Today's Speak Up on Kotaku wonders about those characters that are just so darned attractive that they appeal even to those who prefer members of the other sex. Commenter chadboban wonders about that, and puts the question to you: Are there any video game characters you'd go gay (or straight) for? Here's chadboban:
Are there any video game characters you'd go gay for? I mean you could be as straight as a ruler and still have even a tiny crush on a video game character, right? Most typical answers are along the lines of Leon Kennedy, Link, Solid Snake, Chris Redfield, Nathan Drake, Frank West, some even say Geralt from the Witcher, Wander (or Wanda depending on your region) from Shadow of the Colossus, Kratos (from playing the games you know he's a damn stallion), Squall Leonhart (you know you love that moody ass) etc.
As for me there are two dudes in particular that I'd go gay for in a heartbeat. One is Godot from Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations. I dunno, maybe it's his story that makes me feel compassion for him, maybe it's that way he doesn't get his coffee, instead the coffee just comes to him when he puts out his hand (like a boss), maybe it's the way he sips it. Maybe it's the sexy beard, that charming ass smile or his undeniable sense of style. Seriously, that is one sharp outfit he has on. And how could you forget this dudes theme, [www.youtube.com] that's some classy stuff right there. Maybe that's the reason I like him, he just oozes class all around in whatever he does.
The other is Kyle Hyde of Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Last Window: The Secret of Cape West. First of all, I don't care what anyone else thinks, he's probably one of the most handsome men I've ever seen in a game, hell probably anywhere, but hey that's just me. He's just so damn attractive, and has a rough edged charm about him that I still can't get over. I find his smug smirk so adorable despite his rugged appearance. And his smile, oh god that smile! He smiles very rarely in the game but when it does, it's freaking magical, and I can honestly say that when it happens, even as a straight dude, I swoon a little.
I guess all these man crushes probably makes me somewhat gay.....eh whatever, I can live with that.
So Kotaku, is there any character in a game you'd go gay for, or if you're gay, are there any characters you'd go straight for?
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