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I have a few suggestions on how to make it even better: the Chief will be accompanied by Palmer who will act as a companion NPC, much like Sgt. Johnson in the original trilogy, only as an exciting new dynamic Palmer will not be invincible. Her dying will automatically revert to last checkpoint, bringing a new level of urgency to the game experience.
On top of that the whole beloved cast of characters from the Traviss novels will feature. The Chief will travel aboard the Port Stanley with Serin Osman as his boss (during missions, she'll act much like Palmer in Spops). The pilot from the books will be the new Foehammer and finally seeing her super-upgraded Pelican in action will be sure to excite fans of the series. The two ODSTs will act as NPCs like Palmer on some missions, as will Phillips - fans will love the escort missions with him. The wacky intra-team banter and dynamics will bring another layer of excitement to the game.
As another new game-enriching mechanic, internal monologues will feature heavily. These will typically be presented with a slow zoom-in on a character and an echoing voice. This also allows more thorough exploration of the Chief's character without having him actually speak. Naturally, Karen Traviss will serve as lead writer, ensuring the quality and authenticity of the material.
To sever the links to the past and show that the series is headed to an exciting new direction, the rest of the surviving Spartan-IIs and IIIs are said to have been executed in an offhand comment.
As for new enemies, Dr. Halsey has allied with Jul M'dama and the Didact, who has been revived after his last encounter with the Chief. After the failure of the Composer, the Didact has come up with a new plan to enslave humanity, but she needs Halsey's help to implement it. Thus he gives her access to Forerunner mutation tech which she uses to create a horrifying army of deformed slaves ("Abominations") out of both Covenant and captured humans (the first missions will involve a mystery of Covenant forces abducting humans from remote colonies). The Abominations will feature in a number of classes and will have their own new weapon sandbox.
When Halsey is confronted for the first time, it's revealed that she has also mutated herself, allowing the artists to really flex their creative imaginations: massive and heavily muscled, Halsey has become a monster not unlike the Didact. Boasting large tusks and a fearsome robotic arm while retaining her blood-stained lab coat, she will be one of the three bosses in the game, the other two being Jul and the Didact. The Didact also has a new appearance, involving more spiky parts and even more deformities resulting from the revigoration process.
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|My Halo 4 Weapon Fix List/Suggestions||SEspider||5/10/13 2:16 pm|
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