LSZ GotY 2014: Best Character
Abigail “Fetch” Walker was a great surprise to me, as a character. It’s rare for a secondary or supporting character to have a larger impact on a player than the main playable character of the game did, but Fetch was able to do that for me and many others. While Delsin Rowe, the main character of InFAMOUS: Second Son, was a good character he was outshined by his female accomplice Fetch. Her complexity and imperfections are what make her so realistic and relatable. She embodies a great amount of character detail and the credit for her awesomeness goes to the writers of her character as well as the woman who voiced her, Laura Bailey. Being featured in her own stand along game, InFAMOUS: First Light, proved that not only was her character important but also that fans thought her to be deserving of more screen time.
Fetch won this award because she is, in my opinion, the most well written character to be featured in a video game this year. She made a great impact on me and I feel that she is deserving of this award for those reasons. Plus, we all know Neon powers are best powers available in InFAMOUS: Second Son.
Dracula in Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 is such an amazingly well done rendition of the character and is the biggest stand out for the year. This is the most relatable and vulnerable Dracula we have seen in the series and that makes him far more interesting and compelling than he has ever been before. At the same time, the duality of his ruthless evil side evoke the sinister and terribly powerful nature that the character has had in past games. Robert Carlyle does an excellent job of portraying the conflicted dark lord in this game, which to me is one of the most underrated of the year.