Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto shares thoughts on divisive TV adaptation

After one hell of a long wait, the live-action Halo TV adaptation finally arrived earlier this year, and the response has been…mixed. And now Marcus Lehto, co-creator of the videogame series that started all, has shared his own thoughts on the adaptation, saying that while he doesn’t “hate” it, he was ultimately “confused by many of the choices that were made”.

Paramount+’s Halo adaptation finally launched for US audiences this March – a mere nine years after it was originally announced – and while changes were expected (fans were forewarned that the TV show takes place in the so-called Silver Timeline, separate from the core Halo canon), the end result has certainly proven divisive.

While it was Master Chief’s amusing loss of inhibitions that drew the most headlines over the series’ run – just episodes after he’d stunned audiences by showing his face for the first time, he’d got his bum out, then ended the series having sex in front of his mum – there’s been plenty of criticism around the show’s writing, inconsistent tone, uneven plotting, and pacing.

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Super Replay | Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Episode X

A not-so-long time ago in the same galaxy we all reside in, Respawn Entertainment deviated from its first-person shooter roots to create Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This third-person action game was the studio’s first stab at tackling the coveted Star Wars license, crafting an original adventure set five years after Revenge of the Sith. It stars Cal Kestis, a padawan turned junker (played by Shameless star Cameron Monaghan) that managed to evade the Jedi purge of Order 66. After he’s outed by the Sith, he embarks on a quest to recover an artifact capable of locating force-sensitive children while also avoiding capture by the Inquisitors, who are elite Jedi hunters. 

The game features a blend of lightsaber combat and a suite of Force abilities. Borrowing inspiration from FromSoftware’s Soul series, encounters are challenging, requiring a strategic blend of blocks and parries to outduel opponents. Meanwhile, the various planets take on a Metroid-inspired progression with players unlocking abilities to backtrack to previously inaccessible areas. 

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Fallen Order was released on November 15, 2019, and was a critical and financial success. It also served as a saving grace for single-player fans, providing proof to an increasingly multiplayer-focused EA that linear story-driven experiences can still make the big bucks. With a sequel reportedly in the works, we’re revisiting this gem of the Star Wars video game pantheon. 

Join Marcus Stewart, Andrew Reiner, and John Carson on Twitch today at 2 p.m. Central as we journey through the entirety of Cal Kestis’ adventure. Expect plenty of laughs, deaths, and general nerding out over all things Star Wars. We encourage you to hang out with us in chat. Just as a reminder, subscribing to Game Informer on Twitch rewards access to the official Game Informer Discord channel where you can interact with our lovely community as well as the editors. See you in chat!

Take The High Ground As Obi-Wan Kenobi In Fortnite On 26th May

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The Star Wars collaborations just keep on coming in Fortnite. Next Thursday, fans will be able to get their hands on an Obi-Wan Kenobi skin, just in time for the brand new Disney+ show’s launch, which airs on 27th May.

If you’re an eager Jedi and want to get your hands on the costume early, you can compete in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Cup. Kicking off this Sunday, 22nd May, you’ll need to be at account level 50 and have two-factor authentication enabled on your Epic account. Lightsabers and e-11 Blaster Rifles will be making a return, too, and you’ll also have a chance to get the Desert Essentials Back Bling alongside Obi-Wan.

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Share of the Week: Macro

Last week we asked to zoom in close for some epic macro shots using #PSshare #PSBlog. Here are this week’s focused in highlights: TheFourthFocus shares the stitching of armor in Ghost of Tsushima. QuelBia94 shares a close up shot of Aloy’s eye, face paint, and helmet in Horizon Forbidden West. Photoingame shares a close up […]