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
Oh, hello! It has been a little while, hasn’t it? That happens every now and then, life gets in the way and prevents me from doing the truly important things – like writing copious amounts about fictional universes (and, boy, have I written a lot for you all to digest today). I had actually written […]Read More Reach Ruminations
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 […]Read More Halo 5: Reimagining Jul ‘Mdama’s Fate
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 […]Read More Subtlety and Nuance – Reimagining Halo 5’s Cortana
So I was semi-recently doing what I call a ‘photography run’ of Halo 4, I call it this because there’s no campaign theatre mode so it has to be done using the blind skull and the Xbox’s screenshot feature. This kind of playthrough really gets you to appreciate the art and the visuals of the game, […]Read More Requiem Ruminations
Y’know, amidst all of the discussions we’ve had about both the present and future of Halo, along with the announcement of Halo Wars 2, I’ve been taken with the desire to look back on the original game in the first of (hopefully) many retrospective posts. As a note: I don’t have any planned structure of things to […]Read More A Love Letter to Halo Wars