posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 09:06 PM
Alright I did some PC gaming and then it hit me; "OMG! Halo didn't copy directly off of Starship Troopers! They borrowed off Starcraft, an earlier
game influenced by Starship Troopers.
Think about it, four races, terran in both games, the Covenant being your Protoss, and the Flood being the Zerg, and then the Forerunners being your
Xel'Naga, aka the advanced dead race.
First let's compare the two human factions. Notice how eeirily simlar the Starcraft marine looks to a Halo Spartan? Or how neither game has regular
army units, just tough talking marines.
Then look at weapons. Both are far in the future but still mostly use good old fashioned firearms, not plasma, not lasers, not even metal storm.
Then look at Halo's flamethrower (PC multiplayer), and then the firebat, both are extremely short range. Next look at the Ghost's canister rifle,
it's one high caliber rifle, sort of like Halo's rifle. Neither has a simple 7.62mm rifle, both are over .50 caliber. That and compare Cortana to
the computer assistant in Starcraft, a bit similar.
Now the flood vs. the Zerg. If you pay attention the Zerg are often referred to as "the swarm", that sounds similar in concept to a flood. Both
sides win by mass rushing your position using nothing but brute force often times. And notice how the flood reproduce, by infestation, parasitism,
just like how the Zerg queen infests the Terran command center. Next note the fact that well they make funny noises when they die (I love the sound
of splattering Zerglings). Then finally add the fact that they seem to be containted by dead races, or at least they tried to contain both sides.
Next is the Covenant vs. the Protoss. First off see how they have superior technology. Then look at the caste system in their culture. The prophets
being the Judicators/Conclave, and the Elites being the high templar.
That and look at how fancy each has their buildings build. Very clean looking despite being in a warzone. That and notice how each seems to be
building off an extinct race that is wiped out by their less advanvanced rivals (I'm guessing the flood killed the forerunners here, makes sense).
Next look at their fasination with energy blades mounted on the wrists. The elites seem to love them, just like a Zealot. Or better yet, the stealth
elites, you have to admit that is eeirly simlar to a dark templar. And then of course you have to figure that both have blue blood (blueish purple in
the case of the elites).
Anyhow when I get a chance I'll find a few image comparisons. But does anybody agree with my theory that Halo was mostly based off of Starcraft?
[edit on 8/14/2005 by cyberdude78]