Here we are, at the fifth and final story of this little project. This has been a really fun exercise in mixing various critiques I’ve made of Halo 5 over the last three years with more creative expression, writing scenes I’d have loved to see and expanding on some of the ideas found throughout the campaign and […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – In Loving Memory of Squad Leader Bibjam
And so we come to the penultimate instalment of The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. This is something I’ve had in-mind for three years now, a ‘resolution’ of sorts to the conflict between Catherine Halsey and Sarah Palmer that unfortunately didn’t get the best showing in the concluding issues of Halo: Escalation. At the end […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Halsey’s Choice
And we’re back! I decided to delay the posting of this article for a week because I wanted to share my experiences in the US where I visited 343, Microsoft, and Bungie – in case you missed it, you can read about here. But now it’s back to the schedule of weekly instalments of The […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Heretic, Hero
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