Adam Orth says f*ck Halo!

In a recent IM conversation between God of War creator David Jaffe and Sony designer Adam Orth, who worked with Jaffe on Calling all Cars, some very stong words were keyed regarding Microsoft’s cash cow, Halo.

Read on for a partial transcription of the conversation:

Jaffe: …I just don’t get HALO. I don’t think the story is all that special, don’t think the world or characters matter much. I don’t know if I am simply not ‘getting it’ and it really is all that…or Microsoft has simply purchased rabid fan reactions for what is a great game but nothing more.

Adam: that ad is insulting
come on

Jaffe: Am I missing something?
What’s insulting about it?

Adam: well, for 1, i think it’s disrespectcful to actual veterans of real wars
and 2, they really expect people to become that invested in the halo story?
i guess i just really dislike halo and that ad aint helping

Jaffe: well that’s what I mean about buying the hype. I don’t dislike Halo at all and really liked parts of Halo 2 alot…I am in minority who felt single player halo 2 was better than halo 1 single player. I mean, I hear people talk about the flood and shit and I’m like: what? Who gives a shit.

Adam: halo = meh

They go on to discuss respect/disrespect for veterans, the Medal of Honor franchise (which Orth worked on), and capturing the emotions involved in war. Jaffe makes the decision to post the conversation on his blog, hoping fans will see that he likes Halo, and then, the kicker:

JAFFE: …sadly it will rile up halo fans…hope they see that I DO LIKE HALO! I just don’t get the religious fervor and feel much of the fervor has been purchased by Microsoft. But they’ll still hate me

ADAM: f*ck halo

There you have it. Just don’t seek the man out in a fit of blood lust, please.



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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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