Community halo youtuber member and Ready Up Live's Greenskull played a part of the Halo 5 campaign and was allowed today to report on it. This is his initial impression.
What is with the art style! Damn, the spartan armour "used" to look logical to a certain extent, now it's just a mess.
What made me happy was reading that the convenient speak ENGLISH again. HELL YESSSS IT may not make sense but it's what made halo stick out from all the other generic sc-fi games and added a bit of sillyness to the game, especially with the grunts.
"The convenient" LMFAO!
The "in-universe" explanation is that the helmets have translation software. They aren't actually speaking English, it's just being translated so the soldiers can understand. As far as the art style - I love it. Linda's helmet looks great. It's designed to be something a sniper would wear.
"The convenient" hahahaha omg I'm dying xD Actually they're very inconvenient man. But I agree, it adds style and makes the armour look unique. And there are a lot of logical elements to it if you do some research.
@Fries That made me happy too. Cant wait to hear the conversations between Elites and Grunts. Funny as ever. I hope we get to see the campaign demo/teaser at E3.I'm super pumped for Halo 5 now.
It made sense. The humans and covenant have been at war for decades prior to Halo1... That's more than enough time for both cultures to learn each other's languages... In fact, in Halo1, cortina frequently hacked the Coventant comms to give Master Cheif info... And it is known (from the novels) that the covenant had software that would translate their speech to English for the purpose of interrogating prisoners... By the time period of Halo2, many unsc troops were equipped with similar translators so they could understand what enemy combatants were saying in real time...
@Spliceika - The art style already was unquie & it was also beliveable that a super soldier would wear it, now, it just looks extremely messy, not to mention how super shiny the armour is & the spike, horns & other ridiculous design choices that plague the armour's beliveablity.
It's more complex looking; the simple armour style of Halo CE -3 would look cartoonish and out of place, when all the other models and objects are high detail and realistic.
Reading through this and watching the videos got me so damn excited man. H5 sounds fantastic! Really Glad to hear the A.I work well. So gorgeous. N loogat dem next gen rocks!! http://www.readyuplive.com/...
Reading that got me even more pumped. looking forward to those space battles, amongst other things!
Looking forward to the grunts speaking English again even more.
yeah the writter is very excited but some good info that bigger sites have just reported right after...halo 5 should be an amazing experience
Looks awesome! Sounds awesome! I can't wait to see more. Is it just me, or does Greenskull sound like Benjamin fron "hunt the truth" ??? My wife and I think he must have got asked to do it cuz he has a great voice for a snappy Reporter-type of guy lol.
Not at all. Michael Key from Key and Peele voices Benjamin Giraud.
WOW omg i had no idea Michael is voicing Benjamin Giraud!! That's just so cool!
Oh wow! I didn't know that! Haha well I still think it sounds like Greenskull lol they sound similar sometimes.
Damn, I am so hyped!!!
I think the clean non intricate style of helmet of the bungie games wouldn't adapt well to current gen visuals. I'm glad we have new more detailed helmets, I'd just like a few clean typically normal helmets to play in though because a lot of the halo 4 ones, and some of the characters in this game, seem to be a bit off the cuff. So excited for this game, it's gonna be great
Its going to sound so childish, but why are there 4 female spartans? If I play 4 player co-op its going to turn into L4D2 again where everybody refused to play as Rochelle :( I wish it was more like ODST firefight where you could select your spartan from a choice of like 10.
Don't worry about it... If your friends can't stomach playing as a female character, then you need new friends... especially when those two characters include badasses like kelly and Linda.
Hate the art style of the characters...to much destiny...ugh
The character models look nothing like Destiny's at all. They are more detailed and realistic looking than Destiny's.
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