I recently finished the campaign for Halo Wars 2 and while it was quite polished mechanically and visually, I could not help but feel disappointed by the story that was being told. My main issue was the new faction “The Banished”. They are made out to be a bigger threat then they are and possibly can be. This is because there has been no mention of this faction in any Halo books, movies or games. This does not mean they are not allowed to exist in the universe but what it should have meant is a better explanation of why they have remained irrevalant to the rest of the galaxy. The creators should have set them out as a small rebel faction that had been in hiding from the covenant during their reign. Once the covenant had fallen they emerged and set out to conquer small war bands, increasing their power. However, they did not do this and force fans to accept this newly mentioned faction was strong enough to rival the covenant... yes that is actually what they try to say. This can be seen with the AI known as Isabel (Who I detest because of her fearful nature) talking about the history of Atriox: “cutting a swath across the galaxy”, “the covenant has two targets... they almost got us... Atriox they never came close” and “Covenant could not contain him at the height of their power”. All these lines are too ambitious and go against the history and facts of the covenant. For one, the covenant had the ability to burn entire planets so all they had to do was find this large faction of killers which would stand out like a wolf among sheep and burn them to ash. Two, they make out the Covenant was not strong enough to fight both Atriox and humanity but the Halo lore dictates that for a long period of time Humanity was on the run, meaning the Covenant was hunting down and destroying human worlds. This disproves the fact the covenant could not have destroyed the rebellion during this period of time as humanity was in no shape to pose a threat to the Covenant. I could go on on but I will stop myself. Tell me if you agree or if you don’t, try to disprove my points.
Halo Wars 2 Campaign
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