Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Silent Protagonist

Highly recommend this excellent article by Andrew Vanden Bossche about the role of the silent protagonist in games. This is primarily as seen in 1st person games and he deconstructs Gordon Freeman in the article.

Overall I do like the silent protagonist. It's not so much that I like to make up my own stories about the character's identity, more that I don't want the character to distract me from my own immersion in the world.

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