2018 oprainfall Awards: Best Hero

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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Best Hero
Previous Winners

2016: Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice)
2017: Protagonist (Persona 5)

Heroes always play a good part in a story. Our pick last year was a high school student whose sleep schedule was dictated by a cat. Our choices this year are a former knight, a guy that robs his enemies’ powers, two angry guys taking care of kids, and a certain pink ball.


Kirby (Kirby Star Allies)

Kirby

NA Release Date: March 16, 2018
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Review

Kirby may not be the most impressive looking hero, but as you know you should never judge on looks alone. Whenever trouble comes to Dreamland, Kirby will be there to deal with it. Kirby’s ability to get access to a multitude of abilities is always a great way to get the upper hand. Having a lot of tools at your disposal helps when you play the hero.


Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza 6)

Yakuza

NA Release Date: April 17, 2018 Yakuza 6
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Review

Kiryu may have been a Yakuza member, but that should not disqualify him from being a hero at all. Heroes don’t have it easy, and that’s very true for Kiryu. After being released from a three year sentence, he finds that things aren’t going as well as he would have liked. Once again he sets out to find answers and along the way there are going to be a whole lot of bad guys who are going to feel his wrath. A hero is going to have to take on villains, and this guy sure knows how to beat them down.


Mega Man (Mega Man 11)

Mega Man

NA Release Date: October 2, 2018
Platform(s): Steam, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One
Review

Whatever Dr. Wily plots you can expect Mega Man to answer the call to thwart it. Even with the ability to learn new abilities, it’s still a challenge to take on some Robot Masters. No matter what gets thrown at him, Mega Man is always ready to take on whatever difficulties come his way.


Olberic (Octopath Traveler)

Octopath Traveler | Olberic

NA Release Date: July 13, 2018
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Review

Olberic is one of those guys with a unfortunate past. The former knight is put into a rough spot for a while, but then again what hero doesn’t experience those? When a reminder of the past grabs his attention, Olberic decides that it’s time to get back into it. It shouldn’t be surprising that someone who wants to protect those around him should be considered a hero.


Kratos (God of War)

Kratos

NA Release Date: April 20, 2018
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Review

The one time God of War has gone through quite a lot. It’s understandable that it could be questionable to call Kratos a hero considering some of the things he’s done. However, his latest journey is a bit different from his previous ones. Kratos now has a son to raise while also contending with all sorts of creatures and enemies. It’s already hard enough to just take care of a kid.


And this year’s best hero is…

Kazuma Kiryu

Yakuza 6 | Kiryu not scowling?

Once again the former Yakuza member proves that he’s more than capable of being a great hero. No matter how bad things get, Kiryu will face it, especially if it involves those that are close to him. Those that think they can, will learn pretty quick why he’s not one to be messed with.


Thanks to Brandon and Brodie for the awesome Featured Images

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