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....spongy, bungie, who cares? I got mine!
Call me whatever you like, but I'm sorry but the feeling in my stomach makes me feel sick, it's like a cold lonely goodbye. Sad and bitter, but you knows it's for the best. The taste left in my mouth is selfishness. I want Bungie to keep working on Halo, but it's selfish of me to want such a thing. I'm really sad that this site I've been visiting FAR before I was an actual member of for all my Halo news and updates will soon be so "Halo-Less".
I've been here since it was a purple website called "7ru7th & Reconciliation" Way back when me and my dad used to play Halo CE Campaign together, my dad has since that time passed on, leaving only memories, memories of a game that helped us bond as Father and Son. The same game that me and my step dad used to play until 5am in the morning and my mom would get so mad at him for not coming to bed. She too, has passed. Halo has been a huge part of my life.
I've played it with my Dad, my mom, my stepdad, my sister, my brother, my ex gfs, my fiance, and my friends. I'm excited for the Halo CE Remake for the fact I can relive all those moments that I had played for the first time 10 years ago with my dad, the only thing is this time I'll be alone. There will be no other spartan to stand beside me. No one holding second player controller this time around. Just an old dusty remote, laying there with the old fingerprints of people from my past. People who I introduced to the game and they all fell in love with it.
I honestly feel sick to my stomach to know I must suffer another loss, it's nothing compared to losing my mom or dad, but it's losing a tool I used with people to bond with them. Losing the company and their game that kept my mind off things so I could make it through my life one more day. Losing a story I became completely indulged in. It's watching this story being taken over by another author. Another cartographer.
I feel an honest and considerable amount of sadness over the parting of Bungie, and Halo. But I will stiffen up my upper lip. Straighten my spine and smile through the pain. Hide it under my fake front like I've done with every difficult parting I've done in the past.
I'm sure alot of you are going to say I'm crazy. But so be it. I love Halo, and it's sad to lose things you love. I know Halo is still being made but it's not the same company. It's like watching a loved one being put into the hospital and the doctors just keep telling you "We're keeping them stable". You're hoping everything will be ok and they'll come home, but you know also that something could happen and they'll never come home again. Halo is our loved one and 343 Industries is the doctor, telling us "They're stable".
Hopefully we don't take home the next Halo in a different state than what we've known it. Hopefully it is exactly what we've come to expect and know from Halo.
I love you Bungie.
tl;dr: It's sad.