Yeah, but since most Halo players don’t mess with the EU that means that Blue team’s introduction into Halo with Halo 5 was a disaster and from their point of view a large part of why Halo 5 sucked story wise so most Halo players don’t really care much for Blue team and feel like they were "supposed" to be family to him, but ended up sucking and seeming like people who just showed up in his life and are suddenly his brother and sisters.
Yeah that's absolutely true, not so many people bother with the EU. But if you never introduce those characters in the games, they're basically gonna be out of them forever to some people. If you don't include them because they're not "I C O N I C", they're never going to become "I C O N I C" in the first place. It's a never ending loop. You have to start from somewhere to get anywhere, right? They did it with Halo 5, which had some pretty big mistakes to be fair, but that doesn't mean everything should be dumpstered.
The thing is though that a lot of Halo players don’t bother with the EU or don’t get the chance to so for a lot of Halo players Arby makes far more sense than three people who seemingly show up out of the Blue (pun intended) and are instantly family of his, while Arby has been an I C O N I C Halo character and friend of the Chief for quite a while now. Some may think that almost everyone reads the books, but reality is that most Halo players don’t read the book or the EU so Blue team is new and not so I C O N I C to most Halo players.
Wasn't really the point I was trying to make with my post, was more so saying it makes more sense for chief and blue team to be together since chief is a part of blue team. And also yes Fred is technically the leader, but lets be real as soon as they reunited with Chief he's really only the been leader on paper with Cheif taking over actually leading the team.
Actually it is Fred’s squad, not Chief’s.
I totally agree, blue team didnt get a chance/time to shine in halo 5 but infinite could be their time to get the introduction they deserved especially with the spiritual reboot/jumping on point 343 is going for. Cheif can still be the main character while also having a strong supporting cast with blue team. Plus it only makes sense for Chief to be with his squad.
You are acting like you want them as main characters, but the problem with that is that they would have so much development to do for all of this characters that it would be another Halo 5 in terms of character development.
The end of Halo 5 was literally that. If you do a cliffhanger, you better pick up where you left off
We need that HalseyXBlue TeamXArbiter crossover they promised us, and instead we are getting yet another soft reboot. Yikes, the more I think about it the worse it getsWhen did they promise this?
Nah, the reason why it happened was because they did it wrong. Look at Halo 2, all the characters they introduced. The entire opening sequence of Halo 2 is still one of the highest narrating points the entire saga has reached to this date, not that the rest of the game's campaign was too far away. A lot of the saga's legendary characters were introduced in that game and no one in their right mind can possibly say anything about it. Heck, you could argue that even Johnson was created in that game since they defined him much more as a character compared to CE. That goes for allies as much as foes, look at Tartarus and the Gravemind.
One of the biggest issues of the 343 era was introducing cool and well designed characters that people would love and grow attached to. I think just a few could be saved, like Lasky to make an example. Man I think of Halo 2's opening sequence and I still have shivers down my spine. I think about the Arbiter's campaign and I wonder what even we did to deserve it. Bungie could never top what they did with Halo 2, they never even got close. I look at the Noble team and laugh about how they tried to make them look like a team through witty jokes alternated with serious parts, trying to make you care for them as they'd have to die in the arc of one game. Then I look at the Heretic's leader and I'm like "Dude this guy has more charisma than Carter and he's only around for a couple of missions lmao". Every single damn time I think about Miranda's notoriously infamous "To war." one liner in Halo 3 I'm convinced the entire team must have been on booze or something to make that go through QA because there's no possible way the same people who made the Arbiter in Halo 2 could look at that thing and say "yeah, that's fine".
There are right ways to do things and wrong ways to do things. Halo 2 and ODST did a lot of right things, Halo 5 didn't. Doesn't mean still that everything is to throw away. I loved Halo 3 and Reach even though they had their issues and I loved the blue team's inclusion in spite of everything. Let's hope they do more things right next time.