Videos games are considered by many as an art form. While many people seem to write off video games as an entertainment form for kids and teenagers, many games actually have decent writing.
Sometimes, you will come across a line of dialogue that is so profound you can’t help but remember about them from time to time. On Topthingy today, we will have a look at the top 4 memorable quotes that came out of a video game.
1. “The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world” – G-Man, Half-Life 2
This quote comes from G-Man, a mysterious man who assists Morgan Freeman – the main character of the series – to save the world.
Morgan Freeman was in stasis after the events of Half-Life 2 and he was woken up by G-Man. This line was delivered then. It was quite chilling because it describes Morgan’s situation perfectly. Circumstances have forced him a terrible situation and even with all that he’s done, still stuck in the middle of this crisis.
2. “Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters. Their silence is your answer.” – Javik, Mass Effect 3
This line was delivered to our protagonist while he was answering Javik questions about honor. It’s a great line that perfectly describes the reality of war. Javik’s species were wiped out among countless others in the galaxy by the game’s antagonist. He was arguing with the protagonist about honor and obligations to do the right thing while trying to prevent the same thing happening again.
3. “The Cake Is A Lie” – GLaDOS, Portal
This was said by GLaDOS – an AI that controls an experimenting facility in the game Portal. Throughout the game, she was the one who pushed the player through dangerous testing experiments. She was constantly promising a party with cakes and everything when the player finishes the course. Too bad it turns out to be a lie as she was trying to murder you at the end. This became a very memorable quote when you get to the end of the game and the song starts playing.
4. “What is better – to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?” – Paarthurnax (The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim)
This quote speaks for itself. Which is actually better for a man, to be born with everything served on a silver platter, or to overcome all the obstacles with sheer efforts and achieve their goals?
In the game, this line was delivered when the character Paarthurnax was talking about himself. He was challenging the moral high ground of the people who were never forced to choose between good and evil while he had to go through hell to follow the narrow path of “good”. But he did it, anyway, enduring great pain and keep pushing for it. Eventually, he achieved the “good” that wasn’t given to him.