History VideoGame / Halo2

30th Mar '16 6:24:45 PM tdwally
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* {{Retcon}}[=/=]{{Revision}}: The changes to the status and history of the position of Arbiter in Covenant society straddles the line between these two. The issue is that 343 Industries treats Thel 'Vadamee's appointment to Arbiter as the normal procedure when the original game portrayed it as an unconventional move on the part of Truth and Mercy. While this never explicitly contradicts anything in the original ''Halo 2'', it does go against a lot of implied elements of the Arbiter. Since the campaign is identical to the first release, this results in contradictory scenes such as Sesa 'Refumee claiming the position is used as a death sentence to convicted heretics while at another point in the game Truth reassures Thel 'Vadamee, a convicted heretic on death row, that he knows Thel is not really a heretic before offering to make him an Arbiter, with the Arbiter's inevitable demise being portrayed as a LoopholeAbuse to still meet his death sentence.
20th Jan '16 11:41:09 AM JujuP
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* {{Tyrannicide}}: Master Chief assassinates the Prophet of Regret as part of a UNSC mission.
2nd Dec '15 1:14:34 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ArtEvolution: Graphical power has grown significantly since the original. Forerunner architecture tended to look more like geometric stone, while the updated version has it more of a sleek chrome. In some ways it is welding the cosmetic changes made in Halo 4 to the design of the original trilogy. Then there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AhkyhcrDTQ Gravemind]]...
* CanonWelding: Like the Terminals in ''Combat Evolved Anniversary'', the ones here explain some unanswered questions in the franchise and hint towards ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.

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* ArtEvolution: Graphical power has grown significantly since the original. For example, Forerunner architecture originally tended to look more like geometric stone, while the updated version has it more of a sleek chrome. In some ways it is welding the cosmetic changes made in Halo 4 ''Halo 4'' to the design designs of the original trilogy. Then there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AhkyhcrDTQ Gravemind]]...
* CanonWelding: Like the Terminals in ''Combat Evolved Anniversary'', the ones here explain some previously unanswered lore questions in the franchise and hint towards ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.provide hints about future installments (in this case, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'').



* EarlyBirdCameo: The Hornet from ''Halo 3'' shows up in multiplayer, alongside the scoped SMG from ''Halo 3: ODST''. Both are present in ''Halo 5'', of which the ''Halo 2 Anniversary'' specifically and the ''Master Chief Collection'' in general are trying to hype.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: The Hornet from ''Halo 3'' shows up in multiplayer, alongside new multiplayer mode includes the scoped SMG from (marking its first appearance since ''Halo 3: ODST''. Both are ODST''), which would go on to be present in ''Halo 5'', of which the ''Halo 2 Anniversary'' specifically and the ''Master Chief Collection'' in general are trying were released in part to hype.



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The campaign itself is preserved to a religious degree, but the cutscenes are overhauled. Mostly it is the same with cinema-quality CG (rather than in-game renderings), but there are minor changes scattered throughout. The Hornet from ''Halo 3'' and a new Mongoose variant called the Gungoose show up in the multiplayer, as well as remastered versions of classic maps. The classic game with the original graphics and gameplay are available if you so choose.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The campaign itself is preserved to a religious degree, degree (besides the updated graphics), but the cutscenes are fully overhauled. Mostly it is those are the same but with cinema-quality CG (rather than in-game renderings), but there are minor changes scattered throughout. The Hornet from ''Halo 3'' and a new Mongoose variant called the Gungoose show up in the multiplayer, as well as remastered versions of classic maps. The classic game with the original graphics and gameplay are still available if you so choose.
27th Nov '15 2:33:00 PM TheomanZero
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* ShamefulStrip: The Arbiter's introduction scene.
22nd Nov '15 5:21:50 PM Willbyr
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-->'''Master Chief:''' "Sir, permission to leave the station."\\

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-->'''Master ->'''Master Chief:''' "Sir, permission to leave the station."\\



* CosmicHorrorReveal: The game revealed that the answer to many of the driving questions of the setting - why the Haloes were made and where the NeglectfulPrecursors went - was the Gravemind, aka when a BodyHorror ZombieApocalypse acquires sentience, becomes a HiveMind, and overruns its local galaxy and begins spreading to others nearby.
** It was known that the Halo rings were built to kill the flood (or more precisely, their food--which is essentially all life in the galaxy-- and starve them out) since Halo 1. The EldritchAbomination Gravemind however didn't show up until Halo 2, so they were more or less space zombies until the giant iambic-pentameter speaking venus flytrap came onto the scene. And it should be noted that the Flood shifted the focus from a war with ScaryDogmaticAliens to themselves.
** The Gravemind turns out to be behind prehistoric galactic mysteries like the disappearance of the NeglectfulPrecursors, similarly to ''MassEffect'', though. The Gravemind is able to corrupt Cortana...the AI. That's a pretty scary thing for an organic being to do without using a computer. But the fact that it is basically, recognisably, definitely a biological organism as we know them rather keeps it out of the EldritchAbomination category.

