Our boring masked heroes

Can you tell any of these generi-soldiers apart?

You might remember our feature on the world%26rsquo;smost generic game characterwhere we created our own Frankenstein-like world-saving hero. We%26rsquo;ll go deeper than that - today we%26rsquo;re scrutinizing the generic hero%26rsquo;s face mask from the last year or so, which are constantly way too similar across titles.


TimeShift
Sculpted from Boring, our hero%26rsquo;s cross-sectioned face is modeled like he%26rsquo;s perpetually furrowing his brow. Curiously merging a paintball mask with a halogen light, he can bend the fourth dimension, but will you even remember his name? Our sources say no.


Army of Two
Fist-bumping terrorist slayers, Rios and Salem bling more than just their custom shotguns - they even attach flame decals to their helmets like a 12-year-old does to skateboards. Hey, it made Optimus Prime look %26ldquo;badass%26rdquo; in the Transformers movie. Surprisingly, there%26rsquo;s no protection for the back of their heads considering they%26rsquo;re generally being shot at from behind. No matter - %26ldquo;KILL %26lsquo;EM ALL! GYEAHHH.%26rdquo;


Crysis
Avert your attention from the ropey muscle suit and direct your eyes to this hot shot%26rsquo;s flight mask. With no other explanation for the glowing red eyes, we bet he triggers it to alert his Korean enemies that he%26rsquo;s super pissed and about to chuck them over a mountain. Interestingly enough, Crytek has ditched the goofy helmet for their follow up - Crysis: Warhead. The bald-headed goon replacing the first guy is sort of a step up.


Dark Void
We%26rsquo;re not going to knock Capcom%26rsquo;s upcoming Rocketeer-sim too much because it looks pretty sweet, but that helmet%26rsquo;s vertical slit makes hero Will look like he%26rsquo;s got an asscrack on his face. Just sayin%26rsquo;.

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