Things change over time but people still play games involving Mario and other classic characters. Everyone loves the cheeky Italian American plumber but which characters would not be appropriate if they were reimagined today? There are so many characters that were great back in the day but would seem well out of place now a decade or two later.
Halo gamers will know all about Cortana but the male players will remember her more fondly than the female gamers. There’s a simple reason for that – she’s naked. According to the programmers, she’s naked to make her appear more vulnerable but that doesn’t explain why she’s sexy with it. Surely if they wanted her to be vulnerable, they’d make her cute and appealing like a lost puppy not attractive and sexy female. Isn’t it about time that characters like this are shown the door? The #Metoo generation won’t put up with such stereotypes so we reckon that Cortana will have a wardrobe by the time Halo 5 is released.
If you’ve played Final Fight in Japan you might have piledrived Poison into the ground as Mike Hagger but you weren’t able to do this in the version released in the UK and America. For whatever reason, Capcom decided that Western players wouldn’t accept Poison as gang members so for a reason that’s never been disclosed, they decided to change the character to a pre-op transgender man. From a practical perspective that makes sense. It meant they didn’t need to change the character’s outfit but from all other perspectives, it’s an awful decision to make.
What’s not to love about Donkey Kong? Well, Candy Kong for one thing. Candy Kong is such an old-fashioned creation – the damsel in distress who offers the strong male character a sexy female to rescue. It’s such an out-dated notion that it wouldn’t work today. She began life as the guardian of your precious save points in Donkey Kong Country but by the time we get to Donkey Kong 64 she’s nothing more than a cliché waiting to be saved. The fact she’s a monkey doesn’t diminish the gratuitously out-dated image this character creates.