I don’t mean 343 should just give it new graphics, (which have not improved much) but they should make reach over again as a whole, we all know most of Reach is not canon. And if it’s accepted as canon then a lot of stuff is messed up. For instance the first wave of spartans trained would not actually be the first, since emile and carter are far to old. And halsey was not aware of the spartan threes at that time.
I want 343 to make it canon, make it about what happened in the books. It would make a far better game,
Hows this for the game, it starts off with the IIs in there room on the Autumn, doing what that do in down time, practicing moves on each other, cleaning weapons, imagine a spartan without armor in fatigues with two others helping him do mantainance, then Keyes enters the room and addresses the Chief like in the book. They get all set to leave and get out to where they are about to jump, then they get the message that Reach is under attack, and out of nowhere someone starts yelling about incomeing fire and it shows a Covenant Carrier baring down on the Autumn, like in the book Cortana takes control of the ship and destroys it.
Then it goes back and you hear Keyes say, this is how the end begins…
Hows that for an opening scene?
Then it jumps to the fleet in orbit getting ready to fight, you get control of a few orbital platforms and take potshots at the enemy fleet, and watch the epic fight from what ever angle you want over fleet com-signals.
The Autumn would have to arrive early in on for the sake of the game, but alot of the fighting in space takes place before then. Rich space combat lots of options in that area, finally when the Autumn arrives back at Reach, you would play as the Chief fighting in space and boarding the station to secure the nav-data from a ship, that could be cut into a few sections between the other IIs landing to defend key Installations under attack by all the dropships that managed to slip past and land.
Over 20 different spartans on the ground fighting so much Covenant that they get pushed underground, imagine setting up minefields and gun inplacements and having massive battlefield setups, it would be great because the book doesnt say what happened on the ground, so go ahead and make stuff up!
Lots of fighting everywhere so no one would get bored, cycle through everything between the spartans on the ground controlling the Autumn and other ships in space, fighter battles, the whole nine yards…
Then the dramatic finish, the Autumn gets hit by the new Covenant super weapon that to me sounds like a giant beam rifle, John and Linda encounter Johnson and his marines one the station, and Linda gets hit, they board a ship and escape to the Pillar of Autumn and John rushs Linda to the cryo room to try and save her life. The last of the spartans on the ground retreat underground and only a few remain… Keyes orders the retreat, Cortana flashes to the battle of Sigma Octanus where they found the artifact that ultimately leads them to halo, and she plots the course, they arrive and say, “what the hell is that?”.
The legendary ending would show Halsey with the last Half dozen IIs underground, discovering the forerunner installation discribed in ‘first strike’.
Maybe not the cleanest discription, but pretty darn good dont you think?
If 343 did this, they would be the best game company ever. I feel betrayed by Bungie. They completely ruined the entire storyline of Halo and walked away with it as if nothing happened.