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Remember when we were clueless?
« on: August 01, 2012, 11:11:33 PM »

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I figure we probably won't be getting a whole lot more information regarding Halo 4 up until at least the premiere of Forward Unto Dawn, fiction wise anyway. So I thought it might be cool to think back months ago, even a year ago to when Halo 4 was officialy announced at E3 2011, to when we were given little gems that, at the time, we had no idea what they were. For instance...



Remember this image from the end of the concept art gallery?

I remember thinking that this might be the ancient evil we were just informed about at the time, or a war sphinx, or the Didact.... again, at the time, we didn't really have a clue as to what it was. I think it is safe to say that this is a Promethean Knight, am I right?

I am trying to think back on other things that we were given in the past that we could only speculate on, but in the meantime, feel free to share anything else you might remember.
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Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 11:26:11 PM »

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Yeah I think it's a Knight. Interesting to see how much it changed.

I can't remember that far back about what else we saw. MOst of the initial stuff lacked context, but we still don't know that much more, really :)

Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 12:04:01 AM »

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I think this image is from the Halo 4 theme for the 360:



I had a hard time coming up with anything on that one at first. But now I think that it was our first visual view of a cryptum.




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Mission speaking with Cryptum (Didact?), confirmed. Right?
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Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 12:46:27 AM »

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The Cryptum's certainly bigger than I expected from Bear's story.

Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 02:40:15 AM »

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I remember those days when we were clueless... And I still experience them :)

But dave, yeah; The cryptum does seem bigger in these pics.
It may be because when we "see" the cryptum in the novels, we are in Bornsteller's head; and Forerunner are naturally bigger than humans, so the scale might work out alright in the end...
The cryptum from the trailer also seems to be a beefed up version of a cryputm (ie: one that can fly and stuff) so it could be bigger based solely on that

That said; I imagined the cryptum as being HUGE in the books; untill i learned what it was; Then the image was downsized in my mind to a more normal size

***Also; yes: Mission where we meet the cryptum and talk to it; confirmed.
       (As well as chief probably knowing what and who the cryptum was and is during the trailer--Since in this picture, it looks like the cryptum is just being released by its holders for the first time)
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Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 07:00:27 PM »

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This was always a cryptum to me.



Even before this artwork came out, this was always kind of how I imagined it. Didact comes out of a little compartment at the bottom, the rest of the space is reserved for preservation technology and the Forerunner's overly flashy aesthetic.
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Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 10:02:26 PM »

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There is also the confirmation of the Sticky Detonator. It's not a huge reveal or anything, but at least we now know what the weapon was in the announcement trailer AND that we will actually be able to use it.

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 10:07:47 PM »

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There is also the confirmation of the Sticky Detonator. It's not a huge reveal or anything, but at least we now know what the weapon was in the announcement trailer AND that we will actually be able to use it.

God I remember all the retarded comments saying "It's a flare gun!". Yeah a flare gun that can blow up a doorway, sure.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 10:18:40 PM »

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Have you ever seen the live action Dinotopia? Flare Gun = USEFUL

Guys, youre all being nostalgic for something that was like 2 months ago... And its not like we wont be the same way when halo 5 comes round... Its the True FUD cycle
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Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 12:04:06 AM »

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There is also the confirmation of the Sticky Detonator. It's not a huge reveal or anything, but at least we now know what the weapon was in the announcement trailer AND that we will actually be able to use it.

God I remember all the retarded comments saying "It's a flare gun!". Yeah a flare gun that can blow up a doorway, sure.

They do flare guns differently in the 26th century.

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 08:20:57 AM »

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They do flare guns differently in the 26th century.

Oh of course sorry, there's an explanation for everything anyway, cause nanomachines...

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Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 09:43:00 AM »

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This was always a cryptum to me.



Even before this artwork came out, this was always kind of how I imagined it. Didact comes out of a little compartment at the bottom, the rest of the space is reserved for preservation technology and the Forerunner's overly flashy aesthetic.

Wow, I havent seen this one. It is very reminiscent of the chamber with the Arbiter armor in the Mausoleum...

Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2012, 02:08:04 PM »

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To me it looks more like a Forerunner ship or a dormant Sentinel--it's got a basic resemblance to the ships from Halo Wars (albeit much smaller.)

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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2012, 05:04:46 PM »

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Yeah, definitely looks more like a vehicle. Either way, the Cryptum was always an inverted and stretched out teardrop shape to me, like this one.

Re: Remember when we were clueless?
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 11:43:54 PM »

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It looks kinda like a marital aid to me lol.