One of the more pleasant surprises of Halo Infinite, now that it is out in the wild, it tends to the more comical aspects of the series. From the very beginning of the game, Grunt has always been a laughing man, their viciousness and well-arranged notes are associated with flattery and funny cowardice. Infinite has worked very hard in this area—sometimes maybe even too hard—but it led to undeniably interesting moments.
One of the best parts is that 343’s world is full of “unexpected” interactions, enemies are almost always chattering, and there are a lot of occasional conversations and possible reactions. One of them, as the player thebestpizzaever discovered, if a grunt kills you, then it may continue to perform the ultimate galactic insult: it pats the body of the master chief.
There was a lot of dialogue in Grumbling, and people made a complete video about it. Some lines are big, some are not, but this has always been Halo’s way: Interestingly, when the situation and the dialogue are magically aligned, the Sergeant becomes both a demon and Benny Hill.
I would neglect to exclude the following, although it is not a grunt, but a good time for the enemy to express.
The best line delivery I heard in the game throughout the year pic.twitter.com/kh88Jz5DRKDecember 9, 2021
abscond! Halo Infinite is indeed quite good, even if it was launched in a state that feels like a fragmented one: the cooperative mode should really be added as soon as it launches. Still, you can see how much time 343 took: this is the rich details and packaging that Halo should have. The pat and purr is an important part of it.