Why Halo 5: Guardians Needs to Leave Cortana in the Past

OnlySP: Halo 4 saw the end of one of gaming’s most revered character duos, Master Chief and Cortana. Having been with players since the beginning of the franchise with the original Halo in 2001, players came to treat Cortana as a sidekick, rather than just a voice in your head giving you commands. In Halo 4, 343 explored the theme of humanity and whether or not the Chief was just a machine or if there really is a man inside the suit.

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hennessey861640d ago

Cortana is as important as the Chief himself in Halo, her character adds so much to the game. But I would love to see the Chief take his helmet off and show a bit more character himself.

PockyKing1640d ago

I have a stark feeling that Master Chief would look like Darth Vader if he were to take his helmet off. Just a gut feeling I have lol.

4Sh0w1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

No, just no. Cortana and Master Chief are one in the same. Its like asking for Tom and no Jerry, Ratchet and no Clank, Rock and no Roll, Scarface and no Cocaine, lol Cortana will be back better than ever.

Allsystemgamer1640d ago

We already know what he looks like. He's described in te books. Dark brown buzzed hair. Bold blue eyes. Chizzled features and scars with a late middle aged complexion.

-Foxtrot1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

Your right

Cortana and Chief are one in the same...she adds character to him because he's this tough, hardened Spartan with not much emotion, so she was created to fill that gap and be his "human" side.

Which is kind of ironic as she's an AI

ats19921640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

Well she is an AI that was created out of human tissue from Dr. Halsey.

ThatKanadianKid1640d ago

Partially agree. I do think Chief and Cortana's story is over in the physical world in the game, but I'm sure she'll still have a role to play. It'll be interesting to see what 343 does.

skydragoonity1640d ago

If master chief isn't in this game then there's no need for cortana

ats19921640d ago

What are you talking about? Of course he is in this game.

4Sh0w1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

"If master chief isn't in this game"

lol, It's Halo 5, not a spinoff, the game was revealed with a trailer showcasing Master Chief himself. Until Master Chief is CONFIRMED KIA and they announce that the Halo (6,7,???) storyline is moving on to a new protagonist you can bet Master Chief will be the star of all the main Halo games.

mrpsychoticstalker1640d ago

I almost cry the last time I saw Cortana. :(


I'm not much of a Halo fan (even tho for some strange reason I bought and beat all of them) I am looking forward to seeing what 343 does with more power on X1. Halo 4 was the best looking game in the series and had some good ideas.

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