“Do you believe the Master Chief succeeded because he was, at his core, broken?”
I’ve written… a fair amount about Halo 4 over the years.
I forged my place in the community as a loud voice of positivity for this game after its release. I have penned tens of thousands of words about its storytelling, its characterisation, its themes.
The year is 2021, and I’m still not done. I still have more to say about it because its themes are so rich. Theme is the ‘soul’ of a work, the connective tissue between everything, and at the end it’s the main thing I want to talk about – putting the pieces together, exploring what it all meant.
So let’s dive once more into the depths of Halo 4.
Read More Just another article about why Haruspis loves Halo 4’s story…
(Or, ‘Why Sequence’s Terminals are one of the best things in Halo.’)
During 343 Guilty Spark’s millennia of isolation on Installation 04, a strange alien vessel crashed on the ring. The community hasn’t stopped wondering about it since.
So, if we’re not meant to get any answers about what it is, let us instead explore why 343 Industries decided to tell this story, and what Sequence’s Terminals represent as an integral aspect of storytelling in modern Halo.
Read More About the mysterious ship in Halo 1 Anniversary, and why Halo NEEDS Terminals
Eight years after its conclusion, I thought to revisit the Kilo-5 Trilogy to see how my thoughts may have changed – how I might be able to reconcile with it.
Regrettably, despite my best efforts, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to.
Read More Why I still can’t reconcile with the Kilo-5 Trilogy
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 about a month since Halo: Renegades released and Kelly Gay’s latest foray into the Halo universe has given the lore community plenty to discuss.
As such, Dave and Dani of Forward Unto Dawn invited me onto their podcast (again!) to discuss some of the intriguing developments that came from this story – mysteries that have been building up for almost a decade…
Read More FUDcast #28 – Halo: Renegades, ‘Forerunner Dynamite Fishing’ (feat. Me!)
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
“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
Sixteen years… It occurs to me that Halo has been in my life longer than it hasn’t. I was seven when Halo 1 released and I’m twenty-three now. This series has been alongside me throughout the most formative years of my life. As I’m sure is the case for many of you, I simply cannot imagine what […]
Read More Celebrating 16 Years of Halo With 16 Obscure Lore Facts