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The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo 3

“Wake me… when you need me.” For Halo 1, we looked at how the Master Chief was a well-defined character and how the game articulated his fears, flaws, and demonstrated, through his movement and actions, his surprisingly expressive personality. For Halo 2, a story … Continue reading

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The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo 2

“Sir, finishing this fight…” In the previous article, we explored the characterisation of the Master Chief in Halo: Combat Evolved and the reception that had was everything I’d hoped! With the enrichment of greater context and a closer look at the cutscenes, the resounding … Continue reading

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The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo: CE

“I think we’re just getting started…” The Master Chief… There’s been quite a bit of discussion over the last few weeks, following Frank O’Connor’s stated intentions of doubling down on the Chief focus in Halo 6 – but the angle from … Continue reading

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On Halo 4 and ‘The Chosen One’

One of the more divisive aspects of Halo 4’s story was a particular line spoken by the Librarian to John that has seen no end of discussion over the years. “You are the culmination of a thousand lifetimes of planning.” Many … Continue reading

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Halo 4, Cortana & Feminism

Oh boy, this is a topic that’s bound to ruffle a few feathers… but I’m going to address it anyway because it’s actually quite important to me – as a writer, as a believer in equality, and as a fan … Continue reading

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30 Days of Halo: Day 16 – A Sad Scene

The ending scene to Composer, the penultimate mission of Halo 4, is incredibly evocative on an emotional level.

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30 Days of Halo: Day 15 – A Happy Scene

Half way there, folks! For anybody familiar with the Halo universe, you’ll probably know that there are very few ‘happy’ moments in it. This is a series that focuses on themes like genocide, genetic experimentation, child torture, indoctrination, galactic horrors, the … Continue reading

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