PM: "Halo 5: Guardians is one of the most disappointing games that I have played in the past year."
No way this is a 6/10. "But at the end of the day, there just isn’t that much here for me, even as a casual-sometimes-hardcore Halo fan. If you think Destiny could scratch the itch you have for Halo, pick it up over this game. If not, buckle in for an underwhelming mechanical retread with a so-so story framing the whole experience." Destiny has been mentioned in this article more than Halo 5. What is this? Is this a Destiny Praise and a Halo Bashing Review or something? Can we stop comparing those two? Its really getting old. Nobody came to Halo review so we can see the reviewer talk about Destiny. Nobody gives a crap about Destiny nor do we need to see it in a Halo review.
There's always a few excessively low scores. Someone gave Halo 4 a 4/10. It wasn't as good as 1-3 but in no way did it deserve a 4.
What piss me off is that the person who wrote this keeps talking about Destiny, Destiny and Destiny. This website is clickbait at its finest.
I don't think Metacritic will accept this review for Halo 5's meta average. It is comfortably sitting at 87 with 34 positive reviews.
^DarkOcelot, I'm sorry to be pedantic, but after seeing your comment I read the review and kept thinking, "so where's the Destiny bit?".. It's right near the end. :/ The pedantic bit!: this 1,468 word review didn't even mention that game until 1,182 words in - I don't think the comparison was the basis of the review by a longshot, so it shouldn't be dwelled upon.
"If you liked doing the things you did in the previous Haloes, and don’t really care about story, you’ll probably like this game." BINGO!!!
I won't disregard this review just because I haven't played Halo 5 yet. That's unfair. However, I'll wait for reviews from sites that I trust. I've never heard of Paste Magazine, and it's entirely possible they're giving a low score just because that's the 'hip / different' thing to do to get clicks. That's something way too prevalent these days.
I Am playing Halo 4 in this moment for the first time, and im enjoying it a lot, Maybe the reviewer it's a Bungie Fan
True. Who the hell is Paste Magazine? Doesn't sound like a gaming magazine to me. lol!! This would be like Better Homes & Gardens giving Bloodborne a 4 score. It's these type of sites I pay little attention to when it comes to reviews. There are sites out there that will give the game a bad review just because they don't like Microsoft. Nothing new here really.
Overall, I think people need to put these recent scores into perspective. You'll get people who agree because they don't like Halo. Then you'll get people who disagree and treat it as clickbait because either (a) it is or (b)'it totally disagrees with their personal interests. It's entirely possible that the higher scores are from avid Halo fans who got caught up in the love of a new Halo as well. I can think of a few reasons why there seems to be mixed reactions... It's being reviewed by Bungie purists, they're comparing the experience to other games that are not Halo, it's good for site traffic, or it just legitimately isn't up to snuff with past campaigns in the series. Microsoft has gone on a bit of a quality assurance warpath though and I don't see them allowing Halo to disappoint. I'm guessing once multiplayer reviews come in, we'll see mostly positive feedback. I don't like Halo, but the score disparity has made me curious to know what's happening. All things considered, I believe fans will enjoy the game. Reviews are just assessments given by people like you and me, but they're paid for their opinions in great detail. Collectively, we never let scores influence us. No need to start now.
Where are the real reviews? Paste Magazine? Destructiod? RPG Lovers? Digital Spy? The moderators on N4G looking for hits today or what? Lol Let's add the Forbes review on here while we're at it, "the best Halo yet!"
I hate when people mention Destiny or CoD in comparisson to Halo. You lose all credibility. Halo is more like Crysis then either of those games in terms of PvP. Destiny only bares a resemblance in story because Joe set up both universes.
Destiny doesnt even have a good story. That game is so repetitive and boring and all about grinding. I cant believe its compared to Halo.
So basically you are saying that you hate it when someone compares one piece of art to another that they are familiar with and that the readers will be as well? Everyone has different experiences, likes and dislikes. If this guy is talking about Destiny the jump isn't that great considering Bungie created Halo as well as Destiny. Dismissing someone's opinion because they didn't mention a game you might find a better comparison isn't always fair. This simply means you won't agree with this dude.
I KNOW, its not like they are both FPS, set in space, focused on MP.....wait a min
@OpieWinston it's actually Larry Niven who set up the Halo universe, he didn't get credit or royalties though.
@ dvewish You just called Destiny ART. I mean, my God man, are you insane!? There's nothing artistic about Destiny in the slightest, it's got to be one of the most bland games going! Something like Journey could be described as art but Destiny? You need to open your eyes. The only art being displayed here is the art of extracting money from loyal customers.
