If anyone thinks that video game fans miss details as insignificant as the cheeks of Aloy, the protagonist of Horizon Forbidden, we inform them that these are precisely the ones that have caused a stir on social networks and have even come to make memes putting her as an overweight person with an unattractive face and all because of the look of her cheeks.
As many already know, the Horizon Forbidden West video game preview He was the main protagonist of the State of Play that took place on May 27, planned to be released on both PlayStation platforms, although without a release date.
Once its excellent graphics in 4K resolution with its 30 FPS were detailed, as well as the great variety in the vegetation, Aloy’s weapons and the new ability to immerse in the water of the agile protagonist, a detail caught the attention of fans of the saga and it was Aloy’s new cheeks.
To this end, they have made a comparison between the image shown in the videos of both characters in Horizon Zero Dawn of 2017 with the current trailer and without a doubt that Aloy looks more robust and with a somewhat different appearance on her face. Users have taken advantage of the networks to attribute these changes to such irrelevant reasons such as that it is “overweight” and that it looks “uglier”.
Despite the many memes that circulated in networks about Aloy, it is a matter of remembering that the game is still in development, because as we already said, Guerrilla Games has not said anything about a possible release date which could mean a probable correction in the immediate future on this aspect so little relevant, but apparently important for a small minority of fans.
Other characters criticized for their appearance
We know that players tend to be very demanding with video games and that they often take advantage of these subtle changes to make a whole sea of conjectures and musings at all levels, almost always funny and rarely offensive and Aloy is not the case. unique.
Criticisms of video game characters, especially if they are female, have always been present and as an example there we have the diatribe that was formed with the female figures of Mortal Kombat X, where the level of sexism rose quite noticeably.
There we could observe the exaggerated curves of the female characters in comparison with the previous installments, where these fighters were seen somewhat athletic but not at all eroticized, although after endless criticism, they returned to their original aspects.
Another emblematic case of criticism of the image of female characters was with the video game The Last of Us 2, where, contrary to the eroticization of women in Mortal Kombat, we were in the presence of a single character that could be female or male, since his Acting was firm in both characterizations and although they may not believe it, this was reason for many players to put the game aside, because they did not accept that diversity that involved physical aspects, decisions and even sexual orientation.
Never ending macho comments
The comments in general about the appearance of women in video games have been repeated over the years, however with the rise of social networks these comments have become more visible and although most of them are made in a funny, it is no less true that the intrinsic macho cut in them is undeniable.
Unfortunately we do not believe that this type of somewhat childish situations will change in the long term, as it has a lot to do with the level of maturity of the players and the focus of their interest in other aspects of video games that are not precisely female forms.
And this should be yes, because the roles played by female or male characters in video games are the same in the plot and so far we do not know about video games that make men and women fight differently.
Given the above, those who focus on criticizing Aloy’s cheeks may be missing out on other excellent details shown throughout the 14-minute gameplay where they can enjoy the incredible adventures that this agile character brings us, who at every moment It shows how well he handles a bow and arrow and how he can handle himself in a world full of dangers.