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* CosmicHorrorReveal: The game revealed that the answer to many of the driving questions of the setting - why the Haloes Halos were made and where the NeglectfulPrecursors went - was the Gravemind, aka when a BodyHorror ZombieApocalypse acquires sentience, becomes a HiveMind, and overruns its local galaxy and begins spreading to others nearby.
** It was known that the Halo rings were built to kill the flood Flood (or more precisely, their food--which is essentially all life in the galaxy-- and starve them out) since Halo 1. the first ''Halo''. The EldritchAbomination Gravemind however didn't show up until Halo 2, ''Halo 2'', so they were more or less space zombies until the giant iambic-pentameter speaking venus flytrap came onto the scene. And it should be noted that the Flood shifted the focus from a war with ScaryDogmaticAliens to themselves.
** The Gravemind turns out to be behind prehistoric galactic mysteries like the disappearance of the NeglectfulPrecursors, similarly to ''MassEffect'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', though. The Gravemind is able to corrupt Cortana...the AI. That's a pretty scary thing for an organic being to do without using a computer. But the fact that it is basically, recognisably, definitely a biological organism as we know them rather keeps it out of the EldritchAbomination category.



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] shortly after Johnson first reappears:

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d shortly after Johnson first reappears:



* TookALevelInBadass: The generic [[RedShirtArmy UNSC Marines]] got way more competent since Halo 2. They're more accurate, they have twice as much health, and they can drive vehicles. They're actually pretty helpful when they appear as long as you throw any submachine guns and shotguns you find in the trash and replace them with Battle Rifles and Sniper Rifles. Give one a rocket launcher and the marine's good aim and unlimited ammo will usually let him rack up almost as many kills as you.

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* TookALevelInBadass: The generic [[RedShirtArmy UNSC Marines]] got way more competent since Halo 2.''Halo 2''. They're more accurate, they have twice as much health, and they can drive vehicles. They're actually pretty helpful when they appear as long as you throw any submachine guns and shotguns you find in the trash and replace them with Battle Rifles and Sniper Rifles. Give one a rocket launcher and the marine's good aim and unlimited ammo will usually let him rack up almost as many kills as you.



* EarlyBirdCameo: The Hornet from Halo 3 shows up in multiplayer, alongside the scoped SMG from Halo 3: ODST. Both are present in Halo 5, of which the Halo 2 Anniversary specifically and the Master Chief Collection in general are trying to hype.
* FlashForward: The events of Halo 2 are interspersed with scenes of Agent Locke and the Arbiter talking about Master Chief.
* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The campaign itself is preserved to a religious degree, but the cutscenes are overhauled. Mostly it is the same with cinema-quality CG (rather than in-game renderings), but there are minor changes scattered throughout. The Hornet from Halo 3 and a new Mongoose variant called the Gungoose show up in the multiplayer, as well as remastered versions of classic maps. The classic game with the original graphics and gameplay are available if you so choose.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: The Hornet from Halo 3 ''Halo 3'' shows up in multiplayer, alongside the scoped SMG from Halo ''Halo 3: ODST. ODST''. Both are present in Halo 5, ''Halo 5'', of which the Halo ''Halo 2 Anniversary Anniversary'' specifically and the Master ''Master Chief Collection Collection'' in general are trying to hype.
* FlashForward: The events of Halo 2 ''Halo 2'' are interspersed with scenes of Agent Locke and the Arbiter talking about Master Chief.
* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The campaign itself is preserved to a religious degree, but the cutscenes are overhauled. Mostly it is the same with cinema-quality CG (rather than in-game renderings), but there are minor changes scattered throughout. The Hornet from Halo 3 ''Halo 3'' and a new Mongoose variant called the Gungoose show up in the multiplayer, as well as remastered versions of classic maps. The classic game with the original graphics and gameplay are available if you so choose.



* UriahGambit: 343 Guilty Spark points out that the Prophets seem to have largely used the appointment of Arbiter as cover for eliminating politically powerful and outspoken Elites.

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* UriahGambit: 343 Guilty Spark points out that the Prophets seem to have largely used the appointment of Arbiter as cover for eliminating politically powerful and outspoken Elites.Elites.

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22nd Nov '15 5:15:44 PM Willbyr
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-->'''[[LetsPlay/VideoGameDunkey Dunkey]]''' It's called "Halo 2" because you can hold two guns instead of one.
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* CosmicHorrorReveal: The game revealed that the answer to many of the driving questions of the setting - why the Haloes were made and where the NeglectfulPrecursors went - was the Gravemind, aka when a BodyHorror ZombieApocalypse acquires sentience, becomes a HiveMind, and overruns its local galaxy and begins spreading to others nearby.
** It was known that the Halo rings were built to kill the flood (or more precisely, their food--which is essentially all life in the galaxy-- and starve them out) since Halo 1. The EldritchAbomination Gravemind however didn't show up until Halo 2, so they were more or less space zombies until the giant iambic-pentameter speaking venus flytrap came onto the scene. And it should be noted that the Flood shifted the focus from a war with ScaryDogmaticAliens to themselves.
** The Gravemind turns out to be behind prehistoric galactic mysteries like the disappearance of the NeglectfulPrecursors, similarly to ''MassEffect'', though. The Gravemind is able to corrupt Cortana...the AI. That's a pretty scary thing for an organic being to do without using a computer. But the fact that it is basically, recognisably, definitely a biological organism as we know them rather keeps it out of the EldritchAbomination category.
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