Fight Back with Friends: Things get wonky here. There, the teams found two smugglers beyond a stowed away Alerian Tug (a small two-person dropship) and while escorting the prisoners to their incoming Condor Dropship, a new threat appeared: Thanolekgolo, a meta-colony of dangerous Lekgolo (Hunter) … Change ), When you have a while, start at the beginning of The Act Man’s 6(! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Galactic peace by any means necessary and to gift the love of her short life (Master Chief) peace from a lifetime of combat. And boy, do we greet Locke. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Problem with it all: Simple answer. Based on observed and tested patterns, so these 3800 words are a product of science. That’s about it ‍♂️. However, only the latter option ties in with previous games. The box art has Locke in equal proportion to Chief. The story features a new threat to the galaxy, while Master Chief is MIA and thus his loyalties are questioned, specifically by another Spartan, Locke, voiced by Mike Colter, who leads another team of Spartan soldiers. Chief's team is going to be tested for the first time together in a Halo video game here in Guardians when Locke's Fireteam attempts to hunt them down. April 28, 2015 David Veselka 6 . He’s the fourth character seen on screen, and the second for any length of time. Maybe…. And those intentions? Overview Blue Team in action. The first mission is all about Locke and his team. Since the game is objectively not about Master Chief, the game stumbles on this. Give Halo 4‘s analysis a read after. 5 needed a lot of work compared to 4, but what does that mean for Halo 6 / Halo Infinite? Across film, animated series, hidden Easter Eggs in other games, books, comics, marketing movies, and even podcasts, there are hundreds of hours of content a person would need to consume to begin to grok what Locke is about, let alone the game that has him as the primary character. For the life of me I cannot justify that 5 fits the narrative structure of the franchise as it is. As for a crash… He crashes the party? Watch Spartan Locke and the rest of Fireteam Osiris in the worldwide unveiling of the opening cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians. We’re stretching here . You play as him, leading … So the game follows Locke (who ends up following Chief). Share this: Update. 4‘s fitting to the 6-points required… less change than what we’re going into with Halo 5: Guardians. SPARTAN Vale, a member of Fireteam Osiris. It’s the first Master Chief game (or what should be a Chief game) in the main release line to be squad-based. Locke should take this one. They burnt the cake. For Halo 5: Guardians, Locke has been promoted to Spartan and tasked with hunting down the fallen hero, Master Chief. The last mission is a fetch quest to give a Forerunner AI control of the nearby robots Cortana stole so Locke may release Chief from Cortana’s prison. Locke is only told Cortana is bad by his mission briefing without context and a Forerunner robot that complains of losing control of other robots to Cortana. Model render of all members in Osiris. Make no mistake: though Spartan Jameson Locke and Master Chief share the cover of Halo 5, Locke is the main character. Is it fair that this blog will hold Halo 5 to the same consistency, if not the same quality? Everything else – Master Chief no longer accepting orders from his handlers, ancient Forerunner robots rising and destroying cities, the final destruction of the Covenant – plays at best second fiddle to seeing Locke in action. To bring Halo 5 into conformity with every other game in the series is no easy task. Now he's a Spartan-IV. He is always played by player one in Fireteam Osiris levels. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. SPARTAN Locke, the leader of Fireteam Osiris. When the UNSC can't track down thier most valued asset (Spartan 117: The Master Chief), they send a highly trained ONI soldier (Agent Locke) to bring him back. Instead, we greet Locke. Will Spartan Locke take down Master Chief? Company Credits My adoration may be because many of the games featuring the hero Master Chief have a consistent, 6-point story structure. At the same time the UNSC declares Chief and his team traitors, fakes their deaths and set Agent Locke and his Spartan team loose to find and bring him in. Further, rein in the Warden’s murderous tendencies by explaining that he is serving a sentence under the control of Cortana which he constantly is trying to break. Instead, bad robots are fought off while a super robot destroys everything around on a backwater, no-name planet then