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Brian Reed: Head Halo Writer
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:37:59 PM »

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So... yup. This just happened.

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Man, it's a shame Halo ended after Reach! I would've like to see where that story was going!
I'm not sure whether I'll get a PS4 or a WiiU. You guys?
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Re: Brian Reed: Head Halo Writer
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 11:12:47 PM »

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So... yup. This just happened.

I couldn't find a whole lot on the guy other than he used to be a comic writer. Is he like the Mac Walters of the comic industry or something?

On the subject of new hires, 343 also acquired Tim Longo from Crystal Dynamics, who made the Tomb Raider reboot. Too bad he wasn't around prior to Halo 4's launch as I'm sure he would have brought Cortana's bust size down to a more "reasonable" size  :P
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-12-09-tomb-raider-creative-director-joins-343-industries

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Man, it's a shame Halo ended after Reach! I would've like to see where that story was going!
I'm not sure whether I'll get a PS4 or a WiiU. You guys?

I was thinking of getting a PS2 slim version myself. I have a strong desire to replay games like Spy Hunter, Dino Crisis 1-2, Resident Evil 1-3, Einhander... the list keeps growing. Retro gaming ftw!
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Re: Brian Reed: Head Halo Writer
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 11:35:36 PM »

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I got a Wii U. Wind Waker HD ftw.

Re: Brian Reed: Head Halo Writer
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 11:50:44 PM »

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He's always been the franchise writer. I dunno if he actually went a job change or its just semantics.

Re: Brian Reed: Head Halo Writer
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 12:09:37 AM »

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It can't be a difficult job.

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Re: Brian Reed: Head Halo Writer
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 03:43:23 AM »

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Semi-relevant bits from GAF:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=93255304&postcount=1478

And a thought that I think applies to Spartan Ops as well and Halo in general, going forward.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=93279775&postcount=1527

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The problems with Halo 4's writing were twofold, in a general sense; one, they didn't say enough in regards to the Didact's motives in the game.

The second is that less is more, and a lot of scenes would have played out much nicer had they straight-up cut some dialogue. Cody Miller at HBO posted an edited cutscene from the end of Midnight where they lose Chief's "she told me that once" line to himself, and the scene plays so much better and has a greater sense of subtlety. Cortana stroking the Chief isn't really weird if you know the backstory, and it's not really played that sexually... except Cortana says "I've always wanted to do that", and it pushes it over the edge into weird and creepy for me. A line here and there would have made an inordinate amount of impact on improving the style of Halo 4's storytelling.