The Best New Characters of 2019 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 346

2019 has been a great year for new and original games, and it’s introduced a ton of fresh characters to the gaming canon. This week, Leif Johnson of MacWorld.com joins us to talk about five (OK, six [OK, seven]) new characters whose antics this year left us wanting to see more. Then it’s on to MechWarrior 5, SuperMash, Nintendo Direct and Sony State of Play (we’ll talk about the Game Awards next week), and the games that convinced you to get a PlayStation.

Question of the Week: Who’s your favorite new character from a game that came out this year, and why?

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9 thoughts on “The Best New Characters of 2019 – Vidjagame Apocalypse 346

  1. that water subscription service really does sound like shit a bay area techie would come up with..geez. Sometimes living in the bay is such a pain in the ass with all the techies

  2. QotW: Best new character for me is V from Devil May Cry 5. I loved playing as even more emo Adam Driver and his snarky animal pals. His presence also was an interesting change to a lot of the DMC formula.

  3. My choice between 360 and PS4 came down to Metal Gear Solid 4, but let’s stop living in the past. I might have to buy the Series X, my first Microsoft console, because did you SEE that Hellblade 2 trailer? Senua is NOT fucking around. She’s been to hell and back and man it shows. Holy shit that trailer!

  4. QOTW: My favourite character of the year is Bernadetta from Fire Emblem Three Houses. As per my fine tutoring she evolved from a frightened mouse of a girl into the most skilled, nimble sniper in all of Fodlan. Also, blue hair.

  5. Why does Chris state non-facts so easily? It leads uninformed people astray who don’t do research. Felix the Cat was not owned by many companies. Felix the Cat is a family business. Felix has been licensed to many companies for products like videogames.

    Anyone reading this, do yourself a favor and watch the 90s Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat episodes voiced by Thom Adcox-Hernandez (not those voiced by Chicken from Cow and Chicken aka. Charlie Adler).

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