The part of dismissing the previous Halo massively breaks the story continuity in a way it cannot be restored anymore, liking what happened or not. I really don't like Halo 5's story but now it was made, I don't want it to be erased again like Halo 4 was, doing that is worse than retconing what I did not like, so in the end the story is a bunch of chopped stuff that has no continuity or interest and feels like wasted time.ronnie42 wrote:Once again.......not inaccurate guess since many people have conflicting views on this, just like the art style and it is physically impossible to please everyone.BloodHunterX020 wrote:
Also, it's one thing to call Cortana dead and then suddenly show her alive. It's quite another to turn her evil, and then declare on record her actions are not evil, but merely a thing to disagree with. Brian Reed's decision, and the board's approval to turn Cortana evil ruined a character we have loved and cherished since her debut in 2001. That's 14 years of well constructed and carefully managed character arc flushed down the drain at the stroke of a pen. 14 years! And all because some people couldn't live without her. Also Microsoft wanted to make more money, and they felt her character was more marketable. We're angry because after Chris Schlerf left, no one at 343i had the balls to continue with the bold narrative decision to kill her off. They kowtowed to Microsoft and to the angry whiny Cortana fanboys who wanted their idol back. Damage control conducted by Frankie also backfired big time. Cortana isn't just doing a thing we disagree with. That's like saying Hitler gassing the Jews was merely a thing people disagreed with. What Hitler did was point-blank evil. You know what he did? He murdered and enslaved people. You know what Cortana did and is doing to achieve her preposterous goal of galactic peace? Murder and enslave people.
343i turned Cortana evil for nothing, and are now clearly backtracking because they yoinked up again. I'm not stating this as fact. I'm strictly calling it how I see it.
I'm not saying Cortana wasn't assumed dead.
A lot of people didn't like her assumed 'death' and many people started to claim the usual "never play a Halo game"....it happens often in the forums whenever someone finds a random thing they dislike...even if it doesn't make sense to another person to abandon the game for a 'specific reason' that someone else enjoys.
Here's the thing...I hated what they did to Cortana and heck I hated how they portrayed her character in 4,5 and yet for me I'm fine parts of H4 being 'dismissed' since for me, many others felt it hurt the IP. Anyway I don't really care if 343i pretended she was 'dead' because to me what happened to her felt disrespectful to her character and at the time I was quite annoyed, for me...it just doesn't feel like a main Halo game without her.
Anyway going on about WW2 has nothing to do with this. Anyway as I've said before some people have impossible standards, no matter what 343i does there's always going to be something for someone to complain about.
Here's the point... I strongly disagree with you but at the same time you obviously disagree, yet that's kind of the point...they can't please everyone.
Now, what can happen is 343 Industries mess with the story once again just to return to the way the game was back in 2001. I'd rather have bold stories that has a creative interest, than a lot of Nostalgia all over again safe place just to please the angry fans that prefer nostalgia over quality.