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Halo 5: Guardians story shows Master Chief at his most vulnerable

There's always been a sorrowful resilience to Master Chief. Halo's faceless supersoldier is capable of extraordinary feats of combat, but at the expense of his emotional well being. He's been through a lot: fought a few intergalactic wars, staved off an ancient biological threat that would have wiped out every living being in the universe, and lost a few dear friends along the way. His duty as a soldier has remained his only foundation throughout.

(Caution: Halo franchise spoilers below.)

In Halo 5: Guardians, due out October 27th for Xbox One, we re starting to see the cracks in John-117's armor. The campaign mode, which I played for a few hours at a press event in San Francisco last week, sets up a story in which Master Chief is...

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