eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2012, 14:21: What I don't get is why the Aliens always have to be the bad guys? The whole sci-fi plot seems to always be fixated on them destroying our planet, Why not us fighting proxy wars against aliens on their planet for a 3rd alien race? At least then the unique visuals would have an actual point and we could add elements to explore their society while fighting a war. Not to mention sci-fi gadgets would actually have a reason to exist.
I think that was the allure of the Halo series, along with the great music and aliens that were actually varied and fun to fight (except for the horde). It was set in the future which made it more plausible. Afterall, in Crysis aliens have travelled million of light years only to be killed with puny Earth weapons? And it's interesting how the main ships are incredibly deadly, yet most of the time you're left to deal with the really weak aliens that pose no threat.