'kill me!' (Scenes) Flood scene where obvious former 'buddy' human is now a flood, and the turmoil as other soldier(s) or MC realize they have to kill him/her. Cherry on top is that flood hasn't completely subsumed personality, so creature's last shreds of humanity come out and plead for help/quick-death.
According to the rules, this entry is fine, because even though something similar occurs with Keyes and MC, the storyline is above reproach. If they pour on the schmaltz (ala Matrix death scenes), it'll suck.
Wooden or CG props are not acceptable... (Props) When props are used, they should look real. I'm not talking about having the MC hold a wooden toy, and we are to use our imagination, I'm thinking metallic, right reflection, good weight.
This is an interesting point. Even TV series like Stargate, have realistic looking weapons. The alien weapons have kick and can cause as much damage as we would expect. So including non-wooden, high-powered toys would be an awesome idea.
MC holds up first *real* BR... to the obvious groans of tell-tale plastic sheen. :(
Cortana is not a cheap suit... (Computer Graphics) Creating Cortana as merely a hollow, cartoon-like character will not approach the level of maturity that this character has. She has developed in hundreds of hours of gameplay for millions world-wide, and simply to make her a cartoon character will lose the nature of who and what she is.
So the question remains: Person in a suit, with all the nuances and movements of a person, or a complete CG being?
Even is she's a 'real person' it may backfire. Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell comes to mind.