He was talking about the generic bad guys in the new Prince of Persia game, but this line crosses into Halo, and it is so true…

“Halo has those little grunts, and I guess I’m supposed to feel like a bad-ass when I destroy them but I actually just feel like an asshole. They both seem like races that just fell in with the wrong crowd. What they need are compelling after school activities, not death.”

From Penny Arcade (December 3rd, 2004)

In Halo the grunts have a lot of great lines, the general gist of which is that they are pretty terrified of you… and they run away a lot… so, while you kinda have to get them (even little creatures can hold weapons), it just seems wrong.