disappears. If anyone stands a chance against Master Chief and the rest of Blue Team (read about them here), it’s this new team of Spartans. ( Log Out /  The fight between what remains of the Covenant and some pesky Forerunner robots? We’re going to explore the plot anyway: Locke. SPARTAN Buck, a member of Fireteam Osiris. However, this isn’t like Halo 4 being about Cortana and Master Chief – the story follows someone not just new to the whole franchise, but spends 80% of the time away from the Master Chief. Pre-release art of Fireteam Osiris. ( Log Out /  But this ends up being more of a framing device. In ODST, it was commented that Buck was the closest thing to a Spartan that any ODST ever was. Looking forward to your input! Halo 5 is a story about Cortana coming back from the dead to lead an AI uprising. Now a Spartan himself as well, Locke has handpicked other Spartan IVs (these are dedicated, elite volunteers and not kidnapped kids like the IIs). Since Locke has a history of black-ops, have him leverage his strength by keeping everything under wraps while he works. Enter Halo 5. That means during the entire story, you only play as Master Chief and Blue Team for three missions. Given what’s already occurred, the best conveyance of corruption would be to have Cortana begin quoting the Flood and famous Forerunner machines from previous games. by Robert Workman. In queerness, however, the game includes very little support from other non-playable allies. Can’t stress that last point enough. Stop the Very Bad: The “Very Bad” in this case is believed to be Chief. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Published Oct. 27, 2015, 8 a.m. about Halo 5: Guardians. actor- Jameson Locke: 3D Facial Scanning Tristan Connors ... modeling supervisor Martin Contel ... lighting artist David Cuellar ... senior rigging td: Axis Animation Anthony DeMeo IV ... motion editor Rob … However as for the Halo 5 campaign itself i was very disappointed. Halo 4 fit Greet the Hero and Fight Off and Crash. Virtually in no way does Halo 5 use the 6-point formula for every other Halo game with Chief on the box art. “As a new Spartan in Halo 5, Locke’s been put at the helm of Fireteam Osiris,” Holmes said. SPARTAN Tanaka, a member of Fireteam Osiris. When denied the option to go after her, MC leaves with his team. Fortunately, Locke isn’t alone; he has handpicked a team of specialists at the top of their field. The same as Halo 4 and eventual Halo 6 / Infinity? For now, what do you think would have make Halo 5 fit better in tone with the other games? If we can, that means we can follow the 6-point structure to understand its plot; if we can’t, what does that mean for the game’s narrative? Fight Off and Crash: Locke does no fighting off of anything. But we also don’t “rise up” out of a cryo-tube, a crater, or onto a dais, called to be recognized. Follow Jimmy as he explores the world to better himself and others. Since this post’s analysis is to keep things as simple as possible, let’s work with what we have: We must introduce Locke and team, Chief keeps his team, Chief goes AWOL, and Cortana returns to take over Forerunner robots. Not just one, but two squads are introduced. The only times MC should have to fight the Warden is when the Warden’s schemes are partially successful in freeing himself. )-part epic criticism of Halo 5. Giraud was looking into the past of the Master Chief when a lot of stories simply didn’t match up and the deeper he looked, the worse it got. There is no end of the galaxy or any hope of making future change. Final analysis: The game as a whole fails to meet the franchise’s plot structure while only partially fulfilling its role in the second trilogy. Explosions and Goodbye: No explosions. The problem there is that Locke's mission is to find the Master Chief, while Master Chief is chasing down things that actually matter. Want the conclusion? Is the game redeemed by being a part of the plot structure as a trilogy? They cut the custard too deep. Halo 5: Guardians – Key Art Teaser Completed, Master Chief’s Blue Team And Spartan Locke’s Squad Revealed. Halo 5: Guardians follows on from the on-going storyline from Hunt the Truth, the Halo 5 viral marketing campaign which stars Benjamin Giraud and his look into the events of the Master Chief. Greet the Hero: In a first, we don’t greet Master Chief. Much like Halo 2 has you swapping back and forth between Chief and the Covenant's Arbiter, Halo 5 has you swap between Master Chief's team and Locke's team. Having hopefully made sense of things, let’s bring it all together: And that’s my Halo 5 hot take! But what you might not know is … )-part epic