343 is doing the exact same thing to Halo that Disney is doing to Star Wars. They aren’t the original owners, and so much corporate money is at stake that they are creatively crippled to the point that they cant do anything with the story even if they had creative people working on the story (which they dont).
They dont understand what an “epic” is and the limitations of all of that.
An epic is only epic if it has a beginning middle and ending. If there is no ending it is not epic, because everything “great” and “important” is made completely irrelevant when the bad guys that were supposed to be defeated keep coming back. I dont understand why so many people do not understand this???
Everything that happened in Halo 1-3 is completely irrelevant. Who cares if the chief saved the world when he does it every single weekend. By the time infinite comes out he will have saved the galaxy at least 7 times already. Turning his character from an epic hero that defied impossible odds into an invincible super hero that is guarenteed to save the day countless times whenever he is needed.
who cares about the covenant or the flood and the threat they pose as well. Here is a new threat that is even more dangerous. And when you defeat them dont worry, we have other threats for you waiting in the next installment.
And here is where my Star Wars analogy comes into play.
Notice what both George Lucas and Bungie did when their original trilogies were done with. They both were smart enough to realize anything else they did further in the storyline would diminish the greatness of what was accomplished. The heros have already won and brought peace to the world.
Lucas worked on his prequels and so did Bungie. They both were smart and creative enough to realize the only way to go was back in time, both the star wars prequels and Halo reach tell stories that amplify the importance and the stakes involved with the original stories instead of diminshing them like Disney and 343 is both doing.
343: “this is the Master Chiefs GREATEST ADVENTURE YET”
Oh yeah really??? These people have no idea what they are doing.