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Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questions
Date: 5/24/13 1:43 am
In Response To: Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questions (Avateur)

: Wait, we fought the Didact before? Please point me to the part where we did
: that in H4.

We had that mime fight but I don't want to get into that. I have ideas how that could be extended in Halo 5 to take advantage of the new Kinect sensor's capabilities but I'd rather concentrate on the potential for good stuff rather than concentrating on my nightmares.

: The Librarian could go any number of directions, but yeah, sort of looks
: puppet-y right now.

: After H4's story, I basically have no directional thoughts or high hopes for
: H5. We'll see how they handle Spartan Ops going forward before H5. That'll
: probably give me a better idea of what to expect and really get the
: thoughts going. Maybe Frankie will show up and save the day by having them
: fly Palmer and the Infinity into a sun, you know? There's still potential
: for this thing to get better.

It's too easy to do sarcasm, I've been writing and deleting more stuff than what shows up in this final version of my post. My Kinect powered mime off was a classic!

My point is: that opening scene gave a taste for what Halo 4 could have been. The haloverse has the potential for a lot of character lead story. They could go the Mass Effect route but I suggest that we play as multiple characters, each with their own strengths and play styles. Some characters are fighters but some levels could escape from mere gun play to give us other ways to achieve our goals. For example: Halsey has to think and talk her way out of trouble - manipulate others rather than shoot them.

But I'm getting a strong impression that nobody else cares. Either they don't like the direction that I'm going. Maybe they want traditional Halo. Maybe they have so much apathy that they have lost all interest in Halo story. Maybe they think that character stuff should be relegated to the novels and films. I dunno because nobody is saying what they think. :-(

OK, apart from you and David :-)

343i has already made some innovations in story telling. SpOps had more story in it than the campaign. I just think that they would get more millage from dropping galactic threats and concentrating on character driven strife and concentrating on the tensions and mutual benefits of interactions between the races in the Halo verse. Give the players agency in shaping that universe.

Would you like that? Forget negativity for a second. If it could be pulled off, would you like it?

Messages In This Thread

Halo 5 story ideas and questionsscarab5/23/13 3:24 pm
     Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsAvateur5/23/13 8:42 pm
           Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsscarab5/24/13 1:43 am
                 Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsPkmnrulz2405/24/13 2:34 am
                       Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsscarab5/24/13 7:01 am
                 Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsAvateur5/24/13 8:45 pm
                 Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsGeneral Vagueness5/30/13 1:24 pm
     Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsdavidfuchs5/23/13 9:55 pm
           Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsscarab5/24/13 2:20 am
                 Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsdavidfuchs5/24/13 8:34 am
     Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsQuirel5/24/13 11:47 pm
     Re: Halo 5 story ideas and questionsAnton17925/25/13 6:34 pm

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