There is always a hero in every video game. The main character saves the world and wins the heart of everyone. But what about everyone that was in between? All the people that helped the hero along his journey. I feel that we don’t talk about this enough. There are characters that will literally put their lives on the line so that the heroes can pass through beat the bad guy and get all the glory. Very rarely do we see them get the recognition they deserve. Then there’s the other end of the spectrum, the villain characters that pull just enough weight as the hero in terms of storytelling but are left to be forgotten after one or two games. Here we examine a few of those characters that we feel should be brought back into the spotlight with their very own game. Here’s to the eight video game characters that need their own game.
Captain Quark – Ratchet and Clank
It’s no secret that the green machine in tights has been pulling his own weight from the beginning in terms of fan appeal. One of the funniest guys in the Ratchet and Clank universe that has been responsible for multiple plotlines. Of course, most of these plot lines involve Captain Quark going evil because of his jealousy for the heroics that Ratchet does, but let’s not think about that. Quark just means well. We need to see him mean well in his very own game. A Captain Quark game would be a fun mix of platforming, comedy, and action. Let’s let Quark have his moment to shine.
Carmelita Fox – Sly Cooper
The fact that we still don’t have a Carmelita Fox game is actually criminal. She’s been there from the start, getting mixed up in the antics of Sly Cooper and his gang. We’d love to see a game where we take control of Carmelita Fox and see the other side of the Sly Cooper world. One where instead of having to plan how to pull off a heist, you’re planning how to stay ahead of the thieves. It could be the same concept where you visit different thieves and infiltrate them in order to catch them red-handed.
The Joker – Arkham Games
Batman: Arkham City is one of the most complete experiences in all of gaming. So it only seems right that we are able to see how everything happened through his point of view. It would be cool if they made it a much more tactical game and allowed us to control Joker’s massive army to create mayhem for Batman and his friends. Not to mention that the Joker is one of the most iconic villains of all time and it’s about time we start being allowed to play the other side of things.
Junko Enoshima – Danganronpa
For those that don’t know Junko Enoshima is from Danganronpa. Spoilers ahead for the first game, she is also the mastermind behind the very first Danganronpa event. This means that Junko Enoshima orchestrated everything that happened that led to the death of many of her schoolmates. So why would we want to play as her? Well, we just want to know what it’s like to play as the imposter in a full-fledged game. Think if Among Us had a full-on AAA-type story single-player experience. Wouldn’t that be pretty cool?
Sully – The Uncharted Series
This has been long overdue. Sully has been the right-hand man to Nathan Drake for many adventures. He’s been there for him every step of the way. Had his back even when so many others doubted him. Almost everyone in Uncharted has at one point abandoned Nathan Drake or betrayed him, but not Sully. Well, Sully is also the reason that Nathan Drake ends up getting in so much trouble. But we would love to be able to play a Sully game in the Uncharted universe before he met Nathan Drake. Because we all know that Sully had been pulling heists since before Nathan could even properly ride a bike.
Mary Jane Watson – Marvel’s Spiderman
Mary Jane Watson is one of the best-written love interests in any video game. Insomniac really outdid themselves with this one and we really want to dive deeper into her world. We want to see what it would be like to sneak around and try to uncover crime rings in New York with nothing but courage and a camera. They could sneak in some social gameplay, Persona style, and allow us to take Peter Parker out for coffee.
Dogmeat – Fallout 3
Okay, this game would be a lot different than Fallout 3 but hear me out. When Dogmeat was first discovered as a canine companion in Fallout 3, the world went wild. For one, Fallout 3 was one of the greatest games at the time. Featuring a deep story with incredibly fleshed-out RPG mechanics that made for a game that was really hard to put down. Dogmeat was a companion you could find in your adventures and adopt as your own. He’d help you fight your battles and was a loyal companion. But if he was found then that means that he must have been surviving on his own for a while right? We’d love to see him get his own adventure where it shows how he managed to stay alive in a world riddled with giant spider-looking creatures.
Mr.Torgue – Borderlands 2
If you’ve played Borderlands then you know exactly who Mr.Torgue is. Torgue weapons were always known to be explosive so when their creator was introduced as with an equally explosive personality we couldn’t help but grow fond of the muscular loudmouth. Mr. Torgue makes sure that everything he does is explosive. His sentences, his fashion sense, and especially his weapons. We’d love to be able to control him as a Vault Hunter and see just how explosive his abilities would be. Not to mention his dialogue is some of our favorite in all of Borderlands. So just seeing how he would interact with other Vault Hunters would be a treat for us.