^Die, do you know who created all the imagery/visuals in Destiny (and any other game)? Artists. You probably wouldn't go to an exhibition to see this, true, but still, artists create art. A better word might have been 'products'. They are comparing two similar worlds, products, games, whatever you want to say as opposed to art, his point seems valid to me.
Lots of Destiny mention and how this game is not as fluid as Destiny. Destiny just keeps getting better and better IMO. Halo under 343. Small increments of lower ratings with every iteration.
Destiny... It's like we are supposed to just play Destiny for the rest of our lives, only that one game. I swear I see people on my friends lists like that. I'm ready to move on. I'm sure this Halo game will be cool.
Halo is far more like Destiny that it will ever be like Crysis. If anything, Crysis is more like COD than it is like Halo.
I don't hope so coz Crysis was shjt :D
I think the reviewer might be fixated on the idea that Halo 5 should've been more like Destiny.
Disregard the comment above. I'm wrong.
There just had to be at least one of these scores. We clicked on the headline, so the writer got what he wanted. lol.
It's the campaign mode, not the complete package. The mp will probably be amazing fun (won't know, don't have a X1).
If this is a 6 then cod is a 4. Why cant we hold call of duty to the same standards as Halo.
They are practically the same game almost. Made by the people who used to make the original and best Halo games. Maybe they made the better Halo already?
If you like your reviews to be as straightforward as possible, you'll want to see what else in the genre the reviewer is comparing the game to when evaluating where it stands. Halo is most definitely Destiny's predecessor as a franchise, and making the comparison clear is crucial for gamers who have already played Destiny. After all, writing about games is a weird business. These types of games are all about movement, precision, the rulesets, map design, etc. It's hard to convey something like that in writing. Comparing Halo to the most recent shoot-aliens-in-the-face game, Destiny, is pretty important for readers. Plus, this is only a single-player campaign review. It lines up with quite a few other reviews on the campaign, and it seems like you'll love Halo 5 as much as you love multiplayer. Let's be honest here, the people who prefer multiplayer are most people who play Halo. Fans, everything's going to be perfectly alright.
If this game had fallen in the lap of this reviewer and I had come from an unknown studio and was an unknown franchise you can guarantee it would have received a more favourable review. As it is Halo 5 is a victim of the weight of expectation and hype. I know I'm gonna love it, so this reviewer can shove his attention seeking review up his chocolate whizzway
Destiny is crap. Same old rubbish. Shoot something time and time again. collect crap, buy crap. Drone of the voice. Mp is even worse. No excitement at all. Just feels wrong. Would like to try Halo again. But atm. I'm waiting for Starwars BF.
Many of the lesser known sites are giving crap reviews to publisize their shitty sites
Quite possible, yes. The other possibility is they're the only ones left uninfluenced by mega-publisher ad dollars and have the gall to call it what it is. I couldn't tell you which is the case. All I know is I ordered the game and I'll soon find out for myself.
it's one person's opinion yet he or she will get bashed for giving a low score. If you are buying halo 5 will the 6/10 matter? seriously reviews are getting way too much attention so if ign or gamespot give fallout 4 a 7/10 does that mean they don't know how to review games? and also will you not buy it? read/watch reviews to form an opinion and ask your friends who have played it. 343 is very very talented but they will never be able to create the magic that bungie did and that's a fact. when something is meant as a trilogy than gets another trilogy chances are it's gonna be be as good as the first trilogy
Since this author keeps bringing up Destiny, which is primarily a mp experience, maybe the author should have done a mp halo 5 review instead rather than campaign. Even so, it's hard to imagine the author would recommend picking up destiny over a game like halo, given how poorly destiny's campaign had been received.
Do you really not understand why a game like Destiny would be compared to a game like Halo?
Outside of the shooting mechanics (which shows you it's a bungie game), Destiny feels NOTHING like Halo.
As someone stated earlier, and if you actually read/looked at the article, out of about 1400 words, Destiny isn't mentioned until word 1100 or something. Credit to the guy above me who posted this way before I did. But if you read the article, he does not mention Destiny. O, not to mention the people that created Halo made Destiny so all future Halo games will always be compared to any "sci-fi shooters" the team who created Halo will make. Perfectly reasonable to at least mention them in regards to each other.
Previous Haloes. I died a little inside.
You say haloes, I say tomatos :D
They didn't like Destiny TTK that much either. Js
Wow a 6 ? No way, man.
i dont know why you got so many disagrees...clearly this is another so called journalist looking for attention...sad that any moron these days can be a journalist
Anybody can review a game, it's all about 1 person's opinions. Does it really matter how good a review a game get's ? you're going to buy it anyway so there is no reason to complain.
