So what I am wanting to discuss is how maybe we could get a different perspective on the Fall of Reach in a game. Instead of playing as Noble 6 alongside Noble Team in the original game, I’d like to propose another idea in another game, perhaps Reach 2? After playing alongside Noble Team who is a group of Spartan IIIs (except Jorge) who were equipped with Mjolnir armor I’ve always wanted to see another Spartan III team decked out in Mjolnir class armor as that would be cool as well as the fact that 343 could expand on Reach due to how many people loved Reach, and maybe in Reach 2 show us another perspective of the battle of Reach, as in Reach there was mention of Gauntlet, Red and Echo teams who were Spartan III teams decked out in Mjolnir armor, but in Halo: Reach 2 our Spartan (with 4 other members of their team) is evacuated off Reach as they have to leave 13 Spartans behind, and I say 13 because in the mission “Lone Wolf” in Halo: Reach you see 13 dead Spartans and this would give canonical evidence for their existence as well as where they came from and it would outline to the player how much had to be sacrificed in order to get the fragment of Cortana to the Pillar of Autumn, then later off planet.
The story would play out with your team as well as the other Spartan III teams killing Covenant and following commands given to hit certain Covenant positions that are critical for the UNSC to control in order to have a chance to win against the Covenant, maybe some stealth missions and what would make it really nice is if you get to fight along maybe famous Spartan IIs as well as fighting along some ODSTs such as Alpha-9 (Buck’s ODST squad) and Marines. Later in the campaign you get to evacuate with some ODSTs and Marines in your Pelican at the end as it makes sense for the UNSC to get as many of their best soldiers away from Reach as from the get-go it was a losing battle, and besides having these soldiers on standby in case the Covenant found Earth would be critical for humanity’s survival! For those who loved to get to choose how Noble 6 looked in the first game, they could do this again, letting you choose how your Campaign Spartan looks.
I’d also like 343 to include even more Spartan III’s equipped with Mjolnir in the EU for example maybe a ‘Lone Wolf’ Spartan III who is sent to Reach after the Winter Contingency is initiated to carry out attacks against Covenant strong holds and then the Spartan III is later evacuated after there is no hope of saving Reach or maybe the Spartan III is sent on missions to destabilise the Covenant.
Another thought in my head is having this Halo: Reach 2 game involve Spartan III Headhunters to go behind Covenant lines to get intel on their game plan etc. but these are no ordinary Headhunters, these Headhunters are equipped with Mjolnir or at least SPI armor with energy shields and the VISR (as they are the best Headhunters that the UNSC have) but from a gameplay stand point I made this descision so that you are stronger than an ODST from Halo 3: ODST but weaker than a Spartan equipped with Mjolnir. Plus the ending could either have you escape with your fellow soldier dying or having you both just barely escape.
How about maybe instead of playing as a Spartan in this game you could play as a Marine or an ODST in Gamma station (the station that is just above Reach if I am correct I may be wrong however so bare with me) just before it is destroyed or Anchor 9 just before it is destroyed and you need to get out of one of the stations (depending on what station 343 decide to have you be on) before you die by using either a drop pod or an escape pod like the ones that were on the Pillar of Autumn. After you escape the station with fellow soldiers you regroup in an area with survivors and please include some Spartan IIIs as well as Spartan IIs in that surviving group where you are later recovered by John 117 and those who escaped Installation-04 before they returned to Reach briefly. For those who are unfamiliar with the story of Halo outside the games, this was before the events of Halo 2, because after John escaped Installation-04 he found other survivors and they decided to go to Reach to see if anybody else had survived and they did find survivors including members from Blue Team (the Blue Team from Halo 5) although I can’t remember which members from Blue Team it was.
With all that being said I would like to hear what you guys think about my idea, maybe leave your own ideas and thoughts below and I would be more than happy to read them. I would also like to see some of you guys possibly elaborate on some of the points I made so I can see what you guys would want to see from future Halo games. I would like it if you guys could leave CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM ONLY otherwise your comment is pointless and has no meaning an example of a comment that doesn’t show constructive criticism is “This idea sucks”. After making you read through this whole idea of mine I hope you enjoy it and maybe share it around if you want as that would be awesome and thanks for reading!!
P.S I’m one of those people who hold on to the thought of Noble 6 still being alive as I love the thought of a Spartan III equipped with Mjolnir class armor. I’ve made a post about it in a different forum if you want to maybe go check it out and see what I have to say on the matter as well as there being evidence to 6’s survival but I won’t get too detailed into that, and please if you go into that forum maybe give me your thoughts and opinions as well as construcyive criticism and don’t just say “6 is dead” as your just wasting your time as well as mine.