Do you think that the Halo series needs a new protagonist?
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3 years ago#31
3 years ago#32
Anyway, back on topic, ugh no. Replacing master chief is insanity. "Yeah, let's just replace him for the last two games, the explanation won't be convoluted at all and the fanbase will really connect with the new hero"...not.
so his character arch is about how little character and personality he has? AWESOME!
a good way to tell if a character is well developed is to try and describe the person without saying what they look like, their occupation, or role in the story. you can't do that with master chief.
another good character exercise is to imagine them in a normal situation. how would the chief act at a resturant, how would he act at a party, how would he act shopping for groceries. how would he act on the infinity when theres no combat, he's just in the mess hall with the spartan 4's and other marines. what would he do aside from sit there?
he's all super-soldier, all duty all orders, only military. he might as well be a blank robot with no personality at all, no dialogue, just a vehicle to move from action set-piece to action set-piece. because thats pretty much what he is.
he's honestly the most empty, poorly written, and pointless protagonist of any game, movie, book, or anything i can even think of right now. outside his job and his role he is literally nothing. he's boring.
3 years ago#34
So odd question, Bobo. How do you know the game is worse now that Cortana is gone and Chief will be a non-character?
because he'd have to slowly develop a character to be even remotely believable. since he had so little and what little we saw was playing off Cortana only. you'd have to make a character arch to get him to be on par with standard side characters.
i say it'd have to be slow since well with such an established character with such well known blandness having a hard swing into full blown personality-town would be goofy as hell. unless he has some sort of massive mental break down and all his years of military discipline and training from his entire life comes undone and he regresses to the mind of a child before becoming a spartan. THAT could be cool, but they wouldnt do that, it'd actually be interesting.
imagine an angry 6 year old in master chiefs body with subconscious military training and instinct. that'd be pretty scary. masterchief throwing a childs temper tantrum taking out half a military base in the process
thats actually a really cool idea. it's what i'd do if i were writing it. he's supposed to have severe mental problems right?
3 years ago#35
Yes, but I generally think most games should swap around protagonists every other game, though I guess we have had 3 Halo games that did not use the MC as the hero and 4 that did, which means they do swap him out every other game.
3 years ago#36
I was wondering this yesterday, after playing spartan ops and watching this weeks episode, I'm wondering how far 343i will decide to take Gabriel Thorne's character.
3 years ago#37
No, I don't think Halo needs a new protagonist, I love Chief.
BUT, I do wish that you could wear your own armor in co-op campaign games or something. Having two Chiefs is kind of weird and is never really acknowledged in co-op anyways.
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3 years ago#38
While not as bad, I got modded with a 3 karma loss for saying the most famous and well known spoiler in the history of video games to the point it's probably not a spoiler any more,
So yeah, they're very strict about it.
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3 years ago#39
TheIastspartan posted...Average_Potato posted...Are you guys saying that Noble 6 didn't live through Halo Reach?
Reach has been out for over 2 years. QQ
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3 years ago#40
No. The role of MC has always been good IMO, but it is just starting to get better and more interesting.