Ah, NPCs. The characters in a video game we don’t control. We all love them – unless we’re guiding them on an escort mission, amiright? NPCs run the gamut from random and insignificant to being an integral part of the story, and because there’s so blasted many of them it can be easy to lose track of the little guys. Luckily, Later Levels is here to help us identify which NPC is the one that sticks out the most in people’s minds.
If you’re not familiar with Question of the Month, it’s pretty simple. Kim over at Later Levels poses a question, which a bunch of bloggers who signed up to participate in the event then answer. Then you, the lovely readers, vote on who you think got the question right. Our only limitation is that our answer must not exceed one hundred words. So let’s jump right in and see who I think is the most memorable NPC!
Hey, listen, memorable just means something that can be easily remembered, right? Navi may not be a happy memory for a lot of folks, but her persistent chatter sticks out in the mind of anyone who played Ocarina of Time. Navi shouting “hey listen!” is the text tone on my phone, and I am often stopped by folks who would not identify as gamers that still recognize her voice from their brief affair with the Nintendo 64. And their reaction is always the same: “why would you choose THAT?!” Few characters are so memorable that they incite such a strong reaction!
There you have it, adventurers, my argument in favor of Navi as the most memorable NPC. If you agree with me, be sure to head to Later Levels this Friday at 6 AM GMT (1 AM EST for those in my time zone) so you can vote in the poll! Thanks for reading, adventurers!