Richard Morgan, the guy penning Crysis 2, doesn’t like Halo very much. Well, the story of it that is.
In an interview with NowGamer, Morgan was asked if having a faceless character in the Nanosuit makes it harder to get emotional depth out of them, which was referred to specifically as “the Master Chief syndrome”.
Morgan’s response was somewhat aggressive, “I don’t like the Halo series at all. Okay Halo is not actually bad, it’s just, you know, average.”
“The reason that its fiction doesn’t work has nothing to do with the fact that you don’t get to see Master Chief’s face, it’s because of lines like ‘Okay … I’m gonna get up there and kill those guys’. Halo is full of these bullshit archetypal characters and there’s no real emotional effect.”
We’ll see if his words still stand tall when Halo: Reach goes up against Crysis 2 at the end of the year. Why not enjoy the first trailer for the game while you’re waiting?