game history, the non-personality pixelated protagonists of the past have evolved into something more similar of Hollywood—back in the NES days, most characters didn’t even talk; nowadays, companies bring in professional script writers to ensure the authenticity of their game’s dialogue. Naturally, this has lead to an increase of personality in video games, allowing for legends like Solid Snake of the Metal Gear Solid series or Halo‘s Master Chief to exist. Highlighting the current generation of gaming’s best characters, writer Carl Baker of composed a list of his favorites, including Linebeck of Phantom Hourglass for his comic relief.

There’s always next year, Princess.

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