Some more Halo 3: Recon details have slipped online from the upcoming issue of Game Informer and it looks like Bungie is trying something new with their gameplay formula. The player will assume the role of a silent member of an ODST drop squad sent into New Mombasa during the Halo 2 storyline.
At some point, the player will be separated from his squad members and have to search for them in an open world. The player will discover clues "such as a sniper rifle hanging from a street light," which will trigger a "Lost-style flashback” in which the player takes control of the missing squad mate.
During these flashbacks, the gameplay will be the classic Halo gameplay we know and love, but will unfold in 30-minute episodes. This ties into the shorter planned length for the game as a whole.
Bungie also talks about the differences between an ODST soldier and Master Chief and how it will affect gameplay. "You don't feel like a chump. You feel like a very Capable ODST marine, but it's a different feeling," said Bungie's Joseph Staten.
Nathan Fillion (Firefly), who voiced one of the background ODST soldiers in Halo 3 will be returning as the voice of one of the game's characters.
Sounds like CSI: Halo to us. Will Bungie be able to pull off this new gameplay direction? What do you think?