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#1 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

MC was never believed to be the last living Spartan-II, let alone Spartan period. The books made that clear, and the games never even addressed the question. MC is considered to be the greatest among all of the Spartan-II's, but a handful of them were always still alive.

One thing I will agree on, is that Halo 5 should have explained what Blue Team were doing on Infinity with the MC again all of a sudden. As far as I recall, there wasn't a word about it.

Halo 5 is half of a story, which makes it disappointing until Halo 6 comes out. At that point I''ll judge whether it's a *good* story or not.

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#2 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

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@believer258 said:

Pansy.

Maybe. But after my tenth time being forced to fight the same irritating boss fight, I was just about done with this guy. And when you're fighting 3 of them on legendary, it becomes controller-throwingly frustrating.

I don't understand how this is such a problem for most people. It doesn't even take a full clip of a Suppressor to kill one of his life chunks. You just backtrack and aim for the head.

Fighting three of them is only slightly more difficult. You just need to focus down each one individually. I find the squad commands help a lot (less for the actual gun input from the team and more for the red outline to keep track of your target). Hearing Brad go on about how bullshit those fights are is totally baffling, and you could tell that Jeff had no problems with these fights. I think some people just aren't "getting" it.

Did you play this fight on Legendary?

If you did, and you found it this easy, then I salute you. I sure didn't. Legendary in Halo 5 is a bitch.

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#3 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

You don't need to know exactly who Team Osiris are, same as Noble Team's origins didn't matter for the overall story of Reach. You learn more about them if you listen to the dialogue and pick of the datapads.

The same goes for Blue Team. If you've read the books (specifically Fall of Reach) you already know who they are, but even if you didn't, Osiris have more than one conversation about their history together.

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#4 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

Pansy.

Maybe. But after my tenth time being forced to fight the same irritating boss fight, I was just about done with this guy. And when you're fighting 3 of them on legendary, it becomes controller-throwingly frustrating.

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#5 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

If you're like me and you've just about had it with fighting you-know-who, I've found a method for skipping this fight entirely. Did it successfully myself, so I can confirm it's doable. Might take a couple of tries though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nbst_83txk

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#6 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

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@scotto: My counterargument was that depending on your surrounding influences throughout your most influential years or where you were born, your view on right/wrong would skewed/desensitized compared to outsiders. The things you view as criminal aren't fact. They're what's been fed to you as fact. So its not as simple as labeling something wrong or right nor is it responsible.

It all applies to every example you can come up with. You could easily have been a whale hunter in another life and you'd have another view on things and think of it as universal but its not. Your view wouldn't be right or wrong either in this case.

Best to leave that shit alone and be open minded or end up being cast as a hypocrite through your staunch 'obviously right' opinions.

Your example with the whale hunter is exactly what I'm talking about. "Having a different view on things" doesn't somehow make wanton, completely pointless (beyond "tradition") slaughter of whales any more defensible.

I don't think my culture is universal. I DO think all cultures have aspects to them that are flat-out atrocious, in moral terms. Trotting out the old canard of moral relativism doesn't move me; nor does pretending that at any point I claimed my opinions were "obviously right".

"Well, human sacrifice isn't right or wrong - I have to be open minded here. I could have been part of this culture in another life!" Your moral relativism leaves you completely powerless to criticize such a practice.

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#7 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

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@wolfgame: Lol, I didn't say anything about stopping the game from existing. Go ahead and play your game where you look through under aged school girls clothes with x-ray vision, and then go to a mode where the camera creepily pans around their body while you touch them. However, nothing is going to stop me from thinking people who actually want that are kind of terrible.

Age of consent is different in japan among a multitude of reasons why these things exist in Japan. But I guess nothing could stop someone from blindly condemning something they were breed to not understand.

Regardless tho, I'm excited for more Jeff creepo-cam. The English VO is most definitely gonna make this more hilarious. lol

Your counterpoint to this was to point out they might not be LEGALLY underage, because it's Japan? Do I have that right?

The "you don't get their culture" thing at some point ceases to be a compelling argument as well. Some cultures slaughter whales for no reason every year. Some cultures advocate female genital mutilation. "Culture" doesn't inoculate skeevy things from all criticism.

Plenty of things I love about Japan, but this kind of shit isn't one of them. Unless it's Jeff making fun of how gross it is.

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#8 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

Did Palmer Luckey even research who was going to write this thing? Require that he be given final say on the cover photoshoot?

Unless this some sort of brilliant "no publicity is bad publicity" thing, Palmer Lucky has lost a good deal of my respect. It's funny how people can be so smart in some ways, and so dumb in others.

But print magazines are dinosaurs and Time has been a joke for years now. By the time devices like the Rift and Morpheus are in stores and ready to purchase, no one but the internet will remember this stupid article even existed.

The especially sad part of this is the old man yelling at this particular cloud is only 44 years old.

If a goofy-ass cover on Time magazine was all it took to lose a "good deal" of your respect, then he never had it in the first place.

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#9 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

There was a time when I was pretty interested in the WoW lore, but they kind of burned through the last of it with Wrath of the Lich King, and the conclusion of Arthas' story line. Now it just seems like they are flailing around, by comparison.

After this expansion comes out, I think their best bet would be to start work on a WoW 2, and reinvent the genre again.

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#10 Posted by Scotto (1306 posts) -

KOTOR 2''s story lost a ton of steam toward the end. It was clear that Obsidian didn't have enough time.

Still enjoyed my time with it, but a mile behind the first game in storytelling.