Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not raging against the game, but I’m also not a die-hard fanboy that can look over every inconsistency. I understand why Halsey was at sword with cortana, she was fragmented. I can kind of understand the POA being on reach(although it’s size still bugs me, and the whole shrinking it feels cheap). but that still doesn’t give reason about the following:
The Dates: the game takes place about a month before the true invasion began. If the UNSC and ONI knew that Covies were on the planet, wouldn’t they have brought all the guns to kill the covie recon teams before a major invasion occoured, and failing that, began an evacuation. They did have a month.
The above also clashes with The Cole Protocol. If covenant came a month before, ONI would sure as hell activated said protocol and started wiping nav data. Chief wouldn’t have went to wipe the space station, and would have remained on Reach. Halo’s 1,2, and 3 are now forgotten.
dr. Sorvad’s data, SWORD base’s hidden forerunner tech, and the battle of SOIV: SOIV is sigmus octanius 4(yes, i had to look that up.), a major battle in TFoR. It’s where the SII’s find that covie star map that leads the POA to halo. If this is indeed how they find halo, then what is the ‘latch key’ that halsey talks about, and why the heck is that fragment of cortana so important? What data did she have that really helped out in the rest of the war? If the forerunner structure held any indication to where halo was, how would dr. sorvad have known what it was, or that it could have been of any use. and if he did know, wouldn’t he have learned of the flood as well? A giant hula hoop that kills all sentient life sure doesn’t sound lik a latch key to me.
That’s all I can come up with right now that really bugs me. And before anyone says search, I did. nothing came up with these answers.