You’re making things up again. The span between Halo: Reach and Halo 4 is only five years, not really enough time for a drastic change in appearance. Also, you know, there’s obviously the difference in graphics between Reach and Halo 4/5. Pre-rendered CGI is going to look way different than in-game graphics. So basing any serious points on that isn’t going to work.
Yes, she says Spartan Locke...but it isn’t like narration set in the present of a story cannot be overlayed with something being shown in the past. And really, there is a good chance this prologue won’t amount to much. I doubt that will seem like a possibility to one who thinks everything about Halo 5’s story was planned out meticulously and implemented flawlessly, but game development is often littered with things cut or left in. Whether Halsey’s narration matters or not remains to be seen, but I have my doubts given how detached it is from the rest of the game.
I’m not sure why you imply the Artemis system might possible be a Cortana model anything when it is every implied to even be an AI at all. Making things up isn’t not evidence. Same goes for what you claim Argent Moon is about, the whole using alien tech to hide ONIs actions thing. It’s a research station, not a flase flag factory. I even asked you to prove that before and you never did.
Given where we know Halsey worked, her still having two arms, and being in possession of her journal all point to a timeframe of at least pre-Halo: Combat Evolved.
I know you think the Halo 5 in your head is a masterpiece, but let’s discuss the story as it actually is.
"You again?", my "Year One S-IV Detective" friend? Did you get that Series-2 Data Drop reference? ;-)
Before we go on, if my theory were correct, 2549-2557/58 would be 8-9 years.
But I am simply suggesteing various possibilities that perhaps other players had not thought of (because I'm a helpful kind of person). They remain such whether you'd like them to be so or not. To quote Buck in H5 Unconfirmed, "Being a fact and making sense are two different things", and just because something doesn't make sense to you (or you don't want it to be true) doesn't mean it is not possible, probable, a "fact", or "true".
As for the Argent Moon, you did exactly what I suggested not to in my post (going purely by the Audio Logs), and you evidently didn't do what I did suggest - to go and look at the visual clues to get "the big picture" instead
- else your reply would have been "OOPS! Yeah, like everyone does else at first, we actually all walked right past the visual clues!" ;-)
You wrote of your objections, "I doubt that will seem like a possibility to one who thinks everything about Halo 5’s story was planned out meticulously and implemented flawlessly, but game development is often littered with things cut or left in." Thanks for the lesson in how to make Video Games and Movies - I'll be sure to add that precious gem to my knowledge base on Narrative & Semiotics in Text, Art and Cinematography. Sure, nobody's perfect - but I will not retract the idea that "Halo 5 is far better planned and laid out as a Mystery Story for the player to solve" than 343i are given credit for. What amazes me is how people continue to assert that "The makers of Hunt The Signal
just couldn't be that clever in making up a baffling Halo 5 Mystery Story!" Oh, but as surely as 8-28 = 6-89 in the H5 Campaign, yes, they could. And perhaps that's the real problem here - is Halo 5 simply "too hard for most to solve", or as I've often stated, just too much "dog work"? Well, 343i did advertise "the greatest hunt
in gaming history", and I'm simply suggesting that Halo 5 is "as advertised" because it's riddled with clues, puzzles and Lore to find.
Meanwhile, as in that previous post where you attempt to "divine" my motives, here again you express your fantasies about me, "wildly joining completely unrelated dots" with "pieces of red string" to create an image of an "incompetent" who "lives in cloud cuckoo land". If only you knew how wrong you are, as reading my previous posts will demonstrate at least a little of my skills with Boolean Logic, Probability, complex Multi-Theory and simultaneous Multi-Path approaches, not to mention un-Locke-ing layers of a multi-layer story, as well as Narrative and Semiotic Analysis, and all hopefully explained "with clarity and grace" (you get that Halo 2 reference?). Though my multi-theory ideas could be referred to, I simply push the "Hunt The Truth" angle of "ONI are behind it all" because that's the theory players seem to struggle to see the most, "ONI, out of the shadows" (what a surprise, as shadows don't speak or make a sound, they can only be seen,
hence those visual
But in reality, perhaps it's just that I (and others) may know a lot about stuff that you (or Haruspis or ActMan and others) are not actually an expert on, and my motives might yet turn out to be more benign than you seem to think. After all, to "put my cards on the table" with a bit of flair (or is that "flare"?), with infinite "hope" I say...
"I wandered lonely as a cloud,
That floats on high o'er trailer and still,
When all at once I spied a crowd:
Three trees, a moon, and sparks that spill...
Then there it was, a cliff that hung,
And beneath the waters clear and still,
A Sub that shed it's light unsung,
'Pon sunken arches of ancient skill..."
eloquent in verse 1, huh, 343i? But I hope that's as beautifully put as Dan and the 343i Team deserve for that Cinematography! Yet, "Shall I tell them, or will you?", that as I've written before, "The writing's on the wall", and "Halo 5 is as easy as 123-!"? ;-)
So as much as I hate to "throw 225119 spanners in the works", I'm simply suggesting we're getting towards "the last chance to bail out" for some people, and perhaps save some face by showing a little more humility and open-mindedness, and maybe starting to entertain other possibilities about Halo 5's plot - because otherwise "the big reveals" in 343i's Infinite story might be about to Ground Pound
you, Haruspis, ActMan and others from orbit
"Being a fact and making sense are two different things", and via Buck, maybe those are some wise words about Halo 5's plot from Brian Reed and the 343i Writing Team after all - because, you know, "There's three trees and a tree stump
on Zeta Halo now!" Oh, and to save you writing it again, yeah, I know - I sound crazy
saying that, right? ;-) :-D
"A conjecture thought to be sound, Was that every circle was round: In a paper of Erdős, written in Kurdish, A counterexample is found!" (Quote of a limerick about the "non-round circle" discovered by the Mathematician Paul Erdos, pronounced like "Er-dish").