Invasion was a great idea in Reach but they need to take it even further in Halo 4. Help give it more of a cinematic feel.
My idea is that the attacking teams begin the match falling in orbital drop pods while the defending teams are already on the ground. You can move your head during the pre-match but you can’t do much else and you are witnessing the entire thing in first person.
Spartans (offense)- 15 seconds until start of match: You are falling at an incredible speed about 1,000 feet above the map in an ODST drop pod, you look down and see the whole battlefield. 10 seconds: The pod hits the ground and you hear a computerized voice telling you to prepare for battle. 6 seconds: The door blows off of your pod. 4 seconds: You jump out and grab your primary weapon. 0 seconds: You gain control of your spartan, you are ready to fight.
Spartans (defense)- 15 seconds until start: You are patrolling with your team on the map until you look up in the sky and see some meteors falling toward the planet. 10 seconds: You recognize that the meteors are actually covenant drop pods when they hit the ground. 6 seconds: You hear your teammates yelling “Covies to our [enter clock number here]!” while you see Elites jumping out of their pods. 4 seconds: Your teammates start throwing weapons to you and each other while you prepare quickly for the covenant attack. 0 seconds: You take control of your spartan, you are ready to fight.
Elites (offense)- 15 seconds until start: You are falling above the map in a covie orbital drop pod while staring at a computer screen showing you the map you’re falling onto. 10 seconds: Your pod hits the ground and you hear your sangheili commander telling you to prepare for glorious victory. 6 seconds: The door blow off your pod 4 seconds: You jump out of the pod and unsheath your primary weapon. 0 seconds: You gain control of your body, you are ready to fight.
Elites (defense)- 15 seconds until start: You look up and see what looks like meteors falling above you. 10 seconds: You recognize that the meteors are actually ODST drop pods as they hit the ground, you hear some unrest among your brethren. 6 seconds: You and your sangheili brothers start to roar. 4 seconds: You see spartans jumping out of the pods and you and your teammates start tossing weapons to each other. 0 seconds: You gain control of your body, you are ready to fight.
What do you guys think?