Only Halo 4 and Spartan Ops are really necessary to understand the basic plot point of Halo 5.SovereignZechs wrote:tL Armada wrote:What is required from the books to be able to understand the game?SovereignZechs wrote:If you don’t read the books, and you never played Spartan ops you wouldn’t know what’s going on. This sub species of Elites, are -Yoinking!- clunky Morons. They are no longer able to keep up with the movements of a Spartan whatsoever.
Spartan Ops was advertised as a post-campaign expansion that continued the story. It was provided for free for everyone, and again returned in the MCC. If people willingly withheld that information from themselves, they have no room to complain.
You need to read all of this to understand a lot of the back story behind each of these characters, and understand their motivations.
- The Kilo Five Trilogy - Glasslands, The Thursday War, Mortal Dictata
- The Forerunner Trilogy - Cryptum, Primordium, Silentium
- Halo 4
- Halo 4: Spartan Ops (cutscenes)
- Halo: Escalation (really important comics that have been continuing the story for the past few years and are likely important to Halo 5)
- Halo: New Blood (not essential but details the backstory of a character in Halo 5)
- Halo: Nightfall (introduction to Spartan Locke, again, not essential)
- Hunt The Truth Audio Logs -
Halo 4, and Spartan ops, are just the tip of the ice berg. Considering they took Jul out extremely quick and in the most embarrassing way imaginable. They also put the fate of the UR-Didact outside of the games as well.
You would have no idea that he killed a Spartan team, almost killed blue team, and got composed.
Yes, they detail the backstory behind the characters, but their backstory is not important to the basic plot of Halo 5. Don't believe me? Without using outside media, what's Johnson's backstory? How is he able to do any of the things he's done in CE-3 while just being a really good and smooth talking sergeant?
Everything you need to know what is going around around you is explained right there in Halo 5. The only thing missing is purposely hidden information like Warden Eternal's identity and purpose.