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Is too much Halo a bad thing?

On Friday, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that the new title in the Halo franchise will be called Halo 5: Guardians. There was also another tidbit that snuck out after this release, detailing a potential high-definition Halo collection called Th e Master Chief Collection that could launch this holiday, getting people excited for the 2015 launch of Guardians – and selling a few of the new, cheaper Xbox One consoles to die-hard fans wouldn’t hurt, either.

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Naga1188d ago

Too much of anything is a bad thing. That's what makes it "too much".

The question is whether this is too much.

darthv721188d ago

lets put it into the proper context. Many have used the term "milking" but that can apply if it relates to an IP being used for pretty much anything and everything. A very good example is nintendo's use of mario for the majority of their games.

Mario is more than just the koopa stomping plumber that is trying to save the princess. He is a kart racer, a golfer, baseball player, party animal, a doctor, an rpg afficianado, the list goes on and on.

That is an example of "milking". Halo is just halo. the master chief has only been seen in halo games. Be it from reach to halo 4 and perhaps the spartan spin off of halo wars but that one really doesnt revolve around him per say.

So until we see master chief in racing, sports, fighting (the spartan in dead or alive was not him) or RPG then he is not being milked. As for the continuation of the story that involves him...that is the basic nature of chapters in an overall larger scope of the story. There is still much to be told and with or without the MC at the center I would hope these other chapters get told.

the story is the key reason I enjoy the series so much. so to me, there can never be enough halo if done in the the right way to progress the story for the betterment of the player.

otherZinc1188d ago

No. GM will always make the Cadillac & Corvette. Porsche will always make sports cars: same for Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc...

A company will always make its best products, the Consumer demands it through generations! When a product is that successful, it's stupid business to Not bring "said" product back to the consumer.

I've beaten the Halo Series several times on Legendary.
I'm doing it again now: just completed Halo Wars, Halo Reach, now I'm at the end of Halo Anniversary. I'll continue till they're all beaten again.

Bring more Halo Universe! It's a massive story & I'd like to know more.

Dwalls11711188d ago

Few days ago their was talk about god of war ascension being re released on ps4. . . Which was followed with much talk about franchise fatigue...

So to be fair it has to be brought up here also... their have been Alot of Halo games to be honest. So maybe they dont need to make anymore rite now

m0lt0n1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

It's MS's biggest and best selling franchise. Why would they not make anymore right now?

If there is a market for something, no business in their right mind would STOP putting a product out.

lelo1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

Game series like Halo, Uncharted, God of War, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Assassin's Creed, Forza, Gran Turismo, Zelda, Mario, among many others, need a rest. Gaming market is becoming saturated with those games, moreover, it's becoming saturated with sequels after sequels.

... but that won't happen because they are too popular, make a lot of money and sell consoles, specially exclusive games.

Roccetarius1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

Especially those franchises have their knights in shining armour, so that opinion of yours is unpopular. I totally agree with you though, and they do indeed need a rest to make room for something else.

Ubisoft eventually releasing multiple Assassin's Creed games in the same year, that's something damaging to the industry.

Belasco1188d ago

It becomes too much when the quality starts to degrade. So far it's dipped slightly (for me) but I am still engaged with the universe. Multiplayer needs to return to form.

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ats19921188d ago

Not for me i have played every halo game released and i will continue to play each new game released.

trywizardo1188d ago

not at all , bring me more :D

MasterCornholio1188d ago

I find that to much of any franchise is a bad thing for me. For example after playing countless sidescrolling Mario games I end up getting bored of them. Which is why I'm always excited when a new IP is announced even if it's an Indie title from a small studio.

Budobear1188d ago

I love Halo.....I played the first two to death.
I never got any further as I never had a 360.....if they release a collection it might push me over the edge to get a one. (pun intended)

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