@mrfluke: i feel like im pretty up on my Halo fiction but i have no idea who that is
The issue for me about the campaign is that I just find the Extended Universe set up by Glasslands and Thursday War infinitely more interesting and complex than the plot of the game sadly. h.
you should also read the forerunner books as the didact has a prominent role in it and they flesh him out to be such an interesting character,
itill make you bummed out on how they use the didact in this game. :/
I do own and have read Cryptum and while I think it's a good book I think it's a bit confusing to read (being from a Forerunner perspective obviously), also i never once got the sense that the Didact was in any way evil or hated humanity in the book :/ . Maybe I missed something, and I definitely need to read it again as It's definitely the kind of book that needs a second reading. Also I've also heard that there are apparently two Didact's? and the one in Cryptum was killed by the Master Builder, which apparently went completely over my head as I had no idea that happened, and the Halo 4 Didact is a different one?
I pride myself on knowing a shit tonne about the Halo lore and the fact I don't know something I should annoys me lol ;)
i dont blame you at all, cause i was confused the same way as the impression from cryptum was that hes kind of a good dude as well, maybe the third book justifies it? i only read the first 2.
and yea there are 2 didacts, in cryptum the original didact essentially gave bornsteller some of his dna, and he became the didact as well. and at the end of cryptum the original didact got captured by the master builder but wasnt killed, he is apparently alive in space somewhere,
while the halo 4 didact is bornsteller, (maybe someone here can explain it better)
i hope in the next games they explain this better, as i totally think they will pull a halo 2 and weill be playing as the original didact, or that the 2 didacts will meet up, as theres no way the bornsteller didact from halo 4 is dead.