Favorite NPC encounters in video games?
The first character is from Return to Zork. For anyone who's played the game, I challenge you to remember a better line than, "Want some rye? 'Course you do." I'm not sure what it was about him or his phrase that made an impression on me (and when I played it at the young age of 11, I don't think I even knew what rye was), but I still go around saying it to this day. A post on Kotaku shares my exact sentiment: kotaku.com/5887875/want-some-rye
"Want some rye? 'Course ya do!"
The second character that I particularly remember is Three Dog from Fallout 3. His commentary, witty remarks, and soothing voice helped entertain and relax you as you navigated the dangerous wasteland.
"Because one dog ain't enough, and two is too low, it's me, Three Dog!
The third memorable character in my travels was my ever faithful military advisor from Civilization II. His passion and desire for our empire to take over the world was second to none, and even if his words weren't always backed with NUCLEAR WEAPONS, his enthusiasm lead to many a conquest.
"Give me more soldiers, noble leader, that they may sheath their swords into the beating hearts of our enemies!"
Anyway, what other interesting and memorable characters have you encountered in your own travels?
Return to Zork: Want some rye guy
Fallout 3: Three Dog and his radio station
Civilization II: Advisors
The host from Mega Race is also very memorable just because he was so obnoxious. I generally would skip all the cutscenes.
Also Nazeem in Skyrim..
This review on IMDB does a good job of capturing the gist of my thoughts on this game:
There is a spoiler, so if you think you might find a way to emulate this game and play through it, it is worth skipping the spoiler. Emulating a Turbo CD game isn't easy, though, so I will assume most of you will just go ahead and read it.
It's one of my favorite games to this day and I desperately wish it would get re-released in some easily playable form with upgraded game mechanics and graphics, but with all of the cutscenes intact and UNTOUCHED!
It was also the first game I remember playing with a real song, complete with vocals, as the ending credits rolled:
And the good news is that someone finally posted a playthrough without all the annoying annoying commentary that usually accompanies a Let's Play, so you can just kick back and watch it through instead of fighting with an emulator! :)
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