Monday, 28 May 2012
Well this is just q quick post to share with you some Halo news and some of what I've been up to Halo wise as well.
You may well have seen the new revealed box art for the game above me. It's exciting to see a more official cover for the game, which in some ways still doesn't seem real. Well I've gleaned a few snippets of new things featured in this game, which are...
Spartan Ops - A replacement for Firefight mode these are co-operative missions which will be released as free DLC with new cutscenes following the lives of the Spartan IVs (above) who dwell on the new ship UNSC Infinity. I don't know much more than that but it looks like this game definitely packs vaslue for money and is linking story more with co-op as the standard multiplayer fits in with the battle training regimes of the new generation of Spartans
This announcement is very exciting, a new live-action series for Halo, intending to bring new fans into the genre, this follows the life of a young UNSC cadet, his meetings with the Master Chief and his career through the human-covenant war up to the new era of Halo. Looks good
Oh and there's a new animated web series on Halo Waypoint at the moment but I haven't had time to check it out properly - anyway, more about what I've been up to now.
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
I bought this as it links in with 'Glasslands' a current Halo book, which is a pre-cursor to Halo 4. The book details the recruitment of the Spartan-IIIs, now famous due to Noble Team's exploits on Reach and the abduction of Kurt-051 to train them. It also details the final days of the Covenant as the Elites and Brutes fall on each other, which made it confusing for me as the Elites are still attacking the humans!! The Spartans while training on the hidden world of Onyx encounter a dangerous Foreruner threat that gets Dr Halsey, acting out of selfish interest to protect 'her' Spartans and uncover more data, and a horde of Covenant running to a foe capable of destroying them both!
Well worth a read, especially as it leads into the new game via Glasslands.
I bought this, well because it's cool! Details on the Forerunners have been scarce until these books detailing their final days have come out and I could not resist getting my hands on them. I initially found the Forerunner society and history bewildering but got sucked into a compelling story of betrayals and intrigue. Most interesting to me was that humans were once almost as powerful as the Forerunners and were allied with the San'Shyuum (prophets), more than that they were able to defeat the Flood on their own. With the help of two humans a young rebellious Forerunner awakens the Didact a powerful warrior, who causes a shift in the power of the Forerunners, but it may be too late - the Flood is returning...
Again, well worth reading!
So that's it for now - if I get any more Halo books I'll be sure to let you know about them!