HALO 5: Guardians (There are Two Sides to Every Story… Hunt the Truth)

“Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked. But when humanity’s greatest hero goes missing, a new Spartan is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy.” (halowaypoint.com)

For those of you who don’t know what Halo is, “Halo 5: Guardians is an upcoming first-person shooter video game. Part of the Halo franchise, the game is being developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios. Serving as the sequel to Halo 4, the game is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2015.” (Wiki) The expected release date is October 25th, 2015.

There are two sides to every story and Hunt the Truth are the two main tag lines for the upcoming game. These will become important once you see the trailers below. As you saw in the trailer above, the Arbiter is back but to what extent or importance he plays in this game has yet to be revealed. The story, from what I’ve gathered, focuses on Locke and Master Chief. Now, I was not able to find the original trailer for the above video but all but a few seconds was cut out. In those few seconds though it was established that Master Chief went AWOL and Locke was sent to retrieve him and bring him back to UNSC. Whether or not these two are friends or not has yet to be determined.

Now, the link below to another trailer, but this is a special trailer. It’s an interactive one, and what that means is you can slow it down as it’s happening. What you should do is watch it once, then go back and do the drag motion with your mouse at the bottom and go frame by frame. When you do that you can see a series of words on the bullet which I’ll list below the video if you weren’t able to catch them or if you just didn’t feel like putting the effort into it.


The words on the bullet were: Son, Abductee, Victim, Orphan, Recruit, Soldier, Warrior, Ally, Hero, Savior, Traitor. Now, the importance of these words. All these words pertain to Master Chief. We know from the fourth game that children were abducted and experimented on and made into the fighting machines we know as Spartans. So that’s abductee, victim, recruit, and soldier. Obviously he’s someone’s son. Warrior is a given because we’ve played as Master Chief in four games, the guys a big deal. We also know he’s ally to the Arbiter. Hero for all that he’s done and Savior for saving them. All we don’t really know is… traitor.

For those of you who don’t know, Jameson Locke is actually in the HALO: Nightfall which is a TV series. Locke is played by actor Mike Colter who has been in a number of films including SALT, Zero Dark Thirty, The Good Wife, and Men in Black 3. So, what they’ve done is taken him from the TV series and made him an actual playable character in the new game.

Now, I don’t know about you guys but I can only thing of one reason why Master Chief would go AWOL, and this trailer helps support my theory. The only reason he’d go AWOL is if he found a way, or even a possibility of a way, to get Cortana back. I am ALL FOR getting Cortana back. Let’s be real guys, Master Chief and Cortana were a couple despite her being a computer program. He’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

I don’t know about you all but I am SO EXCITED for this game! My dad and I have followed the HALO series from the beginning. We started all the way back in HALO on the Xbox (the original, clunky, non-cordless xbox) and have followed it all the way up to this point. We have HALO: Combat Evolved, HALO 2, HALO 3, HALO Wars, HALO 3: ODST, HALO Reach, and HALO 4. Now, we don’t have HALO: Sparta  Assault or the Master Chief Collection but that’s because we don’t have an Xbox One (yet, we’re working on it). We even have the film HALO: Forward Unto Dawn and waiting to get our hands on HALO: Nightfall.

This video is titled: The Cost

And this video is called: All Hail

I don’t know what to think! I get now why the tag line is “Hunt the Truth” and “There are Two Sides to Every Story”. Honestly though, I’m gonna side with Master Chief until it’s proven otherwise that he’s guilty of something, and even then I may still end up siding with him. Anyways, I’m super excited for this game and can’t wait to get my hands on it. What do you guys think of it? What do you think of Locke?

(info found at: http://www.halowaypoint.com and wikipedia . All videos taken from YouTube.)


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