Cheesy looking sexy bitches in in Sci-Fi videogames or any videogame. You know the ones that are usually some sort of comms woman delivering you some intel over your headset. Stereotypical mission briefing bullsh*t from some double D slut. I just don't think it's realistic. Give me some ugly person with lazy eye and weight problem and I'll probably think they have more character and/or are more realistic than someone that looks like they jumped out of FHM magazine and in to a ranking mission operative role.
I hate this trend of people saying that games should feature more ugly people. f*ck that. I'm playing a game to enjoy myself and I don't want to look at a bunch of ugly faces while doing that.
It's not some trend I'm following. I just want people to look like real people. I'll use TV as an example. Some shows like to depict people as all models, clean and preppy and very good looking and then they put them in hard-working, often breaking the law situations. There's a huge disconnect there. Now, you can argue that good looking people commit crimes or end up in unusual adventures just as much as the next person but people getting tough situations like the ones in video games over and over generally have some hardship showing in their face. You can see history and character in a weathered face. They don't have to be ugly people just real looking people, not somebody out of some fashion magazine fighting aliens in space.
Because then video games start to become homogenized and preppy like this..
It's why games like GTA work well because they're not afraid to have the grimey looking Eastern European with the ugly cousin. Or the creepy looking smart guy in the wheelchair. It's the grittiness of Kane & Lynch. They're more believable for me because these people look more day to day. Life has grinded them down. The handsome, no blemishes people I see are less inclined to have had any physically demanding jobs, had less hardship in their lives etc. There's a place for those people in games like Life Is Strange or some other story-driven games that doesn't quite involve, taking down rival gang or fighting aliens in space. I don't want muh games turning in to muh soap opera style stories played by all dudes with six-packs and square jawlines and big breasted, skinny waisted women for every side-character.
Quite possibly the two worst examples to make your points through since Halo armor is pretty low key and Miranda is genetically modified to be as perfect as possible.
@Leftist: I disagree, Miranda, the means doesn't justify the end for me, the end result is still the same. A sexy female informant/comms woman for the horny teenage nerds, is just too cliched in video games.
@Leftist, Ed Nashton: Yes, maybe Halo was a bad example to use in my sleepy first post of the morning. Point still stands though, I dislike over the top armour.