Halo Infinite may not be revered for its plot -it’s just another goddamn spaceman vs. lots of sci-fi aliens type joint- but will be cherished for the fun stuff developer 343 Industries put in. Like the game’s combat which is basically Far Cry 3-6 mixed with the Halos. And for its talkative Grunts.
Grunts are the cannon fodder for the Banished army, which are essentially the stand-in for the Covenant. They spout off a lot of one-liners ranging from casual conversations to going in a panic. Whether they’re specific to the combat situation, or from the Propaganda Towers you have to destroy, or some form of confession before their inevitable deaths, they’re all comedy goldmines.
Don’t believe me? Check out this collection of clips from Twitter and TikTok:
Halo infinite by far has the best grunt dialogue pic.twitter.com/Zd322vuJiv
— Anime (@Animetiddyy) December 11, 2021
The combat dialogue in Halo infinite is so amazing. pic.twitter.com/KW3ScZNRfx
— Willy B. 117 (@WillyBthe3rd) December 13, 2021
— Prophet Mathias (@xXIMathiasIXx) December 12, 2021
— D20Wolf🐺🏳🌈 (@D20Wolf0w0) December 13, 2021
Halo Infinite's Grunt Propaganda Towers just love making jokes. pic.twitter.com/8MvAwwI1Xq
— The Photoshop Guy (@Photoshop_Gy) December 12, 2021
Grunts have no chill in Halo Infinite 💀 pic.twitter.com/1rHyH9A0Q3
— Leo (@Enclaw_) December 11, 2021
— Monica Lowry (@monicalowry) December 10, 2021
That is a funny poem, by the by.
Of course, the devs are keeping it consistent with how Grunts behave since Halo: Combat Evolved, which is always a good tradition. Heck, 343 Industries took it one step further and made some of its other enemies like the Elites in on the quip action, almost straight out of an 80s action flick ala Commando if it were set on a space donut.
Best line delivery I've heard in a game all year pic.twitter.com/kh88Jz5DRK
— Dan 'Eternals is just Bionicle' Pearce (@GameDesignDan) December 9, 2021
Best enemy dialogue in general imo pic.twitter.com/FWI7sN3GPk
— Warmaster Jade (@aquxur) December 12, 2021
Halo Infinite is out now for PC and Xbox consoles. It’s a shooter-filled good time that’s free on Xbox Game Pass.