Pixel-Poesie: Die besten Zitate aus Videospielen

Ohren auf! Zwischen dem Geballer und den Motorengeräuschen werden in Videospielen bisweilen wichtige Dinge gesagt. (Foto: Treasured Moments Photography)

Ohren auf! Zwischen dem Geballer und den Motorengeräuschen werden in Videospielen bisweilen erstaunlich wichtige Dinge gesagt. (Foto: Treasured Moments Photography)

Wow, wie schlau! Wer hat das wohl geschrieben – Goethe, Shakespeare oder Chandler? Ist es ein Zitat aus diesem Film von Kubrick oder Allen? Hat Buddha das gesagt, Einstein oder Nietzsche? Weder noch. Tatsächlich stammen die folgenden literarischen Perlen allesamt aus Videospielen.

„My life may be a world of pain, but from here on out it’s gonna be cool, comfortable, air-conditioned pain.“
(Michael De Santa in GTA V)

„A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him.“
(Master Chief John in Halo: Combat Evolved)

“I like a good cigar… and a bad woman.”
(Duke Nukem in Duke Nukem 3D)

„Wings symbolize freedom for those who have none.“
(Cissnei in Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core)

„Your past is like pieces of a broken mirror. You try to pick them up, but you only end up cutting yourself.“
(Max Payne in Max Payne 2)

„Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.“
(Chief in Animal Crossing: New Leaf)

„Fighting was the only thing I was ever good at, but at least I always fought for what I believed in.“
(Gray Fox in Metal Gear Solid)

„Love is just a chemical. We give it meaning through choice.“
(Eleanor Lamb in Bioshock 2)

„If it’s not found out, a lie becomes the truth.“
(Rowd in Suikoden II)

„It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly.“
(Flemeth in Dragon Age)

„If our lives are already written, it would take a courageous man to change the script.“
(Alan Wake in Alan Wake)

„When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! Get mad: ´I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?´ Demand to see life’s manager!“
(Cave Johnson in Portal 2)

„Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars.“
(Davion, the Dragon Knight in DOTA 2)

„Everybody dies alone.”
(Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow)

„No one can change the past. The only thing we can do is strive to make up for our mistakes. Why must we make up for our mistakes, you ask? Because in so doing, we can find the way back to our path. And once we’ve found our path, we can move on from our past mistakes toward a brighter future.“
(Phoenix Wright in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)

„We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.“
(Andrew Ryan, Bioshock)

„Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters. Their silence is your answer.“
(Javik in Mass Effect)

„When you die, you disappear, and eventually, you’re forgotten. Nothing of you remains. Humans are so unfeeling that way. That’s why I must have power. Enough absolute power to carve my existence into the very fabric of this world.“
(Count Waltz in Eternal Sonata)

“A man chooses; a slave obeys.”
(Andrew Ryan in BioShock)

“Lets show them our hearts, and then show them theirs.”
(Oghren in Dragon Age Origins)

„Hope is what makes us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost.“
(Pandora, God Of War III)

„The healthy human mind doesn’t wake up in the morning thinking this is its last day on Earth. But I think that’s a luxury, not a curse. To know you’re close to the end is a kind of freedom. Good time to take… inventory. Outgunned. Outnumbered. Out of our minds. On a suicide mission. But the sands and rocks here stained with thousands of years of warfare… they will remember us. For this. Because out of all our vast array of nightmares, this is the one we choose for ourselves. We go forward like a breath exhaled from the Earth. With vigor in our hearts and one goal in sight.“
(Captain Price in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II)

„Good men mean well. We just don’t always end up doing well.“
(Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 3)

„Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? ‚No!‘ says the man in Washington, ‚It belongs to the poor.‘ ‚No!‘ says the man in the Vatican, ‚It belongs to God.‘ ‚No!‘ says the man in Moscow, ‚It belongs to everyone.‘ I rejected those answers; instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Rapture, a city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality, where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well.“
(Andrew Ryan in BioShock)

„Science isn’t about ´why´ – it’s about ´why not´.“
(Cave Johnson in Portal 2)

“The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.”
(The G-Man in Half-Life 2)

“The past is a gaping hole. You try to run from it, but the more you run, the deeper, more terrible it grows behind you, its edges yawning at your heels. Your only chance is to turn around and face it.”
(Max Payne in Max Payne 2)

„The closer you get to the light, the greater your shadow becomes.“
(Stimme aus Kingdom Hearts)