Back in the day of Halo 3 Xbox 360 days, it helped me with one of two things.
- Relieving stress after a long day
- getting stills of in-game action scenarios
I honestly lost count how many times I've said out loud "that'll be a nice screenshot!" Remembering the game, the time in the game & the angle I knew I wanted to get had me spending more time in theatre mode than actually PLAYING
the game half the time lol.
- Especially in campaign! It might have only taken 10-15 minutes to get through a mission. But checking back in theatre was an entirely different experience! If anyone else can tell me the last time they saw a marine put a Brute in a headlock, I would like to know!
- Even is Halo Reach Firefight. There are some screenshots you just can't duplicate. This one I'm particularly proud of. Was able to pull off assassinating a Brute whilst a Wraith TRIED to boost and splatter me but ended up hitting a boulder in the process. Thus adding the atmosphere of the screenshot. There is no way I'll be able to pull that off a second time!
- This was the last screenshot I took in Halo 4 on my Xbox 360 before the arrival of Halo 5. The end of playing Halo titles on my 360 was scorched so that the life of Halo 5 on the Xbox one can be reborn like a Phoenix from it's ashes...
- Halo 5 has drastically increased my experience with in-game photography! With the added depth perception, animated atmosphere, zoom feature & small tricks of the trade to remove blur effect from explosions I have no "one good" screenshot in my 4 years of playing this game! I even went an entire YEAR posting DAILY screenshots because of how much time I was spending in Theatre mode alone! I shared my examples, helped others in the gaming community and some even showed up on the #HaloSpotlight with alittle bit of guidance to better their screenshots.
As long as Theatre mode stays in the next Halo title, I honestly will have no complaints. This has combined my love for video game and photography for the past 12 years of my life! Thank you for all your team has done and continues to do. The community thanks you for showcasing their hard work and enthusiasm for a game that knows no bounds. I look forward to the future of what is to come. #HaloJunkie