Halo 5's New Mode is a Proper Spectacle | Kotaku UK

After spending six hours with Halo 5, playing through two of its campaign missions and a whole lot of its multiplayer, my overriding impression is that its more Halo. Obviously, that's the case, but besides a higher visual sheen (including a move to 60fps) there's little to differentiate the shooter from its predecessors.

Except, that is, for Warzone.

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Askanison43219d ago

I wasn't overly sold on the idea of the REQ packs, but this article gets the point across really well. Obviously, part of it is the whole "selling packs" aspect of it that EVERY SINGLE GAME has these days... but the notion that it causes the matches to ramp up toward the end is a really nice addition. Could lead to a lot of variety in the play. Especially with the bosses.

3-4-53219d ago

REQ packs are kind of like the ones in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, which btw is an awesome shooter, so I'm glad some other devs took notice.

Thunder_G0d_Bane3219d ago

And I cannot wait pulling a long week off sick from work due to holiday all used up. But I have plenty of sick pay to use :)

Halo 5 can't come soon enough. It's crazy now I'm more excited for Warzone than campaign!

slate913219d ago

Im loving the MOBA aspect of warzone. Game getting more and more intense as the match goes on. My favorite aspect of league and smite.

spicelicka3219d ago

"My overriding impression is that its more Halo"
Ughh I really hate that line. Why do people want HALO to not feel like halo? but when it's not HALO it's too much like COD?

I never read this complaint with any other game sequel.
"Tomb raider ROTR is just more Tomb Raider"
"Metal gear solid 5 is just more Metal gear solid"
"Battlefield is just more Battlefield"
"Uncharted is just more Uncharted"

well no shit....

But anyway, glad to read that Warzone is something new and exciting.

aviator1893219d ago

Warzone pretty much allows 343 to go crazy and throw the entire kitchen sink at the players, which is just awesome.

user99502793219d ago

That was a fantastic writeup. Well written and clarified some things I didn't fully understand.

Warzone sounds incredible. Sounds like everything I love about games wrapped up and supercharged.

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Master Chief Became More Than A Machine In 343's Halo

In Halo 4, 5, and Infinite, Master Chief became a more nuanced, human character.

In spite of the Halo series’ struggles, 343 deserves praise for adding nuance and characterisation to the ever-beating heart of Halo - The Master Chief. Playing through Infinite, it's abundantly clear that the events of the current and previous trilogies have irrevocably changed the iconic hero. He’s no longer the ‘blank slate’ that was previously presented by Bungie. He’s a fatigued, damaged and fallible protagonist, and one who is meandering through currents of grief, while reveling in his newfound agency. Giving the Chief a compelling and meaningful voice was no small feat, and 343 should be proud of that victory.

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kingnick495d ago

This article completely misses part of the appeal of the original iteration of character in the original game trilogy. It was the Chief and Cortana vs an entire alien collective. The blank slate Bungie displayed in their games was genius, he was an mysterious hero a wide audience could identify with because he wasn't as clearly defined as most characters.

The books added a lot of lore and backstory but most Halo players just want a fun game with exposition that doesn't get in the way of gameplay, it's why the Cortana level in Halo 3 was derided.

Not every character has to be a damaged soyboy, a soldier has to suck it up and do his duty.

BandarHub495d ago

A lot of people give the 343 version of Master Chief a lot of slack.
But Fundamentally he is still the same character, he just has a couple more dialogues. He has not changed in terms of attitude.
"Not every character has to be a damaged soyboy, a soldier has to suck it up and do his duty."
And that's what he has done at the end of the day, he did his duty. Watch his partner die, and was ready to destroy the weapon in Halo infinite....he is still the same soilder that everyone remembers

Halo Infintes one was a nice balance between both.

slate91495d ago

Chief and the halo franchise became a joke under 343

Sciurus_vulgaris495d ago

The 343i Master Chief has is based on the books. However, in Halo 4-Infinite, the Master Chief overtime become. gradually becomes more willing to show some emotion.

Obscure_Observer495d ago

"However, in Halo 4-Infinite, the Master Chief overtime become. gradually becomes more willing to show some emotion."

Which is awesome! I love how Master Chief become more John and less soldier.

Sciurus_vulgaris494d ago

I didn’t even notice my typos,lol


GameStop Kicks Off Four Pre-Owned Games For $20 Sale

Daily Video Game writes: "GameStop is running a new pre-owned game sale on over 1000 pre-owned games that offers four pre-owned ($9.99 or less) games for $20 across multiple gaming platforms right now, including PS3 and Xbox 360!"

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roadkillers735d ago

I mean, the deal is alright… Unfortunately for me the Serious S doesn’t have a disk drive and unfortunately for Gamestop a lot of those games are on or have been on Gamepass/PSNow.

Sgt_Slaughter736d ago

Given the nature of backwards compatibility on new systems, this is a great sale in case you missed out on some gems from last gen.

Mandingo2020736d ago

Most of the games on Xbox are on game pass. The Switch games in this sale are trash c'mon farming simulator that's laughable. The PS4 games should be cheaper. I can't wait for the GameStop going out of business liquidation sale.

neutralgamer1992736d ago

Seriously man I don't get the hate on GS and I guess you want even less options and give more control to the publishers

And you want thousands of people to lose their jobs because you don't like a company. One thing I have noticed is how most who hate on GS haven't shopped at the actual stores in years. Many who hate on GS have also done so listening to others negative stories or experiences. People on YT want clicks and hating on GS is the cool thing

SurgicalMenace735d ago

It's not people's hate that would lose people's jobs, it's the shady business practices of the company. So what you're saying is that because people work there individuals should just support what they don't want to? Sound advice; Hitler too had supporters, employees, and advocates but people go around hating him too. They only hate because of other people's bad stories or experiences; they only spoke bad about him because they wanted attention. It's been decades; lets give his way another go. With your logic anything could be made to sound good.🤷🏾‍♂️

neutralgamer1992735d ago


Seriously you used Hitler as an example to say company has shady practices

You don't have to shop at GS there are many other retailers. I shop there and vast majority of my experiences have been positive and most of the employees are super nice

SurgicalMenace735d ago

Just having some fun, bro.🤣🤣