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Archer81
10-23-2009, 07:38 PM
Poll to Follow...



:Broncos:

houghtam
10-23-2009, 07:42 PM
John Elway - Tecmo Super Bowl

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Rocket 7
10-23-2009, 07:44 PM
Whoever the guys name was in Contra. Went from Atari to Nes like that. Huge difference. Still remember playing Contra at my friends house for the first time.

Killericon
10-23-2009, 07:50 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Cloud_Strife_art.jpg

GoBroncos84
10-23-2009, 07:59 PM
My favorite gaming series is Metal Gear Solid, so naturally I have to pick Snake. Certainly not the most iconic, but has to be my favorite. Great depth to his character, very intriguing, and he is just a bad ass

BroncoBuff
10-23-2009, 08:03 PM
Terrell Davis, Madden 2002.

I am definitely not a gamer, but used to kinda play that with a couple friends ... I just selected the 1998 Broncos and ran on every down. They never did stop me ;D

gyldenlove
10-23-2009, 08:16 PM
Guybrush Threepwood by a wide margin!

Other notables:
47
Gordon Freeman

Broncosfreak_56
10-23-2009, 08:17 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Cloud_Strife_art.jpg

Correct answer.

BroncoDoug
10-23-2009, 08:29 PM
I'm playing Uncharted 2 right now, so I'm going to go with Nathan Drake...

But where is the option for Kratos from God of War?

HAT
10-23-2009, 08:33 PM
Old School...... Dirk the Daring!!!
http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/images/kotaku/2008/09/dragons_lair_guide.jpg



Gotta give Mario credit for longevity though...
http://www.retroland.com/retrotalk/userfiles/Donkey_Kong.jpg

http://blogs.howtogeek.com/mysticgeek/files/2009/04/original.png

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2008/11/09/super-mario-bros.jpg

Gcver2ver3
10-23-2009, 08:33 PM
it's a two way tie...

http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs16/f/2007/181/1/d/Ryu_and_Ken_Masters_by_Bisquikk.jpg

Rock Chalk
10-23-2009, 08:35 PM
http://gogaminggiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/masterchief.jpg

BroncoDoug
10-23-2009, 08:43 PM
http://earlvagary.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/god-of-war-ii-kratos.jpg

scorpio
10-23-2009, 08:50 PM
Out of that list, definitely Mega Man.

oldustyballs
10-23-2009, 09:14 PM
Correct answer.

+2
How do you have an icon poll and not include cloud.

ant1999e
10-23-2009, 09:34 PM
Whoever the guys name was in Contra. Went from Atari to Nes like that. Huge difference. Still remember playing Contra at my friends house for the first time.

up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right,a, b,b,a,select, select, start.
:wiggle:

Archer81
10-23-2009, 09:46 PM
+2
How do you have an icon poll and not include cloud.


Probably because every FF game has a spikey haired blonde with an oversized phallic symbol for a sword.


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Rocket 7
10-23-2009, 09:48 PM
up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right,b,a, start.
:wiggle:

30 men

Killericon
10-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Probably because every FF game has a spikey haired blonde with an oversized phallic symbol for a sword.


:Broncos:

First of all, every sword is phallic.

Second of all, no. That's not even remotely true.

Archer81
10-23-2009, 10:03 PM
First of all, every sword is phallic.

Second of all, no. That's not even remotely true.


Sorry. One FF spinoff that had an all girl team. Dont get me wrong, I like FF, but I couldnt think of every single character in every videgame ever made. Thats why I put in other.


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Killericon
10-23-2009, 10:13 PM
Sorry. One FF spinoff that had an all girl team. Dont get me wrong, I like FF, but I couldnt think of every single character in every videgame ever made. Thats why I put in other.


:Broncos:

Hey, I am not defending FF X-2. I'm just saying, Cloud is an extremely iconic vidya game character, by far the most of the entire Final Fantasy series(One could argue Sephiroth is bigger, but you get my point).

Anyways, it just bugs me when people go after FFVII by going after the FF series as a whole.

Broncosfreak_56
10-23-2009, 10:17 PM
Hey, I am not defending FF X-2. I'm just saying, Cloud is an extremely iconic vidya game character, by far the most of the entire Final Fantasy series(One could argue Sephiroth is bigger, but you get my point).

