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Post by Vigil on Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:53 pm

It's that time of the month again.....

Halo Legends: The Duel Review

Ugh……where to begin with the second outing of the Halo Legends set of shorts. Like I did with ‘The Babysitter’ I’ll give you my view on it and go through it bit by bit. Again, MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD SO BEWARE.
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We begin by watching an armoured elite being transported on a small rowing boat by an elderly elite. Around him is a massive forest which he disembarks and enters, the boat driver asking if he knew that it was a trap. Ignoring him he continues into a small clearing where several elites wait for him, armoured with swords (Normal metal swords, not energy) The Elite we have been following draws an energy sword, and fights them, defeating every single elite with ease. Inter-cut with this fight scene are flashbacks to him arguing with a Prophet Hierarch, saying that the Great Journey is a lie and he will not bow down to their Covenant. To the Prophet’s right is Elite in what can only be described samurai armour. He obviously appears to be the Prophets main henchman.

Our scene then moves to the Elite talking to his wife. Yes they show Sangheili females. For some stupid reason they have hair (Even though their reptilian????) And when they talk only two of their mandibles move, so they look exactly like we do when we talk, lower jaw opening and closing, with a rigid upper jaw. Hey Jackasses, an Elite has FOUR INDEPENDENT MANDIBLES. Whenever they have spoken in any other Halo media, all four have moved. That’s lazy animation and completely stupid as later they show all four moving, but more on that later.

They talk for a while and then we see him train other Sangheili, preparing them for battle, apparently against their own brethren. It is then we learn that this Elite is the Arbiter, the First Arbiter, back when the title was of a great respect and honour, as he was similar to a feudal lord of his clan (and looking at the Cole Protocol it doesn’t surprise me). We then learn this planet is Sangheilos, and his friend asks him to reconsider what he is doing, that what is not only heresy, but treason. The Arbiter replies that they are strong, they were strong before this alliance, and they could be so again, he says that he will meet any message they send him.

It then cuts to a blood red battlefield, where the Arbiter standing alone (Those soldiers you were just training came in handy huh?) against an army of Covenant troops. He takes them head on, and begins to beat the living shit out of them. Again, he’s only armed with an energy sword, yet he manages to hold off hundreds of attackers by himself. Meanwhile, Our Samurai Elite has used the Arbiter’s friend to get at his wife and orders him to kill her, so the Arbiter will have no choice but to face him in battle (The Prophet had ordered him to eliminate the Arbiter, so that once respected title would become a mark of shame…..very subtle reference to later events there). As they kill his wife, the Arbiter takes on two ghosts and a Wraith, and somehow with energy sword defeats them. Now comes the best bit. He then faces and defeats a massive Hunter, and I’m talking ridiculously huge, nearly double the size of a normal one, as the 8 foot Arbiter has to climb up its massive frame to stab it in the head. First question: WHY THEY FUCK DID THEY NEVER HAVE ANY OF THESE IN THE GAMES? Second question: Who green lit this stupidity?

Any who, he returns home after MASSACRING AN ENTIRE FUCKING ARMY, to find that his wife is dead, which he then roars with anger about, and all four mandibles stretch out. Gee, couldn’t you have done that earlier? He then tracks down the samurai elite, armed with a giant sword, which wouldn’t look out of place in a Final Fantasy game. He then challenges the Arbiter to the ‘Duel’ of the title, saying once he is dead, he can take over his clan and bring all the Elites into the Covenant and work towards the Great Journey, the Arbiter just wants to avenge his wife. So they slowly circle one another, barley moving for a good 30 seconds, then they do that clich├ęd swift slash crap, where you don’t know who’s been hit. It then becomes clear that the Arbiter was hit, as his chest becomes a geyser of purple blood. Seriously, it is one of the most retarded things I have ever seen in Halo, his chest shoots out blood like a fucking industrial hose. Despite losing all the blood in his body in one gory display, he seems to have managed to take the Samurai Elite with him, with his energy sword buried deep in his chest. The Samurai Elite goes down first, followed shortly after by the Arbiter who’s last thought are of his wife, and then it fades to black.

To conclude, this was even worse than the last one, the art styles was really fucking annoying as it looked like I was watching it from behind a filter, or somebody has thrown acid over my eyes so it was occasionally very difficult to work out what was going on. The fights were plain ridiculous as he defeats an entire army, then goes down in one strike. I also found it very odd that they managed to stop a blade made of energy with a metal sword, bet they’ll say it has something like a cortosis weave, like star wars has, and it will just as stupid as that. Again the art style and structures were Japanese in origin, again making no sense in the
Halo universe. Like the last one it was a nice concept but one gain it was fundamentally flawed by the creators and writers as they obviously know nothing about the source material. Apparently the director was the same as Ghost in the Shell, but to be honest it really doesn’t make a difference, if you’re a fan of Halo, you may get some level of entertainment out of this attempt to bring some background to the title of the Arbiter, but in terms of Lore, it failed miserably.


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Post by Ringleader on Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:55 pm

It was the worst thing I have ever seen...


Crying or Very sad
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Post by XNate02 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:01 pm

*Arbiter gets slashed*
BOOM!
*a massive fountain of blood erups from his chest*
Me: O.o THERE IS SO MUCH BLOOD!
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Post by Ringleader on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:01 pm

Its so.............................................................................


