When I was a kid back in the late Pleistocene Era, a video game was a different beastie. Instead of a Master Chief or a Samus Aran, you took the role of a faceless triangle or square, shooting straight-line lasers at blocky enemies, or perhaps deflecting a square with a straight-line. If you wanted to get really complicated, sometimes there would be TWO squares involved. These days, even the downloadable games for your cellphone have marketable characters with distinct personalities. My daughter’s is still quite enamored of a certain yellow avian who, due to his distinct battle cry, she has dubbed Ray-Ray. For me, thanks to hours spent in front of a PS-2, I still have a soft spot in my heart for budding psychopath Tommy Vercetti and his hideous aquamarine Hawaiian shirt.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has set up you the bomb, asking:
Which pixellated persona is the best video game character of all time?