The first episode of the Halo TV show clearly did well, drawing more viewers than any other Paramount+ premiere. While opinions on its quality are divided, one thing no one seems to like is how quickly it shows up on the Master Chief’s face. The Mandalorian waited eight episodes, but Halo hit that rhythm in the first 50 minutes.
343 Industries community writer Alex Wakeford wrote a A recap of the halo show debut For the official Halo Waypoint blog, which digs into the thinking behind this decision, and did it for quite some time.
“For fans of our Extended Universe,” it reads, “who have read Reach and other Master Chief-centric media, taking off their helmets is something they’re actually pretty used to — our literature and comics The format has been true, even Halo 4 pushes the game into this territory as it explores and deconstructs his character, starting with a glimpse of John as a kid, and ending (if you’ve done the campaign on Legendary) after so many years of litigation and Countless losses to him, nanosecond glimpses into his eyes.”
I love this advice, if you’re surprised to see the Master Chief’s face, it’s because you’re not a real halo fan, he’s read all the books, sorry, “literary and comic format”, and also done halo 4’s Legendary Battles. The post goes on to state that while “the game itself is primarily a player-projected space, where you Play the greatest hero of mankind, put on his boots and see through his eyes”, meanwhile, “The Chief was never really a silent protagonist – he was a fully realized character that brought a lot of grief and pathos as well as his Unbreakable will and strength. ”
Some would argue for a “fully fulfilled role,” but the point is that he has personality under a motocross helmet. Spartans may be dehumanized by their augmentation, training, and uniforms, but the moment he takes off his helmet is the moment he refuses. That’s a spoiler of course, but the Master Chief took off his helmet to convince the man he was ordered to kill that he was breaking the order and that she could trust him.” He did the one thing he could: he made it easy for him to tell her Show that he’s truly, irreversibly human, even if he doesn’t quite understand what that means yet.”
It aims to build “a new halo story that will be about identity and self-discovery over the next eight episodes; about systems and ethics, and who you are loyal to”. Maybe they’ll squeeze in more video game Easter eggs along the way. Next they can do Metroid.