please watch the cutscene of Master chief giving the covenant back their bomb and tell me this is a realistic series. Also, what is realistic about a gravity hammer? What is realistic about an energy sword? the answer to both is nothing. but they are fun as hell to play in game, so we suspend our disbelief
Halo as a whole has been trying to be excessively realistic as possible they even got those Machine Accelerating Cannons calculations worked out.
Why is nostalgia more important than realism. In the game since it has no volume or mass it’s not a problem but when you start going into other media such as books and comics you start to see how ridiculous it is.I think you miss the point of escapism. We are leaving reality mentally speaking, and joining a world imagined by someone else. It doesn't need to be excessively realistic, it just needs to be cool and interesting.
One of the most notable rocket battles was in the book Halo:The flood the novelisation of the first game and its hard for me to imagine soldiers defending Alpha base from 200 or so ghosts using the SPNKr when the PILUM makes more sense.
343 should have shown both rockets.
Plus this game isn't even that realistic to begin with. Humans wouldn't even be using bullets 500 years into the future well modern technology is already looking into alternatives. Not to mention were fighting fanatic space aliens on a giant anti SOB hoola hoop.
I do agree that both designs should be catered too, but when it boils down to it cool is more memorable then real, as real will fade into obscurity like all the many FPS cod clones out there.
Edit : here's another example for my point. Imagine yourself walking through a neighborhood, you've marched past at least a dozen brown houses that all look pretty much the same. Then you come upon a bright pink mansion that looks like it's literally just reflecting sunlight.
Which out of all the houses are you most likely to remember?
Granted the bright pink house isn't very realistic, but can you even tell me what color all the other houses were without going back and checking? One of them is definitely going to stand out in a crowd.
Every finite detail has been explained, Halo isn’t sci fi nonsense like Star Wars; where you are made to believe that a Star ship less than 2km long can blow up a planet when 2 or 3 decades ago they needed a 120 diameter Death Star to do the job.
I’m trying to explain this in a bigger picture because Halo as a whole is a franchise it isn’t just games, when they are multiple tv shows, movies, cosplay’s and more books the PILUM rocket launcher will be needed more than the SPNKr.
He ejected himself out of the airlock with the bomb, his suit is rated for 90 minutes of vacuum. He delivered the bomb and pushed against it to give himself force to leave the super carrier. It all followed the laws of physics. Newton’s first law is what’s in motion stays in motion. Master chief is already going in a direction and there is minimal gravitational to affect his momentum, which is why he is able to do what did.
Heck in Long night of solace in halo reach they made a big deal out of low gravity and normal gravity on the same level, which goes to show how far they will go to make it as realistic as possible.
Energy sword is a plasma blade held together by magnetic fields, gravity hammer has impellers that generate some sort of shock on the striking face.