Posted March 08, 2015
I agree that he was a likeable jerk in the first game. But in the second one he sometimes acted outright cruel and doesn't seem to care if he hurts people who are close to him. Compared to the first game it seemed to be out-of-character for me. But I have to say that it got better the longer the game lasted. Either he got more likable again during the story or I got used to his enormous jerk-level again. ;)
Breja: I actually really like Rufus. He is a jerk, but it lends very well to comedy, and he is a very likeable jerk. First of all, his attitude can be understood when you think about how he grew up- deserted by his foster father, and ridicouled by everyone at home for his plans to follow his "dad" and go to Elysium. But I mostly like him because unlike most characters around him, he is very proactive. Everyone else seems content to just sit around on all the Deponia's trash and Rufus, for good or ill, is the only guy with ambitions, dreams and the will put it into motion. And even though he keeps failing he keeps trying again.