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Forerunner Precipice

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Ink on card stock paper, then photographed with my phone. I'll get a proper scan of all of these soon, and maybe try to color them in photoshop or something. Maybe. I dunno.
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Diyaru4500's avatar
While I not a fan of the Mark 6(?) armours in terms of design...This is pretty freaking awesome :D

Halo 4 armour looks too "exotic" and looks like its about to fall off than protect you, doesnt help that in game the parts of it float or not even physically attached :/
ZZoMBiEXIII's avatar
Well let's be honest. Halo 4 was just one big fat letdown.
Diyaru4500's avatar
Indeed... they still never explain how Cheif got the new armor, Cortanan said she did work on the firm and software in the suit (explains the new HUD and stuff) but... armor itself...... yeah....
ToaOrka's avatar
Holy wow, your take on the armour is very accurate!
Nice work with the background as well x3
MinorElite's avatar
Your work is always so cool :3 WORT
ZZoMBiEXIII's avatar
Wort blarg. Blarg blarg Wort blarg-a-blarg.
MinorElite's avatar
save-animals7's avatar
You should scan all of your pics
ZZoMBiEXIII's avatar
I usually draw digitally. But the WACOM is out of commission at the moment. So I've been doodling on paper.

I miss my undo button. :(
Phantasim-Fan's avatar
This drawing is worthy of the mantle.
ZZoMBiEXIII's avatar
Can I be "The ZZoMBrarian"?
LateNightBandicoot's avatar
I don't know what this would look colored, but I'm sure that it will great.
ZZoMBiEXIII's avatar
Been so long since I actually used a scanner, I'm not entirely sure how to scan it in properly to allow digital coloring. But I bet there's a tutorial somewhere. :D
LateNightBandicoot's avatar
That's why we have Google my friend. Good luck.
Jin-Ghi-Lives's avatar
People have been saying Cortana's not dead in the game, they keep saying she'll be back, whats' your opinion on it all?
ZZoMBiEXIII's avatar
Well she may well be. But let's be honest here. Cortana has always been the emotional anchor for the franchise. And the details of her demise are pretty suspect. She came to her "end" on a ship designed to turn organic life into digital form after casting out multiple versions of her rampant self.

You can easily see several avenues for her inevitable return. The Composer could be salvaged perhaps and "oh, what's this? A human AI?" "Perhaps we can use this Composer device to turn her digital self into an organic being". Or the more mundane version where since she was inserted into every USB port on Requiem it could easily be worked to where the Librarian kept a copy to keep herself company and since she's an eons old Forerunner AI who isn't rampant, perhaps she reconstitutes Cortana's digital form and solves the Rampancy problem.

If they want to, it would be easy to bring her back. Though honestly, I'm not sure it's the right way to go. Video game characters have an obnoxious habit of being pretty much immortal. I think the bolder move is to leaver her "dead" and delve deeper into the Chief's character and how he deals with losing the closest friend he's ever had. One could say he's the only friend he ever had. That's a huge thing for a character who already feels so removed and distant from his own people. I think there are interesting Chief stories to tell that don't involve retreading Halo 3's "Let's save Cortana" moments (which were pretty gripping all things considered).

Of course if they do go that route, it could be interesting to see Chief go rogue to save his friend if they do write in a way.

Bottom line, who knows? If they want her back, there are plenty of options. And I'm fine with whatever they do so long as it's in service of the narrative and not just fan service to revive a beloved character.
Jin-Ghi-Lives's avatar
Agreed, fan service shouldn't be put ahead of a good story just because people don't like how it went. At times it would be good and others it should try to aim more at characters like chief who've not been as in depth.
ZZoMBiEXIII's avatar
if gaming is ever going to evolve as an art form, the community is going to have to accept that sometimes things change, sometimes things end. It's just the way of the world. I love the character of Cortana, but I think the bravest choice 343 could make would be to leave her gone and show the consequences. Lest Halo become the next milked-to-death franchise where it has no heart left and exists solely to sell on name recognition.

They've invented such a rich universe with infinite story-telling possibilities. And I honestly believe there is plenty of great stories left to come from the Halo universe. But only if we avoid the rehash trap that so many games have fallen into over the last decade or so.
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