This year we’ve seen major franchise characters make a return. Link in Breath of the Wild, the eponymous blue blur in Sonic Mania, and even Nintendo’s moustachioed plumber is coming back for Super Mario Odyssey.
But what about the smaller characters, those that stand alongside the protagonist – or even oppose them? A good side characters can give meaning to a hero’s journey, or flesh out a world without the need for heavy exposition. This week, we ask you:
Who are your favourite side characters?
Maybe it’s Sander Cohen from BioShock, who perfectly embodied the decadence and down-fall of Rapture? Or the deliciously weird Homunculus from Shadow of Memories (who was, strangely enough, voiced by the same man that plays Mario).
Have your say over at NZGamer.com, or in the comments below!