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Halo: First Strike and Marathon 2
Posted By: AndrewDate: 2/23/04 1:55 p.m.

Ok, I have noticed a lot of opinions on the Halo books, but here is something that is actually Marathon related. I played through all of the Marathon games when they first came out back on my original Mac. Loved them. This weekend I read Halo : First Strike. Now, I am wondering about something.

SPOILER ALERT:
If you even care about what happens in Halo: First Strike, quit reading now.

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So Cortana and the boys capture a Convenant ship. On board this ship is a human AI that the Covenant are using, but it is malfunctioning and isnít very effective. Cortana removes the AI, and manages to use the current Covenant technology to turn their plasma weapons into long range plasma cannons that basically trash the other ships in the region. Now, doesnít this all sound a little like Marathon 2: Durandal?

I am a little rusty, but as I recall, after you captured a Pfhor ship, Durandal modified the Pfhor weapons into longer range cannons that he used to destroy a good portion of a fleet. He runs into a version of Tycho, a human AI, and destroys him as well. Then again, you crash Tychos ship into a moon and carve his epitaph on the surface with an orbital strike.
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END SPOILER

Anyway, am I nuts or are these story lines a little to similar?

Its just starting, so dont laugh to hard.


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Halo: First Strike and Marathon 2Andrew 2/23/04 1:55 p.m.
     Re: Halo: First Strike and Marathon 2Yossarian 2/23/04 2:31 p.m.
           Re: Halo: First Strike and Marathon 2Andrew 2/23/04 2:40 p.m.
                 Re: Halo: First Strike and Marathon 2Yossarian 2/23/04 3:35 p.m.
     Re: Halo: First Strike and Marathon 2Max 2/23/04 2:56 p.m.
           Re: Halo: First Strike and Marathon 2Bob-B-Q 2/24/04 5:31 a.m.
                 I smell Marathon 4!!!! Jason, HEADS UP! *NM*the Battle Cat 2/24/04 6:18 a.m.

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