I have stated a number of times already that I consider the H5 multiplayer to be casual, easy, and a step in the wrong direction for halo. However this is not the thread to discuss H5 beta and multiplayer but rather a thread to discuss things that should be included in campaign.
Im going to discuss characters while anyone else that wants to through ideas around go ahead.
Firstly, I want to discuss my opinion of a couple new Halo 4 characters that will likely be returning. Recurring new characters from halo 4 such as who will obviously appear in H5 are Captain Lasky, spartan sarah palmer, spartan miller, infinity ship A.I. Roland and spartan 4s in general.
Lasky- I think hes an alright character no real standout qualities but is definitely not annoying I’d be happy to see this guy return in H5.
Spartan Sarah Palmer- Absolutely terrible. How the hell is this -Yoink- a spartan and for that matter a commander? My impression from spartan ops is that her personality is obnoxious and she says stupid stuff. Either kill her off or rewrite her character because she is just awful.
Spartan Miller- another bad character. Why is this guy a spartan? Spartans exist solely to be superior in every way on the battlefield compared to regular soldiers they are only really really useful on the front lines. This guy sits behind a desk and feeds battlefield intel to your team in spartan ops. Anyone can do his job, so he is utterly useless. Am I missing anything about him? does he have some sort of debilitating injury?
Roland- Roland is actually awesome. I really hope he appears in H5 in an expanded role compared to just spartan ops in H4. He’s funny and has the most standout personality of all the new characters.
Spartan 4’s in general- Halo 5 should make it clear that spartan II’s and III’s are superior to IV’s as soldiers both mentally and physically. Obviously II’s have the most physical augmentations, and probably the most hardened mentally, and III’s should be noted as having a similar mental state as that of II’s but with a bit more emotional competence. Spartan IV’s are volunteers so should absolutely have more relaxed and normal personalities, but the Hardened nature of II’s and III’s is what seperates the good from the great.
As for the Didact he was a really good villain and a good replacement for all the dead covenant ones, and I’m certain we will see him again along with the Librarian and possibly new forerunner characters.
Moving on to more interesting stuff how ever are characters I believe must be brought back into the fold and expanded upon in Halo 5 (some who have not appeared in a game).
Jun- The only surviving member of noble team (and yes he did survive it has been confirmed). It is known that Jun helped oversee the spartan 4 program so he really needs to come back (and not get killed off).
Spartan Red Team- Comprising of Alice, Jerome, and Douglas 3 spartan II’s from Halo Wars have been in cryo sleep for 20 years along with the rest of the spirit of Fire’s crew. If the UNSC could find Master Chief on the edge of the galaxy they should definitely be able to find the spirit of fire.
Show the spartans who were rescued from Onyx in action- Several spartan IIs and IIIs would have made it off of Onyx and would return to service.
Spartan II Kelly-087- One of the spartans who would have made it off Onyx who also happens to be one of Master chiefs oldest friends from childhood even (one of his few friends as well). She has never been mentioned or shown in the game series but it is known that she along with other former team members of Chief, happen to know him very well. And with sergeant johnson’s death (who was a spartan I by the way), introducing a character who also knows chief very well on a more personal level could greatly help with his own characterization.
The Arbiter- The only character on the list who is confirmed to return in some fashion, and I dont really need to explain why that is awesome.
On a side note, the other elite from Halo 2 and 3 that is friends with the arbiter should also return he was cool (forgot his name).
Lord Terrence Hood- Voiced by ron perlman, he is one of the most powerful military leaders in the UNSC navy, who was featured heavily in Halo 2 and 3 and should return solely on that clout alone.
I will add more if and when I think of them. Personally it would be a dream to me if Chief took command of these veteran spartans and showed these new spartan IVs how to properly spartan (yes I used spartan as a verb there). Just think how awesome it would be if gameplay included tactical command of Jun and the spartans of red team and onyx. Like seriously wouldnt it be awesome to have have Jun sniping while Chief, Arby, and other Spartan II’s and III’s -Yoink- -Yoink- up?
Edit: just thought of another character!
Spartan II Linda-058- Was on the pillar of Autumn survived events of Halo CE (floating in space in cryo tube) still alive and active duty. She should defintely be introduced in game