Common Traits, Trends and Tropes In Video Games

Silent Protagonist

Link, Gordan Freeman, Crono, Mario, Ness and many others fall under this trend in gaming. Silent protagonists can be used to help get the player more immersed in the main character, inserting their own dialogue for certain situations without it actually effecting the situation at hand. It was a way for players to really think they were that particular character. Some people get annoyed with the lack of dialogue from their main character but others just sit back, don the green garb and go off to save Hyrule.

Published Jul. 19th 2014

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