Note: This post is me expressing my personal opinion.
As I have said elsewhere on this blog, I didn’t like Halo 5’s story. I think it is the worst story in the series, and it dealt a mortal wound to my fanboy heart.
But, you know what? I’m, ultimately, happy.
Why? This is why:
If I were to compare Halo 5’s story to food, the story would be ice cream.
And after experiencing Halo 5’s story, I realized that I didn’t hunger for ice cream. I hungered for something more nutritious.
What I mean is:
I wanted more from my stories than one-dimensional characters:
And endings that are nothing more than a tease:*
What I wanted from my stories was:
Characters I care about:
Plots that make sense:
And endings that give a sense of closure:
So, thank you Halo 5.
*The second act of a three-act story doesn’t always have to end on a cliffhanger. For example: The Dark Knight. The movie stands on its own. Another example is Toy Story 2.