Podtacular 374: Halo 5 Announced

The Electronic Entertainment Expo started this week opening with the Microsoft Press Conference showcasing same of the games coming to the Xbox One. Among them, games like Battlefield 4, Metal Gear Solid 5, Ryse, Quantum Break and Project Spark turned some heads, but for us, of course, the big announcement was Halo 5! The teaser featuring Master Chief and an ancient forerunner debut officially the next game to come out for Xbox One next year. That means it’s time for us to contemplate and speculate on what it could be all about! Again, we have a panel of community members to talk about everything Halo 5, the Microsoft Press Conference, Destiny, and the infamous Sony smack down. Joining the round table today is Rukari (former 343 Industries) HaloFanForLife (HFFL), Justin Bryce (Drunken Halo), Rebel Rouser (RUL), StartaRiot (RUL), Chewy (RUL), SockswithSandals (ASTRO Gaming), Molten Slowa, and Biowolf.

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4 Responses to Podtacular 374: Halo 5 Announced

  1. Sal says:

    I had SO much fun doing this podcast! Thanks for having me Dust.

  2. Cardo 8 ATL says:

    As someone who played each Halo’s campaign quite a bit more than the average Halo fan, I’m hoping H5 will start with a lengthy cinematic intro that will explain what’s happening a bit better. If I have a vague understanding of what’s going on I can’t imagine what more casual players think. Bring back the flood (a tired enemy in many player’s eyes) and the knee-jerk reaction from the base, casual campaign players could be less than favorable.

    The Mendicant Bias is new to me. The relationship between the Chief, the Didact, and MB is generally confusing to not only myself, but the average player as well – plain and simple. The terminals from past games aren’t considered “the campaign” for many player. Setting up the player to understand what’s going on is a hurdle I think 343 will NEED to get over to keep the average player from being absolutely, completely, and utterly confused.

  3. Rommel S says:

    I dont understand why people are just now complaning, since the Halo 4 release, about a story/enemy not fully being explained to them. I understand someone wanting to know the whole story, but why wait untill now to complain?
    In Halo CE, (or Halo 2 or Halo 3), the player is never told why the UNSC is fighting the Covenant, how it started, or anything. Cortana only makes a brief comment on how long they have been at war.
    Now take the flood, same thing as the Covenant, no exlenation. My point is it was still a great game, all 3 for that fact, and we really didnt know anything about the antagonists. It took the book Contact Harvest to explain the Covies and Greg Bear’s books to explain the Flood.
    I understand the reasons why we as players fought the covies in Halo 4, and who and what the Didact was, didnt get explained well in the game. But it really wasnt any different than the enemies exlpaination for the first 3 Halo games. Again, it took the first 2 Kilo 5 books, and Greg Bears books to explain the both of them.

  4. Rommel S says:

    @Halo fan for life.
    I agree with your whole theory of the ark and MB. I just wanted to point out if it is the ark, it has to be the Lesser Ark, not the Greater Ark. The Greater Ark was destroyed by the Flood and Star Roads in Silentium. As for the Lesser Ark, it is confirmed that although damaged at the end of Halo 3, there are many areas still functional and intact.
    I also wanted to know if you’ve considered that the bird thing in the teaser trailer is Ofensive Bias guarding MB tumb?

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