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I need help remembering video game characters. PARKOUR RELATED

#1parkourboybryanPosted 12/17/2012 9:14:23 AM
I'm planning on doing a poll competition on which video game characters are the best at parkour. I'm trying to remember all the ones who can do it. I may just group them together so as to not single out a specific person from a game. As of right now I have:

The Runners: Mirror's Edge
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Nathan Drake and Company: Uncharted
Any Assassin: Assassin's Creed
ARK Inhabitants: Brink
Randall Wayne: Deadlight
The Protagonists/Antagonists: Resident Evil (Barring Wesker and Jake Mueller)
Nina/Anna Williams: Tekken (Mainly Death By degrees, lots of their fighting moves incorporate parkour)

This is all I have at the moment, but I need more characters so that I can have a more fully fleshed out competition. I also ask that you provide a video that shows their enhanced athleticism. I do have a few rules and guidelines though for submitting characters:

1. The Games Have to be semi realistic: This means no superpowers, lowered gravity, special suits, super jumping skills or anything of the like.

2. The Sense of ease and movement has to be something readily available and not something to be unlocked.

As it stands right now, these are characters I've thought of and will not do due to them not meeting guidelines:

Cole: Infamous
Any Character: Final Fantasy
The Prince: Prince of Persia
Any Character: Freerunning: The Game
The Dude from Prototype

I'm posting this topic on the PS3 boards as well so they'll be contributing, and I'll be keeping these bumped throughout the next few days and will probably start on Thursday/Friday.

Keep it going please. I'm going to post videos throughout the day that show what the characters I've already listed are capable of.
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#2parkourboybryan(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 9:19:30 AM
Candidate 1: The Runners from Mirror's Edge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSC5rmNG8Ac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFKas0CDu9I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw2IWozRQWg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XObZXYkiMO0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLwKMjUxvQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N1TJP1cxmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Dn2DzHres

I'll update in about an hour with Lara Croft, then an hour after that with the folks from Uncharted.
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#3SheepinatorPosted 12/17/2012 9:25:25 AM
There was an actual game called "Free Running" for the PS2, made by Rebellion. I never tried it.
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#4parkourboybryan(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 9:27:57 AM
Sheepinator posted...
There was an actual game called "Free Running" for the PS2, made by Rebellion. I never tried it.


I know, it's excluded, everything in that game screamed unrealism. Five step horizontal wall runs into 20 foot jumps to another wall only to start running up the wall. The game was fun but it shows an accurate description of parkour like Call of Duty shows of being in the military.
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#5Hales69Posted 12/17/2012 9:37:18 AM
The protagonist from Sleeping Dogs (can't remember his name right now, Wei?) uses parkour.
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#6SunDevil77Posted 12/17/2012 9:49:41 AM(edited)
What about Shiek from OoT/Super Smash Bros?
Or Voldo or Yoshimitsu from SC/Tekken.
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#7pothocketPosted 12/17/2012 9:49:41 AM
I'm so confused. Why do Resident Evil characters count but not the Prince of Persia?
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#8parkourboybryan(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 9:51:30 AM
Hales69 posted...
The protagonist from Sleeping Dogs (can't remember his name right now, Wei?) uses parkour.


Fair Enough, we now have a new candidate: Detective Wei Shen
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Not changing my sig until DICE officially announces Mirror's Edge 2
#9parkourboybryan(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 10:12:10 AM
pothocket posted...
I'm so confused. Why do Resident Evil characters count but not the Prince of Persia?


Because most of their movements are grounded in realism and at least look realistic, and they can't bend time and run up water.

I'm not going to say anymore on the topic at hand, because I just got done with a large argument on the PS3 boards over the same subject. Needless to say, the Prince is to unrealistic, and while other characters I've included may have moments of "shouldn't even be physically possible", they have about 90% less than he does.
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Not changing my sig until DICE officially announces Mirror's Edge 2
#10parkourboybryan(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 10:19:26 AM
SunDevil77 posted...
What about Shiek from OoT/Super Smash Bros?
Or Voldo or Yoshimitsu from SC/Tekken.


Yoshimitsu is a cyborg, so he's out.
Shiek could be considered, is SSB's engine wasn't entirely based to say screw you to physics with double, triple jumps among other things. If I did let that slide though, she'd be a good candidate, along with Zerosuit Samus and Captain Falcon.
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Not changing my sig until DICE officially announces Mirror's Edge 2