[52 Weeks Challenge] Week 5 – Most annoying character


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Tired of the 30 days game challenge? Enjoy my own personal revisitation of a classic challenge! Instead of 30 daily posts that fill an entire month, this challenge is more diluted in time and it will cover all the year 2018. 52 weeks, 52 questions to understand who’s the person behind this blog. Me!

Week 5 – Most annoying character

It might seem strange but I have a clear idea about it.

Probably some of you will think about some annoying final boss or some upsetting character in an RPG or even a stupid character from an adventure.

But no. even though there are remarkable names that fill the list of the most annoying character in a video game, is  ony one that really rip my brain in half and makes me want to smash the PC screen with a baseball bat. But before giving you his name let me submit a short list of annoying characters:

  • the Diver from Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines. Everytime I needed to select this unit to do any kind of task, his opinionated voice really makes my blood boil. He doens’t have any kind of respect for the player and it happened more than once that, tired of his arrogance, I’ve simply sent him without any kind of cover in the midle of the area partolled by the enemies, just to see him brutally killed and to hear his last “AAAAAAARGH!” while is life leaves his body.
  • Team Larrousse, from GP2: Olivier Beretta and Erik Comas. Ok, actually this is not a character but a whole team. The fact is that, for a particular setting of the game, the drivers of the team are a real pain in the ass. They’re slow like snails and assholes like Scar from The Lion King; they’re always in the bottom of the group and if you try to overtake them they force you out of the track ALWAYS. Same thing happens with the Ligier but nothing beats the Larrousse

And then the only one that I will be happy to trhrow with my bare hands into the depth of hell to let him burn in flames for eternity. The one and only unnamed tranportation advisor from SimCity 2000.

Let me briefly explain the reason of this choice. When I was a young boy, my friend and I used to play a lllllot SimCity 2000. We experimented everything, starting in 1900 or 2050, with 20000$ or 10k in bonds. We tried everything with just one goal: maximize the profit. We didn’t really care of the happines of our citizens (yes, we were filthy assholes) so in our budget we used to allocate 0$ for everything: health care, instructions, police…0$ to everything. We did it because it wasn’t immediatly noticeable that whet we did had collateral effects: the population were still increasing as it was our bank account. However when you tried to lower even 1$ the funds to the transportation department…hell on earth: roads that immediately fall to pieces, railroads brutlly interrupted with trains somewere derailing an exploding causing great fires and deaths, protests everywhere, airplanes in tilt, ships disappeared. It was a real mess and it took us more time to build again roads and railroads than trying to earn a bit less but having the situation under control. For this reason thje transortation department has always been the only one with 100% of funds and even if we were in financial troubles we didn’t even thionk about lowering the funds. We really feared and hated that fucking advisor. And it was actually just him, because we loved the granny who was the health advisor, we loved even more the advisor that was happy everytime we raised the taxes and we simply didn’t care about the stupid woman who warned us about gambling, we ignored the black guy (education advisor) and we didn’t even hear what had to say the police department and fire department advisors: we loved thgat crime was taking over our city.

It’s not just me because I knew that, during the years, his catchphrase has become a meme, as you can even read on knowyourmeme and this advisor has become the most known face in all the SimCity series. You don’t even want to discuss with him, just do what he wants without asking. Really don’t try to fight against him, it’s like trying to kill an upset hybrid of Rambo, Robocop, Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris using a shoelace. Blindfolded. with both arms in plaster. While you’re shitting after eating a whole pack of cinnamon gummy bears.

Sometime I still have nightmares thinking about him…so if you want to laugh a bit you should check here. I’ve almost fallen from my chair laughing 🙂 🙂 🙂

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I have not played SimCity 2000 and was not aware of the fame around this character. The character I found most annoying was Lanky Kong from Donkey Kong 64. He always made me think of good series that have produced too many episodes and the creators introduce “weird” characters who say meaningless things and just act strange to desperately add surrealism to the series. I also used to get annoyed with his blowpipe (which was useless at close range), he made irritating noises and his extra moves were hard to use and unimaginative. The boss he fights seemed like an interesting battle, but used difficult controls. I also used to get really annoyed exploring an area with a character, only to reach blue bananas and having to change to character.
    Did the transport advisor really appear in memes? How did the drivers from GP2 manage to force you off the road? I enjoyed the descriptions about the other annoying characters, especially killing the diver deliberately.

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    1. Haha, I just have to make a random comment on this… I think Lanky is super annoying too! I REALLY hated when he did a handstand and made all those stupid noises the entire time… ugh! Great choice! 🙂

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      1. The noises are annoying, particularly as he makes them whenever he moves. He also hugs himself when someone is talking to him for someone reason.

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  2. pick3dlast says:

    I don’t think I’ve played SimCity2000, and it sounds like that’s a good thing!
    My most annoying character was Maru from Blue Dragon. Had to play much of the game with the sound down. Sheesh.

    https://nolongerpick3dlast.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/week-5-most-annoying-character/

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