10 Video Game Characters That Deserve Their Own Spin-Off Game
Wanted: Sociopathic droid to assassinate key figures throughout the universe and deliver hilariously dry quips. Those without a deep seated hatred of the human race need not apply. HK-47 is, easily, the best robot character ever created in video games (sorry, Legion). Someone at some point thought: Hey, that servant droid from Star Wars, you know, with its quaint, servile idiolect... what if they were also a sociopathic killer? They might have other achievements they value more (marriage, children, etc), but for me that single thought will remain their greatest contribution to this world. And thats nothing to be ashamed of. HK-47 is one of the best things about Knights of the Old Republic, so imagine an entire game spent chasing down various targets in the Star Wars universe, all the while listening to quips like: Shall we find something to kill to cheer ourselves up?" Itd certainly beat playing as Jango Fett in Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.
The trusted companion of Crono in SNES hit Chrono Trigger, Frog is everything you might hope a knight to be: chivalrous, courteous and valiant. Oh, and hes also a frog. As the name implies. However, he's everything Slippy Toad is not, and I dare you to name a cooler amphibian, as he consistently provided Chrono Trigger with some of its best moments; "I am no pet, I am an accomplished swordsman, green as I may appear". While greeted with disgust by almost every female in Chrono Trigger, Frog is a true hero, and deserves an opportunity to explore that world again. The fact that hes restored to human form at the end of the events of the first game need not be a problem the sequel could see him cursed again at the start of Chrono Trigger 2 (just writing that title gave me goosebumps), and working to undo the spell throughout the game. With the nostalgic interest in the SNES era of RPGs higher than ever, what better time to return to the best-loved video game time travelling team of all time? Croaks unique combination of hopping and sword-fighting could really make for an excellent gameplaying experience. Oh, and speaking of SNES RPGs...
Laurence Gardner was born in Canterbury, England. After moving around various cities during his childhood, and spending some time travelling in Europe and America, he studied English Literature at Oxford University. Since then, he’s been living abroad, teaching English, learning a range of languages, and writing in his free time. He can currently be found in Heidelberg, working as an English Tutor and Translator and studying at the University. If you liked this article, follow him on Twitter to get automatic updates on his work.