When it comes to Halo, the first thing that comes to some folks mind is how much changes the series has face over the years. We have some people that have complained about how closely related it is to the Call of Duty series
Can they though? For me, they already have 2 strikes against their name. Strike 1: Halo 4 and its Multiplayer Strike 2: Botching up the TMCC's stability. I'm going to be cautious with Halo 5. No way am I going to give them any benefit of the doubt with that one.
I agree. I am not sure they can, they are trying their best with Halo 5 but it looks to much like every FPS out there more than it does Halo. Only thing that looks like Halo to me is the guns and the Spartans. I will say they have 1 strike against them because Halo MCC is a hard task, because it has 4 game engines running on dedicated servers all at one time. They don't have enough people in studio to test it for when a million people try to play at once. I am very skeptical if they can be trusted but I still have faith, all that might be lost when I play Halo 5 but we will see
I get what you're saying but as I see it, you just simply cannot afford to mess up something as big as Halo, no matter how gargantuan the task. Yeah I know that TMCC was a massive undertaking but if they saw fit to assume responsibility for the most important franchise in Xbox history, they had no choice but to deliver. The ongoing instability has left a really sour taste in many people's mouths and it puts a HUGE damper on the whole affair. TMCC was supposed to be a celebration of one of the most iconic gaming series in history but it doesn't feel like that now. I do like what I've seen so far of Halo 5. Nothing mind blowing but it looks decent. Question is, is 'decent' good enough for a series like Halo? I don't think so. Halo 5 not only needs to work well at launch, it needs to be a stellar game too.
Notice how butter smooth destiny was at launch? Compare that to 343 a newcomer to the industry. The talent gap is wide between bungee and 343.
I enjoyed Halo 4 imo the story was on point and the mp shouldn't had loadout. But besides that i enjoyed it a lot.
I liked the story but it kind of required you to read the books by Greg Bear. The Halo games do a TERRIBLE job of doing the lore justice and telling a good story. Many a time you're left wondering exactly wtf is going on. Mp was poor for me because of the maps and some cod like elements in the game.
Balancing is very important in PvP. Halo 4 Strayed too far away from what made Halo a significant part FPS.
Story was a forced romannce, riddled with cliches & wayy to much cut scenes & dialogue & not enough missions
I agree. Regarding Halo 5 though ATM the multiplayer is looking decent (hopefully they add in new vehicles, assassination's, playable Prometheans, realistic infected mode etc.) but I just really hope they don't f*** up the story aspect as it's the reason I'm so into Halo and buy the games in the first place.
343 is not solely to blame for MCC's issues.
Halo 4's maps were bland.
I agree 100%
Agreed. After playing Halo 4 again it really is an incredible game Riding in a Mantis destroying everything in my path is so satisfying Online issues aside Halo MCC is great Halo 5 multiplayer is also shaping up very well
No company can be trusted.
I agree to an extent. Don't place full faith in any company. Always err on the side of caution. Even with the likes of Rockstar or Naughty Dog, whilst you can be confident that they will deliver great experiences, they can also let you down. For me personally, it was id software who let me down with Quake 4 and later games. Just be cautious and try not to get your hopes too high in case you get let down. Easier said than done at times I know.
Quake 4? Nope no such game. It ended at Arena. ;-)
Wasn't 343i created to take over from Bungie with some of the staff? Give them another chance please.
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343i need to prove they can be trusted with the halo series, from a single player perspective I have no doubt they know what they are doing but on the multiplayer side of things, it remains to be seen.
Halo 4's campaign was incredible. Online was in the wrong direction, but 5 seems to be going in the correct on.
Im just gonna say it, Halo 4 was absolutely fantastic and was the most fun i had in multiplayer last gen. Story was solid without any redundant missions and backtracking. The script was better than any of the halo games, even halo:CE, Cmon bungie were brilliant at setting a great story and lore but were not that great at actually telling a story. Graphics were the best of last gen that i remember and sound design was second best to the battlefield series. Music was not as classic as the others but created the perfect tone for the game which enabled me to get immersed into it completely. The multiplayer changed a lot but hasnt every halo after the next changed completly? And the maps!! Probably only one dud that i can think of (wreckage). 343 were a collaboration of a few old devs but together this was there first game which is incredible and just shows how they understand how to treat halo and what it can potentially be and not be too scarred to make changes. Remember when bungie added duel wielding?? There were some people upset saying this is halo not timesplitters/goldenye. Now they put in sprint and people are like its halo not cod. Im so pissed at this.
I think Halo 5 is going to be an awesome game through, and through. 343 will get it done.
Halo 4 was one of the best shooters I played for last gen. Many companies have let us down but no one has addressed the issues as fast as 343. While not perfect they are at least giving us fan feedback which is necessary and have not stopped working until all the bugs have been taken care of. Overall, let's give them a chance.
I'll be cautious with halo5, but I feel like there's nowhere to go but up from here. They've learned valuable lessons from the drastic changes to the formula in halo4, and they've also learned some lessons from the botched roll out of MCC. For what it's worth I think Halo5 Mp looks like a return to form, and it's getting what MCC shoulda have gotten, a beta test.
lol at people praising halo 4, doesn't matter if a select few enjoyed it the fact of the matter is it had a huge dropoff in numbers, so the vast majority did not like the game. hopefully halo 5 strays far away from the failure of halo 4.
The biggest gripes with Halo 4's mp was the loadouts, ordinance drops and the poor map design. All of these are gone now, so halo 5 is truer to the core Halo experience than Reach and Halo 4.
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