Great moments in gaming humor finally makes it to The Elder Scrolls! Just because series stars a silent protagonist doesn't mean it has to be a dour, humorless affair. It can be an affair with a corpse as well!
Cloud Strife has it tough. Not only does he have to help prevent the end of the world, he's got to do it while juggling the affections of three women, and one incredibly manly man.
Humor is a subjective thing, and never has video game humor been more subjective than in the case of Naughty Dog's contribution to PlayStation platforming sidekicks, the obnoxious ottsel, Daxter.
The funniest thing about Conker's Bad Fur Day isn't the boozing, sexual situations, drug use, or foul language. It's not even the boss fight against a living mound of feces with teeth made of corn kernels. It's the fact that this Nintendo 64 classic started out a kid's game.
What's so great about Two Guys from Andromeda getting together to make a new game? For the answer, let's look at the classic adventure Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers, an adventure so epic it spans at least three different games.
It might not have been a great game, but Batman: The Brave and the Bold for the Wii had some damn fine writing, especially when it came to the nervous jaw-flapping of a fledgling Blue Beetle in the face of his favorite hero.
Since the early days of the RPG, role-playing video games have allowed players to sacrifice intelligence points to further some more important statistic. Fallout is one of the only ones that treats you like the moron you've made.
In Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia, young knight Lyner Barsett must insert his life-extending crystal into the back of Aurica Nestmile, an artificially-created being known as a Reyvateil. It's his first time but don't worry, he'll be gentle.
The companion characters in Mass Effect are living, breathing, loving characters with unique personalities and motivations. They are also pretty boring. They could learn a lot from HK-47, the assassin droid from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Dialog-heavy Japanese role-playing games don't often make the journey westward with their wit intact. Tri-Ace's challenging role-playing shooter Resonance of Fate proves itself one of the rare exceptions, nailing both the text and the timing of this hilariously steamy scene.