This is the Halo 5 script I thought up today. This is the Prologue.
The screen stays black throughout the whole thing. The Tranmission data is read by “The Operator”.
Operator: UNSC Infinity: Data Transmission Report 38AH-ONI HQ Receiving
Operator: Message Reads
Captain Lasky: ONI, it’s Captain Lasky. Doctor Halsey has been reported as a Covenant sympathiser with a Covenant anarchist leader known as Jul M’dama. Me, well I don’t believe it, but the UNSC doesn’t take chances. Get me Osman. Now.
Operator: Connecting you now, sir.
The deck of the Infinity, where Lasky spoke to Master Chief at the end of Halo 4*. The lights are out. A Halo ring, Installation 03, can be seen outside of the window.*
Footsteps, obviously a Spartan’s, can be heard quietly in the background.
Cut to: The view now focuses from the other end of the room. A Spartan can be seen through the darkness. The lights come on, slowly, flickering as if slightly underused. Now we can see the armour of the Spartan, revealing it to be Spartan Thorne of Majestic.
Cut to: The shot moves to him walking towards the window. It then cuts to the view from just inside the window at his visor. His face can be seen inside as a dark outline. He removes his helmet. However, for new player perspective purposes, the screen cuts to black just before it comes over his mouth.
Cut To Black
This next part is Mission One’s introductive cutscene.
Mission Name: Impact
The Infinity is preparing landing shuttles for peaceful entry of Installation 03 when a massive explosion tears open the engine hull and surrounding ship. The view immediately cuts to a shot of the back of the vessel breaking away from the front, then a shot of a pelican’s wing being smashed off by debris. Master Chief was on that pelican. For story reasons, it is unknown what caused the explosion.
Marine One: What was that?
Debris impacts, killing two marines including the one that asked the question, and smashing Master Chief into the door to the cockpit, breaking his shields. The shot cuts to the pelican falling speedily and vertically with one engine on fire. The vehicle is spinning. The Warthog the pelican was carrying flies off and hits the “view” shooting it back to the cabin.
Marine Two: Holy hell!
Master Chief: Looks like the pilot’s dead. I’m going to try to guide us down.
Temporary AI: Affirmative. Generating Third-Person simulation view now.
Marine Three: Was that Infinity?
Marine Four: Does that matter, -Yoink-? If we don’t get down safely, we’re dead.
Temporary AI: Third-Person generated.
Flash White Spontaneously
Fade To Third Person Gameplay Perspective
The player is guiding the fall to Installation 03. He or she must avoid debris and other ships, as well as advantage-taking storm ships.
The player has limited control over flight, but can only fly down, and at a set (high) speed. The player has access to a gun, but it’s only of light calibre.
Soon afterwards, the player will come within 500 game world units (large forge-island is 80, for reference) of the ring, and…
Fade To White
Cutscene shows the pelican breaking atmosphere. One engine breaks off, and the view pans across the ring, and zooms into the pelican. Just before impact, the screen goes black.
One Small Step For Man…
The player wakes up, shield meter bleeping, and two Marines are having a conversation. The pelican is crashed on the edge of a cliff, with beautiful scenery reminiscent of Halo from CE.
Marine Three: Those -Yoinks!-! Infinity!
Marine Two: No use getting worked up, Joseph. It’s over now. They either survived, or we’re screwed.
Joseph: Well, that’s easy for you to say.
Marine Two: Shut up, you son of a…
Marine Two is shot brutally by a nearby (hidden) Elite, straight to the face. Joseph screams.
Joseph: Agh! Oh god! Stay back!
The Elite grabs Joseph by the neck.
Joseph: No! Please, have mercy!
Chief jumps up, and in a first person cutscene stabs the Elite in the head, before throwing it off a cliff. A banshee flies overhead, showering him with fire. His shields drop.
Master Chief: We need to move.
Joseph: Negative sir. I’ll stay here and try to establish a connection to Infinity. The pelican has emergency fortifications, so I’ll just lock myself inside.
Master Chief: Acknowledged, Marine. Radio me if you get a connection. I need to talk to Lasky.
End Cutscene, begin gameplay FPS
The OST is sad here. Debris litters the planet, and a great hunk of Infinity’s Engines can be seen lying below, off the cliff. A large amount of enemies swarm the pelican on Heroic/Legendary, and on Normal/Easy, a short walkthrough of controls is shown before an elite patrols, instead of a swarm.
After fighting through canyon after canyon, Master Chief eventually arrives at a forerunner transport system. His temporary AI tells him.
Temporary AI: That tower is part of the transportation system on Installation 03. You might find a vehicle there.
After fighting through some low-levelled covenant, a few green prometheans materialise. But a short fight later and you’re taking the portal to the garage.
Temporary AI: A Gyrolocator! This is a very useful asset.
Master Chief: Can it help us reach somewhere to contact Infinity?
Temporary AI: Of course. Detailing the driving instructions to your HUD now.
The Gyrolocator is a tron-like bike, that has blue lights and a forerunner design. Opening the shield to access it ends the mission.
Achievement worth 15G.
Special Achievement: Canyon Defence 10G
Kill every enemy in any one canyon on Impact.
That’s the end of my first part of the Halo 5 campaign! I hope you liked it!