(( Public Service Announcement: Halo 4 Ending ))
(( The reason why is under the cut, as per the bitching due to a previous post. ))
((As of half an hour ago, I have seen the full play-through of Halo 4, including the legendary ending.
343 Industries has killed Cortana.
There is so much else wrong with the game, but the simple fact is: Cortana is dead.
Why would I ever play another Halo game without Cortana? Halsey is arrested, both Keyes are dead, Johnson is dead… Every individual that the previous games helped us to care about are [b]DEAD.[/b]
Without Cortana, what is left? The faceless soldier? He is you, the player. You are Chief. It is a cold and empty world without her, and you are alone in it.
Bungie - and we - trusted 343 Industries with the Halo franchise. They have abused and ultimately betrayed that trust. I know now that I will never again purchase anything Halo-related made by or associated with 343i.
I’m not normally one to wish misfortune on others, but I fervently hope that 343 Industries burns the fuck down - preferably without hurting anyone but the handful of “former Bungie employees” that started this avalanche of suck and fanboy vomit.
In short, fuck 343i. ))