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
We left off last time with our motley crew of Sedrans and ONI operatives (sorry for the proper nouns, Randall!) making ready to deploy to the fragment of Installation 04, known as Alpha Shard. Quite simply, the plan was to nab the smugglers responsible for mining the element used in an attack on Sedra City, […]Read More Why I Love Halo: Nightfall – Part 2
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 […]Read More Why I Love Halo: Nightfall – Part 1
“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…Read More In Defence of Halo 2’s Cliffhanger
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 […]Read More Ruminations on Halo: Legends – The Duel
Remember how I said that I was intending to write more positive Halo pieces? Well, I started out on the right track. I went back to older fiction with the intent of looking for some lore to analyse and discuss, thinking that Evolutions would be a good bet (as it has been for me in the past […]Read More Human Weakness – Ruminations On Cortana