An open letter to cute NPC companions


Via a completely unplanned sequence of occasions, I am presently enjoying two large motion journey video games that could not be much less alike. One is God Of Conflict, an enormous, critical dadventure epic about an emotionally distant father attempting his darnedest to attach together with his (at instances very irritating) son. The opposite is Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, an altogether extra healthful journey a couple of younger lady cleaning a lush, forested mountainside from a critical case of dangerous vibes and serving to misplaced ghosts move on to the opposite facet.

About the one factor they’ve in frequent is that they each have what one may name ‘cute’ NPC companions. Dad Of Conflict is joined by his keen archer “BOY!” Atreus, whereas Kena has her gaggle of black, fluffy Rot associates (above, proper). In response to the extensively accepted legislation of massive googly-eyes, I ought to discover the Rot completely lovable and thus past reproach. Atreus doesn’t have large googly-eyes (they’re merely extensive and naive), however he’s actually loads cuter than God Of Conflict’s different fundamental companion, a speaking disembodied head. And but. Regardless that Atreus has now reached that stage the place he is doing all his adolescent whining and revolt and “I do know you’re, however what am I?” nonsense within the house of about two hours, I’d a lot relatively have this sulky pre-teen by my facet than the interminable Rot. Let me clarify.

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