When I saw this trailer live I had no idea what game it was. As it began I watched this hooded figure walk through a vast dessert. As he continued on his journey I constantly tried to piece together what title this could possibly be, but from the visual context I gathered I was stumped.
As our hooded friend finally stops for a bit to look out at the horizon you see a planet looming in the distance and I instantly thought sci-fi. The figure starts to walk again, but a massive object arises from bellow. The figure reaches inside his cloak to retrieve something and in his familiar armored hands is an AI chip that once housed a dear friend; my heart is pumping.
The sand dissipates as the monolith opens up, it’s a giant Promethean. A shock wave emits from the Promethean and blasts the hood off finally revealing the Master Chief and sending me in a nerd frenzy! The cinematic was so realistic that I thought it was a live-action trailer and how they revealed the Halo game is ingenious. They said absolutely nothing prior to the trailer and like I mentioned I had no clue what it was until the end. I was so ecstatic that I was constantly giddy the rest of the day.
As a huge Halo fan this is an obvious reaction, but Halo has always been an excellent first person shooter with a story that is ever-expanding across all forms of media, now including a TV series! The Master Chief returned in Halo 4, but he has returned once again on a new, more powerful platform that can possibly defy all expectations and blow all our minds. I simply cannot wait for the next Halo!