GamerZines: ODST opens on a UNSC ship, as a group of soldiers are given instructions for their next drop. You're number five, the rookie of the team, and as a silenced SMG is shunted into your hands, the pod you're strapped into starts to drop. Unusually, it's headed directly for a Covenant Carrier, which is about to make the jump into hyperspace. A few shouts, crashes and bangs later, and the glass on your pod has cracked, and you find yourself plummeting towards the ground at lightning speed. Fade to black.