In the first of these ‘reimagining’ posts, I discussed how I would have written Cortana in Halo 5 while working within the constraints and limitations of Halo 5‘s established narrative structure and disrupting as few campaign resources as possible. While I presented a case to be made for how I think her role in the […]Read More Reimagining Halo 5’s Antagonists: The Ur-Didact and Mendicant Bias
We’re officially less than two weeks out from Halo 5’s imminent release, it’s actually surreal to look back on where we were 3 years ago when Halo 4 was coming out and just how much story 343 has given us in the time between then. Some of you may remember the old days where we’d be lucky to […]Read More Last Minute Theories: What are the Guardians?
We’ve covered some interesting topics recently, wouldn’t you agree? Forerunner architecture, the ever-present ambiguities of the connection between humans and Forerunners, the San’Shyuum and their potential role in the Reclaimer Saga’s future… There’s a common theme in all of these posts. Forerunners. I have no end of things to talk about when it comes to […]Read More On the Librarian, Vanity, and Reclamation
By now, you’re all probably waist-deep in Halo nostalgia following the release of the Master Chief Collection – and rightfully so! The amount of content it has is absolutely staggering, there’s going to be a wealth of things to pick through and I’m thoroughly overwhelmed as I’m trying to get my head around Broken Circle, […]Read More Halo 2 Anniversary: A Remastering of Character
You may recall last October that I made a lengthy post on this subject which covered a few basic areas of where I think the story of the next Halo game is going to go (Halo: Xbox One – What’s Going To Happen?). Time has passed since then, in that time we’ve had quite a bit […]Read More Halo 5 – The Ark Theory
And so, we reach the beginning of the final act of Halo 4’s story. This is where the characters hit their lowest point, where all seems lost for our protagonists and their goals. At the end of the previous mission, just as it seemed like they were about to succeed, John and Cortana failed to […]Read More Halo 4, Level-by-Level Analysis – Composer
I can give you over forty thousand reasons why I know this game is awesome. I know it because the story’s thematic resonance is disproportionate to its suggested size, I know it because its character arcs are more emotional than that of the common shooter. But for all that, I’ll never actually know just how […]Read More Halo 4, Level-by-Level Analysis – Shutdown
343 Industries, stewards of the Halo franchise, are seeking out a new Franchise Writer – an expert capable of dropping any number of trivial canonical facts off the top of their head, somebody who knows the Halo universe inside and out – according to this article from Examiner.com. The job listing asks for a number […]Read More 343 Industries – Open Franchise Writer Job Listing & Mantle Essay
In wake of the phenomenal success of my last Halo post, it only seems to make sense for me to follow that up with a post that will hopefully provide a look at what’s to come with the next Halo title which will be released next year. Strap yourselves in, Spartans. This is going to be a long […]Read More Halo: Xbox One – What’s Going To Happen?