OnlySP: 343 is in a bit of a rock and a hard place at the moment. In a previous article discussing the subject, they’ve really put a dent in their reputation with Halo 4, and more recently the disastrous launch of The Master Chief Collection.
Nop, the halo 5 beta is amazing, best gameplay I've had since Halo 3 5 Halo> Halo Reach> Halo 4 without doubt
Thought the beta was pretty great as well. Definitely played more like classic Halo than 4 ever did. Just hoping they make a lot of new "classic" maps, and they can retain their player counts. Little more worried about the campaign though, but super intrigued now that they're teasing the deeper lore with characters from First Strike, ODST and Nightfall making appearances.
You're /MORE/ worried about the campaign?! What nonsense is that!? The campaign is going to be amazing! All the story that they've already brought to H5 (through #HuntTheTruth and whatnot)... Plus it's the return of Blue Team. This is everything we've wanted since we first read The Fall Of Reach. Calling me worried is about as accurate as saying I don't like Halo. The only ones "worried" about it are the ones who can generate a click or two off of asking the hypothetical question.
Yea, I'm worried about the campaign. Not because of the story, but because of the way 4's campaign played. It wasn't really varied until the end, and it just wasn't as fun for me. Sorry for having an opinion! ;) Is asking a question a bad thing to do too? Boy, I guess we should just not ask questions anymore then.
@ PockyKing, How was it not varied until the end? The pacing of the action was dynamic, going from slow and sporadic to full-on, hold-off-the-waves-of-alien-ho rdes. The pace of the storytelling was progressive and expertly crafted. The variety of enemies was enormous, with an entirely new race of enemy being introduced somewhere around the second act of the game, requiring entirely new strategy. There were wide-open exploration sections as soon as you landed on Requiem, high-speed getaways on a ghost, missions where you rode in, on, and around a gargantuan mammoth vehicle. You lased targets to destroy them, you grav-lifted into ships to destroy them from within, you picked off snipers, and you even commanded a lumbering mech as you cleared aliens from a ship. You fought through jungle, spaceships, low gravity, desert, installations... And that's all in the first half of the game - well before you get into air/space combat toward the final act. Look. You're entitled to an opinion, but don't expect everyone to just accept it when you base it on things that are just plain untrue.
No. Here's why: Halo 4 looked and played amazing. MCC was a huge undertaking which has never been done before but now 343 doesn't have the challenge of 1st upgrading 1 game entirely while, mixing 4 total multiplayer games from 2 different hardware architectures on to a 3rd new hardware. I don't see why Halo 5 which had a superb beta and now seems to have a very interesting campaign plot and of course has a the proper dev time & huge budget not turn out to be really something special. btw despite MCC early problems and still some longer than normal join times even today its still hands down the best re-master game(collection) I ever purchased.
Agreed, loved the beta looking forward to Halo 5. And the beta was just multiplayer which is my least fav thing about Halo. I love the campaign co-op.
Exactly. why should we be worried? Halo 4, and Halo 5 mp beta were good and they were made solely by 343i with no outsourcing.it will be same with Halo 5.
Playing through the MMC now with my wife from h1 to h4. We're at halo 2 anniversary and my mind is blown at what 343 did to halo 2. Sounds are literally better than in battlefield, graphics are outstanding and at 60 fps, great AA etc with a lot of stuff going on. Halo 4? Even better! I'm extremely excited to see what they will come up with in next halo. MMC proved that halo is one of best game series ever created. I'm a fan of Destiny, and I thought destiny was great compared to halo...untill I actually played halo again. No other shooter has so believable universe, enemies with greatest sandbox AI that react in awesome way to everything you do (run, hide in fear, laugh at your dead body, seems like there are thousands of reactions). It just feels like playing somehting real, even in outdated halo 1 graphics. Pick up MMC and you will get hyped as hell for h5, even if you never played halo game before.
What's laughable about all your comments is you say you and your wife played this, so you can remind people that xbox one has split screen feature for online a feature which is a good feature that ps4 doesn't have the now. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt from you to troll ps4, this very very petty if this is all xbox one has to ofter on ps4 it isn't much of a selling point, lmao at you.
