Why the Librarian is Halo’s greatest antagonist

“She is stubborn, brilliant as a nova, dark as a singularity.”

The forces of antagonism in the Halo universe are among some of the most memorable (and quotable) in gaming.

From the soft-spoken machinations of the Prophet of Truth in Halo 2, to Atriox crushing some of the most powerful symbols of the series in his fist – these are characters you don’t soon forget.

Halo 4, however, rather spectacularly buries the lede here. It has become clear that the greatest threat faced not only by humanity, but the galaxy itself, is not an all-consuming parasite, or an army of warmongering mercenaries, or even the Didact himself…

It’s the Librarian.

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Neil Davidge & Kazuma Jinnouchi – The Unsung Heroes of Halo 4

Often, I describe Halo 4 as “a confluence of talent,” but one area I’ve not talked about as much is the music and how it compliments and drives Halo 4’s worldbuilding, characterisation, and how it uniquely honours the past scores.

Neil Davidge, Kazuma Jinnouchi, and everybody involved in the creation of this game’s soundtrack are unsung heroes of the series – today, I want to give them their due.

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Remembering Halo: Reach – Why I Love ‘The Assembly’

“They say that they want to help, but they only say it to themselves. Don’t we have a say in our salvation?”

With the announcement that Reach will be coming to The Master Chief Collection, and will be the first game flighted for the long-awaited release on PC, this naturally came as the perfect reason to go back and revisit the Data Pads and the Assembly. Who are they, and what role could they play in the future?

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I Visited 343 and Bungie!

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, […]

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“You’re not the only one here because of him.” – What if Jameson Locke was in Halo 3?

16 November 2552 ONI EYES ONLY OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE CONFIDENTIAL //AMICO ET INIMICO?// //URGENT// ADM. M. O. PARANGOSKY ‘VADAMEE Margaret, Considering the circumstances of impending extinction, I’ll be brief. Two months ago, I compiled a target profile on Supreme Commander Thel ‘Vadamee and his recorded interactions with humanity from 2535 to the fall of […]

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