In Response To: Re: Thanks for playing IRIS and Believe (Charley117)
: The less said about Iris the better. I don't mean to rain on your parade, you
: did an admirable job, but I thought it was pretty mediocre in it's
: storytelling techniques and overall ending... it just kind of fizzled out
: with no pay-off. ILB was much better, you could learn a thing or two for
: refining your craft here, not that I could personally do better.
I have a feeling that was intentional. As enjoyable as it was, ILB's story was so extensive that it created endless debates about whether every single detail it included was canon or not. While Bungie did approve the concept, I believe they were not involved in the day-to-day, nuts and bolts running of the game and the creation of the entire audio drama.
They might very well have chosen, then, to create the payoff of IRIS as a few carefully chosen and carefully written bits of backstory that would dovetail nicely into H3's own terminals.