In the summer of 2016, I received an offer to fly out to Seattle and visit 343 Industries. “Yes!” I said, because of course you would. “That would be absolutely fantastic, let me check the calendar and we’ll sort something out!” As it turned out, my calendar was free… two-and-a-half years later. Better late than never, […]Read More I Visited 343 and Bungie!
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
“The Master Chief and Blue Team are deployed by the UNSC to Alpha Corvi II, a precarious human colony world, seeking to halt the Covenant’s efforts to uncover something hidden below the planet’s surface.” It’s a summary we’re all painfully familiar with. One of the biggest issues Halo has had over the years lies in recycling […]Read More Halo: Collateral Damage – Fixing One of Halo’s Biggest Storytelling Problems
Five years, five long years… That’s how long I’ve been writing this blog In that time, I have written 120 articles, totalling 526,216 words, and over the summer I surpassed over half-a-million readers. I’m not normally one to pay much mind to those sorts of statistics, but for this site’s fifth birthday I thought it […]Read More I Interviewed Jeff Easterling – Halo/343’s GrimBrother One
“My reach exceeds that of the stars themselves. You cannot escape my grasp.” The Warden Eternal is Halo’s worst character. I found this article sitting pretty in my drafts for about two years with only that opening line, waiting to be expanded on and justified like the other ‘reimagining’ articles I’ve done – the last […]Read More Halo 5: Reimagining the Warden Eternal
A PROLOGUE TO AN ARTICLE ON PROLOGUES… At the beginning of an article, I write a short introduction that seeks to inform you about the content I’m going to cover and also some of the context behind why I have chosen to write about that topic. A prologue. This article, if you hadn’t guessed, is […]Read More Gears of War 4 and Halo 4 – A Study of Prologues