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Post Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:36 am

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Post Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:37 am

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If you've been following the Hunt the Truth campaign, it's obvious that Halo 5 is going to be much more thrilling, and controversial. Besides, it makes me happier to put trust in 343 to revive my favorite story in science fiction history than to lay down and accept it's complete and utter anal raping by developers who only want to cater to the COD community.
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Post Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:17 pm

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Post Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:54 pm

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CommanderKobialka wrote:If you've been following the Hunt the Truth campaign, it's obvious that Halo 5 is going to be much more thrilling, and controversial. Besides, it makes me happier to put trust in 343 to revive my favorite story in science fiction history than to lay down and accept it's complete and utter anal raping by developers who only want to cater to the COD community.

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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:35 am

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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:18 pm

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I don't have nearly as much interest in Halo 5. 4 took the series in a direction I don't like, and as a result the whole thing matters a lot less to me. Science fiction should involve the future; as a rule it tends to get weird and less plausible/interesting when it starts screwing with the past. Ancient interstellar alien empires are great, but ancient interstellar human empires are not. Positing that we had a civilization more advanced than the present one a hundred and fifty thousand years ago stretches my suspension of disbelief a good ways too far.
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:21 pm

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To be fair, I'm pretty sure the drone thingy in the Halo in Combat Evolved (which is, as you know, first of the franchise) referenced the ancient human empire thing already, so there's that.
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:38 pm

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No. No he didn't.
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:39 pm

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Saravanth wrote:To be fair, I'm pretty sure the drone thingy in the Halo in Combat Evolved (which is, as you know, first of the franchise) referenced the ancient human empire thing already, so there's that.

Urr. No. Unless I am grossly mistaken, he does not. The Prometheans are mentioned in the terminals added in Halo:CE Anniversary, but none of this stuff was suggested by the original game.
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:07 pm

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Halo Reboot for shittiest moneywhoring revomit of the the 2010s! Oh, gosh, who should we thank first!? Uhm, well, Satan, obviously. Thank you Greg Bear and Karen Traviss for what I guess was defecating on a keyboard and calling it literature, I assume you only did it for the money like a star in a disgusting porno. And a big thanks to 343 and everyone else at Microsoft. The franchise couldn't have been raped without all of your contributions!

Reach could have been better, too.

Oh, I played the H2 redo. Cinematics (most of the reason I even played the thing) would have been awesome if they hadn't done the Blomkamp-esque shaky cam on EVERY SINGLE GOD DAMN CUTSCENE.
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:10 pm

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Mercury Steam wrote:Oh, I played the H2 redo. Cinematics (most of the reason I even played the thing) would have been awesome if they hadn't done the Blomkamp-esque shaky cam on EVERY SINGLE GOD DAMN CUTSCENE.

I just watched them on YouTube :tongue:
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Post Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:18 am

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Pretty sure it did. I've been playing it over the last few months, bit by bit, and inside the flood-infested halo, while it leads you to the control station thingy, it mentions "being glad to see some of its creators survived to procreate" (or something along those lines) while talking about their extinction and the flood or something. It kinda seems obvious that what it meant was humans, imo.

EDIT: After researching, the quote I had in mind was "The installation was specifically built to study and contain the Flood. Their survival as a race was dependent upon it. I am grateful to see that some of them survived to reproduce."
I misunderstood. No surprise, I was kinda busy not getting killed. My bad.
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Post Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:56 am

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If Humans hadn't been an interstellar civilization at the same time as the Forerunners then am I supposed to believe the Forerunners entrusted their technology to a bunch of cavemen? With an ancient interstellar Human civilization (which I thought Bungie had already established. Maybe I'm wrong) at least the Forerunners knew that Humans had the capability to advance that far technologically.

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Post Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:46 am

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Reach was good, but, in all fairness, could have been better.

The Promethheans and ancient human empires weren't even hinted at in the original Halo CE.

Anything after about Reach is automatically bloody awful. Bungie did well with CE, 2, and 3, plus Reach was gud and filled some plot holes, but then they made the amazingly derp decision of handing it off to 343 "We Want CoD In Space" Industries. Who then proceeded to defecate all over the series and smear even the originals with the same.

Really, I can count on one hand the only good things about Halo 4:

1) UNSC Infinity's existence explaining what the hell the UNSC were doing with all their captured Covenant technology.

2) Thomas Lasky, who's actually pretty cool as a character

3) You finally got the fly the fucking Pelican.
3a) But it's the Derpican, as oposed to the neat-looking original, it now looks like a Chinese knockoff. GJ 343.

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Post Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:38 pm

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Reach was the start of making the gimmicks in multiplayer (like the custom armor design and "dur prety colers") canon. The Spartan II shouldn't have been on Reach, he should have been on the Autumn preparing to jump with the others. I'm pretty sure all of the Spartan IIIs were dead, or at least not as old as the team in H:R. They also had to retcon Fall of Reach to increase the ship numbers to something stupid so an early-arrival supercarrier would make sense (it still doesn't). The campaign was really a story of killing Spartans off one by one.

They already had an awesome, playable story in Fall of Reach that they not only ignored but also changed in order to make their own.
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