There has been a little bit of talk lately about gaming crushes, the hunks and hotties we get enamoured with in game. I like some others were a little dismayed to see that many people really couldn’t name that many characters that really stood out to them. That weren’t noticeable or developed enough to elicit any sort of strong emotions and that’s a rather sad thing.
Back in the dawn of my own gaming, when we were just banging rocks together the emotional connection to a character was more limited by the amount of rocks.. i mean pixels. It’s hard to get connected to a blob of colours but the dialogue spurned on our interest. Now with all this amazing new technology and graphical power it seems we went backwards. We have some amazing looking hunks but without any sort of nuance in their personality beyond Meat-Head. Characters that are solely used to just move the corridor shooter forward via their indiscriminate Man Rage..
In the looks department it seems to have gone down hill as well. We either get some insanely similar looking pretty boys or a bunch of old, scared and leather faced war veterans and I don’t find either of those really that enticing. This is getting better in recent time with an increased focus on character development, spurned on by the popularity of adventure titles and popular RPG’s but I think the AAA scene still needs a lot of improvement.
Anyway, even in this time of rather slim pickings of characters both masculine, appealing, and engaging there are a still that make me tingle. Some more so than others of course and all for mostly different factors. Gamer by Design had a recent group of games and they just weren’t my thing so I thought I’d have a go at my favourite hot gaming guys.
Dante – probably DMC 2.. maybe 3. Not that pre-pubescent from the remake
The ultimate bad boy of gaming and while I’m not sure if he can be completely classified a Gaming Guy due to his demon heritage you still can’t pass him up. A strong sense of humour throughout the series and a dry wit that makes you laugh at either how bad it comes across or just how well it fits the scene. His amazing sense of confidence in himself and his abilities just draws you in and then those smooth moves seal the deal. I reckon he could beat up your hunk too.
What would a list of hot hunks be without Nathan Drake, A popular character in an amazing franchise that’s more an interactive movie than a video game. Because of this they were able to develop this character with far more depth in the background, dialogue and banter. I think what I love most about Nathan Drake is his overwhelming positivity plus his loyalty. He always keeps looking forward with hope and he projects this towards others near him which really livens even the most depressive moods. He is just dashingly handsome as well.
Lee – Walking Dead
Apart from being a rather dashing male without a hint of the bone head jaw he really is more a reflection of what you wanted him to be. You can make he tough and a bit of an asshole, someone balanced around the moment or altruistic. I tended towards the more caring side of Lee and this coupled with the way he is both strong but flawed and nurtures clementine just made my heart melt.. melt to be replaced by a little crush.
Ezio – Assassins Creed
The ultimate smooth criminal, the handsome rogue that I will always have a soft spot for… at least for one and he will always be it. He has always been quite the womanizer, a charmer whose voice melts hearts and well, they seem to melt mine as well. That accent … and that SMILE. But there is far more to him than that; he has loved and been hurt, he feels deeply for those around him and perseveres in the face of adversity. Even during his advanced years he still has that stately charm and confidence that makes you want to sit on his lap…hehehe….
Garrus – Mass Effect
I’m not sure exactly what it was he said, or when it was while playing through Mass Effect 2 but my heart beat to the rhythm of Garrus. I tried to defend him with more fervour because of it and really thought about his placement in those final scenes while being terrified for his life.
He always knew the right thing to say. He lightened the mood with his banter during times of stress and then showed his innermost feelings to you time and time again. He was my one true confident throughout and a delighted in that budding romance that was both so heartfelt and awkward at the same time. But we make it work…. all… night… long. hehehehe
Adam Jensen – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Oh wow does Adam Jensen do something. Those sharp Chiseled features, the dark brooding vibe he gives off and those cybernetic parts….oooooooooooo. He is smart, competent and knowledgeable and his voice is that deep rumbling that gets into the recesses of your brain and turns it too mush. But yeh, This is pure lust for the flesh here. Doesn’t matter cause just.. ooooo… plus, I bet he plays rough… hehehehehehe
Now for the WIld Cards cause I”m not done yet. Got to make more people uncomfortable plus share in the brilliant crushes you all missed out on.
Animalistic relationships are a bit weird but I would go for Fox McCloud. I don’t know what it is about the fuzzy space fairy rodent, maybe the voice and dialogue, or it could just be those ears. Plus, it looks like he’s pretty dextrous… hehehehehe
I think it’s a little too easy here to pick from the wealth of Final Fantasy characters, they have that niche of the gaming community well and truly served (and serviced… hehehehe). Mine’s a little different and from Dynasty Warriors, a game I got really addicted to a the ps3 for a long time. It’s full of some rather memorable characters and while Lu Bu certainly steals the show at times it’s Jiang Wei that is the toy boy of my affection. No reason there really, the characters aren’t exactly developed although he was a competent killer and I guess that’s what counts here.
How could I go past poor, sad and dejected little Alistair. Those big desperate eyes, longing for you to be nice to him, talk to him and maybe move out of the friend zone. In the Recent Cat Context Podcast he was described as the Wet Blanket of the game, always trying to ruin in your fun that wasn’t involving him but you still can’t resist that adorable face which you just what to hug, and maybe more if it would stop him being so morose.
For this one definitely Lightning from the Final Fantasy Series. Strong, Confident, Sassy and incredibly skilled. It’s about just how detailed she is within the series, Square Enix’s ability to craft characters is unparalleled and the games and their cut-scenes really bring her to life. It’s also that look, funky plus spunky that kind of subtle says she prefers her own gender.