|"Oh, F.F.S, let ME do it!"|
*WARNING: This list will contain spoilers if you haven't played the games.*
Without a doubt, Pyramid Head is one scary dude. He is the stuff nightmares are made of, but as frightening as his is, he didn't make my final top ten because I'd already heard so much about him before I started playing the "Silent Hill" games, so it took the edge off of my fear.
Dr. Salvador from "Resident Evil 4".
"Resi. 4" is by far my favourite of the series, and being chased by a mad man with a chainsaw and a sack over his head is certainly worth an honorable mention, even if it is extremely cliched.
A gorgeous looking game which is let down drastically by it's terrible game play and cringeworthy sex scene. The game looks good, but it smells of wee.
10. "Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" - It's raining dogs!
|Madness carries a big stick.|
9. "Mass Effect" - One of them must die.
|Who lives? Who Dies? YOU decide!|
|Madness wears red lipstick.|
Sander Cohen is probably one of the most twisted characters I have ever come across. This self-proclaimed musical genius is twisted beyond belief, and when people make him mad, he doesn't just want revenge; he wants them dead. So you have to kill them and take a photo of their managled corpses to put on display on a sculpture comprising of more dead bodies wearing bunny rabbit masks. Just a typical day in the underwater land of Rapture, I guess.
7. "Portal" - Let them eat cake.
I only discovered "Portal" a couple of months ago, and it really is an enchanting game. You wander around with a clever little zappy gun, shooting doors into walls and avoiding traps. A super brain computer follows your trials with the promise of cake at the end of it, only to turn psycho and pull out all the stops in an attempt to kill you. The game isn't very long, taking only an hour or so to complete when you get the hang of what your doing, but it's still worth playing as it's such a clever concept. And it's worth playing all the way through to hear the gorgeous song at the end. This tune was stuck in my brain for days after, but I still love it.
6. "Vampire, The Masqurade: Bloodlines" - Same Difference.
|Madness... Oh, never mind...|
5. "Bully" (a.k.a. "Canis Canem Edit") - I kissed a boy.
Anyway, enough or the rant. In "Bully", you play a character called Jimmy Hopkins, and he has a way with the ladies. One of the ways to increase Jimmy's health (apart from drinking copious amounts of fizzy pop) is to kiss girls. You say something nice, give them some flowers or chocolate, and they reward you with a peck or occasionally a full on smooch. It's kind of sweet. So, imagine my surprise when little Jimmy started kissing the boys too. Yes, it appears that the main character in "Bully" swings both ways, and in each of the 5 cliques at Bullworth Academy, there's a boy who has the hots for him. I'm not sure whether the programmers put this is for a laugh or whether they really wanted to show some sexual diversity, but either way it was genius.
4. "Fallout 3" - Not a happy place.
|She knows all your secrets.|
3. "Dragon Age: Origins" - Heartbreaker.
|Oh, Alistair, how could you!?|
2. "Final Fantasy VII" - What do you mean, she's dead?
1. "Thief: Deadly Shadows" - Rocking the cradle.
|"Who you gonna call?"|
So, that's my list. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions, as I would be interested to know what your most memorable gaming moments were. In the meantime, I hear the wastelands of Fallout New Vegas calling me.