Heroes Week – Evolution of the Multi-Faceted Gaming Hero

This week is our self-proclaimed Heroes Week!  To commemorate heroism in gaming, I have decided to examine heroes of the past versus heroes of the present, what limitations contribute to their differences, why some heroes haven’t changed at all since their conception, and why a gaming hero doesn’t need superpowers.  STRAP IN! Let’s start out with a pretty clear cut protagonist who has had virtually no dynamic growth since his first appearance in 1981: Mario.  He was saving a princess [...]