November 30 Day Soul Calibur Meme Day 29 - Your thoughts on guest characters
I mostly don't mind the guest characters. I think they're fun and sort of random and an interesting addition. The only one that annoys me is Link, because back in the day there was a ridiculous amount of fanfic for him and I was just like, you don't even go here.
But at the same time, if it weren't for Link, I would never have found out about the Soul Calibur series! He is what made a bunch of Gamecube-owning friends of my brother interested in the game, and those friends made my brother interested in the game, and he bought it even though I was convinced I would HATE the game. ... I was wrong. :)
So yeah, that's pretty much it as far as my thoughts about guest characters go -- some are forgettable and some are overhyped, but I think Link was pretty key in expanding SC's fanbase a lot, at least from my point of view, so well-chosen guest characters can be a very effective marketing scheme.
How about you? Who has been your favorite guest character and who has been your least favorite? Who would you like to be a guest character in your dream SC game? Or would you rather they stop the whole guest character thing altogether?