While it’s true that you sometimes need to go for style points, especially in video games which are at times reliant on an individual style, sometimes it can blow up in your face. Take For Honor, which is getting some backlash from fans for making the fighter characters “look like clowns” for having certain color schemes put on them in certain online modes. These modes make up the bulk of the game, and thus it seems like the player choices in regards to armor are ruined.
This comes from Reddit user BigMonsterDck, who has started a “Petition” to get the attacker/defender colors of the various modes to be removed. For him, this comes down to what For Honor allows players to do, and what they don’t. They allow the player to create custom armor, and they show it in natural armor colors. Yet, when they go into online mode to battle with players online in team battles, the colors of the armor switches from natural armor tones to bright red and blue, which is meant to “show who your teammates are.” But to him, it seems pretty clear who is on whose team, so why change the look?
“So many times I’ve been putting together a cool outfit, only to be fooled once I realise the Attacker/Defender colors just ruin the look.”
The neutral colors that players see only appear in 1v1 mode. This doesn’t make sense to many, including those who responded to the petition thread. Many were in agreement about how it would be better to lose the colors and go back to the neutral tones. A lot note that this isn’t a gameplay thing, it’s an aesthetics thing. They want their warriors to look like true warriors.
“Haha, couldnt agree more. These bright colours are just ridiculous looking and the heroes are suppose to be super badass warriors,” says player Luonteri
What do you think? Should For Honor ditch the bright colors in the online modes? Let us know in the comments below.