NGB | Halo 5: Guardians Review

NGB wrote: "Given my praise of 2012’s Halo 4, it’s fair to say I’m a fan of the direction 343 Industries has and is taking the Halo series. After playing through Halo 5’s campaign, that opinion hasn’t changed. At its core, it’s still got that familiar Halo feel, but freshened up to match what you’d expect from a modern first-person shooter. It’s so much fun. The higher difficulty settings, excellent AI (both enemy and teammate), collectables and level design mean it’s just begging to be played multiple times too. I have a few minor issues with the story, but in terms of gameplay and the way it flows Halo 5 is the best campaign of the series."

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FlexLuger2650d ago ShowReplies(12)
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d_g2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Second Review and the score still at 9

It seems that Halo 5 going to be a masterpiece

MasterCornholio2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Seems like it and there's nothing wrong with that. I would wait to see more riviews before coming to a conclusion. I'm expecting a minimum metacritic of 8 for this game. It will probably end up in the high 80s or low 90s.

bananaboats2650d ago

im calling mid 90s for metacritic

MasterCornholio2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )


Ooo that's really high. That's in the territory of Uncharted 2, The Last of Us and Super Mario Galaxy. I'm not saying its not possible but it will be difficult for the game (or any game) to achieve that score. Any reviews under a 9 could cause the final metacritic to plummet.

Anyways if there's one thing that we can agree on is that the game will be great.

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MasterCornholio2650d ago


Your right about that. Its been ages since Halo 2 or Halo 3 came out so i forgot about that. However those Halos were made by Bungie so i dont expect the newer ones to be the same. Lets see if 343 can deliver.


I dont doubt that they will deliver an excellent game.

Thanks for reminding me about those two games. I remember having a blast with them especially with Halo 3 multiplayer mode.

APexGamer452650d ago

Looks like it is on a strong start. Hard/silly to call what overall score or whether it be a "masterpiece" on one full review, but good strong start nonetheless.

Also, whats up with "pre negativity"? No one really has said anything negative and most X1 fans jump all over claiming other people will be negative... it is almost as if they are imagining that they are victim of something..

Either way, all gamers should be happy that there is another great game on the market.

Gazondaily2650d ago

Im saying mid 80's for metacritic

MasterCornholio2649d ago


Looks like you might be right. It currently has a meta of 86 and I don't expect it to change much at this point.

Regardless an 86 is still an excellent metacritic and nobody should be ashamed of it.

In my opinion anything over an 80 is excellent.

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Ricegum2650d ago

Masterpiece after 2 reviews? Come on man. Just wait, and enjoy the the game when you get it. Don't play reviews lol.

d_g2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Did you read the part when i said "it seems" ?

And why you have to reply anyone who says halo is masterpiece or it's going to be better than that or this....etc it's just my opinion maybe i'm wrong or right who cares.

vegasgamerdawg2650d ago

What part of "It seems that Halo 5 going" do you not understand? He didn't say it was, He said it's looking that way and made no judgements. Seems you can't read through your salt????......

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Scatpants2650d ago

You know how when a big game comes out people go nuts over it at first. In 2 weeks people will be saying it sucks just like they did with Metal Gear. At first it was a perfect 10 then 2 weeks later it was repetitive and the story sucked.

dvewlsh2650d ago

Most reviewers are under a very strict NDA for this. The only thing I've heard from people playing it has been along the lines of "the worst Halo game."

That could just be two or three people's opinions, but I dunno. Wait for more reviews to come out.

Crashbandicoot772649d ago

Its a great game but not the best Halo in the series

jc122650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Don't know about "masterpiece." That designation should be assigned to those few games that define a generation - as in Halo 2, or The Last of Us. I suppose time will tell.

memots2650d ago

I agree some game just have that feel.

I had that with Halo 2 that original Xbox was quite the machine, First big online matching on console. was epic.

The last of us hmm it definitely is high on the list of last gen but i think that moment for me happened with Uncharted 2.

coreyweb2649d ago

Not possible with all the cynics out there with halo. It'll get glowing reviews and a ton of hate as well. Per usual.

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KrillinSuper32650d ago

Game of the year. Can't wait to have my hands on this hard work masterpiece.

bananaboats2650d ago

Tuesday can not come fast enough.

If this game gets anything below an 8 watch how quickly that article rises in temp. A certain group will be all over that review.

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