I miss the Bungie-era of Halo so much. I have so many epic memories of thousands of hours spent with close friends and siblings playing these games. I was 14 years old when Halo: Combat Evolve game out and ever since I played the first mission on the campaign, I was hooked. Thank you Bungie for making one of the most beloved video game franchises of gaming history.
At the start of Two Betrayals, Chief quite pointedly calls Spark a “friend”.
Not “ally”, or any sort of neutral word that implies more of a function than an emotion.
He calls him a friend…
That’s a really fascinating word choice for Chief, which Cortana chastises him for - so it’s not just a word picked without thought on the part of the writers, there is intent in that.
Chief has what is literally one of the most traumatic experiences of his life in encountering the Flood, escapes into a swamp, then meets this floating glowy orb who teleports him to hell in order to retrieve the key to a doomsday weapon, and Chief is like “he’s my friend now, he’s our friend, Cortana!”
Well, I don’t care if it’s God’s own anti-son-of-a-bitch machine, or a giant hula hoop, we’re not gonna let ‘em have it! What we will let 'em have is a belly full of lead, and a pool of their own blood to drown in!
The Banshee and the Warthog in Halo: Combat Evolved both provide an additional layer of firepower and traversal, but they are presented to the player very carefully, typically only in levels where they can be best put to use. This is especially evident in both the final section of the game, where the player needs the speed and dexterity of the Warthog to escape the failing ship, and the enormously vertical area during the Two Betrayals mission.
Daily Drawing Challenge 2: It’s a new year and that means new fanart! I gotta say, I don’t see enough flood/mark V art - basically The Battle of Alpha Halo needs more fanart because it’s sick! A guerilla warfare campaign on a giant ring against alien maniacs and space zombies!