I was thinking maybe you wouldn't see them as hostiles in a battle besides their dialogue suggesting animosity between the groups as they are fighting something like the Prometheans. Even some cool scripting where the non-essential innies throw the odd grenade your way or something. They wouldn't be enemies but much like the marines you can kill them and if you are aggressive enough towards them they attempt to fight back as some marines do in previous Halo titles.Mega Mr Leonard wrote:Well, fighting alongside Insurrectionists in the Halo series is something that's been done in Reach before. One of the levels has you assisting some Insurrectionists to fight off the Covenant, and if you successfully protect them, you get to "confiscate" some of their more powerful weapons.Super1ority wrote:From what I understand the insurrection is returning to the universe. I don't know much about them post human-covenant war but I would like to ask if not only would it make sense to see them and their influence (not as a main antagonist or anything of the sort) but also to poll if people would be interested in seeing them.
Personally I think it would be interesting to perhaps run into them while fighting a bigger battle and have to see the relations between the UNSC and the insurrection while under the pressure of an even bigger threat. We have seen aspects of separatism and insurrection in some Halo titles like Halo Reach and a little of Halo 5 but it's a big part of the universe that seems somewhat left out of the games.
As for fighting against the Insurrectionists, I'd be very careful of that. Maybe you could create some interesting interactions in a sort of Spec Ops: The Line sorta way, but the surprise is ruined because longtime fans already know the Covenant are a much greater threat than some Insurrectionists. Then again, if a game fighting Insurrectionists AFTER the Covenant war were to come about, there's still the chance of that moral dilemma, as well as undertones of futility in galactic peace, like what was discussed in Halo Legends.
Then again, this is something that is VERY easy to -yoink- up. If the game were half or entirely fighting Insurrectionists and they don't do enough about the whole futility of peace thing, it is far too easy for this series to become the Call of Duty clone plenty of people accuse it of being. I remember one part of Halo 3: ODST where after doing a long series of tasks, you are FORCED to kill a human who turns on you. That came as a HUGE shock to me as it was the only time in the series I was forced to kill my fellow man. Having the whole game be like that would make the shock factor wear off completely.
TL:DR Fighting Insurrectionists could be an interesting premise, but has too much chance of becoming the Davis Family Vacation to ODST's No Russian. (God, I feel ashamed for knowing what one of those is.)
Insurrectionists in future Halo's?