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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by CivBase on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:36 pm

I just finished thid book and HOLY S***!!!

Greg Bear has far exceeded my expectations by writing what may be the best Halo book to date. Sorry GoO, but you have some competition. Sure, the mystery of the forerunners was somewhat filled in, but I love what he filled it with. I can't wait for the next book in this trillogy.

If you still care even the slightest bit about Halo, do yourself a favor and read this book.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Onyxknight on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:04 pm

lol i love how this was first met with extreme hostility =p
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by CivBase on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:43 pm

Well, considering the outcome of EVERY piece of Halo that hasn't been Nylund or Bungie, can you expect anything else?

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:44 pm

CivBase wrote:Well, considering the outcome of EVERY piece of Halo that hasn't been Nylund or Bungie, can you expect anything else?
Meh. After a few years, Contact Harvest has grown on me. Sure, I wish Johnson and Jenkins weren't in there, but it's fairly good otherwise. Some of the comics come highly recommended by friends, and the McFarlane Ghost and Falcon models are shaping up sexily.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Angatar on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:53 pm

And who can forget this?

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by CivBase on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:48 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Meh. After a few years, Contact Harvest has grown on me. Sure, I wish Johnson and Jenkins weren't in there, but it's fairly good otherwise. Some of the comics come highly recommended by friends, and the McFarlane Ghost and Falcon models are shaping up sexily.
I forgot Nylund didn't write Contact Harvest...

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:39 pm

I liked Contact Harvest.

I still have Evolutions to read. Maybe skip that for now and read this?

Perhaps...if it's as good as Civ says it is.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:42 am

Contact Harvest wasn't too bad, as Staten once again showed that he's really good at writing dialogue and motivations for the Covenant, but not as good on the UNSC side of things.

There are some stories in Evolutions I like, such as The Return and the life and Death of Admiral Cole (Though that was a Nylund story).

I'll have a look at this when I get the chance.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:51 am

Vigil wrote:Contact Harvest wasn't too bad, as Staten once again showed that he's really good at writing dialogue and motivations for the Covenant, but not as good on the UNSC side of things.
This is probably why I liked it. I have more interest in Covenant backstory then I do UNSC.

This is is also why I enjoyed Halo 2 so much.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:44 am

Me too Rock, but I do appreciate and like what Nylund did for the UNSC side of the backstory and motivation, Staten never really seemed to get it as well.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:37 pm

Oh yeah, don't get me wrong. I fully recognize what Nylund did and how well his work is.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Nocbl2 on Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:25 pm

Yeah, I agree, Staten really got the Covie side of the story up and running.

I cried when Lighter than Some died and when he had his best line ever:

It is who I am.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by CivBase on Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:47 pm

If you liked the Covy side of things, I'm guessing you'll like this book. Just say'n >.>

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:55 pm

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by CivBase on Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:54 pm

I'm getting it.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by A_Bearded_Swede on Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:40 pm

that cover.

looks awesome

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:33 pm

Baconsen wrote:that cover.

looks awesome

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vtrooper on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Vigil wrote:
Baconsen wrote:that cover.

looks awesome
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:10 am

http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/news/headline/tor-books-reveals-title-cover-art-and-release-date-of-second-halo-novel-by-greg-bear/113219

Spoiler:

Im having great fun working through the action and growing mysteries in HALO: PRIMORDIUM, as humans engage in an epic odyssey across a damaged, war-torn Halo, facing the Flood, rogue AIs, and the stunning testament of the Last Precursor, says author Greg Bear. This is classic SF territory for me, and its a terrific opportunity to work with the 343 team, and to contribute through these books to both future games and the Halo universe in general.

Awesomeness ensues.
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