The first season of the Halo TV series it’s over and the response from fans and critics was not exactly positive. Now, the co-creator of the original game, Marcus Lehto, has decided to have his say. In short, Lehto does not “hate” the series, but is “confused by many choices made”.
Paramount’s adaptation of Halo came nine years after the series was officially announced. The end result is a product that breaks with the videogame saga, officially positioning itself outside the canon. The differences are various, primarily the fact that Master Chief it is shown without a helmet (and without pants).
Master Chief in the Halo TV series
Lehto, who admits she felt “a lot of mixed emotions” about the Halo adaptation, said, “I’m not sure what the inspiration for the show is. Not the Halo that I created.” Words that might sound very harsh, but the co-creator added, “I never said I didn’t like it. It just is very different from the Halo I helped create, as if it were another universe.”
He also praises some elements of the show, stating, “I actually like some of the battle scenes. The action is fun and there is some quality VFX. Most notably, the effects of the plasma shots in episode one are perfect.”
He then continued: “I didn’t say I hate the show. Some parts are interesting. I’m just confused by many of the choices they’ve made that seem a long way off the work I helped create. “In short, the Halo TV series isn’t a faithful portrayal of the game.
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