Late last week I was rightly excited by news of Overhaul Games remake of the classic Baldur's Gate games and I was subsequently lost in a world of RPG nostalgia as I remembered my favourite parts of many RPG games of the years. Aside from the truly outstanding moments of plot developments and good questline design, one of the parts that always defined a good play experience for me was the inclusive of a well written humourous character or two. We're not talking about NPCs with a witty one liner here, or the smarmy adventure game character who forces you to endure banter until you can steal/trade the item you need from him; no we're talking about those long term companions that follow you throughout the entire length of your adventure and still provide enough witticisms to make them a joy to share company with. This type of game character wasn't just found in RPGs, although that seems to be where most of these jovial giants lurked, but a recurring theme in many of the types of games I played and loved. Humour provides a welcome distraction and aids to relaxation whilst gaming, or provides some much needed levity to games of a more serious persuasion and with that in mind I started to compile a list of my favourite PC game characters that brought the fun to my adventures.
9. Veronica - Fallout: New Vegas
"Sorry about that. Just because I love them doesn't mean that some of them aren't assholes."
I'll be honest, Veronica isn't the strongest candidate for this list considering the pedigree of her voice actress, the fantastic Felicia Day, but she is prone to some quirky one liners. Veronica's snide comments about Melissa's lazy eye, an earnest love of dresses and amusing descriptions (her comments about Caesar's Legion are quite amusing) all help to create a humourous and light hearted companion, but not truly hilarious unfortunately.