Perhaps the actual mates had been the buddies we made alongside the way in which!
[Destructoid reader TheBlondeBass has once again gathered folks from the community together for this edition of Destructoid Draws, which focuses on their favorite sidekicks in video games! —Kevin]
So, I’ve been having a superb time taking part in Yakuza: Like a Dragon these previous few days. Nice time, even, with the sport having glorious characters, writing, minigames, the works. However, it took a bit time to get there. Like many JRPGs, the sport begins with a reasonably gradual opening with a celebration of 1. And, you recognize what? It made me respect simply how vital a powerful supporting forged is.
This time round for Destructoid Attracts, members of the group had been requested to attract their favourite sidekicks and allies. As a result of the actual stars of the present are sometimes simply to the aspect of the highlight, proper?
It’s time to lastly give these sidekicks the respect they really deserve, I say!
Cremia from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Masks
“Cremia is a really minor character, however she provides you one factor that I by no means thought I might ever need exterior of a relationship sim. A heat heartfelt hug. In a sport as darkish and miserable as Majora’s Masks, that’s the greatest reward one can get.”
“See you… tomorrow… Okay?”
Nia from Xenoblade Chronicles 2
“Nia is one in every of my favourite characters in gaming, and I might speak about her at size. From a companion angle, she’s basically the one devoted healer in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, so she’s virtually all the time a necessity for the social gathering. From a personality angle, she acts as a really good sarcastic foil to the remainder of the social gathering (together with Rex’s upbeat angle), which is a number of enjoyable.
We’d like extra sarcastic cynical white mages in video games, and the tough welsh accent she has works surprisingly effectively for such a personality.”
Whacka from Paper Mario
“Whacka is everybody’s favourite Paper Mario NPC for some cause or one other. Whether or not you wish to shield that treasured smile or shield your social gathering from dying at the price of inflicting him critical head trauma…..Whacka has one thing for everybody!”
Herlock Sholmes from The Nice Ace Lawyer
“The Nice Ace Lawyer is an enchanting duo of video games. They handle to concurrently elevate the bar of what’s attainable in an Ace Lawyer sport, whereas additionally managing extra subdued and, dare I say… real looking instances? They’re not afraid to deal purposefully unsatisfying endings that wouldn’t really feel misplaced in a courtroom of legislation, free from the chains of Ku’rain channeling. I’ll say it. They’ve outclassed Trials and Tribulations for me.
However, I digress. These video games are nonetheless very a lot comedic, and this larger-than-life tackle Sherlock Holmes takes the cake. Threading the road of genius and idiocy, you’re by no means fairly positive what’s going to occur subsequent with him, however you recognize you received’t be upset!
I’m actually not one to spoil story-rich video games like this one, so let me simply say this. After case 2-3, I used to be pondering “okay, that was the perfect Logic and Reasoning Spectacular.” That’s the title of a brand new mechanic the place Sholmes and the primary character attempt to piece collectively the clues at a criminal offense scene, by the way in which. Anyway, then got here instances 2-4 and 2-5, and so they each blew me away again to again. That’s a tough feat!
Oh and the uh… the joke in my submission is ‘The sport is a foot!’. Sorry.”
Glory from Shadowrun: Dragonfall
“It was a tie between her and Massive Bo from Binary Area, however she’s my favourite murderous medic sidekick! I all the time made my characters weak in fight, so it was good having a sidekick who might shred individuals’s faces.”
Fret from NEO: The World Ends With You
“Fret first comes throughout as your typical dudebro (and to a level he’s), however there’s extra to him than that. He has a stunning quantity of emotional intelligence, usually realizing what to say to defuse a scenario if attainable. He presents himself as cheerful and easygoing to a fault, even when he has his personal misgivings about what’s happening. Afterward within the sport, Fret offers with the repercussions of this facade in a method that hit surprisingly near house and led to a superb little bit of development for him.
I didn’t anticipate to love him as a lot as I did. I already had concepts of a few of my favourite characters, however Fret actually grew on me. He’s a superb dude! And that’s not even mentioning how he enhances Rindo, who’s far more passive more often than not. I like Fret as a “Sidekick” as a result of he’s legitimately his personal character, and never tied to Rindo alone.
Additionally, I really like listening to him yell, ‘Galaxy Mind – ACTIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!’ earlier than a battle!”
That’s it for this version of Destructoid Attracts! Whereas we’re speaking about favourite sidekicks, what are a few of yours? As all the time, I’d like to see extra tales and sketches within the feedback! Wish to try the earlier Destructoid Attracts? Listed below are a number of useful hyperlinks!