Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Xbox Game Studios
December 8, 2021
Last week on the Halo series, we saw Master Chief and Kwan headed off to their respective homes to seek some sort of resolution to both their problems. But were our heroes victorious in their respective paths? Join us on The Game Informer Show as we review “Homecoming,” the fourth episode in the Paramount Plus show, and let you know if it continues to build on the success of the previous episode.
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Your regular hosts are back for another round of hilarity and analysis that you’ve come to expect from GI’s review of the Halo series. Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are breaking down this week’s episode and have a lot to say about another step back for a series that includes some of the most iconic characters in video games.
We start the episode with the promise of answers to what’s going on with John’s memories and the artifact that somehow connects to what we can presume is one of the Halo rings. Those answers come at the end of the episode, but “Homecoming” spends far too much time drawing out those scenes, continuing the series’ trend of poor pacing. On top of that, we finally find ourselves on Madrigal with Soren and Kwan, which continues to feel like a distraction from the main story we care about.
There are some positive aspects of episode four, though. Kai has followed John’s lead and gone rogue by removing her emotions-blocking pellet and starts to see the world a bit differently. Her interactions with Miranda Keyes and the rest of the Spartans provide some levity and clarity and prove there is hope for the series yet.
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