which is why other game characters do the whole, you know, CHARACTER thing a lot better instead of just being this perfect player-insert that can never ever do anything wrong ever.
I’m arguing against dullness by advocating for a character that can’t just breeze through everything in his way, because that’s what a weak character is.
fucking hell, have you played RDR? john marston and arthur morgan are two great examples of how to do a protagonist right. throughout both games there’s so much shit in their way that they have to grow as a character to overcome.
here’s a question, has 47 changed in any meaningful way since codename 47? honest answer. we’re on the 7th fucking game, and 47 is exactly where he started. no thanks, he’s about as bland a character as you can get