GamerSushi Asks: Favorite Video Game Sidekick?

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With the recent success of BioShock Infinite, it may be time to revisit the “favorite video game sidekick” topic. Sure, no character will ever beat Mass Effect’s Garrus Vakarian for me (he’s like space-Batman except he shoots people), but the usefulness of Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite may catapult her to the top of many lists.

She finds ammo, health and Salts for you, doesn’t get in the way during combat and her ability to open tears can be handy in a pinch. While shepherding Elizabeth through Columbia is essentially an extended escort quest, the benefits of having her around makes you wonder who’s guiding who. Add that to the fact that she’s an interesting, well-rounded character and you have yourself a strong case.

Of course, there’s always the old stand-by Alyx Vance, but as the saying goes “out of sight, out of mind” and it’s been a long while since we’ve seen her. So, what do you guys say? Who’s your favorite video game sidekick?

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8 thoughts on “GamerSushi Asks: Favorite Video Game Sidekick?”

  1. Elizabeth, but before her, Clank from Ratchet and Clank. His cute appearance, deadpan delivery and helpful abilities made him a great companion.

  2. My main man Garrus for sure. Once time passes, multiple playthroughs are completed, and nostalgia sets in, Elizabeth will be right up there as well.

  3. Almost any of the possible companions in Fallout: New Vegas. It’s possible to play the entire story without stumbling into many of the vagabonds who are willing to follow you, but the best part is that they each have roles in unmarked quests and different reactions to multiple scenarios all over the wasteland. You could play the game many many times in totally different ways and still find things you hadn’t seen before in the same light. Awesome.

  4. Lydia. Oh wait, “Favorite Video Game Sidekick”?
    Alistair from Dragon Age: Origins. Alistair < Garrus. Oh you'd better believe I went there…

  5. @ Drell, Well that was rather stupid of me… Usually I proof read these things 20 times before submission. Derp. I have failed the one true King of Ferelden.

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