NowGamer: Let’s sum up the aging 'Master Chief as a character' debate in a single paragraph and move on...
I`m not into Halo and I don`t pretend to be. But judging by the people who LLLLLOOOOVVVEEEEE Halo, Master Chief seem pretty import to them and the series.
It's a good article. Master Chief has no personality or interesting qualities whatsoever, but it is fun to play as him in the games, so as long as you can just be a cool soldier, it shouldn't make a difference.
disagree,(more with article than with you Gwave) the Master Chief is integral to the series, and even more so if you have at least read the Fall of Reach book. I developed a much greater understanding and appreciation for Master Chief through that book. In halo 1-3, he is a man carrying the weight of a species on his back, the guilt of being a survivor, and the single-mindedness of a soldier on a mission. To me saying MC is irrelevent to Halo is akin to saying Gordon Freeman is irrelevant to the Half-Life series (which would just be idiotic to say).
Once you have read the Fall of Reach, you would understand the importance of Master Chief and why he means so much to Halo fans. I agree with Redgehammer 100%.
lol It's like Mario is irrelevant to Mario series, Kratos to GOW, Marcus Fenix to Gears, Snake to MGS, Link on Zelda... I think NowGamer Ran out of Top 10s and needed to waste peoples time on something else.
Master Chief was humanity's last beacon of hope. Everyone looked towards him to win the war against the covenant. Now THAT'S pressure.
First, he is a man of action not words, so his adventures define him not chitchat. Then the guy wrote this "We couldn’t care less because Noble 6 is an equally vapid and empty character ". Come on, let's stop pretending, we all know he is a greenhorn Master Chief. And if they do a movie they better not show his face, like V for vendetta.
that sounds I do not believe that to be possible. During the fall of reach Master Chief was involved in his on fight and really couldn't be Noble 6 since John 117 alaready commanded had his own squad.
marvel is already doing a comic series about master chief and how he was brought up...they showed his face (in comic form) there, so it WILL be revealed http://www.gamespot.com/new...
"This paragraph, in fact; Master Chief has the personality of an IKEA shelf." Enough. Master Chief has more personality than most of the douchey game heroes or villains out there. Just because we can't see his expressions since he wears a mask or doesn't talk too much doesn't mean he has no personality. Watch how his relationship grows with Cortana, or how he feels when Johnson dies and how he expresses it.
Only say that because that's as far as you read. The article makes some very good points about what makes Master Chief and Noble 6 so great. Try reading the whole thing for a change.
You made me laugh bro. But, hey, of course Master Chief is the most passionate video game hero of all time! His personality is overflowing with emotions. WRONG. In the end, Master Chief is a name for a character that resembles YOU and nobody else. If you think Master Chief is the best, then you are just believing in the character you played because you played him with the feeling that YOU are Master Chief. I guess this is a little bit too hard to understand for some people.
Wow look you guys. We got another d*ck at N4G who thinks silent personal attack is going to prove him right. I've never said anything about Master Chief being the most passionate video game character. You just made that up from your a*s like your kind always do.
Is essential to the Halo Franchise...Nuff Said.
Master Chief = Halo Halo without Master Chief is like Gotham City without Batman.
Master Chief is Halo...the same as Snake is MGS.
I would have to agree, halo without master chief or mgs without snake...it's like a mario game without mario lol.
If you mean, a Main Character, then.. well I guess you are right. But as a person? Nah.
Master Chief has kicked ass countless times. Saved the Earth and the Galaxy. Does he not deserve a promotion? Although Lieutenant doesn't have the same ring to it.
He's actually the highest rank in the Navy, Master chief petty officer isn't it? Ranks in Halo are a little differant to real ife I think.
Top enlisted rank (E-9). He's not an officer.
Halo: ODST and Halo Wars are the lowest selling of the franchise, and the lowest ranked by critics and users, of the series. So it seems Master Chief based Halo titles sell not only more, but rate better as well.
