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Halo Co-Creator Says TV Series Is Nothing Like What He Made

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Halo Co-Creator Says TV Series Is Nothing Like What He Made

One of the co-creators of Halo has weighed in on the controversial live-action TV series based off the hugely popular video games.

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Fans have been split over whether the adaptation is a good one as there have been a number of changes from the source material, a sure fire way to alienate at least a few people who love the Halo games.

Complaints range from issues over Pablo Schreiber's Master Chief regularly removing his helmet and showing his face, to the protagonist losing his virginity with a character who never appeared in the games.

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Fans of the games have been taking to Twitter to discuss the show and the way it is portraying a world they know and love, with lots of the social media chatter being negative.

Even those who brought the games to life in the first place have been sharing their opinions on the TV series and what they make of it.

Marcus Lehto worked as art director for the Halo games, first on the original Halo: Combat Evolved before moving onto sequels Halo 2, Halo 3 and finally serving as creative director for Halo: Reach.

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Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, he has dubbed the show 'not the Halo I made' and questioned where the inspiration was coming from since it appeared to be drawing inspiration from places other than the games he helped create.

Lehto was keen to stress that he didn't hate the show as some assumed he was saying, just that he was left 'confused' by some of the choices which had been made in the process of adapting Halo from video games to TV.

Describing the show as 'just so different from the Halo I helped make', Lehto said it was like the show was set in 'a different universe' to the one he had a part in building.

He also said he had 'lots of mixed emotions and opinions' while watching the show.

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This isn't the first time Lehto has weighed in on a Halo property released after he was no longer involved with making the games.

Back in 2016 he tweeted out his thoughts on Halo 5: Guardians where he said he found it to have 'some very cool aspects' but that he'd 'need a PhD in obscure super-fan lore' to fully understand the story.

There will be another series of Halo, with a second season confirmed before the first one had even premiered.

The Halo TV series is available to stream on Paramount+ in the US, Canada and Australia, while in the UK it is showing on Sky.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount+

Topics: TV and Film, Gaming

Joe Harker
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