This is a minute by minute breakdown of the world premiere Halo: Reach trailer, which debuted at the 2009 Video Game Awards - it focuses on the new and old as well as what to learn from the video.

For those of you who were able to see what little footage was shown at Spike’s VGA show this past Saturday, you would have noticed the new in-game engine trailer from Halo: Reach, which is slated for release Fall 2010 essentially keeping all of us Halo fanboys in tight-knit stitches until at least the beta is available Spring next year. In the meantime, the trailer will have to do and while it isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, there are some definite indications that what we’re getting here is something new and exciting. If you haven't already seen the trailer in complete form make sure to watch it, by clicking here, before reading the rest of this article. Thus, without further delay, I present a dissertation via screenshots of the latest Halo: Reach trailer.
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    Fury Dec 14, 09
    Very good analysis, except:

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    The helmet above is clearly the ODST permutation of MJONIR armor, which belongs to a Spartan who will be referred to as “Lieutenant” during the course of the video.
    I'm pretty sure that's a Mark IV helmet. I don't think Spartans ever even wear ODST helmets, outside of Halo 3's multiplayer of course. It would be pretty stupid if they did, since it would be like a downgrade.
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      Shinobi_razor Dec 15, 09
      yeah that helmet is for sure not ODST. a Spartan using one though wouldnt be a downgrade, in fact going by the HUD ODSTs have in H3 ODST it would be an upgrade (the night vision thing that highlights enemies, allies, etc).

      but im not quite sure its a Mk 4 either, doesnt look exactly like it. i think its a new unseen helmet but since it looks somewhat like an ODST, it might be an earlier model of that.
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        Fury Dec 16, 09
        It's kind of hard to tell whether it is or not. I've been looking at pictures of Mark IV and there seems to be some variation between them. It looks almost exactly like the Mark IV from the cover of the book Halo: The Cole Protocol.



        Halo Wars' depiction of it seems way off though, theirs looks more like Mark V.

        As for the ODST helmet thing, I suppose the thing about the night vision and highlighting of enemies is true, but I would think the Spartan helmets would have more protection. Regardless of whether or not it's a downgrade, it would still be pretty silly for a Spartan to wear an ODST helmet, so I'm pretty sure the guys at PlanetXbox360 are wrong.
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          Shinobi_razor Dec 18, 09
          not counting that Spartans are "better at fighting" than ODSTs and have more expensive equipment and crap, are the lives of Spartans more valuable than ODSTs? theyre still both human. dont you think they would make ODST helmets really protective and armored too? after all ODSTs are pretty much like Navy SEALs. they are not just a dime-a-dozen UNSC Marines.
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          Play ISDF Dec 18, 09
          Spartan lives would be more valuable than ODSTs. Basically it's explained in the books that the Spartans underwent some procedures that made them so damn tough and strong. About half of the Spartans however "washed out". Either died or were horribly messed up from it. While this partly was done simply to have super soldiers, the real reason was to wear the MJONIR armor. Normal humans can't use the armor system without breaking their bones and the like. Making more Spartan-II's was basically out of the question since it was very expensive and the candidates had to have a VERY specific gene pool. There were the Spartan-III's but they didn't have the same type of armor. Their armor was designed for stealth. So basically, the armor the ODST's can use is the best the ODST's can use for a normal human.
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          Shinobi_razor Dec 18, 09
          i know they are genetically enhanced and all that but you cant just get an ODST anywhere. they are special forces that take years of training to get that good. they are not gonna just give them piece of crap helmets that cant protect their head very well. their body armor is just sub par compared to Spartans yes, but it doesnt take any special kind of soldier just to wear a helmet with better armor on it. thats why i say the ODST helmets and the ones the Spartans wear in Halo 3 by the same name are the same kind of helmet. nothing says they couldnt wear an ODST helmet if they felt like it, even IF the ODST helmets didnt have as much armor as a regular Spartan one.
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    OuterHaven Dec 15, 09
    was that GHOST from MW2 in that Halo Reach trailer with knife and skull picture on helmet ? i hope Halo Reach is not a DLC as ODST was
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      Shinobi_razor Dec 15, 09
      Ghost from what? Modern Warfare 2?

      no Reach will not be a DLC, and ODST wasnt really either. it had enough new content.
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      Dragoshi1 Dec 15, 09
      OH that was to my knowledge Kelly. Going by how Bungie envisioned her during the canon halo Legends Episode "The Package", and further strengthened by the fact she was on Reach, and one of the few spartans who got off alive.
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        Shinobi_razor Dec 15, 09
        i thought Linda was the only female Spartan that survived?
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          Dragoshi1 Dec 17, 09
          someone didn't read the books
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          Shinobi_razor Dec 18, 09
          im sorry. i havent got around to it.
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          Dragoshi1 Dec 18, 09
          Its Xmas Vaca for many people, you should take that time to catch up, the books have things that were added to ODST(like the Engineers who were omitted from Halo 1, and ONI, the Company that sponsored the Spartan Project)
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          Shinobi_razor Dec 18, 09
          it may be the holidays but i still have tons to do. working part time, and another project i should have been doing for weeks that i need to get done ASAP.

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