Nope. Really enjoyed Halo 4 Campaign and really enjoyed the Halo 5 Beta. Looking forward to 27th October!
I'm just worried at the Agent Locke sections. I don't know why they decided to make two characters again for the main game. They could of easily had a Sparten Ops type mode with Agent Locke as the main character telling his side of the story. You know how like in Resident Evil 4 you had the main story with Ada popping in here and there and then the separate mode where you played as Ada filled in the blanks. That was good. Being the main character in Nightfall he was boring and I didn't care for him. I feel like when I play his sections I'll be rushing through it to get back to Master Chief. Nightfall was created to give him character before Halo 5 and despite an entire series around him it failed to make him interesting. The Arbiter worked well in Halo 2 but even then despite how I liked his side of the story I still wanted to get back to Chief.
After halo 4 no. Halo 5 seems to be a step up big time.
I don't really get the hate for Halo 4. I loved that game. Sprinting, awesome futuristic weapons, better enemies. How can anyone not like Halo 4.
Sorry I'm one of those old halo guys......the ordinance drop, loadouts, heavy aim assist....it all just felt CoD to me. Its great if you enjoy it butit was to casualized for me.
Same here,loved Halo 4.
I didn't really care for Halo 4 when it launched, but in MCC with all the extra crap removed I think it's great
sci-fi fps? bleh!
Worried? I've got Blue team and the HunttheTruth audio logs have been really bringing people up to speed with Chiefs backstory (For those who didn't read the books). The Beta was solid and Breakout is better than Invasion because it has a lot more replay value and uses less resources to build these maps dedicated to one game mode. Blue Team? Check Jul vs Arbiter? Check Esports focus? Check Sanghelios? Check Who's worried?
" I've got Blue team and the HunttheTruth audio logs have been really bringing people up to speed with Chiefs backstory (For those who didn't read the books)" Isn't that the problem though Halo has these days, it expects everyone to have read the books and other forms of media to understand certain plot points in the main games. I mean I'm a fan but I'm not a die hard fan. Like the way it's probably expecting people to have watched Nightfall to get Lockes backstory. I mean I was lost half of the time in Halo 4 because certain key plot points had been mentioned and explained in the books. I really think main stories which continue on from each other shouldn't rely on people to have read other forms of media to grasp the story they are telling in the core game. Even Sparten Ops continued after the main game with Halsey (the arm and Jul 'Mdama for example)). I lost interest in that a little bit in so I had to read up on in online.
Well the story is so damn big and detailed, there's no way they could tell you it within the game. Specially with just cutscenes. In a way it's the best thing about halo, because you have so much story to take in that the game can't give you. But that being said, they could've done a better job with explaining some of the backstory quickly in the game.
Even if it was a 5 minute intro or something to bring you up to speed.
But you didn't need to read the books to understand the story of 4, and you don't need to read the books to know Blue Team... All you really need to know is this is the team that Chief ran missions with. If you want games where there's no side/back stories for characters and events then play CoD... if you want a more fleshed out universe with plenty of background to explore Halo is here. 343i should use more canon characters not less, because that is where a lot of the strong characters are. If you were lost... I don't know what to tell you because I had friends who have never read the books who kept up to date with it just fine without asking me any questions.
" If you want games where there's no side/back stories for characters and events then play CoD... if you want a more fleshed out universe with plenty of background to explore Halo is here." Really? You're brushing me off to the COD side because I think Halo could do better explaining the story a little more...wow ¬¬ Mass Effect and Assassins Creed have huge worlds built up in various forms of different Media and yet they've found ways to create new games without making you rely on reading back stories or things explaining in books. "My friends..." How do I know that your friends aren't as big Halo fans as yourself? I don't know maybe they maybe they aren't but the "my friends" speech is not a very good counter point. You could say that about anything. "343i should use more canon characters not less, because that is where a lot of the strong characters are" Okay. Why create a new character like Locke instead of writing the story around someone like The Arbiter where he's tasked to find the Chief. Someone who is a friend of the UNSC but nothing can be traced back to them. Off the radar, covert mission. Why create a new character, like you've said there's plenty of cannon characters so why create someone new. "All you really need to know is this is the team that Chief ran missions with." But if they are so important then they should have backstories in the main games. Flashbacks, small playable levels or something...especially if it's Chief's backstory aswell. Oh and there was certain things here and there that was said in Halo 4 that would of made more sense if you had read the books.
