I wrote a lot of words about Halo 4 that might have amounted to a proper review. To sum up briefly: great action, beautiful artwork, slightly flawed level design. There is a review on Clever Musings l ended up mostly agreeing with, so check that out for a good rundown. It did suffer a little from weird spikes in difficulty on certain segments, and there was never as much ammo as I might have liked. Mostly, I want to talk about Cortana. From here on, I must spoil all of the single-player campaign, right up until the end. I realize that means I may lose some readers here.
Why is Cortana nude? Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor explains
She materializes as a blue hologram of a woman, and while she does appear to be "nude," O'Connor has explained why that's not exactly the case. She's effectively just wearing kind of a holographic body stocking; that's the conceit. And she does it to put people off so that they're on their guard when they're talking to here and that she has the upper hand in those conversations. As one can probably guess, she was made to look the way she does simply because sex sells, and the developers needed an attractive female character to pair with the intensely masculine Master Chief. Her popularity has even been recognized by Microsoft, as they've created the Siri-like Cortana to work with Windows 10 , and we're sure that she'll continue to leave a lasting impact on Microsoft and the Xbox brand moving forward, nude or not. Dalton Cooper is an editor for Game Rant who has been writing about video games professionally since Having written thousands of game reviews and articles over the course of his career, Dalton considers himself a video game historian and strives to play as many games as possible. Dalton covers the latest breaking news for Game Rant, as well as writes reviews, guide content, and more. Share Tweet Email 0. About The Author Dalton Cooper is an editor for Game Rant who has been writing about video games professionally since
It seems that videogames studios are mainly made up of a bunch of guys, and the women in their games are perhaps portrayed in the way they themselves see women. Here, the same 3-D artist who wanted to not portray women as sex objects to be ogled and drooled over, coincidentally, modeled Konoko and Cortana. Never mind that Cortana was basically a naked hologram! We ran out of time, and there we go. One of the reasons she does it is to attract and demand attention. In other words, the current team at looked at the history of Cortana and — based on what little information they had — tried to come up with a logical explanation for why this woman has rendered herself in the nude this whole time. Of course. Again, this happens whether women consent to it or not. Cortana has come to represent that problem for me — today more than ever.
Everyone is a snappy dresser in the Halo universe. Master Chief wears his trusty Mjolnir armour, Spartan Locke has a more organic set of equipment strapped onto him and Cortana walks around buck-naked like that drunk uncle who ruined your wedding. And her design pretty much sums up the game development environment of the early s, where developers could create a sexy sidekick that was pure eye candy, without anyone criticising them for it. Times have changed however, and people want more than a page three companion with a great personality. Or maybe they want both. But for other people, seeing that kind of character on their screen can be uncomforting. So one of the reasons she [chooses to appear without clothes] is to attract and demand attention.