Question of the Month: September 2017 Edition

It’s that time of month again where we explore the featured Question of the Month hosted by Kim at Later Levels. Incase you missed it, last month I participate with my entry of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron for the game that should have had a sequel. You can read about that here.

Moving on, this months question is…

Who’s the most memorable video game NPC?

Unlike last month, which required a bit of thought, the answer to the question came almost instinctively, and I have gone with…

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That’s right, the illusive merchant from Resident Evil 4. And in 100 words or less, here is why…

“In a game where just about everything wants to devour you alive, or chainsaw your head right off, the Merchant of Resident Evil 4 brings a feeling of hospitality rarely felt in the game. His dialogue however is what makes him special. From hearing “What’re ya buying?” to selling rare goods and hearing “Ah! I’ll buy it at a high price!”, I love going back and forth through each menu just to hear them over and over again. I always get excited when I see the blue flames in the distance to be greeted by this illusive, yet friendly stranger.”

Remember to check Later Levels blog this Friday, for the official post and to read everyones picks for this month. Until then!

Do you like the Merchant from Resident Evil 4? What’s your favourite quote of his? Are there any other NPCs that you are fond of? Let’s talk all about it in the comments!

13 thoughts on “Question of the Month: September 2017 Edition

  1. Awesome choice! Weirdly enough, the other day (before the Question of the Month was revealed), I had the “What are ya buyin’!?” line stuck in my head and for the life of me couldn’t figure out what game it was from! This guy was great, and it was always such a relief to know that you had a moment of calm to stock up on supplies.

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  2. Great choice! I LOVED Resident Evil 4 in high school. It was actually my first RE game, haha. The Merchant was such a welcome sight after dealing with so many crazy villagers and monsters.

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    1. thanks! me to, RE scared me to death, but i was brave and got RE4 as my first one. Loads of fun. If only I could muster up the courage and try the latest one.

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  3. Interesting choice mate. Though I never played Resident Evil 4 (hated the gameplay so much when it came out). However, some friends showed me a video with him in and his way of saying the sentence “What are ya buyin’?” became not only something random that would pop in my head, but also a sentence I would use as an interaction with an npc in my DnD campaign.

    Loved the read mate, was enjoyable.
    Stay Cozy and have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks man! Yea his lines do come up in many things outside of RE4. If I ran a shop… Well you could imagine how I’d greet customers

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