Why I Love Halo: Nightfall – Part 1

This one’s dedicated to Grim, who moved this right to the top of my ‘to-write’ list… Y’know, when Halo: Nightfall originally released, I, like many, wasn’t too sure what to make of it. I didn’t dislike it, but I wasn’t swept off my feet the way I was two years prior when Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gave […]

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In Defence of Halo 2’s Cliffhanger

“Sir, finishing this fight…”

I love Halo 2’s cliffhanger ending.

I loved it when I finished the game for the first time, in the early hours of the morning, while sat – bleary-eyed, tired beyond relief – in the darkened game room at a friend’s house back in 2004. And I still love it now.

If there’s a hill I am willing to die on, it’s that Halo 2’s cliffhanger ending is good, and this is why…

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Ruminations on Halo: Legends – The Duel

As a bit of an interlude between the Master Chief articles, along with the (re?)arrival of Halo: Legends on Netflix, I fancied doing a little rumination piece on one of my favourite stories from that ever-divisive anthology… The Duel is a short story that follows Fal ‘Chavamee, taking place some four hundred years before the ‘modern’ era […]

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Halo 5: Reimagining Jul ‘Mdama’s Fate

As those of you who kept up with my Halo 5 postmortem articles know, this is a subject that I have rather a lot to say about. While I’ve already discussed and analysed the matter of Jul ‘Mdama’s death and my alternate narrative for him at-length, it has been spread across various other posts and I wanted […]

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Subtlety and Nuance – Reimagining Halo 5’s Cortana

I can give (have given) you over forty thousand reasons why I abhor Cortana’s portrayal in Halo 5… I scorn it because the writers’ dishonesty was disproportionate to their suggested story. I spite it because it forced the premature shutdown of half a dozen major plot points and character arcs from the previous three years of fiction. But, for all […]

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