SPOILERS BELOW. Warning you up front. Please skip this post if you don’t want to have anything spoiled!
I am not gonna say all that much, anyway. I was just gonna say that people that have been talking about how sad the ending was kind of make me laugh. I mean, this is the first of a three game series — do you really think that’s gonna be it for Cortana? After the beginning where they focused on Halsey, do you really think we’re just gonna leave it at that?
Don’t get me wrong, the ending bummed me out, too, but it felt a lot more like the ending of Halo 2 where the Chief had to leave Cortana behind to deal with the Gravemind. We always understood that we were gonna go back and save her in Halo 3, so I am sure Chief will talk to Halsey and there will be some sort of plan to fix things. She split herself up enough that there’s gotta be a trace of her, at least. If nothing else, maybe just her memory core is intact and they’ll be able to salvage it and put it in a nice cyborg body and all you nerds can finally get what you’ve been wanting and see some Chief-on-Cortana action, hahaha.
Anyway, that’s all from me. Oh, except…the Legendary ending? Kind of disappointing. I don’t care about seeing the Chief’s face — that didn’t send me into a nerd rage like most people — I just feel like the Legendary endings in the other games have given us a lot more and this was just like “Oh hey, you beat it on the hardest difficulty? Good for you…now go eff yourself.”