all it would have taken was ONE SENTANCE to explain the covenant

#1ScirelPosted 11/26/2012 4:02:55 PM
Seriously, Why did 343 omit this? To force people to read the books? That's not fair. I mean I've read all the halo books, but you shouldn`t have to to ave a basic idea of the story.

But seriously, they couldn`t have had Lasky or De Rio say: "A rogue Elite gathered a faction that opposes the arbiter, who still believe in the forerunners as gods".

Why was that so hard?
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#2Gold25onePosted 11/26/2012 4:04:03 PM
Cortana explains it in the beginning
#3Ultima_WraithPosted 11/26/2012 4:04:09 PM
Meh, the games don't even use the alien race names very much, though I swear during one mission I heard "Look, Ferengi"
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#4brawl4funPosted 11/26/2012 4:04:26 PM
Why is it so hard to read a book?

I mean, I agree with you TC but...
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#5Scirel(Topic Creator)Posted 11/26/2012 4:06:29 PM
All Cortana says is that "they look more fanatical than usual". That could mean anything.

Also, I like the books (mostly, I had to force myself to finish cole protocol, the most useless book ever, and the Halsey hate that the newer ones have rates on me, and Cryptum was awesome in a mythical type way, but 80% of Primordium was boring as all hell)
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#6DOWBLACKNINJAPosted 11/26/2012 4:09:58 PM
Cortana talked about it in the first 30 minutes of the game. But I kinda agree with you tc, that they should have fleshed that out a little bit more. I've read the books so I know who Jul is and why he got this splinter group to go to Requiem.
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#7old_school227Posted 11/26/2012 4:12:06 PM
Scirel posted...
All Cortana says is that "they look more fanatical than usual". That could mean anything.


She also said they're not outfitted like normal military, it's possible we've just come across a rouge faction.
#8kung_fu_gamerPosted 11/26/2012 4:13:02 PM
Scirel posted...
All Cortana says is that "they look more fanatical than usual". That could mean anything.


The Chief said that not Cortana. Cortana said the they were rogue members of the covenant.
#9The BeansterPosted 11/26/2012 4:22:09 PM
kung_fu_gamer posted...
Scirel posted...
All Cortana says is that "they look more fanatical than usual". That could mean anything.


The Chief said that not Cortana. Cortana said the they were rogue members of the covenant.


Nope. The game never adequately explains them. TC is correct.

Now, you can sorta piece it together - you're left assuming that either they're retconning Halo 3's ending or that this is some sort of splinter group of the Covenant (and I think most people, like myself, would find the latter more plausible).

But yeah, Halo 4's story could have used an extra few sentences of exposition in several places, and this is one of them.
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#10ZeustyPosted 11/26/2012 4:23:22 PM
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