it would be a really awesome enemy if this game had equipment. throw bubble shield, watcher grabs it and takes off with it. throw tripmine, watcher flies away with it, drops it in front of your vehicle as your driving. throw a power drainer, it throws it back at you. etc.
Could that make a cool grenade type? Push Genade/Gravity Grenade or something? You could use it to block off parts of the map for a moment, deflect projectiles, push yourself up to jump higher, and throw people off the map of course...
Interesting tid-bit from podcast, the early names for the Promethean types-
I assume Knight was always know as a Knight then.. its too bad, I kinda like the Bishop and Pawn names a lot more. Speaking of the Knight, Im still not fully sold on his design, it feels a little too awkward/cheesey in visual design. Especially with what (little) we know about Forerunners and Prometheans.
so anyway i was reading through cryptum the other day and noticed something interesting.
I was escorted along lifts and enclosed tracks by two guards of the Council’s own select security, designated by sleek black and red armor. Through translucent walls, I saw unfamiliar automatons speeding along their own tracks and tubeways; some were decorated in the most alarming insectoid carapaces. But more surprising still were the numerous embodied and heavily armored ancillas. I had heard of Warrior-Servants utilizing such during battle and for other special tasks, but we encountered hundreds spaced throughout the ship, floating in serene quiescence, in apparent low-power mode, their blue, red, or green sensors dimly aglow. They will come alive in an emergency. They can replace human commanders, if necessary. They are a vital portion of the Council metarchy—the overall network of ancillas that support the Council. But compared to a metarch-level ancilla, these are mere toys.
Bear, Greg (2011-01-04). Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga (Halo: the Forerunner Saga) (p. 256). Macmillan. Kindle Edition.
i just thought this sounded really similar to the Promethean AI enemies we've seen in the demo. it could also be describing sentinels, but they've never been known to be different colors. it's probably just a coincidence but you never know.