The goal of this series of articles is to try to pair the armors in Halo 5 down to roughly 50 returning in Halo Infinite. There are more than 90 sets of armor, presently.
I’ve been wanting to write these articles for awhile now. As we start to edge closer to more news about Halo Infinite, it’s time we discuss what armor (and helmets, in another series of articles I’ve written: part 1, part 2, part 3) will return. These are just my opinions folks. Do not take this as a direct line to 343.
Some armors have their place, some that might be considered for returning or not, some shouldn’t return for various reasons. That said, I do realize that real people put in work to make these. So I try to take a light approach with armors I’m not fond of.
I’ve split this subject into four articles. I’m not including the skinned versions of armors as skins can relatively easily be changed. This topic is more about the form and functionality of the armors themselves, than their skins.
Here are the categories I made up for this series of articles:
- Angular Armor: Armors with sharp angles to them
- Bulky Armor: Large armors that often make the Spartan look even more oversized
- Character Armor: Armors worn by named characters in the Franchise
- Standard and Thin Armor: Standard I deem as roughly humanoid, not too bulky or thin. Thin being those armor that are small on the Spartan in one way or another
Part 3 covers 24 “Character” armors.
These armors are all worn by characters within the games. Some by playable characters, others by NPC’s or cut-scene characters. Regardless, they are all named and important to the lore of Halo.
Okay, let’s get started.
Buck’s Spartan armor. While I personally would have preferred he wear an armor that harkens back to his ODST days, I understand the need for a major upgrade. This armor is great looking, though I’m not a fan of the offset circle on the torso. RETURN
As I did with the Mark IV, V and VI helmets, the same I do here. There is NO WAY these armors can’t RETURN. They are WAY to classic for Halo.
While I wasn’t a fan of the miniseries nor the helmet so much, of the same name, this armor, though slender looks decent. It’s more the ODST armor of Halo 5 than anything else. You may find it strange, but I feel this one should RETURN.
Okay, I know I may catch some flak for this. Those rounded shoulders just don’t look right to me. The thighs have a funky thickness to them too. If this got a redesign ok, but as it stands, I’m UNSURE about it returning for Halo Infinite.
Fireteam Majestic’s first leader, Paul DeMarco wore this armor. It partially evokes the classic Halo CE armor with those pouches. It’s somewhat popular and I think the helmet goes well with it. It should make a RETURN.
So for the record, I think all but the “Decimator” and Recon armors should RETURN. Decimator gets a GONE from me (with a hope for a redesign) and Recon gets an UNSURE.
Come back tomorrow for Part 4, where I’ll discuss “Standard” and Thin armor, which should return, which should go, any I’m unsure of, and why.