Anyways, it just bugs me when people go after FFVII by going after the FF series as a whole.

7 was amazing. Never really got into any of the final fantasies past 10. X-2 was awful. Cloud is definitely an iconic character any hardcore gamer should know, even if they don't like FF.

MrPeepers
10-23-2009, 10:25 PM
gordan freeman

Broncosfreak_56
10-23-2009, 10:26 PM
gordan freeman

Funny. I was about to say GLaDOS. :~ohyah!:

Kaylore
10-23-2009, 11:07 PM
I knew the Halo-fanboys would give MasterChief a bunch of votes.

Most overrated "character" in video games. Cortana is a better character than MasterChief.

I voted for the Belmonts.

And let me go on record and say Cloud from FFVII sucks. He was a whiny douche with no personality. That game sucked (WTH is Cait Sith?!?!). The story still doesn't make sense to me.

FF II(IV) had some good characters. So did III(VI). They were developed with personalities and not stereotypes like. Cecil and Ceres would get my nod.

Rock Chalk
10-23-2009, 11:09 PM
I didn't care for Cloud that much. Red XIII was the coolest character in 7 anyway. Well, other than Sephiroth.

Really 7 is a very over-rated Final Fantasy. They really haven't been good since 4 and they still haven't topped the first one.

Rock Chalk
10-23-2009, 11:10 PM
I knew the Halo-fanboys would give MasterChief a bunch of votes.

Most overrated "character" in video games. Cortana is a better character than MasterChief.

I voted for the Belmonts.

I got something you can suck on.

Master Chief ****ing rules. Cortana is cool, but she is a lippy ass AI. You'd think future militaries would put a cork in the smartass from the AI since we have to listen to it from real life women.

Killericon
10-23-2009, 11:23 PM
I didn't care for Cloud that much. Red XIII was the coolest character in 7 anyway. Well, other than Sephiroth.

Really 7 is a very over-rated Final Fantasy. They really haven't been good since 4 and they still haven't topped the first one.

Pffff. Ignoring your problems with 7, 5 was a solid game.

Master Chief works because, well, he's nothing. He's like Gordon Freeman in that way, sort of, except Freeman has more character. Chief's good because he is nothing...But Halo is the focus grouped FPS(And Mass Effect is the Focus Grouped RPG). Nothing original, just solid everything.

Oh, and while we're throwing out more awesome video game characters....

http://diablo.onlinewelten.com/uploads/Artikelbilder/tyreal3.gif

Boobs McGee
10-24-2009, 01:06 AM
http://www.justinfic.com/images/oldassgames/link.jpg

No one thought of Link, from Zelda?????

come on now people...Zelda, link to the past is still the greatest game of all time. EDIT: Ocarina of time is ACTUALLY the greatest game of all time, but I like the snes game better...probly just cause I didn't have a 64 until college haha.

But in all reality, The Zelda series has had more of an impact on the gaming genre of fantasy/rpg/puzzle/action than any other game in history, and Link is the consumate hero.

No brainer IMO.

SouthStndJunkie
10-24-2009, 01:12 AM
Carl "CJ" Johnson - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

ØrangeÇrush
10-24-2009, 02:03 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/cloud_strife_art.jpg

+1

ZONA
10-24-2009, 03:28 AM
Absolutely no contest what so ever. Half life was the game that all PC platform games tried to reach in break through graphics, and then the same later on with HL2 and their physics engine was unbeatable for years.

GORDON FREEMAN

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Gordon_Freeman_-_Valve_Concept_Art_-_Walking_with_a_crowbar_-_cropped.jpeg

MechanicalBull
10-24-2009, 04:46 AM
I didn't care for Cloud that much. Red XIII was the coolest character in 7 anyway. Well, other than Sephiroth.

Really 7 is a very over-rated Final Fantasy. They really haven't been good since 4 and they still haven't topped the first one.

I don't think 7 is over rated in fact I love the game and think it has great replay value but I agree with Cloud not even being the best character in the game.

