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One of my favorite blog series I post monthly is the Guess that
Game feature. Many of you have participated in it, but if you haven't checked
it out, it is essentially a video game inspired game of 20 questions. Well,
earlier today I decided I was going to do something similar, but instead of having you read a bunch of clues and trying to guess a game, I thought I'd just post
some video game quotes and see if you all can guess the character who said it, and the game they're from.
At first look, it would appear I forgot to include the answers. Alas,
they are there. I use the same trick with the Guess that Game feature.
The answers are there, however the font is white so the text
appears invisible. In order to view the answer, all you have to do is highlight
the text by clicking and holding the cursor on the text and dragging the cursor
over each clue. This is an extremely easy process that most of you are
undoubtedly familiar with. Oh, as a reminder - if you're viewing the GI website
with the lights off, obviously this isn't going to work since the font color is
reversed. I recommend turning the lights on when viewing this blog.
So, why video game quotes?
The truth is, I absolutely love video game quotes. When I first
started blog herding a few years back, I ended every single episode with a different
video game quote. Perhaps it's the writer in me or maybe the gamer in me...
don't really think about it, but our video game characters "speak" some fascinating
lines of dialogue. It helps us get to know the character and develop a
relationship with them. But when you think about it...that character didn't
really voice those lines, obviously. That means a writer or video game
developer or some other human component created every line of dialogue.
When you think about some of the quotes that everybody is familiar
with - from "But our princess is in another castle" to "The cake is a lie"...we
associate these phrases with a particular game. They invoke this alternate
sense of reality and have meaning to us. I'm fascinated by that. I just love
video game quotes.
I randomly picked 25 quotes from some of my favorite games. You
know what to do now, so get to stepping. Or should I say, get to guessing.
1. Scanning... Just...dust and echoes. We are all that's left.
Answer: Cortana, Halo
2. We're all looking for that special someone.
Answer: Niko Bellic, Grand Theft Auto IV
3. It ain't no
secret I didn't get these scars falling over in church.
Answer: John Marston, Red
4. Yes, come into my sanctuary and
partake of my wisdom, children.
Frogfucius, Mario RPG
5. Really? Just gonna leave me hanging?
All right. I see how it is. It's just a high-five. It takes like 5 seconds.
Ellie, The Last of Us
6. This place is filled with nothing but murderers and jerkbags,
like that Hammerlock dude!
Answer: Claptrap, Borderlands 2
7. We never had movement like this when I was in video games!
Answer: Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country
8. That maiden's soul? Souls that are once lost cannot be
reclaimed. Is that not the law of mortals? With that sword, however, it may not
Answer: Dormin, Shadow of the Colossus
9. You have to trust someone to be betrayed. I never did.
Answer: Captain John Price, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
10. Do you ever get used to it, the killing?
Answer: Elizabeth, Bioshock Infinite
11. Ten years, Athena! I have faithfully served the gods for ten
years! When will you leave me of these nightmares?
Answer: Kratos, God of War
Yeah. Right. When was the last time the wind said "hostiles" to you?
Dominic Santiago, Gears of War
13. After Zanzibar, I was taken from the battle, neither truly
alive, nor truly dead, an undying shadow, in a world of lights. Now, in front
of you, I can finally die.
Answer: Gray Fox, Metal Gear Solid
14. So we gotta set up to rock, and then fight zombies? This is
the best day of my life!
Answer: Ellis, Left For Dead 2
My past is not a memory. It's a force at my back. It pushes and steers. I may
not always like where it leads me, but like any story, the past needs
resolution. What's past is prologue.
Samus Aran, Metroid Other M
There are a lot of people back on Earth dying while we gather our strength.
They're wondering if we're ever coming back; friends, family, parents and
children. This isn't their fight. But they are buying us time with their
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 3
Well, I had everything under control
until they blew up the boat.
Nathan Drake, Uncharted
of you, wherever you are. We pray for our sorrows to end, and hope that our
hearts will blend. Now I will step forward to realize this wish. And who knows:
starting a new journey may not be so hard, or maybe it has already begun. There
are many worlds, and they share the same sky - one sky, one destiny.
Answer: Kairi, Kingdom Hearts II
19. Every decision you've ever made ends in death and misery.
People die. I stop you. You'll just break out and do it again.
Answer: Batman, Batman: Arkham City
20. I'm more powerful than I ever was. But it came with a price.
I'm not even sure if I'm a human anymore.
Answer: Lightning, Final Fantasy XIII
21. It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.
Answer: Old Man, Legend of Zelda
22. And who are you to challenge me? I've conquered mortality
itself. I've spat in the eyes of the Daedric Lords! This is my realm now, I've sacrificed
too much to let you take it from me.
Answer: Malyn Varen, Skyrim
23. Didn't we have some fun, though? Remember when the platform
was sliding into the fire pit and I said "Goodbye", and you were
like, [deep voice] "No way!" And then I was all, "We pretended
we were going to murder you.
Answer: GLaDOS, Portal
24. We shall see how brave you are when nailed to the walls of
Hoover Dam, your body facing west so you may watch your world die.
Answer: Legate Lanius, Fallout New Vegas
25. La shai'a waqi'on motlaq bal kollon momken (Arabic for
nothing is true and everything is permitted).
Answer: Altaïr, Assassin's Creed
Hope you enjoyed this feature. I'm not sure if I'll do this
monthly like I do Guess that Gamer, but I'll almost certainly blog about video
game quotes again in the future.