Here we are, at the fifth and final story of this little project. This has been a really fun exercise in mixing various critiques I’ve made of Halo 5 over the last three years with more creative expression, writing scenes I’d have loved to see and expanding on some of the ideas found throughout the campaign and […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – In Loving Memory of Squad Leader Bibjam
And so we come to the penultimate instalment of The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. This is something I’ve had in-mind for three years now, a ‘resolution’ of sorts to the conflict between Catherine Halsey and Sarah Palmer that unfortunately didn’t get the best showing in the concluding issues of Halo: Escalation. At the end […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Halsey’s Choice
And we’re back! I decided to delay the posting of this article for a week because I wanted to share my experiences in the US where I visited 343, Microsoft, and Bungie – in case you missed it, you can read about here. But now it’s back to the schedule of weekly instalments of The […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Heretic, Hero
The Untold Tales of Halo 5 continue with Axios. In further celebration of Halo 5’s third birthday, this project is my endeavour to respond to it creatively where I have already done so critically. For this week’s story, which is also in the form of a script and is coming to you a little bit early (because […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Axios
Halo 5 turns three years old today. Having written a novel-length level-by-level analysis of the campaign, along with countless other articles on the story, I feel like my well of criticism has run pretty dry. As a result, I find myself turning to something a little different. Where I have responded to Halo 5 critically, I […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Meridian Approach
After seven long years, the Halo TV show is finally within sight.
Over the last year, we’ve been slowly seeing more and more tidbits of news about the show trickle out, following what feels like millennia of “It’s coming, stay tuned!”
Last November, it was announced that the cast had assembled, the table reads completed, and production was ready to begin – and nothing, not even the Flood could stop it! (How naive we were about all things 2020…)
Given all this additional free time that it’s now our civic duty to observe, I thought I’d share some of my own thoughts on the potential of this series and why I’m excited for it.Read More Why I’m excited for the Halo TV show
When 343 Industries inherited the mantle of the Halo franchise and decided to continue the story of the Master Chief and Cortana, the universe asked a question.
The answer arrived in the form of metal and madness, bearing the name ‘Promethean.’Read More From Peter Jackson to Halo Infinite – A Rumination on the Prometheans
We last saw the Didact in the The Next 72 Hours arc of Halo: Escalation, which, puzzlingly, concluded with him being Composed – despite stating in one of Halo 4’s Terminals that it would not work on him.
With his future uncertain, I thought it’d be interesting to reconcile this apparent contradiction and find a satisfying answer to why the Didact can be Composed, and why his probable absence in Infinite might be a good thing for fans of the character.Read More Why the Didact CAN be Composed and WON’T be in Halo Infinite
It’s been more than three years now since Halo 5: Guardians released, something I have just celebrated with my own creative response to the game – The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. We’ve had a difficult relationship, Halo 5 and I, where its story is concerned, as many of us do… I found myself looking back […]Read More Truth and Reconciliation – My Journey with Halo 5
“Our duty, as soldiers, is to protect humanity… whatever the cost.” Last year, I wrote three articles exploring the Master Chief’s characterisation in the original Halo trilogy – not just about his journey through the games, but the way in which the attitudes towards him from both the writers and the community changed over time. Upon […]Read More The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo 4