I haven't made my vote yet but was suprised to see that Link wasn't mentioned until the second page and also no love for Samus?

http://o.aolcdn.com/gd-media/galleries/15/metroid-nes.jpg

http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Metroid_NES_ScreenShot4.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/samusaran99/Samus20Aran_canon.jpg

Drek
10-24-2009, 05:19 AM
Sorry. One FF spinoff that had an all girl team. Dont get me wrong, I like FF, but I couldnt think of every single character in every videgame ever made. Thats why I put in other.


:Broncos:

Your list is **** in general. "Make your own" characters like the survivor from Vault 101 don't have a place in such lists and you put in characters like Ecco the Dolphin and Turok over characters like Link, Samus, Crash, etc..

As for Cloud: I personally found the character only slightly less irritating than Squall from FFVIII but it still doesn't change the fact that EVERY "best character in a video game" poll ends with Cloud winning by a landslide. Its like asking people their favorite ice cream but you can't chose chocolate.

Anyhow, for the actual question at hand, my top 5 (in no particular order) would be:
Minsc and Boo, Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Minsc_and_Boo.jpg

Ryu Hayabusa, pre-Itagaki
http://www.beau-coup.com/Images/ninja-gaiden-cover.jpg

Magus, Chrono Trigger
http://www.icybrian.com/games/chronotrigger/magusa.gif

Geralt de Rivia, The Witcher
http://ui19.gamespot.com/946/wallpaper201280s1024_2.jpg

Blanka, Street Fighter
http://forums.gotwoot.net/gallery/files/8/5/5/0/street_fighter_blanka.jpg

kdissette
10-24-2009, 05:26 AM
Sephiroth

beanerbronco
10-24-2009, 09:41 AM
I'm torn: Mario, Snake and I picked up Uncharted 2 and Drake is a badass! Mario is one of the very first RPG characters if you ask me, obviously the whole Mario thing is oversued now but it def brought me great memories.
Snake is just a multidimensional character, Okajima knew exactly how to develop him into0 the iconic character that we know and love today.
Drake is a badass, funny, and he has so hot women in his video games. Lots of action, keeps you engaged and always wondering what is going to happen. Also benefits from a great story. Too early to call him the Greatest character bc he has only been around roughly about 6? years, if that.

azbroncfan
10-24-2009, 09:43 AM
Bo Jackson in Techmo Bowl.

Hercules Rockefeller
10-24-2009, 09:46 AM
I can't believe it took until the 2nd page before someone asked where was Link? Seriously? Ecco the Dolphin and Turok make the list, but we'd be forced to vote for Link in the "other" category?

And a FF series debate? I still like 4, 6, and 9 the best. 8 was horrible, and 10 and 12 were ok.

LRtagger
10-24-2009, 09:55 AM
uhhhhhhhh

http://www.monochrom.at/english/pictures/pacman.PNG

Kaylore
10-24-2009, 09:59 AM
I got something you can suck on.

Master Chief ****ing rules. Cortana is cool, but she is a lippy ass AI. You'd think future militaries would put a cork in the smartass from the AI since we have to listen to it from real life women.

The Halo series is a great series, but Master Chief as a character sucks my hairy balls.

Here's his personality:

Here's his character development:

Here's his backstory:

Here's his inner dynamic:

Here's his face:

Yup. Lots of character there! But fanboys like you enjoy him because he blows crap up and he makes snappy comments. He's basically about as one-dimensional as you can get. The question wasn't "what game is awesome" the question was who is the greatest character of all time. I think that should immediately eliminate anyone that was created post 2000.

Samus Aran OWNS Master Chief.

mellow mood
10-24-2009, 10:06 AM
dante or cratos

houghtam
10-24-2009, 10:17 AM
I can't believe it took until the 2nd page before someone asked where was Link? Seriously? Ecco the Dolphin and Turok make the list, but we'd be forced to vote for Link in the "other" category?

And a FF series debate? I still like 4, 6, and 9 the best. 8 was horrible, and 10 and 12 were ok.

Agreed.

I never liked Zelda (thought the Dragon Warrior series was far superior), but for Link to not even make the list and a bunch of crappy FPS toons from crappy cookie cutter FPS games do?

Schande!

John Elway aside, I was a big fan of Snake's...but from original Metal Gear. I might have to say Megaman though. Megaman II is one of the best games ever, and the backstory, even though it's cheesy, is kinda cool once you add the Proto Man story and so on.

Bronco Boy
10-24-2009, 10:55 AM
http://www.mod-atlantis.net/downloads/official/posters/boris_vallejo_ecco.jpg

Killericon
10-24-2009, 12:21 PM
I didn't suggest Sephiroth, since people were tending towards Heroes rather than characters in general. I'm ashamed for not mentioning Link, but now that someone has, I should throw out:

http://www.nintendomaniacs.com/images/ul3/Wii/legend_of_zelda_twilight_princess/ganondorf2.jpg

want2bAbronco2
10-24-2009, 02:19 PM
I love video games and lots of characters. But I would have to go with Mario or Zelda/Link (wth isnt zelda/Link on there??)

DeuceOfClub
10-24-2009, 02:35 PM
http://www.ibeatyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/dukenukem3dbox.jpg

scorpio
10-24-2009, 02:37 PM
Carl "CJ" Johnson - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

That game was so fun. Too bad GTA4 sucks outside of TLAD.

maher_tyler
10-24-2009, 02:39 PM
Raiden(sp) or Scorpion from Mortal Kombat!

Broncomutt
10-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Leeeeeeeroy Jenkins!

Carmelo15
10-24-2009, 03:10 PM
Muller from Contra & Scorpion from Mortal Kombat.

Doggcow
10-24-2009, 04:21 PM
FFVII = Overrated

Bronco Bob
10-24-2009, 07:26 PM
You got a friggen dolphin and no Lara Croft?

Rohirrim
10-24-2009, 07:44 PM
So long, Garibaldi!

Definitely this guy:

http://www.mtv.com/games/video_games/images/promoimages/d/dime/e3_06s_most_anticipated/super_mario_revolution.jpg

Gcver2ver3
10-24-2009, 07:48 PM
Leeeeeeeroy Jenkins!

to this day, the funniest Youtube clip i've ever seen...

UberBroncoMan
10-24-2009, 07:56 PM
How the hell isn't Samus Aran, or Donkey kong on here... no Link OR even ZELDA?!

Christ man, I could go on and on... Dante, Turok, and newcomer like Nathan Drake make the list lol?

Anyway this ****'s easy because Gamefaqs had epic tournament votes with this.


Link WON the 1st one (and you didn't even have him on the list man). Mario was runner up.

Cloud won the 2nd one and Sephiroth was runner up.

Link won the 3rd one and Cloud was runner up.

Mario won the 4th one and Crono was runner up.

Samus won the 5th one and Solid Snake was runner up.

L-Block won the 6th one and Link was runner up. (yeah the block from Tetris)

Link won the 7th one and Solid snake was runner up.


I agree with the trend too as Link is my hands down winner.

Evenrude
10-24-2009, 08:01 PM
No Thrall?

http://www.tentonhammer.com/system/files/images/Thrall+Wallpper_0.jpg

UberBroncoMan
10-24-2009, 08:04 PM
to this day, the funniest Youtube clip i've ever seen...

If only it wasn't staged and one of the kids (sounded 16) was laughing like a tard because he sucks at acting in the scripted moment.

hambone13
10-24-2009, 08:13 PM
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/8272/394919-st_tempest_super.png

houghtam
10-24-2009, 08:28 PM
If only it wasn't staged and one of the kids (sounded 16) was laughing like a tard because he sucks at acting in the scripted moment.

My understanding from the people I've talked to is that the voiceovers are staged, but the video actually happened. A "Based On A True Story" type-thing.

But yeah, it's pretty obvious it's scripted.

Rigs11
10-24-2009, 09:26 PM
http://www.justinfic.com/images/oldassgames/link.jpg

No one thought of Link, from Zelda?????

come on now people...Zelda, link to the past is still the greatest game of all time. EDIT: Ocarina of time is ACTUALLY the greatest game of all time, but I like the snes game better...probly just cause I didn't have a 64 until college haha.

But in all reality, The Zelda series has had more of an impact on the gaming genre of fantasy/rpg/puzzle/action than any other game in history, and Link is the consumate hero.

No brainer IMO.

Ding Ding Ding! Link is by far the greatest!