: All Bungie has to do is add one of those time limit
: underwater levels that everyone but me hates and they'll be golden (by
: what I heard from Lion O Cyborg, one of those might be coming up with the
: harmless covenant equivalent of pfhor slime).
Actually, no. There's basically no time spent under-water, and while there are periods where you can actually immerse yourself in liquids, there in fact does not seem to be any limit to how long you can spend in them. Even Marines can sit totally immersed in water forever. Apparently both the Master Chief and the Marines can breath water... and Covenant fuel.
: If Captain Keyes dies, Cortana will say "No... without Captain Keyes,
: the Covenant-" and then you respawn. What was Cortana about to say?
: It wouldn't let her finish. There must have been a full clip of that
: monologue that got cut off, and I suspect it's only the PC port that does
: the automatic respawn thing. Let's make a Finish That Sentence game! I'd
: finish the sentence with "will win." For a more humorous answer,
: I'll go with, "Without Captain Keyes, the Covenant will do the
: mocarena in cowboy hats and ballet tutus on ice skates without an
I'm pretty sure the Xbox version (both PAL and NTSC - believe it or not, those actually do work differently, as you'll quickly find out if you look around badcyborg.net) does the same thing - the respawn time is just so quick that a lot of good lines get cut off, including the lines that the Marines say when they despair over your death. Nevertheless, on the PC/Mac version, I have in fact occasionally managed to hear almost the complete version of that particular line, which goes: "No! Without the Captain, the Covenant have already won."