Master Chief is Undergoing Personality Therapy for Halo 4
While he may not be seeing the local therapist, Master Chief is indeed going through some changes, and his puberty stage seems to have hit for Halo 4. What changes can we expect, and would this affect gameplay at all?
With the announcement of a fourth installment to the Halo series on the horizon for the Xbox, as well as an anniversary edition of Halo: Combat Evolved, and according to 343 Industries, Master Chief suffered some minor psychological troubles after Halo 3. More noticably, the trailer for Halo 4 has also revealed a slight cosmetic change, especially the noticeable codpiece that seems to be missing.
Studio boss Frank O’Connor explains in an E3 interview that “there’s some story behind his new look. There are specific reasons why he looks the way he does and why some of his behaviours have changed. We’ll see in good time.” Taking place sometime after Halo 3, the fourth installment opens with Master Chief’s vessel aimlessly drifting, though drifting toward a mysterious planet. Mr. O’Connor also expressed that “a lot of things have changed in that intervening period.” If one thing is for sure, Microsoft will take care to the series, as this game (arguably their staple game) is something that fans almost cherish. With a fantastic story and awesome gameplay throughout the entire series, I’m sure Halo 4 will be no different, though expect Master Chief to be a a little different that you last knew him. Could this lead to a different feel to the game and story, perhaps leading to a more friendly/forgiving Chief? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain, and that is that the squeal of a frightened Grunt is something I am looking forward to hearing in a new story.
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