A Response to Act Man’s Why is Halo 5’s Campaign So BAD!? (Part 1) Marketing, Expanded Lore, & Intro Cinematics

It's no secret that I'm not a major fan of Halo 5's campaign. However, I've seen various fans give their two cents on the campaign to varying degrees of success, in my opinion. I thought I'd give a deeper look at one of the more popular critiques I've seen on YouTube from the user known … Continue reading A Response to Act Man’s Why is Halo 5’s Campaign So BAD!? (Part 1) Marketing, Expanded Lore, & Intro Cinematics

The Master Chief’s Darkest Secret? Not Precisely

If you've been invested in the Halo lore then chances are you've at least come across the theory that John-117, the Master Chief, contains the geas of the Iso-Didact from the Forerunner Trilogy. It seems a lot of people seem to assume that this idea is true and I think HaloFollower's "Master Chief's Darkest Secret" video … Continue reading The Master Chief’s Darkest Secret? Not Precisely

Creator and Created: Has Halo Lost One of the Ways It Stands Out in the Sci-Fi Genre?

When Frank O'Connor said that Halo 5 would leave the Halo universe changed in a major way, I do not think anybody before the game released knew just what that would entail. We now see what he means, but I want to focus on the ascension of the Created. On paper, the Created are not … Continue reading Creator and Created: Has Halo Lost One of the Ways It Stands Out in the Sci-Fi Genre?

Can Hunt the Truth-style podcasts bridge the lore gap?

Greetings Halo fans! It has been a while since I've made a post here on Halsey's Journal, but you'd be surprised how little time working towards a teaching credential leaves me. Still, I've managed to read/listen to Halo: Fractures on Audible and through the Kindle app and perused Halo: Mythos and all of its glory. However, I'm … Continue reading Can Hunt the Truth-style podcasts bridge the lore gap?

Where are the Reach slipspace crystal fragments now?

Continuing my unplanned look at things from Halo: First Strike that were important at the time but have somewhat faded into obscurity: whatever happened to the fragments of the Forerunner slipspace crystal found on Reach? For those who do not remember this curious piece of lore, the slipspace crystal was found deep within the bowels of Reach … Continue reading Where are the Reach slipspace crystal fragments now?