Hey! I'm Matthew. Halo, and Xbox, have been central to my gaming life for roughly the past 13 years, give or take. I absolutely love the series and the expanded universe. Also I recently started playing PlayStation 4 for a few exclusives Xbox doesn't have.
I'm a 24 year old, 7th year college student attending Portland State University studying Creative Writing Fiction. This is my 2nd year at PSU. Before that I attended Portland Community College for over four and a half years. There I studied Computer Science, writing and math classes.
If all goes the way I'm imagining it, I want to write stories/do other creative design for video games; my #1 goal is writing for 343 Industries. I'd love to write for other series or create whole new stories. Gaming is an art form; interactive entertainment is the most unique artistic medium of our time.
As for writing I enjoy brainstorming science fiction, action adventure, fantasy, and epic stories.
Halo games completed on Legendary :
Halo: Reach on Legendary Solo
Halo: Combat Evolved /Anniversary on Legendary Solo
Halo 2 /Anniversary on Legendary Solo
Halo 3 on Legendary Solo
Halo 3: ODST on Legendary Solo
Halo 4 on Legendary Solo
Halo 5: Guardians on Legendary Solo.
My Service Record shows a handful of missions that don't appear finished That is because my old internet went offline until I reconnected.
Halo Wars and Halo: Spartan Assault are finished on Normal. I don't know if I will get around to playing Spartan Strike. I've watched the cutscenes to Halo Wars 2.
Me in a large nutshell:
Favorite Halo game: Halo 3 without a doubt.
What I love about Halo: Halo has done something so well that few shooters have accomplished: growing an awesome overarcing story & an expanded universe with addicting and competitive multiplayer. Its expanded universe is beautiful, rich, chaotic, and rivals Star Wars in terms of scale and conflict. Many characters are three dimensional and the narratives are epic. And the novels are stellar; the longest book series I've read and my #2 favorite book series. I'm a huge fan of expanded universes (Star Wars included)! In fact, Halo and Star Wars are the only expanded universes I've read. Put almost 3,000 hours into the series.
Favorite non-Sci-Fi shooter: Battlefield. I've played the original, Vietnam, 3, 4 (once or twice...caught gameplay from Twitch mostly), and 1. Great multiplayer games!
Longest Halo game played: Halo 3. Nearly ten years I've played this masterpiece. I hop on it occasionally. Halo 3 will always have a special place in my heart. Reach has the most total playtime with just over 900 hours; Halo 3 is close behind.
My Top Ten favorite games of All Time (can change): 1) Halo 3, 2) Halo 2/Anniversary, 3) Halo: CE/Anniversary, 4) The Last of Us, 5) Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, 6) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Horizon Zero Dawn, 7) Life is Strange, 8) Assassins Creed: Syndicate, 9) Rise of the Tomb Raider and 10) Either The Walking Dead Season 2 or Tomb Raider (2013).
Favorite Halo novels: Don't really have one. I've read 17 of them. Will get to Halo: Envoy, Legacy of Onyx, and Retribution eventually.
Favorite Halo quotes: "There are those who said this day would never come. What are they to say now?" "Master Chief , you mind telling me what you are doing on board that ship? -- Sir, Finishing this Fight." "Don't make a girl a promise...if you know you can't keep it." "Come on Chief...Take a girl for a ride." "If they came to hear be beg..they would be disappointed." "Were is so easy."
Favorite Halo characters: Chief, Cortana, Lasky, the rest of Blue Team, Dr. Halsey, Sgt Johnson, Thel Vadamee, Bornstellar and the Librarian.
Favorite non-Halo characters: Ellie and Joel from The Last of Us, Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider games, the Uncharted crew - Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, Victor Sullivan, Sam Drake, Ezio Auditore de la Firenze, Jacob and Evie Frye from Assassins Creed, and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.
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