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Like any artistic medium worth its salt, just about anything is possible in the realm of video games. That’s probably why it’s so disappointing when the market is saturated with military shooters — how many buzzcut dudes can we play as before enough is enough?
So today we’re going to celebrate some of the kookiest game protagonists that we’ve had the pleasure of playing as. When the sky’s the limit, why shouldn’t we be playing as outlandish characters on the regular?
Here are our favorites, and feel free to share your own in the comments.
Flower is one of the most unique games to come from the last generation. There’s nothing to kill or destroy, and you’re instead restoring color to a bare and lifeless landscape. The most interesting part about it is that you’re not even a tangible being, doing all of this by controlling the wind.
You’re not some kind of Johnny Appleseed planting vegetation, or an anthropomorphic flower making sure that your genetic legacy is secure — you’re the wind. The wind! You don’t have a physical form and you never utter a word, yet you make all the difference in the world.
For being the only non-corporeal character on this list, Flower’s wind easily earns a spot amongst the most unusual protagonists in gaming history.