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Halo 3: ODST To Have "Fun, Memorable Characters"

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Halo 3: ODST has flashbacks. That, we knew. You're a rookie ODST troop, tasked with tracking down some lost squadmates.


While you're looking for them, the game is a little bit open-world. Once you find those clues, the game switches things up; you get a flashback of what happened to that soldier, and then you play that flashback.


In the latest issue of game magazine GamesTM, Bungie's Joseph Staten states that each squad mate has a "very distinct personality" — i.e., they have names, faces, etc.

"The reason we decided to keep the rookie faceless and anonymous is to help smooth these clue-triggered transitions from one ODST to another," says Staten. "[The game] is designed to put you in the boots of a bunch of fun, memorable characters so you can experience this awesome pocket of Halo fiction from as many points of view as possible."


Thanks shaunomacx for the tip!

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well, the books (mainly halo: fall of reach) give a detailed account of the Chief on his road to becoming a SpartanII. so i dont think it would be possible. ODSTs are also supposed to have a reputation for being reckless/bulkheaded (Locklear from Halo: First Strike) so i was expecting fun, memorable characters. I can't wait :) :) :)