It was Dave's excellent Sadwick drawing that got me thinking...
I'm happy about many aspects of the blog, but one I'm really not satisfied with are the Monkey Island characters that accompany my PISSED rating scores. It may not be apparent, but there are actually five different characters from LucasArts' series that can appear next to the rating. They are LeChuck (0-19), the Voodoo Lady (20-39), Bobo (40-59), Elaine (60-79) and Guybrush (80-100). What I didn't realise at the time is how bunched my scores would be for the first era of adventure games, which has resulted in about 80% of the games having exactly the same character. I want more variety and I need your help to make it happen!
I was naive to think I'd be pushing any of these out during the first couple of years!
With the community's help, I'd like to come up with 10 famous adventure game characters, each of which will cover a 10 point range (i.e. 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 etc.). My initial thought is to use some villains as the lower ranges and work up to favourite heroes for the upper ranges, but if someone has a better idea let's hear it! After all, I highly doubt there will be many games that sit in the 0-10 or 90-100 ranges, meaning characters selected for those may rarely (if ever) be seen. Whatever we decide on in the end, Dave will illustrate them for the blog using his own style, and in return he'll get a bunch of CAPs for his trouble. We'll start with some suggestions, with some possible polls if necessary.
Who knows? Maybe I'll soon be handing out April Ryan Awards or Larry Laffer Medals?!