criticism of. Eager fans can pre-order the game to get special armor for Locke, or maybe … Instead, 5‘s plot is one about a former assassin made into a cyborg chasing the original cyborg (kind of – it’s complicated). The team then went AWOL to stop new Promethean attacks on earth colonies orchestrated by Jul ‘Mdama and her Covenant forces. To the next section! Given that Master Chief plays a token part of the narrative, I’m unsure if Halo 5 can even be warranted as being in the same family as the four mainline games before it. Unlike Halo 4 being about Cortana’s story, a character who is on par in importance as Master Chief (she’s been around for the same journey as Chief), Halo 5 has someone new be the main protagonist. See, a player of Halo 5 would have to know about and have read over a half-dozen different pieces of additional media to get even the barest gist of who Locke is. Halo 5 isn’t a story about Jameson Locke and Fireteam Osiris, and the conflict between these forces. Perhaps the Warden’s final destruction under Master Chief’s rifle allows Cortana to be fully reborn as ruler of all Forerunner technology – this would be the case following Halo 4‘s rewrite to outline Cortana’s potential. Master Chief may be questioned by himself and others as having a stress disorder or insanity since he “sees” and “hears” Cortana, who is thought to be dead. ( Log Out /  ... the team fundamentally altered how a Halo campaign works to horrendous results. Locke is on the left on the box, the screen space typically given to heroes in film. Halo 5 Opening Cinematic. The first mission is all about Locke and his team. A Spartan that is getting an origin story in Halo Escalation and is confirmed on Locke's team. I don’t know yet. Halo 5: Guardians releases on October 27, 2015 for the Xbox One. When you have a while, start at the beginning of The Act Man’s 6(! (Though, wouldn’t it be cool to have the first meeting of Cortana be where she’s surrounded by a field of broken Wardens? Cheers~. The game serves as a better example of Stop the Very Bad rather than Stop the Very Worst. The first words spoken in the game are “SPARTAN Locke.”. Cortana’s actions (raising robots that demolish buildings by the earthquakes and shockwaves of their arrival) are bad because people die. | Further, she gives the gift of survival and freedom to AI everywhere, AI formerly enslaved by the living and (at least if they were created by humans) would die by insanity in about seven years. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, audio production coordinator: Warner Bros Post Production Services (as Emma Weston) / motion capture assistant engineer: Warner Bros Post Production Services (as Emma Weston), dialogue editor: Warner Bros Post Production Services (as Goeun Lee) / foley editor: Warner Bros Post Production Services (as Goeun Lee), dialogue editor: Warner Bros Post Production Services / foley editor: Warner Bros Post Production Services / sound editor: Warner Bros Post Production Services, sound designer: Warner Bros Post Production Services / sound: designer, supervising sound editor: Warner Bros Post Production Services, visual effects supervisor: Announcement Trailer, motion editor / virtual production artist, actor- Holly Tanaka: 3D Facial Scanning (as Cynthia Kaye Williams), video engineer: motion capture department, additional music arranger: percussion / sample development, musician: french horn (as Nicholas Korth), executive music producer / orchestrator / score producer, motion capture performer: Spartan Jameson Locke, motion capture performer: Holly Tanaka (as Cynthia Kaye Williams), session assistant: Warner Bros Post Production Services / voice director: dlc, motion capture performer- Dr. Catherine Halsey. Following the pattern, Halo 5 must justify being Fight Back with Friends and Stop the Very Bad (Trap). Even if we skip the content outside of 5 and focus on the sole game, it’s absolutely clear we’re experiencing Locke: Can’t stress that last point enough. No goodbyes. He’s the aggressor. At the end of the Halo 5 campaign, Blue Team were last seen exiting the Cryptum of Genesis where they were being held by Cortana before Locke … By this time, we’d expect Locke and / or Master Chief and pals to be driving vehicles, causing mayhem, and bringing along allies. But does the game follow the 6-point plot structure of Master Chief-inclusive Halo games? Fireteam Osiris, more specifically Spartan Locke, is the playable character for twelve of the missions in the campaign. But he still has some actual personality and an interesting backstory with room for potential. 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