I’d heard bits of info about a coming web series leading up to Halo 4, but I didn’t realize exactly how much work was going into it. This is not some five minute CGI cutscene, these are full-length twenty minute long episodes with real actors and a production value better than any web series has any business commanding.
I believe it’s meant to be a prologue to the events of Halo 4 where Master Chief rises again to kick some more ass. It centers on a training academy full of teenage troops in training that just so happen to be the age of your average Halo player. How convenient.
But as cheesy as this sounds (and is, in the first few minutes) if you watch the whole thing you’ll recognize there’s a quality to it that you might not have been expecting. This is actually really well done, and I can’t wait to see the next one this Friday. See for yourself above.