GLAAD Selected Naughty Dog's Bill As One of the Most Intriguing Characters of 2013
Posted by Kell Andersen
He's feeling glad
If you didn't already know, we really loved The Last of Us here at Push Square. In fact, we loved it so much that we threw as many Game Of The Year awards at it as we possibly could. One of our favourite things about Naughty Dog's universally praised opus is the subtly of its writing – it's rare to see a game so confident in its ability to effectively use subtext. And it seems that GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a pretty big fan of the survival horror too, as the group singled out insufferable loner Bill as one of the most interesting new LGBT characters in 2013.
"One of the characters that the player encounters over the course of the game is Bill, an unstable loner in the town of Lincoln with a talent for fixing things," the organisation stated in a blog post. "Through dialogue and backstory, the player learns that Bill once had a partner named Frank who he loved, but the plague drove them apart and led Frank to a bitter end. Both helpful and contentious, Bill is as deeply flawed but wholly unique a gay character found in any storytelling medium this year."
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