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Who is (IYHO) the funniest character in a game & why? #118831
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I don't know just how many of you have played this game - The Day Of The Tentacle - but I have found THE FUNNIEST character I have ever encountered in a game - Laverne! I cannot stop laughing and every time I think of her I start all over again - in the game when she did that 'conversion' thing with the flag and put it on I was rolling on the floor, tears rolling down my face and hubby was ready to call 911 for the 'men in the white coats' to come and take me away! Still laughing over her.
Who was/is the funniest character you feel you have encountered in a game and what game was it?
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I think I'd say Laverne too.
Laverne and her funky walk...

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The ones that come to mind are:

Guybrush Threepwood from Monkey Island - He cracks me up!

Rincewind from Discworld - Love that British humour!

Leisure Suit Larry - I just love all of the past LSL games! Funny!

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I thought that Lula in Runaway was a riot! lol Just the way he/she talked and that dance! lol
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Zork Grand Inquisitor made me laugh and reminded me of some of the politicians I have met.


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Never played Day of the Tentacle, but I thought Arthur from the Journeyman Project games was hilarious! lol

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Can't choose one - but some of my favorites are:

Max - what a little buddy
Murray the evil skull
The two bad guys outside the hotel in BS2
woodworms and the vacuum salesman in Simon 3D
All the HARM baddies through out NOLF
Lewton in Discworld Noir





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Re: Who is (IYHO) the funniest character in a game & why? #118839
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I think I would go with Murray the evil skull in Curse of Monkey Island. He was so morose and scrappy even though he was a head on a pole (or a shelf, or floating in the ocean...) lol


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Oscar from Syberia really made me smile and chuckle. He reminded me of C3-POs complaining and fast comebacks. He doesn't mean to be funny, which makes it even better. laugh


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I have to go with Laverne on this one... she just cracks me up!!!

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Lewton in Discworld Noir -- sarcastically funny.
Guybrush Threepwood in the Monkey Island games -- endearingly funny.
Zork Grand Inquisitor -- the funniest wackiest world.

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Laverne is hands down the funniest character I've ever seen in a computer game period. Her voice, her walk, the wise/naive cracks she makes at every turn. It's the whole package with Laverne. She's sweet too, not sarcastic or annoying. Jeez, I miss her already.

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I'm going to discover Laverne for the first time soon! I ordered a Day of the Tentacle/Sam and Max combo game (a re-release that I haven't found in the States that works with Win 95, at least according to the description) from Gameplay and it's on its way. I was moaning in another thread about the fact that my other game in that order is out of stock, but now I feel that I should be happy that Day of the Tentacle is on its way! Thank you for cheering me up with this thread!!! smile
Happy gaming,
Beth


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Re: Who is (IYHO) the funniest character in a game & why? #118845
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Beth,

you are in for a real treat!! Do you watch Dexters Laboratory??? Then how about DeeDee in an adventure?? Thats Laverne!!! The other characters are brilliant too..

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I do watch Dexter's Laboratory with my son and I love it! Dee Dee is my favorite character! I loved the one where she wanted to be a pretty princess pony (or whatever they called it to avoid litigation)! I'm really looking for to playing DOTT now!
Happy gaming,
Beth


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I would have to agree with Arthur in the Journeyman games was great. I hope they come out with more, III was my favorite. Loved that game.


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Not just one, but a combination of three...Viconia, Edwin and Korgan in Baldur's Gate 2. Makes for some hilarious conversations. You who have played it knows what I'm talking about laugh


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Gee Laverne sounds great. Does Day of the Tentacle run on W98? It sounds like a game I would like to play but I'm not too great at tweaking games to get them to run.


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The combination of Bud, Etno, Candy, Stereo, And Gorgious from Stupid Invaders are my favorite funny characters. The look, voices, everything was funny about them to me.


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I thought Tony Tough was pretty funny. His voice and the way he walked.
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Fildil, I had trouble running Day of the Tentacle on my Win 98 computer (400 MHz). I think the game didn't like my SBLive sound card. I've heard a few people say they ran it in Win 98, but that seems to be the exception - at least with PCI sound cards.

I'm unsure if there is an updated version or not. I heard a rumor there was one that was released in the UK. But that was just a rumor.

If you have a computer with Win 2000 or XP, you might try running it with ScummVM. It has 95% compatibility under ScummVM.
http://www.scummvm.org/compatibility.php

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Eric the Unready hands down - That guy got himself in the most hilarious situations in a game and the way he solved them were just as hilarious. Second was the talking fish in the beginning of zork Grand Inquisitor, the sarcasm was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

By the way Jenny ScummVM works with Windows 98SE also, ran Beneath A Steel Sky and Full Throttle with it.


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Eric the Unready was definitely the funniest single game I have played yet, but its an ensemble thing IMO. All the situations & beings you met were jokes in one way or another. Still some stood out for us, like Ed McDwarf & Bruce the waiter laugh Return to Zork is the same way. Lots of funny characters like Boos Miller, the Mayor, the Lighthouse Keeper etc but its hard for me to pick a standout.

ZGI was hilarious! I liked our faithful talking lantern guide, Dalboz & the 2-headed guard of Hades best.

I agree with the other nominations for the games I know, and especially Murray the talking skull. If they do a Monkey Island5 they gotta bring back Murray!

I am playing the first Discworld now. If you ignore the departures from the series, its very funny indeed. I expected Rincewind to be funny but the trolls were a delightful surprise.

Hey, did any of you play the Lost Vikings or Lost Vikings2? We thought they were a very amusing bunch. Its puzzle/action but not too demanding physically.

I havent played Day of the Tentacle yet. I will have to do that soon after reading all this. (Its on my "to play" stack somewhere)

IMHO
Funniest character: Murray the talking skull
Honorable mention: Dalboz the lantern, Simon the Sourcerer, Arthur from Journeyman series, Ed McDwarf et al from Eric, Elvis minister from Civ II, Oscar of Syberia, Roger Wilco, Carla & Lula of Runaway (I liked Carla even better than Lula), & a gaggle from Return to Zork & Discworld

Funniest game: Eric the Unready
Honorable Mention: Freddy Pharkas, Return to Zork

Funniest series: Monkey Island
Honorable Mention: Lost Vikings, Simon the Sorcerer

and I am probably forgetting lots of others.

Makes me grin just to think about them all.

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I think back with a chuckle about Malcolm from Kyrandia III, Malcolm's Revenge. He was such an old coot! lol (great dresser too!)


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