Dishonored Writer Thinks Gordon Freeman Is “Creepy As Hell”
Both Dishonored and Half-Life have silent protagonists, but Arkane writer Austin Grossman believes Dishonored does a much better job of handling the trope, going so far as to say, “I find Gordon creepy as hell.”
Speaking with Kotaku, Grossman said:
“I hate what Valve does with the silent protagonist. I find it incredibly awkward and really creepy. The difference between Dishonored and how it works in Half-Life 2 is that it’s a lot more personal. I think you get that involvement because the character has personal relationships with people from the beginning. And it’s very clear that people have f***ed with you in a very personal way.”
Grossman went on to explain why he believes Dishonored handles the subject better:
“I’m biased, of course, but I think Dishonored grips you much more viscerally and emotionally. And that’s on purpose. Corvo doesn’t talk, and I think it works because everybody knows what Corvo would have to say. His actions form a sort of speech, something like, ‘If I could kill the people who screwed with me… and if that includes you, then I’m going to kill you right now.’”
Do you agree?
via PC Gamer
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