1/4/2013 8:16:14 AM PermalinkWell, the overall theme I got from it was about what you're willing to sacrifice for a cause. Master Chief, in order to defeat the Didact had to destroy the Composer, which also meant sealing the deaths of the Ivanoff Crew and many New Phoenix citizens. [Edited on 01.04.2013 12:17 AM PST]
1/3/2013 10:46:17 PM PermalinkThe tone for the game is inevitability imo, that the fate of Cortana was set in stone and no matter how hard you fight you ultimately fail. So tones like failure, hopelessness and so on are prevelant throughout. Overall that's the tone imo. There are other moments where it's funnier, more epic and heroic, but the overarching theme is loss.
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