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Games That Need To Stop: Halo

Vgamerz writes: "Halo just doesn’t want to stop. The original developers, Bungie, called it quits after Reach, which was not only marketed as the game that brings the series full circle, but the last, as well. Well, Microsoft didn’t like that very much, so now, new Halo trilogy incoming. 4, 5, and 6, plus I’m sure we’l either see a new Halo Wars or an ODST-style game as well. So why doesn’t Halo just die?"

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LX-General-Kaos1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Halo will hopefully continue on forever.

To this day I have yet to see a shooter that has come close to Halo as far as single player, features, and story. The most feature enriched shooter I have seen on console. The same game that successfully advanced online and home console death matches. Pretty much paving the way for Microsoft to land a seat in the gaming industry. Sometimes I feel that some games are put down due to them being popular and successful. There are many other inferior less successful experiences in the gaming realm that should be vaporized before a franchise like Halo. Not one of the Icons of the industry.

Halowars was the single most successful and properly made RTS titles on home consoles today. I play it every weekend and there is still a respectable population. Even 3 years later. Not many non first person shooters can make a claim like that. Each Halo title released so far, may it be spin off or a main title has been of AAA quality and high praise. Setting new trends and pushing new boundaries with each release.

Halo 4 will release to the consumer very soon. The sales, and play time of that title will show nay sayers why the Halo franchise deserves to live.

Rated E For Everyone

tigertron1368d ago

You know man, for once I agree with you.

Halo 4 will hopefully shut the nay sayers up.

Just under two weeks left! :D

LX-General-Kaos1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

I am glad that you understand a great game when presented to you.

morganfell1368d ago

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MikeMyers1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

The only way Halo will stop, or any other long lasting franchise, is if people stop buying it. Halo is just too big to ignore, it's really that simple. The good thing is the quality hasn't really suffered all that much.

I'd like the series to take a bit of a break. I'd also like Microsoft invest in other franchises, new ones, and give them lots of marketing and a large budget. They can always go back to Halo later on and it would still sell. That won't happen mind you as they have an entire studio that is solely dedicated to the franchise. If Sony Music only had Michael Jackson as their main catalog of music they wouldn't do very well. So if you want a long term relationship with your gaming fans you need to reassure them that you're serious about investing in exclusive franchises.

Halo 4 does look excellent but I'd like to see many more games that also look excellent coming down the pipeline.

lordz951367d ago

I have played halo 4 mp and it is great and also played and seen the first campaign mission do not worry they have done a good job

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RedSoakedSponge1368d ago

you know that halo isnt a nintendo game right? :P

MacDonagh1368d ago

Interestingly enough, 343 studios have hired people from Retro Studios who are most notable for making the Metroid Prime series. The Haloverse is also incredibly interesting; especially when the books explored how the Spartan program came about and the implications that went along with it. I hope the next Halo games explore those areas a little more.

RedSoakedSponge1368d ago

@Muffins1223

i try my best haha XD

Eyeco1368d ago

I'm not the biggest fan, but having played all of them I can see why people like the franchise, no other FPS on consoles offer such robust community features, the amount of content you get in the games is staggering, no wonder why it has such a dedicated fanbase, and besides Millions of people around the world buy these games they get get great reviews, when the quality and sales start to degrade maybe then it should die, but as of now who cares.

blue_cheese1368d ago

who cares if some ip's last forever, thats usually because the developers created a universe that fans don't want to leave. for example im a star wars fan, always will be idc how many things they do in the universe i always want more. and in gaming places like the metroid, zelda, mario, halo, sonic, etc universes always have more to offer to fans.

rbailey1368d ago

Halo is Microsoft's flagship first-person shooter franchise and it's obviously not going anywhere. Hardcore fans of the series will buy whatever Halo game is thrown at them( for example Halo 3: ODST)... Unless Microsoft just decides to stop making Xboxes, you'll never see this franchise die.

CynicalKelly1368d ago

Halo 3: ODST was a bad example. A lot of people hold it in high esteem, many consider it one of the best.

Frankly, every game they make has blown me away excluding Reach. As long as the people buying the game numbers over ten million. The franchise will continue to grow.

FCOLitsjustagame1368d ago

Reach was one of my favorite Halo games. Same Halo goodness with no Flood. Sure it was a prequel and those always have some drawbacks but otherwise I don't see why people had a problem with that game. To each their own however. Here is hoping the new developers can live up to Bungie.

CynicalKelly1368d ago

@FCOLitsjustagame

Reach had such high potential and while not being a bad game (I still loved it) it was the only one I over hyped for myself. I was looking forward to seeing the birth of the spartan IIs, to find out what happened to them all, I wanted to see a huge ground and space battle take place.

They had better technology but nothing spectacular happened. Taking down a Scarab in 3 was epic. In reach, not much happened really. The space battle was pitiful.

I am sure they can. They already sold themselves as a company to me when they began working on Character development more and referenced the books.

Blankman851368d ago

Halo 4 Life people! It isn't just a catchy line, it is the truth

ryanam1368d ago

A really simple opinion of the life of a great series. Read some of it's novels and you'll understand that there's a lot more story to be told. Story which I'd happily pay for. If that's exploitation, then every book publisher, game dev and media company are guilty.

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