Need sleep. Will post Escalation pics in the morning.
Sucks for humanity that the overbearing threat of the Flood’s return in Forerunner-era force is matched by the fact that the one man who was immune to them died on Installation 04B as it then tore itself to pieces…
GG, white Johnson!
Halo does not get enough credit for the amount of diverse characters it brings to the table. Period.
Halo does not get enough credit for many things because people are so content to just see it as another FPS series lacking in any depth when they are missing out on so fucking much.
As far as feminism in the gaming industry goes, Halo is a pretty good model to follow (especially since Bonnie Ross, Kiki Wolfkill and Lindsay Lockhart who occupy some of the top positions in 343 are industry-renowned feminists).
Good things about today:
1) Finally get to play the Destiny beta.
2) Next issue of Halo: Escalation releases and we finally find out what happened to John.
Bad things about today:
I HAVE TO FUCKING WORK
i love that we get a main character who isnt white and i also love that this character is smokin’ hot SMOKIN SMOKIn call the fire department
halo in general has always been pretty good about including really good women & POC characters but i think my favorite thing about halo is that it doesn’t stop doing it? like there are some companies that treat diversity like a quota and once they have “enough” diversity they just don’t care about including it
whereas haloverse (which is canonically, you know, full of many different people from many different races, and an egalitarian society) frequently continues to showcase diversity. and it’s fuckin’ awesome.
Aaaand it’s going to continue!
Ancient humanity is, we are led to believe, largely a dark-skinned race. A major story point that was set up in Primordium was Chakas’ quest to coax the spirits of Riser and Vinnevra back to life now that he’s found the location of the surviving Forerunners - provided he succeeds in this goal, that means we’ll be seeing Vinnevra properly.
Locke could be every bit as iconic as the Master Chief, that’s certainly the way they seem to be going about it. A whole origin story (produced by Ridley Scott, no less - that’s a hell of a name to have attached), presence in the bookends of the Master Chief Collection since the MCC is framed as Locke examining John’s past, and then he’s going to have a major role in Halo 5: Guardians - dual protagonist, perhaps?
It’ll mean a hell of a lot to have a POC character like Locke become an icon, or at the very least a widely recognised figure, of the gaming industry. It’s a step in the right direction, I hope that we get a game from a female’s POV as well soon - Spartan Naiya Ray pls!