By CowboySam –
Here is a still-developing, still-in-transit guide for Halo Infinite’s featured MREs. I am seeing a huge demand for discussion/help on this topic, but not a lot of guidance. Hopefully, this will be a start for a community effort to learn more about the subject.
Halo’s lore is wide and a bit intimidating, but accessible if you don’t give a hoot about the books. Do yourself, me, and your god of choice a favor, don’t sweat the books. They are helpful for this guide and understanding the MREs, but not essential.
MRE’s and Ratings
Menu 42: Pork Ribs and Cornbread
Probably decent, cornbread likely to be VERY dry. I hope there’s a sugary drink in there too.
Menu 73: Biscuits and Gravy and Orange Juice
Gravy is probably really gross.Orange Juice is probably the only saving grace. I am concerned about Halo Infinite’s Marine’s protein intake with this MRE.
Menu 89: Taco Pizza and Breadsticks
Can’t go wrong with Pizza. It’d be 10/10 if there was no Taco element. You do not have to mix Pizza and Tacos. Whoever came up with that, I am sorry you have been hurt. It’s ok, I forgive you.
Menu 10: Red Curry and Phad Thai
Pity rating, since I have never had any frame of reference for either of these items. I have had Curry, and Thai, so… I know half at least. I have also contradicted myself here.
More research has to be done. For the curious reader and potential contributor, here is a to-do-list:
1. Research real life equivalents to featured MREs
2. Read all of the Halo books, begin theory crafting characters’ MRE of choice
3. Make sure all MREs have been discovered (I’ve only seen 4 so far)
4. Replay the game, each time with different skulls/combinations of skulls, to see if the MREs change. Also do the same, with each difficulty (so like, 4 times how many combinations of skulls there are)
What do you think, reader, is the tastiest? What would the Chief himself prefer? If Chief had to share a meal with the Arbiter, what MRE would he choose? What would his judgement be? What kind of bowel movements would he have after absorbing the nutrients? How about the Arbiter? Hopefully, there is some multiplayer DLC addressing these questions in the future.