Animated series adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach. It's an explanation and backstory of the shaping and creation of Spartan 117, The Master Chief.
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Jen Taylor ...
 Dr. Halsey (3 episodes, 2015)
Steve Downes ...
 Master Chief (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Deja / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Linda (adult) (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Admiral Ysionris Jeromi / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
John Bently ...
 Lt. Ops Station / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Fred (teen) / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 John (child) / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Kelly (teen) / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
Ashlen Bullock ...
 Linda (child) / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Mendez (3 episodes, 2015)
Dane Jameson ...
 Jorge / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 John's mother / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Captain Wallaci / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
Ethan Sawyer ...
 Colonal Watts / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Linda (teen) (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Samuel - 034 (3 episodes, 2015)
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 John (teen) (3 episodes, 2015)
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Animated series adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach. It's an explanation and backstory of the shaping and creation of Spartan 117, The Master Chief.

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An Unstoppable Threat. An Unthinkable Sacrifice.


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Great adaptation, and excellent way to visualize the first book
21 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

What the first reviewer obviously doesn't realize is that this episode was based on the novel, written by Eric Nylund, "Halo: The Fall of Reach" in 2001. Excuse me when I say that this guy is flat out wrong saying "there is barely any shred of production value of the game here". This wasn't meant to resemble the games but more what we read in the book and saw in Halo: Legends, However there are some cameos that relate back to the game.

I love how Said reviewer goes on to say that most of the chiefs actions are military-oriented, Which is only part true since there are so many examples when he is not, in a military-oriented series... Now lets talk about the visuals, I had no issue with them, but this is a different age where everything has to look like "quality equivalent to today's game cut scenes" as he says.

He fails to realize yet again that the action sequences ("formulaic sequences like those in Universal Soldier films") are almost identical to the ones in the book and are nowhere near the cliché "Universal soldier films". To me Halo has always been a, come for the awesome game play and stay for the lore. Obviously I wouldn't expect some hardcore gamer who only cares about KDR to look at this. However when you say that the "Low quality" will most-likely upset gamers, I will make an account for the first time on IMDb just to write a review explaining how wrong you are.

In my own personal opinion this is as true to Halo as it gets and I would definitely recommend a viewing as I was brought back to when I read the book a few years ago. In terms of visuals, like I said before, It reminded me of Halo: Legends and even a lot of the scenes in that looked worse than what people are making this out to be. The narration is also top notch as you'll notice through-out and I could not be more pleased. I feel like one thing that could be improved upon if anything, is the facial animations but even that has a particular style I suppose. Halo: The Fall of Reach is definitely a nice addition to any Halo fans collection and I would also like to apologize for going off on a rant if this what you would like to call it, I was just logically disapproving of another persons deception and ignorant statements, and who chooses to be unstudious about what he reviews.


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