Then mount-up, Arbiter. Find your own way through the wall, Arbiter! We need to get out of here. He approaches the Elite Commander and pushes the brand viciously against his chest. Archived. At the end of the tunnel, more Grunts and Elites attack, as well as another trio of Jackals. Long have you led your fleet with honor and distinction, but your inability to safeguard Halo...was a colossal failure. I only wish to express my concern that Brutes-. You always have bad feeling! Not until that Brute is dead! . The Brutes lead the Elite Commander through a crowd of jeering Grunts, Jackals, and Hunters. This one is machine and nerve and has its mind concluded. That you shall be spared a public display of our contempt is thanks only to Mercy and his wise council". Your camouflage will not last forever. Here the player doesn't control the character but watches as in a movie. The Scarab explodes and the Master Chief walks out. This tower cluster should connect to the structure further out in the lake. I'm flattered. HD versions are 1280x720, SDs are 640x360. Schematics, topography, whatever. Find out why he came to Earth, why he came here. The Elites struggle but with the Arbiter's help hold the camp until a Phantom arrives to drive off the remaining Flood. A Zealot! I'll keep trying to make contact, but I'm not registering any human life signs. Gravemind's tentacles move towards a holopanel with Cortana on it. There's some sort of... barrier. Sgt. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. We cannot maintain our position! (Once you free the first group of prisoners). That creature beneath the Library, that "gravemind", used us. The Covenant fleet has launched multiple waves of phantoms. My Pelicans are going to start airlifting armor and reinforcements into the city. The camera cuts to show Tartarus from the front. The Arbiter wanders through a ravaged, and ultimately lifeless area (save for a few Infection forms); the remains of a battle. The Truth and Reconciliation (Halo: Combat Evolved) 4. will make them see. Then listen up! She takes the Index from the pillar of light, which immediately disappears. Halo 2 Anniversary is a remake of Halo 2. We've all run the simulations! there's an object. I will defend the Oracle. That explains why there were so few ships in his fleet. The Arbiter and the survivors ride an elevator down to the lower levels of the labs, fighting the Flood and Sentinels. He runs the entire length of the temple, as the temple starts exploding. Arbiter our savior! We've got a new contact, unknown classification! They'll need an escort that isn't afraid of a little hostile ground fire. That cutscene was not in the original Halo 2 no. What vulgar taste! The cinematic starts with a partially overhead view of a Phantom dropping off several Elites and Spec Ops Leader as the snow gently falls around them. Through the window we can see the rest of the fleet engaging, cruisers and frigates lifting from orbit and firing as they advance). Can someone shed any light on this please? Follow me. The Elites attack the Brutes at the end of the walkway. Just so you know, there are quite a few Elites guarding the bomb. Fifteen Covenant capital ships, holding position just outside the killzone. Arbiter, clear the hangar and open this door, so I may drop the second lance! new . =(It sucks cause I am introducing this game to 2 friends who have never played the Halo series, and I really want them to enjoy it. Halo Reviews Halo 2 Previews Press Scans Community HBO Forum Clan HBO Forum ARG Forum Links Admin Submissions Uploads Contact. Are you still in one piece? One retrieves Johnson, while the other two level their Brute Shots at the Arbiter. Their bombs make a stacatto beat of fire along the back of the carrier, and the Chief slips through the narrow gap the blasts have created into-. The Arbiter notices a hologram of the station, and watches it thoughtfully. (After entering the room where the Arbiter was briefed on Sacred Icon). You know the plan- You've got to stop Truth, I've got to handle the Index. The faster you can kill those Brutes, the better! By the time I learned the Demon's intent, there was nothing I could do. Ships have been arriving all morning. The carrier has taken a lot of abuse; the far side of the chamber is torn apart, revealing Earth outside. The Councillors! After exhausting every other strategic option, my creators activated the rings. The camera cuts back to Johnson inside the Scarab. Maybe Lord Hood didn't give him an invitation. Sgt. There is still time to stop the key from turning. In Amber Clad banks hard and dives towards the Earth's atmosphere, and a massive, gray city along the East African coast comes into view. Secure a landing zone. The team fires on the image, which quickly becomes apparent as a hologram and nothing more. The prophets were fools to trust them. Marines, did I give you permission to bitch?! How much further must we heft this baggage? With the help of the Spec-Ops Leader, you fight your way through a small canyon past a number of Brute-piloted vehicles. For ages we searched for one who can unlock the secrets of the ring, an Oracle. But frankly, it sounds like you might be doing Truth a favor. OptimusSnarf Recruit - Bronze. If you change your mind, you can switch the setting anytime. The Sergeant floats down with the Monitor, and takes a place at the Commander's side. I'm gonna offline the inhibitors. In moments, we shall rule the Covenant as gods! Even on my knees I do not belong in their presence. Cortana, the covenant are getting nosy. Our lives for the truth, the truth and the Covenant! The Lieutenant got hit as soon as we dropped in! After