Multiplayer wise it won't beat Reach (I know, not the series "Golden Days" release) but I know it's far better than Halo 4's. I think the story will be even more interesting than everything else. But I'm not going to forget the MCC's bitter legacy just because of Halo 5.
Halo vet here, Halo 5 crushes Reach in terms of multiplayer and thats judging from the beta.
Wow I hurt some feelings there.
reach was garbage
It was not the 343studio that made Halo mcc, were 5 different studios, 343 only joined the Games in just one operating system. There are 5 different engines running all together,Nobody never done anything like this before. And halo 5 is made by 343 from the beginning, made with a single engine without having to mix anything like they did in halo mcc. And the halo 5 beta was perfect, no lag, working super well 1year before launch, and that says it all. Halo reach is worst that halo 4 on mp Halo 3>halo 2>halo 5 beta>halo 4> halo reach MP only
I am not here to crap on your opinion lol but iam always interested to see how different Halo fans see their favorite. For example my opinion would be considered insane because I 1) Hated Halo Reach multiplayer with a passion 2) Played over 8,000 games of Halo 2 and loved every second of it 3) LOVED! Halo 4 multiplayer So i mean i am actually still shocked how many people hated Halo 4 because i figured since the majority of Halo fans seem to think Halo 2 was the best, like me, the same opinion would follow....i was so wrong.
No, Halo fans don't need to be worried. I know this concept comes from the MCC being broken, but if anything that will probably help this one launch as smoothly as possible. That said, if 343 does screw this up, they better run for cover.
I'm excited and a little worried (about the misinformed hate towards it) at the same time. I know the gameplay and balance will be excellent without a doubt. Really I'm just hoping it feels like Halo 1or 2 and some if not all of the theme music returns.
I get worried about any game tell it's in my system and I can play for my self but it's halo so it should be great but it's normal to worry it's human nature nothing wrong with that!
MS needs to push this as the game to have this E3. Hopefully they don't let the media and other people with obvious agendas over shadow it.
[email protected] Microsoft is beginning to see gains again on the hardware front. The NPD could be won by Microsoft this month it still 50/50 but they have been ahead of Sony on Amazon for a few weeks. E3 is going to be won by Microsoft i think the win will be even more convincing then last year. Sales will be huge for Microsoft post E3 Just hang on people claiming x box one is finished will be eating their own words in the next few months.
When you're hoping for a marginal win in North America that may only happen due to TW3 exclusive marketing, things must be pretty bad. Batman's PS4 marketing will gobble up any NPD gain in a matter of days. Why do you care about redundant "wins" in one region, when PS4 will be the leading console of this generation? ------ Utter jokes lad. Here is my earlier response to you when you said that MS would win E3 this year: http://n4g.com/news/1716342... Sony will show more than MS from all angles because many of their first-party are ready to make their announcements - information we know about. They have exclusive JRPGs being announced like Level-5's new IP. They will have BIG announcements to make regarding Morpheus. Square Enix is having their own conference, it might as well be a second SCE conference due to them having PS4 games to announce: http://bit.ly/1GXwBLO We're back to the PS2 levels of greatness now dude. For real. The heavy PS4 sales are bringing confident and joyous support, a renaissance of game genres that have been long ignored by the mainstream as "niche". See.... that word is always going to be your escape plan if more is announced for Sony, which it will. BLOODBORNE... I heard that was going to be niche. The game sold a million in 12 days. Many of the mainstream Xbox exclusives sold less. Like I said, we're back to the glory days where diversity was key, essential and people didn't laugh at "niche" games like they do today..... They were supported and loved. Japanese games were loved. Platformers were loved. Games of all kinds were loved. The deals you're seeing from MS and third party pubs.... They were all made before anyone knew just how much PS4 would be pile-driving the competition, and reaching back towards PS2 levels. MS were lucky to have asked these devs, cause you're not going to see these kinds of folks going exclusive to Xbox anymore, not by my reckoning and more will be going PS4-only like they did in the PS2 days of market domination. ------ "Just hang on people claiming x box one is finished will be eating their own words in the next few months." 