Tuesday, February 21, 2017

For Honor Gets Female Armor Right

I haven't spent a lot of time with For Honor yet but I definitely agree with the author of this article, the game does get female armor right.

For Honor gets female armor right. Its designs diminish the trappings of femininity, framing female warriors simply as warriors. It means that her armor is just as protective as male fighters’. It means I’m not wondering whether the town armory ran out of iron for their women or why the battalion chief sent in his command, unconcerned by the unarmored female bodies that would pepper the battlefield. For Honor’s armored women aren’t good because they’re covered up, but because their design is consistent with male warriors’ and the game’s medieval tone.