After all the wonderful Interviews that I have done with the ladies, I thought it might be time to open this segment to the men as well. Let them put their 2 cents in.
First up is my good friend Sal aka Forerunner Omega. We met on Instagram in 2013 over our shared interest in Halo and in particular the taking screenshots part of Halo. We have also been in 2 clans together and have had many great Halo sessions. That was mostly back in the Halo 4 days, when I still had time to stay up until the morning. Sal is a very artsy person, a graphic designer with a big nerdy collection of figures from all sorts of games or shows. Sometimes he gives them a special paint job too. He has done a lot for the community by creating logos or wallpapers for free. The IG Girls Love Halo logo for example was made by him. To me he is the original Fotus guy. He rocks this armor since forever. And he still creates beautiful screenshots which you will see throughout the Interview. So, without further ado, let the man tell you his story. Enjoy!
1. When did you start playing Halo?
My first experience to play Halo was when my friend bought Halo on the launch day. I never thought I would see anything as amazing as this. It was my first experience into any type of shooter game/genre. I only got to the part when Chief meets the flood that day. I didn’t get any type of Xbox console sadly until 2007. So I missed out on playing online gaming for Halo 1 through 3. Halo Reach was the first game that I did any online gaming but that sadly wasn’t until 2008. ^-^.
2. If you could choose to be one character of the Halo universe, who would you be?
If Red VS Blue counts as well I would have to say Agent Washington because I always thought he was badass and his personality is like mine from what all my friends tell me.
3. Do you have a favorite Halo quote?
It probably has to be when Master Chief met the Didact for the first time in Halo 4. Just that exact line gave me goosebumps. Especially how the helmet just wrap his head.
“The forerunners… have returned… This Tomb … is now yours“– Didact (Forerunner Mission)
4. What do you love most about Halo?
Got to be how much the game/series has evolved since the first installment. No pun intended.
5. What do you hate most about Halo?
I probably hate the flood the most lol, but otherwise just how I wish certain maps can be in every game, or be remade. Probably my biggest complaint is still MCC how it still lags for campaign.
6. How would you rate your skills in Halo? (1-10)
Probably a 6 or 7. I can be competitive when I need to be, but I’m not one for being so focused on their kill/death record…
7. What is your favorite Halo game?
It has to be Halo Reach or Halo 4.
8. What do you prefer? Campaign or multiplayer?
Hard choice, but I prefer the campaign for most part because of the story. It does depend on the game itself though in my opinion.
9. Which games besides Halo do you play?
There are so many to list but I have to say: Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Dragon Age, Tales of (series), Saints Row, & Destiny.
10. If you had to endure one level of any Halo game in real life, which one would it be and why?
That is definitely a tough question but it would have to be The Pillar of Autumn mission on Halo Reach. The reason why I picked this was because you are taking the “data package” to Captain Keyes to his ship that has Master Chief. Also how it was the last chance to make a turning point for humanity.
Thank you Sal!