It's been a decent year for video games and one that yet again has introduced a bunch of new faces onto our television and monitor screens. With the video game medium year in and year out, it's great to see brand new characters join the already established heroes on the frontline.
|Delsin Rowe in InFamous second son|
While gameplay typically influences the conversation when it comes to evaluating video games, most titles can't survive without a strong story. And a strong story, of course, needs great characters. 2014 introduced some of those, each of them unique in their own ways. That being said, there were a few that stood out above the rest, and did so for a variety of reasons.
|Ellie and Riley in The Last of us: Left Behind|
There were some truly awe-inspiring new characters introduced in 2014. Some of our new favourites are already making their return next year, while a few have already reached the end of their respective journeys. And this doesn't just mean main characters either, oh no - we mean anyone who exceptionally charmed us in 2014.
|Arno Dorian in Assassin Creed Unity|
To make it into our rankings as one of our top 10 nominees this year, they not only had to be captivating characters with personality, but those that had charm in abundance. You know, characters that aren't cut from your average piece of cloth, who are not only intriguing, but hugely likeable... whatever their moral slant may be. It's a proper mixed and complex bunch, so don't say you haven't been warned.