them! According to our station! There are more Brutes to kill. The Phantoms fly lower, near the top of one of several towers sticking out from the center of the main structure. I see that coward didn't join you. Good, the bridge is down. The Arbiter gives Johnson the "Glasgow Kiss" and incapacitates him. Cut to an image of Delta Halo. he prowls forward, when behind him rises up a large, clawed machine; an Enforcer. A pair of Longsword fighters dives past him, no doubt vectored in by Cortana, and make a strafing run on the Covenant carrier. The Prophet of Regret is planning to activate Halo! I repeat, this is not a drill. Don't worry, you can pick me up later. After emerging from the elevator, there is another hologram of the Prophet of Regret spouting religious rhetoric and chanting. Our pilots didn't make it. The team enters the next room. Ah, now I see. The Arbiter pursues in one of his own. Should I leave it inverted, or put it back to normal. Inside In Amber Clad's bridge, Sgt. Pelican inbound. This lake couldn't have been created by volcanic action, which means it was either built this way on purpose, or was created by some other cataclysmic event. A Warthog pulls up to you. Their slander offends all who walk the Path. The Scarab reaches the end of the canal, and can go no further. If they didn't know we're here before, they do now. It seems to be a formal apology to the prophets of Truth and Mercy. Cortana turns from looking at the Prophet to looking at the chief. Ignore the braggart! You proceed to wipe out the Covenant on this part of the ring. The chief turns, runs around a corner, and jumps a ledge, landing about 30 feet below where he was. We must not let the humans get the Icon. This will save me from the storm, but you will be consumed. So, Johnson, when you gonna tell me how you made it back home in one piece? Open your eyes, my brothers! . Your Prophets are making a big mistake. As soon as you start the gondola, a short exchange occurs. It is ready to fire on demand. Sergeant Major, the Colonial Cross is awarded for acts of singular daring and devotion, for a soldier of the United Earth Space Corps�. You mind telling me what you're doing on that ship?! Earth. The far side of Alpha Halo explodes as the Pillar of Autumn's fusion drives go critical. Posted by. It's full of rats... but it beats swimming. (The elevator stops, revealing a small four-man tram, and a stunning view of Earth through large bay windows. You come up to a huge structure, with a drawbridge-like mechanism, drawing up, effectively trapping you on this side of the adjacent canyon. The Chief strides over towards a couple of Marines. . Johnson scans the room with his Battle Rifle, and suddenly, the telltale ripples of the Arbiter's active-camouflage flit from behind a piece of wreckage. . . Mission 3 intro-cutscene: The Infinity arrives in orbit over Sanghelios and a Lich lands in the hangar. They ride a grav lift down to the walkway leading up to it and pass dozens of Elite Honor Guards standing at attention, staves ready. A huge purple beam, similar to a grav lift, comes down, hits the temple, and starts getting brighter and brighter. About halfway across, Banshees swoop in for an attack from either side, and three Phantoms fly by, delivering troops and another Wraith tank. And it, with clarity and grace, has shown us the key. We will protect this vessel. 343 added that cutscene into the Anniversary edition of Halo 2 only to promote Halo 5 (and no he has nothing to do with Halo 2). The enemy ship is stopped just above the ring, ma'am. Arbiter, where is he? Arbiter. Master Chief, get aboard that carrier, and secure the Prophet of Regret. I'll do what I can to slow the launch sequence. Hard drop. Cortana appears on the holographic projector built into Mercy's throne. Every one is a vessel for the Flood. Arbiter, you know what to do! You enter a dark, wreckage and Covenant strewn section of the highway tunnel. I crashed there twice until skipping the intro cutscene as soon as it appeared. The team advances into a lab filled with battling heretics and Flood. Which is nothing compared to what I'll do to you. I can no longer command ships, lead troops into battle-. I don't want to chance a remote detonation. Inside, Truth is delivering a sermon, watched by a number of Brutes and Grunts. All right, let's see where this elevator goes. Two corpses in one grave. It may be our only means of escape. The Scarab demolishes the Scorpion tank that was dropped in earlier, then it starts walking toward the base. Noble Mercy is here, at my side, his wise counsel ever in my ears. Forward warriors! He steps between two Brutes smugly dressed as Honor Guards, and the camera reveals the Spec-Ops Commander and two blue-armored Elites speaking with Truth and Mercy before a viewscreen/window showing the Delta Halo. I shall light this sacred ring, release it's cleansing flame, and burn a path into the divine beyond! The Great Journey waits for no one, brother... Tartarus obeys, leaving Mercy writhing on the platform as the Infection gnaws at him. Even as the humans' annihilation filled us with satisfaction, the loss of one of the sacred rings wracked our hearts with grief. After they are dead, Tartarus jumps down onto the second tier of the structure in the center of the room, the Elites following him. The plating was about to fail, there's viscosity throughout the gel layer. Mission 2 outro-cutscene: As he starts to pilot the Condor, a large piece of the Guardian hits an engine and the pelican is sent crashing down to the surface. It meets with the energy already building there, and the entire mass implodes upon itself, then explodes outward, creating a fantastic light show, but causing no harm to the ring. I'll do what I can to keep the Flood off your back. Launch bay shows pods being launched towards the surface. At the other end of the bridge, a group of Banshees flies in over the rooftops. . Sgt. When I asked for reinforcements, I didn�t think they�d send a Spartan. Copy that. Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. Same as the Malta. (Camera view shows front viewscreen, the blue planet and Halo). Inside High Charity, Banshees swoop and join formation, and a huge crowd of Covenant soldiers gathers. Why was it not destroyed, with the rest of their fleet? (After defeating the Elites and leaving the mausoleum. And the Brutes, not the Elites, shall be the Prophets' escort! Now is the time of our unworlding. Second squad, this is Cortana. If you do not reveal your presence to the Brutes for a moment, they will begin to talk. Well, he's in a particularly fine mood. That was the last of them - but there are more ahead. Spec Ops and his companions turn and walk out of the room. CAIRO DEFENSE COORDINATOR (loudspeakers): Stand by�they're latched! A huge Covenant fleet has arrived at the wreckage of Halo, and with them a massive, incredibly complex hemisphere structure. Reach burns under Covenant plasma bombardment; the Pillar of Autumn lifts from orbit and rockets away, attempting to escape the massive Covenant fleet. A Phantom delivers a pair of Ghosts, but they are put down easily. Arbiter! (The tram stops, to reveal a crowd of cheering Marines). That structure in the center of the city- It's a Forerunner ship! Two Brutes are shown bickering over another one of the helmets, while another appraises his staff as if were a new toy. But there's something inside the ship, a presence that's fighting back. The Council demands it. Chief... the carrier just launched a wave of pods. Regret is a name, Sergeant. Those who would break this oath are heretics, worthy of neither pity, nor mercy! Negative, Admiral. The scene cuts to the inside of the phantom, where Elites in black armor, along with the new Arbiter, line the walls, with a line of Grunts in the center. 343 Guilty Spark and Commander Keyes are on one of the platforms orbiting around the central structure. A playable version of Halo 3: ODST's intro cutscene 'Prepare to Drop'.The text crawl that plays prior to the cutscene has also been skipped. An army of Grunts and Jackals are trying to enter the Council Chamber, but Brutes are keeping them out. There are several Brutes standing guard. scary thing! Gravemind brings the Arbiter to hang next to the Chief. Someone get a satchel on the gate! If you wait without being seen for a moment, the two heretic Elites in this room will talk to one another. As it flies, the voice of the Spec Ops Leader can be heard. Three Prophet hierarchs. The camera zooms to the Arbiter and Spec Ops on the platform. Communicating at superluminal speeds with a frequency of-. Chief! Cortana snaps, and the Prophet stops talking. (Covenant drop pods slam down on the beach all around you, and armed Elites spring from them). And fear not pain nor death! I've located a library similar to the one you found on the first halo. Listen up, marines: The Chief's hunting a Prophet, and you're gonna help him kill it. Your deaths will be instantaneous while we shall suffer the progress of infinitude! Something's not right. Tartarus takes the Monitor in both hands, growling angrily, and brings the construct inches from his face. His murderer was within our grasp; if you had not withdrawn our Phantoms-. (When you step into the airlock leading outside). The Arbiter is walking toward the doorway, while several Brutes are advancing up the corridor. If you hit the activation switch, it should drive itself. We're coming up on another structure. Understood. Close. Tartarus has locked himself inside the control room. The camera follows a small Flood Spore floating in the atmosphere of High Charity. By the Prophets, look at this station list! A human cruiser rockets below him, takes a pulse laser burst right through its spine, and explodes. Fate had us meet as foes, but this ring will make us brothers. We'll never break through this. Cut to the Forerunner ship from High Charity emerging from slipspace into the space battle above Earth. . Quite so. There is a holopad in front of her, generating small orange holograms of whatever she is talking about. I'll keep you posted. The tank is disengaged and Sgt. I've got a fix on Truth's position just outside this tower, Chief. He nods to confirm). Sir, additional contacts! Johnson and Cmdr. He can activate the ring. Another pair of Ghosts enters the fray, and once they're dead, Stacker drives you into a large room with a waterfall, and then out into the streets of New Mombasa. A swarm of Flood Infections pours over one edge of the platform. We'll take them out, one by one, until we find the heretic leader. Even as trophies these weapons are worthless! You enter the highway tunnel meeting little resistance until a barrier prevents you from taking your tank any further. Let's get in there! Learn more 343 added that cutscene into the Anniversary edition of Halo 2 to promote Halo 5. Blew through the Malta's debris field and headed straight for Earth! Chief�get inside, gear up. That's one! 'Regret, Regret, Regret.'. The Brutes around Tartarus growl with anger and step forward as if to attack, but Tartarus stops them by raising his arms. Here? (He strokes his beard in false pensiveness.). 343 GUILTY SPARK (after a small amount of time has elapsed): Secondary generators charging. 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