"I claim this kill in the name of, er... carrots!"
I’ve written a feature about the most feeble motivations in video games. Why? Why not? After all, the characters in this feature do far crazier, far more dangerous things based on far hazier motivations. Ooh, I don’t have any plumbing to do, so I’d better save a Princess. Damn it: my daughter is wearing a bikini, I’d better travel the world and beat up strangers.
Video games often get unfairly accused of having rubbish plots and poor characterisation, but in these following examples, those criticisms are more than justified… So read on, and discover the flimsiest, most bizarre motivations for characters to do what they do best in video games.