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Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.
By:thebruce0
Date: 5/16/13 11:38 am
In Response To: I think you are finally seeing the light. (Revenant1988)

: I don't think Halo 4 is bad, I think people are bored with Halo overall. It
: just happens to be convenient that there is a new studio at the helm of
: the franchise that's heading in a new direction so itís easy to point to
: that and say it is the reason for displeasure.

: Here's the deal: Bungie was DONE with Halo. We've had 10 years of Halo.
: That's a LONG time for a video game franchise! Most TV shows don't even
: make it 10 years!

: Would you have been satisfied if Halo Reach was the final Halo game to ever
: be made? You might say 'yes' right now, but you have the benefit of
: hindsight with Halo 4 being out so that's not really fair.

: Bungie was ready to move on. They wrapped up the story arc they wanted to
: tell and left the player with answers and more questions to ponder or
: dream about which is something great authors do. They don't do it the
: tacky way and leave a big "the end?" at the finish and they
: don't do the 'happily ever after' either. They finish the main plot, and
: they leave it to the imagination of the reader or player to make their own
: adventure going forward.

: All things come to an end eventually.
...
: Good fans accept this.
: Selfish fans demand more.
: Great fans keep the story going themselves.

Stories end. Franchises, or storyworlds, especially those with still untapped potential, remain even for decades.

Halo promised to many to become one of these such franchises, if not already. Halo continuing isn't "milking", it's not continuing a story past its prime... it's simply continuing to tell stories within the universe that has already been imagined, ripe with many many plots and arcs only ever mentioned in passing, or hinted at, if even that. It's filled with moral dilemmas, epic wars, 'little people' and personal strife, and politics is a given.

Halo's not done. It just needs the right people to tell the right stories in the right way.

Good fans love this.
Selfish fans ignore this and take advantage of the Name for personal gain.
Great fans never let go.


Messages In This Thread

Wow, slow forum lately. *NM*pete_the_duck5/6/13 3:03 pm
     Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Revenant19885/6/13 3:13 pm
           Re: Wow, slow forum lately.serpx5/6/13 3:17 pm
           Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Pkmnrulz2405/6/13 4:29 pm
                 Re: Wow, slow forum lately.pete_the_duck5/6/13 5:23 pm
                       "Well THERE'S your problem." *NM*Chewbaccawakka5/6/13 5:43 pm
                       Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Pkmnrulz2405/7/13 9:13 am
                             Re: PiiiiiiiiiiiikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRevenant19885/7/13 12:16 pm
                       Re: Wow, slow forum lately.General Vagueness5/13/13 3:31 pm
                 Re: Wow, slow forum lately.GrimBrother One5/6/13 5:37 pm
                       Re: Wow, slow forum lately.RC Master5/6/13 6:50 pm
                             Re: Wow, slow forum lately.GrimBrother One5/6/13 7:00 pm
                                   Re: Wow, slow forum lately.uberfoop5/6/13 7:29 pm
                                   Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Kermit5/7/13 1:04 am
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.General Vagueness5/13/13 3:36 pm
                                               Re: Wow, slow forum lately.TDSpiral5/13/13 7:19 pm
                                                     Re: Wow, slow forum lately.General Vagueness5/14/13 12:40 am
                                   Re: Wow, slow forum lately.RC Master5/7/13 7:31 am
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.scarab5/7/13 3:11 pm
                                               Would a passing Hog create doppler effects? *NM*scarab5/7/13 3:14 pm
                                                     Hmm...gamerguy20025/7/13 9:11 pm
                                                           Re: Hmm...Kermit5/7/13 9:36 pm
                                                                 Re: Hmm...gamerguy20025/7/13 10:34 pm
                                                                 Re: Hmm...Avateur5/7/13 11:16 pm
                                                                       Re: Hmm...Kermit5/8/13 1:40 am
                                                                 Re: Hmm...Pkmnrulz2405/9/13 8:14 am
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.General Vagueness5/13/13 3:41 pm
                             Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Grizzlei5/6/13 8:25 pm
                                   Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Chewbaccawakka5/7/13 1:45 am
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Grizzlei5/7/13 2:03 am
                                               Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Chewbaccawakka5/7/13 3:03 am
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Cody Miller5/7/13 11:35 am
                                               Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Kermit5/8/13 2:11 am
                                               Re: Wow, slow forum lately.General Vagueness5/13/13 3:45 pm
                       Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Quirel5/6/13 7:58 pm
                             Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Louis Wu5/6/13 8:30 pm
                                   Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Captain Spark5/6/13 8:59 pm
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Revenant19885/6/13 9:08 pm
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Grizzlei5/6/13 9:09 pm
                                   Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Quirel5/6/13 9:25 pm
                                         Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Ducain5/7/13 1:05 pm
                       Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Avateur5/6/13 10:08 pm
                             Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Schooly D5/7/13 2:48 am
                             Re: Wow, slow forum lately.General Vagueness5/13/13 3:21 pm
                 Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Cody Miller5/7/13 11:56 am
                       So what's wrong with H4 is all Cody's faultCaptain Spark5/7/13 1:29 pm
           Re: Wow, slow forum lately.LostSpartan9875/6/13 4:55 pm
                 HBO Planetside?Nikko B2015/6/13 5:25 pm
     Netcraft confirms itCody Miller5/6/13 4:14 pm
     Re: Wow, slow forum lately.ZackDark5/6/13 4:29 pm
     It's my fault.GrimBrother One5/6/13 5:22 pm
     Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Asian Inferno5/13/13 11:30 pm
           Re: Wow, slow forum lately.Pkmnrulz2405/14/13 7:18 am
                 I think you are finally seeing the light.Revenant19885/14/13 10:39 am
                       ^ this. Well said :) *NM*Lawnmower1725/14/13 12:23 pm
                       Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Avateur5/14/13 10:04 pm
                             Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Revenant19885/14/13 10:51 pm
                                   Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Avateur5/15/13 12:40 am
                                         Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Louis Wu5/15/13 10:19 am
                                               Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Avateur5/15/13 8:40 pm
                                   Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Quirel5/15/13 2:01 am
                                   Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.munky-0585/15/13 2:04 am
                                   Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Stephen L. (SoundEffect)5/15/13 7:37 am
                                         Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Hyokin5/15/13 12:06 pm
                                         Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.thebruce05/16/13 11:46 am
                                   Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.thebruce05/16/13 11:41 am
                                         Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Revenant19885/16/13 12:49 pm
                                               Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.thebruce05/16/13 1:23 pm
                                               Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.Avateur5/16/13 8:56 pm
                       Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.General Vagueness5/15/13 3:19 am
                       Re: I think you are finally seeing the light.thebruce05/16/13 11:38 am

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