In the opening moments of Halo Infinite’s campaign, a despondent pilot says to Master Chief, “You have one bullet against an entire army, what can you do on your own?” Chief, with all the stoicism that fans have come to love him for, replies in that iconic gravelly voice, “It’s enough.”
After a couple of lackluster entries, I’ve been feeling less and less drawn to the Halo franchise, so it was difficult not to read into that moment. For me, once a diehard fan, Halo Infinite feels like developer 343 Industries’ last shot at reinvigorating my fandom. And, based on what I’ve played of the campaign, it might just be enough.
The campaign makes an incredibly strong first impression by way of a dramatic cinematic sequence. Halo Infinite sets up the drama of its narrative by placing the story in the shadow of Master Chief’s failure, which is laid bare when he is discovered and thawed out by the aforementioned pilot.
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Author: Tamoor Hussain