Fans of the Foxboy might want to grab the flaming torches now, as you won’t like this – your favourite fox has been put, and put quite highly, in a list of the “Most Annoying” videogame characters.
You might be thinking at this moment that it’s probably IGN, or Destructoid or someone like that who has decided to get your back up but – oh no – it’s that bastion of gaming journalism, MSN. Yes, MSN – I’m as surprised as you are. I didn’t think they did stories like this, preferring instead to highlight how footballers buy cars and tell us what Katie “My Life Is A PR Exercise” Price is doing this exact second.
The list, written by gaming and technology journalist Tom Perkins who apparently has “seen more novelty USB keyrings than any person should ever wish for” puts poor Tails as high as (apparently) fifth, higher apparently than the Mario Kart Blue Shell. (That’s a character now?) Perkins cited his inclusion as follows:
“What can you have against Tails?” I hear you shout. “He was the cutest, cuddliest sidekick ever!” No. He was a moron. Impossible to control in co-op; a permanent safety hazard in single player – if ever there was a game character who would look better crumpled under the wheels of a family hatchback, it was Tails.
Apparently Perkins hasn’t played a Sonic game since 1992 then. The full list is as follows :
- Ashley – Resident Evil 4
- Princess Peach Toadstool – Mario
- Raiden – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
- Pikachu – Pokémon
- Tails – Sonic 2
- The Blue Shell – Mario Kart
- Navi – Ocarina Of Time
- Ken – Street Fighter II
- Luigi – Mario
- “Almost everyone on CoD multiplayer”
- Nico Bellic – Grand Theft Auto IV
- Harry Flynn – Uncharted 2: Drake’s Fortune
- Starkiller’s clone – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
- Spyro the Dragon
- Otis – Dead Rising
- Farah – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Ken Block – DiRT 2
- Cortana – Halo
- The Beggars – Assassin’s Creed
- Jacob Taylor – Mass Effect 2
Agree? Disagree? We want your comments on the list. Does poor Tails deserve this slight – is he REALLY worse than fricking Navi?
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