View Full Version : Overrated/Underrated Game Characters

July 28th, 2013, 2:49 PM
Similar to the thread about Overrated and Underrated Video Games. This time, let's limit it down to just the characters. Whether it be the main protagonists, side characters, or the evil villians. What video game characters do you think gets too much/not enough love?

July 28th, 2013, 3:00 PM
Overrated: Shadow the Hedgehog:

Jesus for a shoddy character he sure gets a lot of love. I'm sorry but a very underdeveloped dark version of "Sonic" who is hair-tearingly annoying with how depressed he always is and egotistical he can be I'm just left curious to how some people could like him unless they're children...I think I just answered my own question.

Doesn't help he debuted in the game where Sonic started going completely downhill, and all the good Sonic games that came after (Rush games, Unleashed, Colors, Generations and hopefully Lost Worlds) didn't have him or give him a major role...go figure. At this point I think he's a curse to the series.

Underrated: Wario
Such a shame that a character that is full of charm is left criticized by most people just for simply being fat, or bad. His games are top-tier platformers (and innovative mini game collections!), he's iconic with a distinctable personalities from the other characters and he complements the cast very well by being a bad guy in a different way - by being greedy. He truly shines in his games though, both the Wario Land games and Warioware, and you get to truly love him once you try them. Or people could keep loving to hate him, I guess!

July 29th, 2013, 7:48 PM
I agree on the Wario part for Spinosaurus, he's awesome!

I find Sephiroth from FF overrated. A bunch of people are like "Hail Sephiroth!" and other crud. I never found him to be that cool, and another reason why I hate him is because he killed Aerith!

July 29th, 2013, 9:25 PM
Underrated: Zack Fair
He's always in the shadows of Cloud Strife and was never a main character in the FF series. Hell, even I didn't know of him until I played Crisis Core. But what I learned is that he was the one who, in a sense, formed and protected Cloud and he died so greatly! How can someone like him be the main character of only 1 game?

July 29th, 2013, 11:22 PM
Overrated: Mario
Don't get me wrong, I love the Mario games, but it seems like every game in the SMB series doesn't bring much more than a new power-up to the games. Being the mascot of a multi-million dollar video game company, obviously the character is going to be overused and over-appreciated.

Underrated: I'm gonna go with JNathan and say Zack Fair. Zack is the one who pretty much set up Cloud for his adventure in FFVII. Despite being playable in only 1 game, Zack is a big part of the FFVII story, and it's a shame that he is often overlooked.

August 3rd, 2013, 7:39 AM
Solid Snake from MGS he rules

Apple Juice
August 19th, 2013, 9:38 AM
Overrated: Master Chief

Halo fans worship this guy, and not for good reason. Most of them talk him up as a Spartan soldier capable of all feats, when really, what is he? Chief barely talks in the games. Additionally, he adds no drama or depth to the game by not doing anything out of the ordinary. Fortunately, he's not even in the conversation of what makes Halo popular. He's simply another character that became well-known because they were associated with a successful game.

Underrated: Tails

Brave, confident, and witty Sonic paired with the buff, incoherent powerhouse Knuckles make for an iconic duo. Many people tend to forget what I think is the most interesting and unique character in the series: Tails. His demeanor is that of any loyal friend; willing to help you no matter what. He's a bit on the shy side, but when someone needs him, Tails is there for help. He can fly a plane, or he can fly with his tail, and he manages to be completely modest about it. I'd even go as far as to say I wouldn't like Sonic without this friendly fox.

August 19th, 2013, 9:54 AM
Overrated: King from Tekken
he drives me insane. so many people use him in the tekken game just to spam with his move kick. i would they would just get rid of him >.<

Underrated: Elena from Uncharted
she's seriously amazing. she follows nathan drake around in the game and actually helps. thank goodness.

I've Come to Bargain
August 19th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Pac-Man is a very overrated character, in my opinion. He's had an entire TV show based around him, he had his own song (Pac-Man Fever, which was a huge hit in the '80s), and people love to buy his merchandise. His game was fun, but to me, that's not a good reason to give him so much attention. There were a lot of games out there that were more fun than his. As for the most underrated character, I guess it's gotta be Donkey Kong. He's been around just as long as a character like Mario, but he's never really been loved by most fans.

August 23rd, 2013, 1:28 AM
Underrated: Waluigi

Wario has had staring roles in over 10 games, and was the main baddy in an awesome Mario Title. I'm not saying that I disagree with anyone on Wario, but I feel that Waluigi just get shoved to the side far more often. Waluigi was a villain in only 1 game...and it was a one-off DDR colab that is easily forgotten.