It's commenter Aikage's turn to play Speak Up on Kotaku again, or should I say Commander Aikage? He wants to know what video game character you relate to the most, and you're going to tell him.
Hello. Who are you?
Which video game character do you relate to the most? Sure, you may not be a super power imbued super hero or a fallen God, but every game has a hero with a story - and these stories are decidedly human. Did you have your girlfriend stolen from you by a "big ape" (Mario from Donkey Kong)? Do you feel repressed by your government (Jade from Beyond Good and Evil, the girl from Mirror's Edge (Sorry I don't know her name))? Were you and your friends betrayed by Griffith and then all of your friends are killed and you are branded for life (Guts from Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage)? Does everything suck (Kirby)?
For myself, and I know this is sort of cheating, but I relate to Shepard from the Mass Effect series. I find that lately I'm forced to make a lot of tough decisions with no real winner in any of the outcome. I know that tough decisions are a fact of life but as of late it just seems like there are more than I am accustomed to.
Plus, my wife is an alien.
About Speak Up on Kotaku: Our readers have a lot to say, and sometimes what they have to say has nothing to do with the stories we run. That's why we have a forum on Kotaku called Speak Up. That's the place to post anecdotes, photos, game tips and hints, and anything you want to share with Kotaku at large. Every weekday we'll pull one of the best Speak Up posts we can find and highlight it here.