1) If people are saying that XB1 is finished, you've fallen for their trolling. And if people are saying these things to you, then you only have yourself to blame for doing ridiculous things like commenting on articles saying China will bail out the Xbox brand, and leave PS4 in the dust. Truth be told, the 360 only sold as well as it did due to repeat purchases via RROD scandal, and thank heavens that problem isn't happening this gen. The XB1 will sell a modest amount between 40-60 million this gen, whilst Sony is projecting PS2 numbers in every facet of their performance, so it will sell well over 100 million by close of play. 2) You also told us that people would be eating their words about how much DX12 was going to benefit the XB1, without anything factual or representative to back it up, before you stopped. You've been chewing on your own words for near enough the past 24 months. Halo nor Gears couldn't slow down the PS3 last-gen with everything going against it - and Halo is pretty much all they have to even attempt seriously competing with the PS4. No joke - a single IP and it won't help them catch up. Sure, Xbox will have PLENTY of its own great games, but it's about time you grabbed a hold of reality when it comes to sales.
Nope, I like Halo 4 and it was much better than reach.The h5 beta was awesome, i have no worries.
Worried ? No. Excited !! Master Chief vs Locke. I cant wait. Other side multiplayer beta was good. I didnt have chance to play but comments are positive about it. Campaign & Multi both side gonna be good i believe.
Halo 5, it means no worries, for the rest of your days.
lmao.. lion king.
I'm not worried about the game itself. I just want it to work flawlessly.
The Halo 5 beta was the most fun i had with a shooter since MW2 i cant wait for it to come out.....if i had the option to pay 100 bucks for the retail copy and to play the exact beta they gave back in december until it comes out if pay it in a heartbeat
Any Halo fan has surely played the beta and therefore has no worries. Only unbridled excitement
true fans have been worried about it since after halo 3, its dead now
I've played halo since the first one on the OG xbox and played every other one after it split screen with two TV's back to back with friends. Halo 5 is the best multiplayer I have ever played and runs smoother than any Halo before. No body is worried here my friend but you. Us halo fans have the biggest title of this year to look forward to.
Halo 5 mp beta was some of the best mp i have played in awhile. I am not worried one bit...
Nope I have Faith in 343i and MS , so am good .
^lol at the 1 troll who went through the list disagreeing, i see youu;)
Halo 5 mp beta was the best Halo mp I have ever played in my life. If I was worried I wouldn't be paying $350 for the limited edition that comes with a statue. I have full faith in 343 they are one of the best developers in the industry.
Most excited I've been for halo in a LOONG time... No worries...
The beta felt great have no concerns .
Not even close the being worried about H5...I've been a Halo fan since day one and so far it looks like it easily has the best MP and based on the fact that H4 was the best campaign, I'm confident that H5 will have an awesome SP as well. Plus throw in how much they are asking for user feedback and adjusting off of that...I'm sure it will be amazing all around.
I'm not worried about the gameplay. The Beta was amazing as it reminded me of the original trilogy. What I am worried about is the Music and Story. The music because without the Martin O'Donell touch it makes the game awkward and it sounds too much like Star Wars. The Story of Halo 4 was ok but still pretty awkward. In all my years playing Halo Master Chief was Godly war machine that didn't need to speak because his actions spoke louder than anything he can say. Now he's a touchy Feely character that gets scared!! What the hell!! I get that 343 wanted him to open him up but That was the wrong approach. Instead of making him more emotional, they should have made him get mad. Why? Because no one pisses off the Chief. No one!!!
Halo 4 was a cool game both the story mode and the multiplayer. My gripe was the powerups that dropped from the sky, other than that I thought it was well made. Halo 5's multiplayer felt great, I doubt it will go the way of MCC.
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