History VideoGame / HaloReach

29th Sep '16 10:21:45 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Halsey's journal notes that one Spartan, Caleb-095, managed to avoid capture and thus was never recruited as a spartan. Some claim this is due to a kind of pre-cognition he acquired after a farming accident. It should be noted, however, that Halsey is quick to dismiss this as pseudo-scientific crap.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Halsey's journal notes that one Spartan, Spartan candidate, Caleb-095, managed to avoid capture and thus was never recruited as a spartan. Spartan. Some claim of Halsey's colleagues claimed this is was due to a kind of pre-cognition precognition he acquired after a farming accident. It should be noted, however, that Halsey herself is quick to dismiss this as pseudo-scientific crap.
27th Sep '16 4:12:39 PM bravo104
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Halsey's journal notes that one Spartan, Caleb-095, managed to avoid capture and thus was never recruited as a spartan. Some claim this is due to a kind of pre-cognition he acquired after a farming accident. It should be noted, however, that Halsey is quick to dismiss this as pseudo-scientific crap.
5th Sep '16 11:13:33 AM KingClark
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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:The death's of Noble Team. Carter and Jorge both have a HeroicSacrifice, but it doesn't stop or deter the Covenant. Emile kills a Zealot, and is then quickly impaled from behind. Noble Six remains on the planet, and is finally overwhelmed and killed by the endless forces. Kat's death is the most brutal version of this. She may a genius Spartan, but if her shields are down and she's not paying attention to her surroundings, she can be killed by a sniper round to the head like everyone else.]]

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:The death's deaths of Noble Team. Carter and Jorge both have a HeroicSacrifice, but it doesn't stop or deter the Covenant. Emile kills a Zealot, and is then quickly impaled from behind. Noble Six remains on the planet, and is finally overwhelmed and killed by the endless forces. Kat's death is the most brutal version of this. She may a genius Spartan, but if her shields are down and she's not paying attention to her surroundings, she can be killed by a sniper round to the head like everyone else.]]
26th Aug '16 11:07:26 PM jormis29
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** [[spoiler: It was heavily implied for Jun (i.e., to get Dr. Halsey to safety) in the dialogue during his last appearance, but it's ultimately averted due to Bungie's WordOfGod that he lives, which was further confirmed by his appearance in ''Comic/HaloInitiation'', which takes several months after ''Reach'']].[[invoked]]

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** [[spoiler: It was heavily implied for Jun (i.e., to get Dr. Halsey to safety) in the dialogue during his last appearance, but it's ultimately averted due to Bungie's WordOfGod that he lives, which was further confirmed by his appearance in ''Comic/HaloInitiation'', ''ComicBook/HaloInitiation'', which takes several months after ''Reach'']].[[invoked]]
26th Aug '16 10:17:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** [[spoiler: It was heavily implied for Jun (i.e., to get Dr. Halsey to safety) in the dialogue during his last appearance, but it's ultimately averted due to Bungie's WordOfGod that he lives, which was further confirmed by his appearance in ''Comic/HaloInitiation'', which takes several months after ''Reach'']].

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** [[spoiler: It was heavily implied for Jun (i.e., to get Dr. Halsey to safety) in the dialogue during his last appearance, but it's ultimately averted due to Bungie's WordOfGod that he lives, which was further confirmed by his appearance in ''Comic/HaloInitiation'', which takes several months after ''Reach'']].[[invoked]]
26th Aug '16 10:16:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The achievement [[ThatOneSidequest "If They Came To Hear Me Beg..."]] is for assassinating an Elite by jumping to it from a sufficient height to kill you.

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** The achievement [[ThatOneSidequest "If They Came To Hear Me Beg..."]] is for assassinating an Elite by jumping to it from a sufficient height to kill you.[[invoked]]
25th Aug '16 10:22:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Certain aspects of Covenant tech got revamped as well. Among the most radical changes are the ones to the design of the Elite Zealot armor (now a vibrant maroon instead of gold) and the layout of the Banshee (the characteristic engine pods have been removed or "hidden from view", to avoid the FridgeLogic of how the craft could fly with the pods shot off). Most of these have since been justified as being aesthetic choices specific to the Covenant forces attacking Reach (in fact, WordOfGod is that the Covenant deliberately eschew standardization).

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** Certain aspects of Covenant tech got revamped as well. Among the most radical changes are the ones to the design of the Elite Zealot armor (now a vibrant maroon instead of gold) and the layout of the Banshee (the characteristic engine pods have been removed or "hidden from view", to avoid the FridgeLogic of how the craft could fly with the pods shot off). Most of these have since been justified as being aesthetic choices specific to the Covenant forces attacking Reach (in fact, WordOfGod is that the Covenant deliberately eschew standardization).[[invoked]]
15th Aug '16 5:00:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* GameBreaker:
** The orbital bombardment designator. It's only really balanced out by the fact it only appears in one mission in the single-player campaign, and it's rare in Firefight. For obvious reasons it's not available in multiplayer. How nasty is it? Point it next to a Phantom as it's about to unload a wave of multiple weak enemies like Grunts, and you're pretty much guaranteed a Killionaire. If you're anywhere close to the designation zone, you will be murdered just from the splash damage.
** Fuel Rod guns in most versions of Firefight count too. The weapon's high power, relatively large clip, and fast firing rate means it outclasses most other weapons in sheer splash damage. This wouldn't be a problem (the gun can hold about 30 rounds and ammo isn't common), if it wasn't for the [[MacrossMissileMassacre unlimited ammo feature]].
15th Aug '16 4:59:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* AscendedFanon: It's hard to say if [[IKnewIt this was Bungie's plan from the beginning]], but [[AllThereInTheManual Dr. Halsey's journal]] implies the {{fanon}} theory that [[spoiler:Halsey is Miranda's mother]] is true, which was then confirmed in later media.
15th Aug '16 4:57:10 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* BonusMaterial: Gamers who pre-ordered, or bought the Legendary or Limited Editions, got differing amounts of extra goodies, ranging from exclusive armor pieces, flaming helmets, avatar items, a real-life replica of Dr. Halsey's journal, or a even a big ol' diorama of Noble Team.
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