iPlay: Zoe Castillo

Welcome to the newest series of articles this blog has to offer. iPlay includes different aspects of gaming including stories, characters, puzzles and so on.

Today’s feature is the main character from a game I recently finished and which was featured here. I’m talking about the sequel to “The Longest Journey” – “Dreamfall”. Being an adventure game with a really cool story, the game has to offer interesting characters.

But probably the most interesting and cool and cute and…stop. The one which people loved is Zoe Castillo.

On the official “Longest Journey” forum someone stated – I think I’m in love with Zoe Castillo. Is that wrong?

If people fall in love with virtual girls that must have reasonable explanation. And all begins with the story behind the character.

Zoe is a typical girl who hasn’t found yet a purpose in life. She dropped out of university, she broke up with her boyfriend, she spends time doing useless things. She isn’t the type to get involve into every part of the society she lives in, by the contrary she has just a few close friends.

Lacking a purpose only makes her feel unsteady, useless, probably close to miserable. This til the moment her adventure begins. Being involved in the action of trying to help Reza will place her into a world she would never imagine.

At first she has a hard time accepting her role in all this story. She is the type of person who has to see with her own eyes in order to believe something. But she will convince herself of the things she has to deal with after The Eye – the police – puts her on the black list.

From the indifference she will get into really wanting to find out the truth.

The messages she receives – like the one in which she is told to find April Ryan – will reflect her devotion to the newly stated destiny.

It’s amazing how the creators put the pieces together and offered this character the possibility of mental and spiritual evolution. I always liked that in games or anime series or whatever crossed my path.

But is it worth to have a massive crush over a 3D virtual model? I guess not, but you can enjoy its aspect as long as you’re playing the game.

Zoe is smart, she is devoted to her cause and besides that she is represented as a women – acting cute sometimes or defending her personality. I guess I appreciate this character.

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