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20 Unforgettable Gaming Characters Introduced In 2016

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What a year.

Final Fantasy XV’s strongest aspect is without a doubt its main cast of four characters. Prince Noctis and his friends are on a journey to reclaim the throne of Lucis from the Niflheim Empire, and they’ve only got each other to watch their backs. Along the way, each character’s relationship with Noctis grows in interesting ways, and you’ll no doubt care for all of them by the end.

The Last Guardian centers around a young boy and a strange creature named Trico. After being saved by the boy the pair team up to investigate the strange ruins they’ve been trapped in. Trico almost feels like a pet with a mind of his own, but he’s always concerned with the boy’s safety. He’s a big, lovable, and sometimes frustrating animal that we all can’t help but take care of.

Marcus is an expert hacker, who gets mistakenly confused with a high profile criminal by the predictive ctOS 2.0 software. He breaks into the system and restores his profile, joining DedSec in the process. Marcus is a spirited young man who hold his beliefs close, and decides he wants to take down a corrupt establishment.

Marcus is an expert hacker, who gets mistakenly confused with a high profile criminal by the predictive ctOS 2.0 software. He breaks into the system and restores his profile, joining DedSec in the process. Marcus is a spirited young man who hold his beliefs close, and decides he wants to take down a corrupt establishment.

Fire Emblem Fates continues Fire Emblem Awakening’s trend of having some really fun support relationships, and Corrin’s weird sense of humor comes through in that. Not to mention the character was one of the stronger ones in Super Smash Bros. when they were introduced as DLC.

Blizzard truly did an incredible thing with Overwatch by making each character different, well-defined, and memorable. Not only does each one have a unique skillset and role, but personality as well. From the energetic and talkative Tracer, to the dark and brooding Reaper. You’re bound to have your favorite character from Overwatch, but each one plays their role perfectly.

Dishonored 2 sees Emily Kaldwin  all grown up and ruling over Dunwall. When her throne is once again taken it’s up to either her or Corvo to take it back again. Emily is fiercely determined, reckless, and willing to do whatever she needs to make things right.

Yarny easily stole people’s hearts this year, with his surprisingly emotive expressions. Even before the game came out a smart social media campaign with the character, saw him asking if he could be in other EA games. In Unravel Yarny travels through woods, factories, and more to find yarn items and bring back pieces of memories for a family.

Geralt of Rivia has had many adventures outside of what we see in the Witcher games, and Regis is an example of that. This greater vampire is actually one of Geralt’s oldest friends, and he plays an integral role in Blood and Wine. The two are clearly overjoyed at seeing each other again, and there’ always seems to be an understanding between them.

The new Alolan form of Exeggutor blew everyone away when it was announced, with its building tall head, and tail that even sports another head itself. Countless internet memes were spawned from this monstrosity, and it remains the most memorable of all the new Alolan forms.

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