Hello and welcome back to P-Vock's Music Box. I've covered a lot of Japanese games lately. Not for any particular reason, it's just something I've noticed. So, let's change it up with the most Western IP I can think of. Get your Doritos and Mountain Dew ready, and dust off that 360 controller as we head to the lovely world of a series so good that it shifted the landscape of the entire industry in the 2000s.
Do I even need to introduce Halo? Like, it's one of the most important franchises in media and one that almost everyone has touched at some point. Master Chief is iconic as Link, Cloud Strife, Doomguy, or Sora, and for good reason. While the series has grown stagnant over the years in my opinion, I will never forget the insane amount of great memories I have with this sci-fi epic. So let's kick off with the music that accompanies one of the most iconic moments.
Halo 3 was probably the biggest single video game launch ever. It had so much hype behind it, so many people were waiting with bated breath to Finish the Fight. While I'm not sure if the finale to the original trilogy was as great as it could have been, One Final Effort is definitely a piece that feels grand enough to accompany one of the most anticipated showdowns as Master Chief looks to take the covenant for good. The illusion to the main theme of Halo is a very nice touch and with it, this remains a piece of music that has stuck with me for a long ass time.
Halo is certainly an epic series, but that's never been the whole appeal. Halo stands out to me all these years later because of a genuinely fantastic story with some truly interesting themes and memorable characters. I think the connection between Master Chief and Cortana is one of the most well-crafted bonds in media. Accompanying one of their fantastic moments is this absolute gem.
"Don't make a girl a promise." Even if you have never played Halo, I think playing this music with that quote gives you all the details you need. So I'm not going to expound about this scene and how I'm damn near tearing up writing this piece now because I do really love this series. I can't think of anything more, so let's wrap this up.
Regardless of where the series is now, Halo is a cultural icon that I'll always appreciate and the music is a huge part of why. I hope your weekend is as phenomenal as these tunes, and I'll catch you back here next week with another suggestion from my Music Box. Stay Brutal.
PS. Fine, everyone who knows Halo was thinking about it so here. Have the most iconic main theme in video games.