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Submitted by Entertainment_Fuse 900d ago | opinion piece

What's Wrong with Halo 4?

Halo 4 is in trouble. At launch, over 500,000 Xbox live subscribers were logged onto the virtual battlegrounds of Halo 4, making for a successful multiplayer experience. However, exactly three months after launch, Halo 4 has dwindled down the Xbox live most played list with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Minecraft, and Fifa Soccer 13 leading the way now. Halo 4 usually hovers between the fourth or fifth place on the weekly Xbox Live Charts, which is kind of pathetic considering five years ago, Halo 3 ruled the charts with utter domination. It is also not uncommon to see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 above Halo 4 on the activity charts. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

StrongMan  +   900d ago
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Halo 4 just feels outdated. I believe people are tire of the same old game play from over ten years ago and this proves it. Halo needs a change but not too much or you will turn off everyone like what's happening with Gears of War Judgement sitting at only 90k pre orders and the game is only a month away from release. It's a sticky situation for Halo. Stay the same and people lose interest like what's happening with Halo 4 right now, change too much and people will have no interest in it like what's happening with Gears of War Judgement right now.
SJPFTW  +   899d ago
LOL Halo 4 plays like nothing like any of the previous games, especially with the addition of customizable loadouts, armor abilities, sprint and orbital drops. Yah its "outdated" because it does not have aim down the sights and people don't die in 2 hits? Please that is no Halo, and the franchise will die out if that was the case.

Please Sony fanboys should stop pretending they have played the Halo games.

Halo being 4th on Xbox Live is blown out of proportion. There are still 50000+ players on during peak times, finding games is easy.

Uncharted and Killzone don't top the Playstation Network most played, how comes the fanboys don't apply the same logic to them? are they "outdated"? No because popularity does not equal quality.

There is a lot of competition out there, especially when it comes to Online competitive first person shooters. This is not 2007 anymore where Halo was the only good online competitive shooter on consoles. Now you have the Gears, the COD's and the Battlefields. Lots of good games, that equally deserve gamers attentions.
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K1W1  +   900d ago
Nothing wrong with Halo 4.

It's a competitive market, there are heaps of great games competing for gamers attention. I'm currently playing Mass Effect 1 - 3 at the moment, but I will be going back to Spartan Ops and big map slayer when I'm done with Shepard.

Halo is still a huge franchise, but there are a lot of great games out there old and new, exclusive and multiplatform.

Get into them!
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Hufandpuf  +   900d ago
I didn't like Halo 4 compared to previous Halos. Will wait till next year.
Kurt Russell  +   900d ago
Halo 4 didn't have a good enough variety of play styles. If you didn't use DMR and Boltshot... you weren't playing the best weapon combo. It needs to be overhauled with a balanced class system where different playstyles are welcomed (e.g Battlefield)... that or it needs to go back to its simpler roots of picking a weapon off the ground to appease the old crowd.
IQUITN4G  +   900d ago
The actual arena combat is still very satisfyingly better than the competition but it's less pick up and play than the likes of Cod. The audience has grown lets not forget and most of these don't like the aspect of wearing players down- Cod is about seeing and shooting in a blink
MasterD919  +   900d ago
I believe the real issue is the maps. There needs to be more team slayer or slayer-focused maps. They continue to support the other playlists (which don't garner nearly as much as TS or Slayer does) and they make certain maps strictly for those games! It's stupid...

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