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
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
“My reach exceeds that of the stars themselves. You cannot escape my grasp.” The Warden Eternal is Halo’s worst character. I found this article sitting pretty in my drafts for about two years with only that opening line, waiting to be expanded on and justified like the other ‘reimagining’ articles I’ve done – the last […]Read More Halo 5: Reimagining the Warden Eternal
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
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 […]Read More “You’re not the only one here because of him.” – What if Jameson Locke was in Halo 3?
MIDNIGHT The ornate edifice of the Didact’s combat skin shook and sputtered as the pulse grenade overloaded his systems, and the Master Chief fell at the ancient Forerunner’s feet on the hard-light bridge. A moment lingered between them, from behind their cold masks – warrior-to-warrior, acknowledging that this battle was over, but the fight, their […]Read More 343’s Growing Problem with Halo’s Endings