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User Info: Nadster

3 months ago#1

I should have picked the third option. I believe that Link is an Icon but I haven't played that much Zelda.
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User Info: TheFalseDeity

3 months ago#2
Nah not even close. I dont dislike him though.
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User Info: FooFightersFan

3 months ago#3
I haven't played a ton of games in the series. Link himself doesn't seem to have much of a personality though. I'm not sure how he could be the greatest video game character in any facet except for the most well known worldwide (and even that doesn't seem accurate). Same goes for Mario. At least Cloud has a real developed personality of the alternatives they mention in the poll.

User Info: KJ StErOiDs

3 months ago#4
I voted "Not really, he's not that interesting, and there are so many better characters". Though he's not my personal fave, I'd say the true greatest is Mario.
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3 months ago#5
1) Which Link? For most of the series Link isn't the same character from one game top the next.
2) By what criteria? The options specifically mention iconic, memorable, and interesting of which he's not.
3) The result of the character battle are just a reflection of how inane the character battle is.
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User Info: coreekymon

3 months ago#6
I voted maybe, The Legend of Zelda is an incredible series and is rightfully widely considered one of the greatest franchises ever. And Link being it's iconic protagonist, definitely deserves some credit. That being said, purely as a character not propped up by his series he's not all that interesting.

So yeah there are characters I'd personally pick over him, but I can accept him as the greatest widespread appeal character.
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User Info: Sashanan

3 months ago#7
Indifferent. Not much of a Zelda fan, and from what I understand, Link is left a fairly blank slate deliberately, anyway.
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User Info: DJStrong

3 months ago#8
My gut says he is not but upon reflection I see I am woefully unqualified to make a rigorous claim. I think a character like Solid Snake is more interesting, I am just not a huge fan of silent protagonists with the very notable exception of Chrono Cross, but even then the main guy could have been better served with some characterization.
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User Info: Raven_Cyarm

3 months ago#9
Wow, what a massively biased set of poll options. Even the worst one still has you complimenting the series.

User Info: Lil_Bit83

3 months ago#10
I voted Maybe. I adore Link, but to me the best vg hero is Zero from the Mega Man series.
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