Not your typical hero.

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  1. pres50

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    I have been thinking of some new scenarios for a story and protagonist in a videogame. Humans are too often the main character in a game..how about an animal like in Okami. Aliens invade the planet and a gopher looking for wood happened to saved the universe? See where I'm going? Developers should change it up a bit.
     
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    Probably would be better if you played a military dog. *cough*
     
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    There's that new game where you're a mother badger.
     
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    Shelter. And though it's very short, it's an awesome games. Lots of feels!

    And what about tokyo jungle?
     
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    Donkey Kong
    Crash Bandicoot
    Spyro
    Ty
    Ratchet
    Amaterasu
    Sonic
    DuckTales
    Banjo-Kazooie
    Starfox
    Conker
    Ecco the Dolphin
    Gex the Gecko
    Earthworm Jim
    Croc
    Worms
    Frogger

    ...but APART FROM THEM, yeah, developers need to mix it up a bit. Don't think they have a Gopher yet - give it a go ;)
     
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  6. Bretimus_v2

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    Are they technically a animal if they are anthropomorphic?
     
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    It doesn't surprise me that a market that caters 100% to a human audience has a lot of human protagonists.
     
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  8. Lien

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    Can't tell if he's serious or if he's mocking the industry...
     
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    I'm not serious. There are people who play video games who aren't human.
     
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    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    The only game where I remember truly playing as an animal was Okami. You actually moved like a dog, because..well you were a dog. Crash bandicoot etc. are very human like.
     
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    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Link running around as a wolf.

    Although technically he's still human (Hylian) on the inside and stuff. Right? Yeah.
     
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    Haha! Oh God. Do you reckon you can get combos up like Tony Hawk?
     
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    This

    sounds like this

    Switching it up would need to be a game where you play as a malevolent force trying to impose some form of evil on the entire universe out of spite and the game should have no direction other than "This is you.. this is the universe you exist in.. have fun"
     
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    Love it Links
     
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