Halo Wars was an RTS game that did very good numbers for an RTS game on Console. The Halo name is what helped the game acheive great numbers. Yes it may have been lower in sales than the previous Master Chief games but RTS on consoles have always struggled. Halo Wars was the first to actually have success. Halo ODST. By all accounts... it was a bit of a filler game and the media jumped all over ODST (as they should have) for being a bit too short and not really feeling like a full game. ODST suffered because it wasn't really a full release even though they charged $60 for it. And despite being hammered by the media it still put up really good numbers considering all the negativity around it. Now we have Reach which is already racking up the pre-orders and its still 2 months out! Reach will be on par with Halo: 3 numbers for sure...and quite possibly surpass all given how well its being pumped by the media so far.
I have to disagree, look at Halo Reach, that just looks epic
I preferred switching between the roles of the ODST team. They were a cool bunch and I felt the Rookie was a cooler silent type than the Master Chief.
If his name was Halo and not Master Chief I don't think you could write this kind of article with a straight face.
But his name IS Halo and he's a robot!
his name is Robert Paulson....
LMAO...nice Fight Club reference. Awesome movie, bubbles!
Retarded article is so damn retarded. Honestly, Mr. Chief is the series' main character. That's like saying Ripley is irrelevent to Alien, Snake is irrelevent to MGS... So utterly stupid!
Having that main character that all could get behind and want to play as was key to getting Halo rooted with everyone. But, 3 games in Halo Wars, Halo:ODST and from what the preorder hype of Reach tell us...Halo can be told without Master Chief. The Universe of Halo is now established enough that we can have games and story that dont revolve around Spartan 117.
Yea but I'll be honest....I want to know what's going on to Chief after 3.....As Frank O'Connor put it.....they would be the biggest as**oles in the world if they left it out there like it is. Just like I want to know what happened to Kratos. Reach will be awesome and I can't wait but that doesn't mean I don't want to go back to MC's story
true, a halo story could be told without MC, but MC and the spartan II's are just the biggest part of the story and helped turn the tide against the covenant but the reason if can be told from a different perspective is cause there are a lot of little roles as well, marines, odst, spartan II's and III's, covenant, brutes, prophets forerunners and even the flood you can make different games about different stories will all those players involved...ie. marines vs covenant mmo like apb, theres already an odst game, spartan II game (MC) spartan III game (reach)...each group has their own tale, and thats why the halo universe is so big with the fans
I'm not even a Halo fan, but........sure, he does have no personality, but isn't that because the Spartan surgery ripped him of all emotion so they couldn't get in the way of the mission? Yea, he might as well be a robot, but at least there's a reason why he's like that.
GAHAHAHAH! Author please. Master Chief is irrelevant to Halo? Sure we may project ourselves onto Chief, but he is still a character. MASTER CHIEF IS HALO. HALO IS MASTER CHIEF. End of Story.
This article only makes sense to people who have only played the games, if the author (or those who agree with what he says) read any of the novels he would know how deep of a character MC is.
(NOTE: This is based on the gameplay of the Halo series, not the backstory) You know to the people who complain and say Master Chief is important to the series, really did not read this article completely through. This brought a lot of really good points to the table and redefined how I feel about Halo. Master Chief really isn't important to the series. The player is. They way we bust through enemy lines, make aliens explode, while listening to a huge orchestra to it all, is just amazing.
MASTERCHIEF is halo, his personality is what makes him so great, the quiet type that walks the walk and woops ass.
MC dont express fellings and emotions?!People that dont acknowledge fellings and emotions on MC during Halo games,1º Are PS3 fanboys,2º never played Halo games,3ºPlayed Halo games but dont take attention to history and especial to the FMV!Its all there!
Masterchief is integral to ME for the series, but I know alot of so-called Halo fans that throw the single player to the side and instantly jump online, sometimes never even starting the campaign.
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