So you’re answering a question about doing research. Saying that you have in fact done the research, so you played the game having that knowledge and research.
You are correct that I had that knowledge when Halo 5 released, and what I've been saying is that needing the books
is fallacious because what the books bring to Halo 5 is minimal.
I didn't think it pertinent before, but I'll specifically list why the examples you gave being required isn't so:
Is not required at all. It mainly focuses on the Kilo-5 team and introduces Jul and gives his background information. Halo 4 is all you really need as it shows that he's the leader of the Covenant Remnant.
Isn't required at all, and as I've stated before, would actually make readers more confused with how Halo 5 labels the "Forerunner Domain".
It makes sense that a previous game would be required for the proceeding one.
Really shouldn't be separated from Halo 4, as it was a free expansion available to everyone. Multiple avenues were provided for people to see the cutscenes before Halo 5.
Two issues would be needed to see how Chief reunited with Blue team and what happened to the Janus Key. So far one "book" is needed for Halo 5.
Isn't needed, as it's summed up with 'Buck is offered to become a Spartan and he accepts.' He was teased for two games to be Spartan material, and with the Spartan-IV program taking adult volunteers, this is an easy inference to make. It doesn't even explain how he was placed in Osiris.
Isn't needed, as the events shown have no relevancy to Halo 5. It simply introduces Locke, and he's not even a Spartan yet.
- Hunt the Truth audio Logs
I think we all know how well that played into Halo 5.
So I'm still not sure why you're so confident that all these books are needed when two issues of a comic and a preceding game are actually needed.
Meaning that you aren’t able to acknowledge that people that haven’t done the research probably wouldn’t understand the plot points I did bring up because the masses have gone on to state that they didn’t understand what was going on until after they had done the research themselves.
Somewhat linked to what I wrote above: Having read or watched those examples, I can tell you, not surmise
, that people don't need them to understand Halo 5's plot. Halo 5 had a messy story, which I've never denied, but that is wholly accountable on the game, not because the books are required.
You’re arguing a point that isn’t valid and your only backing it up with your own mindset. This Parroting you’re accusing me of wouldn’t have started if enough people didn’t already agree with My point in that, you have to do your homework to understand what’s going on with the narrative. Thank you and Good Bye.
Often times when I see people use the 'books are too important' argument, and they give their reasoning, it boils down to being dissatisfied with the end-product of Halo 5's story and looking to place the blame somewhere. The books, for whatever reason, seem to have been the easiest choice to point fingers. I'll say that as an avid reader, myself and many others were unhappy with Halo 5's writing, and then confused when people started placing the blame where it doesn't belong.