Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Here are your most hated new characters of the year

4:15 PM on 12.06.2013 // mrandydixon
  @mrandydixon

You people sure like arguing about New Dante

Earlier this week, we asked you to share your thoughts on the WORST new videogame characters of 2013. Here are the results!

Many of you took this opportunity to vent your frustrations (or at least upvote or downvote comments) regarding DmC's Dante, which is neat. Other than that obvious choice, there were quite a few other nominees for the wall of shame, and some that I certainly didn't expect!

SephirothX:

Mine would be Dante from DmC: Devil May Cry.

When the DmC reboot was first revealed, and after trailers/previews/demos showed off the character most people were expecting/worried that he'd end up being a character, who would try too hard to look "edgy" and "cool" (due to the smoking and excessive swearing, two things that weren't associated to the character previously), but in all actuality in the final game he ended up being pretty close to the opposite. He's an extremely wooden and boring play-it-safe character that seems designed around appealing to the western masses as much as humanly possible.

His personality lacks any sort of charisma, his jokes come off flat, and his motivations during the story never change and flow organically and tend to abruptly change depending on what is necessary for the plot. And all of this is before you really start to compare him to the original version of the character.

There is no real defining look to Reboot Dante beyond originally looking like a self-insert for Tameem Antoniades (which they backed off from later on) and the only way most people tend to describe his look is by talking about what he doesn't look like.

Ninja Theory managed to take a character who was pretty much a glorified Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle known for eating pizza, surfing on rockets, and generally mocking things that are meant to be hellish and evil, and ended up making him boring and uninteresting. Reboot Dante was a completely different/new character who simply had a familiar name slapped onto him in order to sell more copies, a move that ended up backfiring pretty substantially.

SiliconNooB:

It takes an especially awful character to hurt a brand the way that Donte did.

Jamvaan:

Kat from DmC was the worst character of the year. Just a walking plot device with a name tag that says "Door Mat". She exists to get kidnapped and has really no character of her own, just kind of latching on to Dante at the end of the game because the script said so.

CaptainProtonX:

The Aliens in Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Dreamweaver:

Sam Fisher 2.0. He lost a lot of his personality, and he feels like your typical military gruff asshole. I get that he's in charge now, but for someone who usually has that snide, light side of him, it feels like a turnabout.

Darth Marsden:

To say [Sam Fisher's new voice actor] couldn't fill Michael Ironside's shoes is what understatements point and laugh at.

Benny Disco:

Willem Dafoe in Beyond: Two Souls, because he looked like this (left) when he could have looked like this (right).

Script:

From my limited experience with GTA V, Jimmy DeSanta.

Rokee:

Pretty much the whole supporting cast in GTA V. Which especially counts for Jimmy DeSanta. It's on thing to make a character terrible by design. But that the game prevents you from even punching him...that is unacceptable. Earlier entries would have had at least the decency to fail the mission when a NPC got harmed by the player.

The Defenestrator:

Carver from Dead Space 3. He was a walking, talking embodiment of EA and Visceral's douchebaggiest "mainstream" money-grubbing ambitions.

Jamvaan:

Joel from The Last Of Us. He is a terrible human being who does terrible, terrible things. Not sure if that makes him a bad or a great character, but what an asshole.

Trev:

Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2. Poorly written, unintelligent, obnoxious, self-defeating, plot devicey to the extreme, and ultimately the same old boring boss battle as the first game. He was supposed to be a character that you "love to hate", but was just an annoying piece of shit trying to have your ear for the whole game but without having anything worth saying.

crackedbat:

All the Sims in SimCity. Too stupid for their own good.

Handy:

I thought I knew hatred, I thought I knew what it was to wish ill on my fellow man, I thought I knew the gut searing heat one feels when one is a step away from physical violence.

But I knew nothing.

I did not yet know Teepo.

Silver Waseskuk:

The Deadly Six from Sonic Lost Worlds were disappointing. Not all that deadly or really even threatening in comparison to the glorious Robotnik. Granted, kids game, but I can't imagine too many kids thinking of those clowns as true Monstars.

Rick Korpershoek:

My pick for the worst character(s) would be those dumb rivals from the new Pokemon. Forget Lysandre, that big kid with this stupid obsession with dancing instantly earned my ire. The other two guys (as I played a female MC) are lame as well, because they are lacking in personality and are just plain boring. Freaking May/Brendan were better, and they just gave up halfway through the game!

Only Shauna gets a free pass, because it seemed like she was hitting on my female MC sometimes. Which, y'know, makes everything better.

Coil_Whine:

The tractor from Farming Simulator 2014. It's really slow and it doesn't go where I want it to.

