Frequently Asked Forum Questions
 Search the HBO News Archives

Any All Exact 
Search the Halo Updates DBs

BWU Halo Halo2 
Search Older Posts on This Forum:
Posts on Current Forum | Archived Posts

View Thread Reply Return to Index Set Prefs Previous Next
Thank you.
Date: 4/17/14 8:11 pm
In Response To: Thank you, Marty O'Donnell (Grizzlei)

I made this tweet when news initially broke...

...of course, <140 characters are never good enough for this type of communication.

I was about 11 years old when I was originally exposed to Halo (2002, if anyone was curious). And after that original playthrough, it wasn't the campaign levels or the multiplayer that kept me going, it was the music of Marty O' Donnell (plus Michael Salvatori) that wanted me to play more.

The way the music seamlessly went along with the game, from the calm and silent mood when you are making long strolls around "Assault on the Control Room", to that scary and mysterious music from "The Flood", to adding that sense of rush and feeling when Master Chief runs through the Pillar of Autumn for the last time in "The Maw". That's what kept me wanting to replay the game so much.

Outside of the game room, I would occasionally go online and find more interesting Halo-related music. From the fan-made MIDIs of the music to going to HBO to watch/listen to the "Siege of Madrigal" Easter Egg Walkthrough, nothing was left untouched. I originally became addicted to Halo, not because of the gameplay, but because of the music. Besides, I barely got to play H:CE MP at all.

Halo 2 left me listening to both volumes of the OST for hours on end, and my first listen through Halo 3's OST not only gave me chills down my spine, but also made me tear up a little. Both ODST and Reach took your music in a different direction, and yet, it was just as addicting as the previous soundtracks.

Then comes Destiny. When I initially heard the excepts of the soundtrack from E3 and Video Games Live's Comic-Con, I knew in my mind that he was going to do great things for Destiny. Add to the fact that he worked with Paul McCartney during the game's production, it seemed that he was an unstoppable force.

Then come April 15th, 2014. The day the world finds out that Marty's employment at Bungie was terminated without cause. The world became shocked. Tears were shed, pitchforks were raised, and questions about what was happening internally were asked.

We may never know the reason for the termination. One thing I know for sure though, is that where ever Marty lands in the future, he will deliver.

So with that, I say thank you, O' Donnell, for providing many great audio experiences through my time playing video games thus far. I cannot wait to find out what is next in store.

Messages In This Thread

Thank you, Marty O'DonnellGrizzlei4/16/14 3:06 am
     Hear, hear.Nikko B2014/16/14 4:30 am
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellVincent4/16/14 5:50 am
           YUPMid7night4/16/14 10:31 am
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellPkmnrulz2404/16/14 5:54 am
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'Donnelltombull894/16/14 6:48 am
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellNeloms4/16/14 9:29 am
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellChrisTheeCrappy4/16/14 9:55 am
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellHyokin4/16/14 10:32 am
     Thanks for the 7+ hours of aural bliss.Xenos4/16/14 10:43 am
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellKonrad4/16/14 12:01 pm
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'Donnellserpx4/16/14 12:31 pm
     Marty: In Amber Clad.thebruce04/16/14 12:52 pm
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellGrey Wolf4/16/14 1:00 pm
           Re: Thank you, Marty O'Donnellzofinda4/16/14 6:49 pm
     GoodnessUsul4/16/14 1:51 pm
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellSEspider4/16/14 2:21 pm
     Thank you, MartyDevil Mingy4/16/14 2:49 pm
     Re: Thank you, Marty O'DonnellApollo4/17/14 1:02 am
           Re: Thank you, Marty O'Donnellgamerguy20024/17/14 1:38 am
     Marty's talk with ClaudeLeviathan4/17/14 6:05 pm
           Re: Marty's talk with ClaudeApollo4/17/14 7:46 pm
     Thank you.UnrealCh13f4/17/14 8:11 pm

Sign up to post.

You will only be able to post to the forum if you first create a user profile.
If, however, you already have a user profile, please follow the "Set Preferences" link on the main index page and enter your user name to log in to post.