I’m not one to profess some subjectivist wisdom when it comes to Halo, however, I am a fan since Halo:CE’s release. I’ve read a few books and know my way around the ‘bible’, so-to-speak, so I can’t blame you for going all in on Halo 4. Honestly, I knew it was coming and the story shall go on as long as there are Spartans about. I do, however, wish to convey a few thoughts from an elder fan, and thus I shall confess them now.
On the next trailer, teaser or otherwise, please for the love of all interwebberz get Steve Downes back. Chief said two words in this trailer and Steve works in radio for christs sake, it couldn’t have been that hard to get him cut a quick soundbyte and send it over to you. And on that note, if he’s not the voice actor for Halo 4, the buzz is gonna get killed, this I PROMISE! (emphasis added) As well, if you do another epic-ish trailer, invest just a few bucks like Bungie/Microsoft did and get Hollywood help because this announcement trailer needed help, badly. I know 343 is Microsoft, I’m just sayin’, they were better when Bungie was making the final calls.
I’m more of a fan of the storyline/single player and every Halo story told so far (aside from the lack of the third act being shipped with Halo 2) have been epic, IMHO. It has stolen my favor from the old guard, Star Wars, years ago. So as long as we’re on this subject, don’t stray from the bible. I can’t remember whether Jason conjured a deal to prevent this from happening or not, but please don’t do anything that strays from the bible.
You need Marty. You just do. Some synthesizers and a few drum beats that don’t match the series are going to kill the vibe. Get O’Donnell on it, stat! If this doesn’t happen the vibe will die.
Microsoft has been behind some really good games in the past and I’ve always had confidence that 343 would have all of the tools necessary to complete a 9.0+ game rating from the industry. In other words… don’t pull a Lucas, okay?
So that’s it, my requests are few. Get Jen, Steve, and Marty, and follow the halo bible. Not too many requests from a humble long time fan. Thanks guys and good luck.