Games have given us memorable characters that we will always hold a torch for due to their comedic values, edgy styles and personalities; from Super Mario to Snake. Characters and story lines are an integral part of the recipe when developing a prospective game. But, similar to life, you will always come across a character that will grate your cheese!
Let’s take a look at 10 characters that really make us irritable.
10. Bowser Jr
Would we miss him if he was dropped? The Scrappy Doo of Mario, Bowser Jr has seemingly wormed his way into most Mario games since Mario Sunshine. With a questionable laugh, Bowser Jr is a boring addition to a series that is overflowing with memorable characters. It seems Bowser Jr has only been added to make Bowser look better? He’s quite simply an annoying brat.
9. Raiden’s Girlfriend ‘Rosemary’
Not a playable character but in Metal Gear Solid 2 – Every. Single. Time. You. Save. The. Game – Rosemary is there! Raiden clearly doesn’t want to speak about his missions but she insists on seeking an update every time we took a breather. Really, Rosemary? Asking Raiden what is he up
to? Or asking Raiden to say something about himself? Could this not have waited until he was home and not over Codec. Jeeeeeeeeez, Rosemary.
8. Roman Bellic
The cousin of European cool guy Niko Bellic in GTA IV, Roman has a great like for bowling at really inconvenient times, and if you refuse you have to watch that friend meter drop! Or if you accept there’s eventually a shootout and you die. Fun times.
7. Princess Peach and Princess Daisy
I’ve combined the two as they are both equally annoying. Princess Peach constantly gets herself kidnapped and proceeds to be ungrateful to Mario: he never did get that cake. And Daisy is infuriatingly only able to say: “Hi! I’m Daisy” The two combined are smug spirits when you are overtaken in Mario Kart. Constant screamers and generally irritating.
6. Kyle Crane
The main character from Dying Light. This is not a comment on the game, as I am quite the fan of it, but the character of Crane really grated me whilst playing. He suffers from a superiority complex, jumping into Harran to save all of the abandoned citizens and we are meant to feel for
him when he realises that the GRE is another greedy corporation. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Crane was very sarcastic and not on a funny level, but he was just generally an unlikeable character. He’s even more annoying as you cannot play as any other character (not counting ‘Be the Zombie’ DLC).
I think Navi is a fair choice here. But for those of you who are unsure why: “HEY Listen! Hey Listen! HEY Listen! Hey Listen! HEY Listen! Hey Listen! HEY Listen! Hey Listen! HEY Listen! Hey Listen! HEY Listen! Hey Listen! HEY Listen! Hey Listen!” And one other thing: “HEY Listen! Hey Listen!”
Playable in FFX and makes appearances in FFX-2, Wakka had a very annoying voice; he was quite the self-righteous fellow and patronising in some ways. He didn’t portray the same calm, assertiveness like Lulu or Auron. The hair, the outfit and the choice of weapon all turned into a bad combination for Wakka’s character.
3. Ashley Graham
Ok, escort missions are frustrating enough as it is, but mix in Ashley Graham and it becomes even worse. Resident Evil 4 was a quality game, it genuinely took me a few years to complete because I was so frightened by it. Obviously the purpose of the game was to save Ashley, but
dear God she was irritating. The choice of choice of voice didn’t help much either, with that awful sound of: “Leeeeeeeeawwwwwwn”
2. Pokémon Trainers
Yes, this is an integral part of the game which assists with increasing your Pokémon’s level. However, these fights were constant and could sometimes come at the worst possible times. It was really frustrating when the trainer has 6 Pokemon and all of them were at the same level. At least throw in some spice, man!
1. Natalya Simonova
One of the best games for the Nintendo 64 – an absolute classic. But Goldeneye also has THE worst escort mission known to gaming historians. I’m positive she must have consumed too much vodka, didn’t know where she was and as a result just does not listen to you. The amount of times you fail is shockingly overwhelming!
So those are our 10 Characters that really irritated us with their very presence. Who makes your teeth grind with irritation, readers? Let us know in the comments section below.