BAD!



Imma cry
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Post by Vigil on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:27 pm

I wouldn't start crying yet, there are plenty more to come, and I think we've gotten some of the better ones first.

We still have X-wing space motorcyles and Gundam Spartans to look forward too.

I'm not a drinking man, but I might need a string one after getting through all of these.

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Post by Ringleader on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:40 pm

Amen to that, I might need to get some eye-toothbrushes if you know what I mean.
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Post by Felix on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:37 pm

Eh. I didn't find it that bad. I did find it...odd and hard to see most of the time, but I found it alright.
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:40 pm

Vigil wrote:I wouldn't start crying yet, there are plenty more to come, and I think we've gotten some of the better ones first.

We still have X-wing space motorcyles and Gundam Spartans to look forward too.

I'm not a drinking man, but I might need a string one after getting through all of these.
Vodka, and none of that watered-down Amerikanischer crap.
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Post by TNine on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:56 pm

With all these positive reviews, i'm beggining to think this might win an emmy!

Sheesh, is it really that bad?
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Post by Felix on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:05 pm

TNine wrote:With all these positive reviews, i'm beggining to think this might win an emmy!

Sheesh, is it really that bad?

You still got time to watch it, or youtube it.
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Post by Divine Virus on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:37 pm

I'll admit. I'm usually one to deffend these things, but this one was little strange. The Jappanese culture, the art style etc etc. But it's still not bad enough for me to start crying, drinking or anything like that.

Overall: It was just ok. Deffinatly not "omg i'm gonna cry, end of the frickin' world" kinda bad.


Oh...one more thing: SUPER MEGA ULTRA GIANT HUNTER SMASH!!!!! Very Happy
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Post by Ringleader on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:39 pm

Well, it wasn't like, suicide bad, but taken from the darlingness of Halo, and then degraded into such, crap, it just makes me want to empty my bowls from all of my orifices simultaneously.
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Post by Felix on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:45 pm

RockaHolicGameR wrote:I'll admit. I'm usually one to deffend these things, but this one was little strange. The Jappanese culture, the art style etc etc. But it's still not bad enough for me to start crying, drinking or anything like that.

Overall: It was just ok. Deffinatly not "omg i'm gonna cry, end of the frickin' world" kinda bad.


Oh...one more thing: SUPER MEGA ULTRA GIANT HUNTER SMASH!!!!! Very Happy

I found the hunter thing kinda strange, but when you think about it, they can actually form one of that size.
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Post by Divine Virus on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:50 pm

Felix wrote:I found the hunter thing kinda strange, but when you think about it, they can actually form one of that size.

You know that's what I was thinking. As everyone knows that a hunter is a collection of worms, I thought maybe if more and more worms got together then maybe a hunter of that size isn't too far fetched. I mean their in the Scarabs.
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Post by Ringleader on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:52 pm

Yeah, but it has to reach some kind of critical mass, too many of anything can be bad, especially worms.
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Post by BBJynne on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:52 pm

There isn't too many knives.

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Post by Felix on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:52 pm

RockaHolicGameR wrote:
Felix wrote:I found the hunter thing kinda strange, but when you think about it, they can actually form one of that size.

You know that's what I was thinking. As everyone knows that a hunter is a collection of worms, I thought maybe if more and more worms got together then maybe a hunter of that size isn't too far fetched. I mean their in the Scarabs.

Indeed. That's how I saw it. Although, it was weird when at first there were three hunters, and all of a sudden, he only killed one and the other two disappeared.
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Post by Divine Virus on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:54 pm

Felix wrote:Indeed. That's how I saw it. Although, it was weird when at first there were three hunters, and all of a sudden, he only killed one and the other two disappeared.

Hmm. I didn't even notice that. Razz
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Post by Ringleader on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:57 pm

he he, little wormies
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Post by Felix on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:00 pm

RockaHolicGameR wrote:
Felix wrote:Indeed. That's how I saw it. Although, it was weird when at first there were three hunters, and all of a sudden, he only killed one and the other two disappeared.

Hmm. I didn't even notice that. Razz

Maybe he ate them? I mean, dude(or reptile-thing) gotta eat?
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Post by Divine Virus on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:03 pm

Felix wrote:Maybe he ate them? I mean, dude(or reptile-thing) gotta eat?

Maybe retilla-thing eat you! After all, you are a bananna.
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Post by Felix on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:05 pm

RockaHolicGameR wrote:
Felix wrote:Maybe he ate them? I mean, dude(or reptile-thing) gotta eat?

Maybe retilla-thing eat you! After all, you are a bananna.

WHO TOLD!?!? :suspect: :suspect:
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Post by Divine Virus on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:06 pm

Felix wrote:WHO TOLD!?!? :suspect: :suspect:

Some jappanese guy on some website for some game. Very Happy
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Post by Felix on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:08 pm

RockaHolicGameR wrote:
Felix wrote:WHO TOLD!?!? :suspect: :suspect:

Some jappanese guy on some website for some game. Very Happy

Damn, I always knew you could never trust the Jappanese...

Well, time to nuke Japan.
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Post by Angatar on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:27 pm

I can't get over the chest-shooting-blood-like-Metal-Storm-shooting-bullets. It's so retarded I find it funny.

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