I have to say, after playing Halo 4 and seeing the terminal videos, I am shocked at the 180 degree change to the Didact's character arc. I know the in game terminals describe his reasoning, but it just isn't sitting well with me. Why turn the Didact into a pseudo genocidal madman?
Secondly, not even one mention of the Precursors in game? At best we are given a vague allusion when the Librarian tells the Chief that everything she has done is to prepare them(humanity) for what is to come. He responds prepare us for what? That's it. No mention of the Precursors, their test, or anything. I seriously hope 343 doesn't flush the potential epicness the Precursors represent. Most disappointed in 343 for not even giving them a mention.
Greg you have done a great job with the forerunner saga, and hope 343 doesn't waste opportunities. I look forward to your work in Silentium, and can't wait till it comes out! Hopefully it can bridge some gaps, and explain some of 343's vagueness.
As always, Long live the Precursors.
From: Greg Bear
A lot of the Didact's story is covered in the final book. Let me know what you think once you read SILENTIUM. We all worked very hard to get that to work.