4. Barry Burton (Resident Evil)
“You were almost a Jill Sandwich!”
Do I need to say any more? Barry Burton really gives the original Resident Evil that proper horror B-movie tone; I cannot give him enough love for his contribution. He gives a true Shatner impression to each line of his. It really breaks the pace and gives you a rest when you need it after struggling through the puzzle-filled mansion of Resident Evil.
Barry has now gotten his own starring role in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and is doing very well for himself, with more dedication to fleshing out this cliché of a character being welcomed by Resi fans all over. Unfortunately, the supporting characters in Revelations 2 should have stayed just that; playing as them is infuriatingly boring. They are in need of a new Barry Burton.
3. Huepow (Klonoa: Door to Phantomile)
If you have had the pleasant experience of playing through the psychedelic 2.5D platformer that is Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, then you will have noticed a few things. Firstly, you’ll know that the villain has the best evil voice. Secondly, you will have noticed how lovely the visuals are, and lastly you’ll probably be aware of how tears will be rolling down your face during the ending. Playing through as Klonoa you will use your new mate Huepow (who is literally the spirit of a powerful magic ring) to manipulate your enemies around you to progress through each area. You do all this in order to save your new friend from the grasps of evil.
You slowly get more and more attached to your friend. Not only is he only your friend but he is your only weapon. Well, “weapon” probably isn’t the best word but words can’t describe this game accurately. Regardless, you feel that once you finish the game you will finally be left to chill with your buddy. SPOILER ALERT. Nope, not at all. The ending cinematic literally rips your best buddy and only thing you have by your side into another dimension, while you’re left to run after it in vain. This game works Huepow so well that this scene will leave you tears. Every single time. Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye…