Tell you what, as a Halo fan of many years who owns all of the games to date, I think those trailers look really interesting. The fact that the Master Chief as an unstoppable warrior was conceived by unethical means and could potentially be a total maniac when to him the ends justify the means, that’s an interesting area. Having Spartan Locke as a representative of the shady ONI guy who might not exactly be looking out for the interests of the people. That’s an interesting area too.Blurring the lines into a position where it’s hard to tell who’s right and who’s wrong and playing a questionable character has always been fascinating to me and to be honest, I really appreciate the Halo franchise going in a new direction.
When I first heard about Spartan Locke, I expected him to take a similar position to the Arbiter in Halo 3. A guy with a back story and context for being there, but ultimately becomes an AI/playable co op position for the campaign. That would have been quite sad. That MAY still happen. But it looks like that may not be the case and they may do something interesting with the arc 343 are creating and as someone who didn’t much care for Halo 4, that’ll be nice.
But yes. Blur the lines. The Chief used to have it all easy as to knowing who was bad and who was good etc. Now he’s outdated, he’s been in cryo sleep and missed a lot. Make him an anti hero. The potential has always been there. Also, do something interesting with the Arbiter in this one, as well as tell us more about what has happened to the Covenant. Halo 4 answered none of the questions we had before and only gave us new ones that I had no interest in.
Okay, this was a total ramble. My apologies. Enjoy the rest of your day, patient reader.