Stealths long lost brother:

Mika from Killer is Dead. Pushing my feelings of that game aside, Mika has to be the worst character I have encountered this year and her character really puzzles me because I always had the impression Suda51 avoids creating characters that follow that typical "moe cliché" that is featured a lot in Japanese media. Suda always had an approach in his games to break common paradigms in Japanese (and Western) games as he has used the moe culture in a sense of dark satire or parody.

Frankly I just think she's annoying and I honestly can't stand characters like that.

JamsTheKuma:

Ravio from A Link Between Worlds. I hate that little shit. You can't tell that little bum to fuck off so he moves into your house and reconfigures it into a shop. And his idea of paying rent is letting you rent things from his shop like every other person in Hyrule probably can. Fuck that guy.

GoofierBrute:

As much as I enjoyed the game, I really didn't like Walter, Jonathan, or Isabeau from Shin Megami Tensei IV. At the beginning of the game, they were inoffensive and were excellent meat shields, if a bit cliche, but as the game goes on, they just got really annoying, and I eventually stopped caring about what they said and did. Game was still fun, but man were they really shallow.

PanaMusica:

Fanboys.

----------

And that one is true for every year.

Thanks to everyone who participated! Didn't have a chance to share your angst? Hit up the comments now!



mrandydixon,
 Follow Blog + disclosure mrandydixon

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.







 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
If anyone wants to peep me having a quick, unpolished go at some cheesy Sonic music, the fun is here: https://soundcloud.com/justin-stewart-57/i-am-all-of-me-wip
Torchman avatarTorchman
Daily reminder that your waifu is shit. That is all.
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
While fighting a Lucas, I did Bayo's up taunt, then I remembered what happened to Lucas's Mom in Mother 3. Now I feel bad.
Xeo avatarXeo
Anyone played Digimon Cyber Sleuth yet? I'm hearing great things about it and strongly considering picking it up. Thoughts?
Sr Churros avatarSr Churros
São Paulo's samba schools parade is about to start on tv! It is not as good as the one from Rio de Janeiro, but still pretty good and nice to watch. Also, there is some ice cold beer waiting for me and my girl. Yeah!
Nathan D avatarNathan D
Well, the Guinness is poured, and the Waifu Wars article is under way. Can you guess who it's going to be?
PappaBear avatarPappaBear
Impromptu Quiplash Stream Pre-FNF Come join https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=793yaFcpJyI
KingSigy avatarKingSigy
After a long struggle, I seem to have landed in a dream job. It's very exciting and nerve wracking, but I'm happy with where I ended up.
TheBlondeBass avatarTheBlondeBass
Got myself a job for the summer! Now celebrating with some freshly bought Gravity Rush.
SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
REMEMBER: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is on PS+ for PS3! For PS3/PS4 owners like me who have barely used their PS3's since the PS4, remember that Sony still supports it!
LinkSlayer64 avatarLinkSlayer64
*Giggles with glee* img I am loving XCOM 2, even what little of the story I've seen is great! Lost one solider in the first mission. After if course completely failing it XD
Rad Party God avatarRad Party God
So uh... I didn't know Nordic was handing out free upgrades of Darksiders 2 Dethinitive Edition for us owners of the original game + all DLC on PC. I wonder if it's even worth installing compared to the original release.
Jed Whitaker avatarJed Whitaker
Change the text to Destructoid. Make the alien Mr. Destructoid. And make the skulls either just Jonathan Holmes, or all staff. [img]http://www.destructoid.com/ul/339243-/xcom2box-noscale.jpg[/img] We can make it into an unofficial shirt if it rocks?
ChrisHannard avatarChrisHannard
Can any California based Dtoiders confirm/deny how accurate American Truck Simulator is, scenery wise? Apart from the total lack of pedestrians, that is.As a Brit I remember playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 and not recognising a damn thing about Manchester.
ScionVyse avatarScionVyse
Wario getting a look at dat ass the only way he knows how.
Fuzunga avatarFuzunga
Okay, what the hell is Youth Health Mag and why is it always sited as a news source?
ScionVyse avatarScionVyse
I changed my avatar. You want to sue me? My lawyers are ready to trademark suing me so you have to pay me first.
SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
The multiple flavors of the soundtrack found in the options of Crypt of the Necrodancer is one of the coolest things I've ever seen a rhythm game do. Been happily replaying the earlier levels just to see a different artist's take on Danny B's original.
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
Welp, the steam lunar new year sale got me. By making me get BROFORCE!!!! I feel more patriotic already.
Jed Whitaker avatarJed Whitaker
DICKS! Now that I have your attention why don't you join our [url=https://discord.gg/0koh7AdmqhjF1egd]super unofficial Discord chat room[/url]? No installs required and it is always up. So far no spam, no drama, all fun and chit chat / dank memes.
more quickposts


Contest!


Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -