During one of my many moments of boredom during my holidays, I had the thought of rewriting the Halo Reach campaign. I was always really bugged by the discrepancies between dates and took the opportunity to do something about it, as well as some other things I was unsatisfied about.
The rewrite was written before the Data Drops and Glasslands, so it breaks canon set by those sources. However, any contradictions between it and previously released sources are either nonexistant or explained somewhat easily (I hope).
Please note that I do not hate the Reach campaign by any means, but acknowledge it is not perfect. That said, I do not see my rewrite as perfect, and any suggestions/constructive criticism are all welcome.
The original scripts have been copied off Halopedia and edited for the most part. This means that there are some inconsistencies throughout the script (e.g. Kat’s name alternates between Kat and Catherine). However, I have tried to avoid these for the most part, and the general message is stll conveyed.
Changes are, for the most part, lines which have been tweaked. However, some encounters have changed entirely, as well as some cutscenes. I also added a new level. Sure, it wasn’t necessary, but it was fun as hell to write.
Also, no matter what I write, I cannot change how Noble Team acts during gameplay. So, despite this rewrite, Kat probably still drives off cliffs and Emile probably still shotgun snipes.
I’ll also provide notes at the end of each level to explain why I changed some things.
So, without further ado, I present Halo Reach Rewritten! I’ll probably post one level every couple of days, depending on how popular this thread gets and how much time I have. Also, if you like it, feel free to post it on other websites (end shameless advertising).
FIRST CONTACT: Page 1
WINTER CONTINGENCY: Page 1
ONI: SWORD BASE: TBR
TIP OF THE SPEAR: TBR
OPERATION: UPPERCUT: TBR
LONG NIGHT OF SOLACE: TBR
NEW ALEXANDRIA: TBR
THE PACKAGE: TBR
DELIVER HOPE: TBR
LONE WOLF: TBR
Edit: Apologies if you have difficulty in differentiating between dialogue and action. I didn’t realise the italics weren’t that strong.