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Halo: Nightfall Blu-Ray Disc Unboxing March 17, 2015

Posted by Maniac in Site Videos.

Late last year, Microsoft wanted to release a live action feature that set up the backstory of a new character that is planned to appear in Halo 5: Guardians and it was called Halo: Nightfall.  Produced by Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free, Halo: Nightfall was a five-part miniseries which was offered as an extra bonus feature for anyone who picked up a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One.

However, for some reason that completely escapes me, Microsoft chose not to include the series on Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s game disc, instead requiring viewers to stream it through the newly released Halo Channel.  Now, while that application has a great selection of unique programming, because it is a streaming service it has completely failed to provide a consistent quality since November 2014.  In the times I have tried to use it, I have had experiences where the feature would drop in quality without warning, or the Halo Channel would deny me access to watching the film for no reason at all.  Also, the series’ episodic nature made it really easy to predict what would be happening in later episodes just by watching the “Next Time, On Halo: Nightfall” short at the end of each episode.  It’s a really frustrating experience overall, made worse when up until today, there was no other alternative if you wanted to watch the film.

Halo: Nightfall has now been edited from a five part miniseries into a feature length film and was released today on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc.  Now, we’re going to unbox the Blu-Ray version of Halo: Nightfall, a disc that should have been released with Halo: The Master Chief Collection in the first place, and see if it’s worth picking up.



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