Y’know what I love about this trailer so much?
There’s not a single line of dialogue in it.
It’s entirely driven by the atmosphere, the music, and the visuals. It’s very much akin to Halo 4’s concept art trailer from 2011 in how it tells us everything and nothing about what to expect from the game.
It evokes a feeling, rather than directly telling you what’s going on. You see this robed figure walking through a seemingly endless desert on some alien world, when suddenly the storm subsides and the ground opens up as a massive construct rises out of the ground. The robed figure does nothing, watching it unfold, until it emits a great burst of energy and the robed figure’s hood falls back - and it’s the Master Chief. You knew it from the moment you saw that gauntlet reaching into the cloak, but only had a moment to process it.
His visor is smashed, and he’s holding onto Cortana’s data chip, staring up at this giant Forerunner construct as the music reaches an epic climax before a few light piano notes play the Halo theme.
I remember first seeing this in 2013 and immediately writing volumes about it, indeed this was what kickstarted the Ark Theory which I am continually developing to this day.
Meanwhile, other people are like “why is he wearing a cloak?” -_-