Best New Character of 2013

What is a game without the characters that you play in it? And what fun is a game without new characters to keep it interesting? Sure they rehash some of the same characters in a series, but their is always someone new to keep things fresh. Given that, here are our nominees for best new character(s) of 2013.

  • Joel and Ellie (The Last of Us)
  • Hilda (The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds)
  • Booker and Elizabeth (BioShock Infinite)
  • Edward Kenway (Assassin's Creek IV: Black Flag)

And we gave this award to Edward Kenway. Kenway was the first character in the Assassin's Creed franchise that was, in no way, noble for his choices near the beginning of the game, or the middle. Actually he was pretty self centered for about 80% of the game. But this made him interesting. Despite his self serving goals, he would do the right thing. And watching him really grow as person for the whole game made Kenway one of the most interesting characters this year.