@SegaGamer oh believe me...im not complaining but really... a 6...i mean by no means do i feel like its a 10..maybe a 9 is probably stretching it too...but its by no means a 6...also why is the person i replied to or even myself getting so many disagrees if he and i are just saying that a 6 sounds way too low in my opinion...its not just halo but other great games that get low scores which are not broken and play just like they should...thats just not right but hey you are right about this review just being an opinion...well...im off to work...can't wait for tonight for halo and tomorrow for sony paris conference
Why can't it be a 6 ? I have played plenty of low scored games that i have gone on to love and you don't see me bitching about it. Halo isn't that great in my opinion, maybe the reviewer thinks so too.
@SegaGamer Good for you and I disagree with this review and I think it's bs...its my opinion and I stand by it and if I hurt your feelings in any way...well then my bad
This is unbelievable
What's unbelievable is this is the only Halo 5 review at the top of the chart. Why aren't these Halo 5 reviews getting hits? Because they are positive, more well written reviews with better scores then a 6? lol!! http://n4g.com/news/1810292... http://n4g.com/news/1810563... http://www.denofgeek.us/gam... http://n4g.com/news/1810550... http://n4g.com/news/1810598...
Sony fans come to gloat. Xbox fans come to defend. Its the circle of life...
@KiwiViper85 What's there to gloat or defend about? Game got great reviews from the majority of the critics. Seems more like people want to hate on a successful game by using couple of reviews that didn't get an 8 score or better. If gamers were actually gloating or praising the game, the links I provided would have been on the top of the charts. Not these poorly click-bait reviews that we see here.
Lol what kind of "review" website is this. Their last game review was Witcher 3, just based on a quick search. No MGSV, AC:Syndicate etc reviews as well.
the 6, 9 and 10s I don't believe a single one of them, never did never will be, gaming journalist reviews have a ton of false statements, one those journalist even caught up on the act being a total unprofessional on the gaming business and the one I'm talking about is the one that confuse Uncharted Collection with Uncharted 4.
yeah so true...luckily i have friends who get games early so i go play them at their house and base my thoughts or purchase on my own experience with the game..not once have i let some video game reviewer make decisions for me...i only trust myself
Why can't people understand this. I don't like halo but if i ever wanna change my mind about it and try it again i would never take that decision from these reviews. There are many ways to find the level of the game.By friends, or watching live or trying a demo or watching videos , renting..etc Haloo suuuucks but i hope you friends enjoy it. Sadly i will miss a game :( . Wish i was hyped like you people :<
Paste Magazine doesn't like it? Pre-order cancelled.
As long as its nothing like Destiny I am sold.
So many mixed reviews.
Almost all are positive, just some more than others.
Lol @ the disagrees, I'd love one of them to try and argue a game, currently with an average review score of 86, hasn't been reviewed positively. It'd take a special kind of deluded fanboy to try. Sadly they won't, because they can't, but I'd appreciate the effort.
At some point Halo 5 had 75 Metacritic score.
@Jumper Well at least you tried, I can respect that.
the hate is strong on this one i see....
I'm not a halo fan, but even I can tell this review is clickbate. I wish halo fans all the fun in the world :)
Metacritic has it marked at 8.6. Probably not the Halo you all wanted but probably still a great game. The key things I keep reading from reviews keeping it from a solid 9 is the pacing of the game is kinda meh, Locks kind of a boring character and it doesn't feel as good as Destiny game play wise apparently. Lots of destiny comparisons. Multiplayer is cool but missing features from previous installments like split screen and lan.
Why are people still using Metacritic to judge the value of a game? I have never understood that.
It's a good indicator of the median score overall. If the median is higher, The game is more praised around the gaming community and usually a good sign of a good game where as the lower not so much. However games are subjective so if you are a Halo fanboy you will probably look past all the bad mentioned in reviews because of other good aspects from the universe that draw you in. Never the less, This game doesn't seem to be getting the typically Halo scores Halo usually gets. They are lower for sure and there has seemed to be a sense of uncertainty among the last few iterations with 343 at the helm. Never the less these kinda things happen. KZ Shadowfall was like this for me. Lower then normal score. Still loved the game even if it didn't review as well as normal. Hope most fanboys of the series look past the reviews on there purchases.
People love referencing metacritic when it supports their arguments. Just like using VGChartz in sales articles. All it takes is one web page out of the trillions that has one scrap of info that supports their views and suddenly they're debating genious.
@ron-danger "All it takes is one web page out of the trillions that has one scrap of info that supports their views and suddenly they're debating genious." The misspelling of genius is irony at its finest. As far as people using Metacritic, like PudgeyBurrito said, its a median of a huge number of scores, and it would be absolutely more relevant than any single score. When that "one page out of trillions" actually encompasses data from hundreds or thousands of other sites, that becomes a relevant piece of information. Maybe not for your personal opinions, but it's the best method the gaming community has for judging the quality of a game in objective terms.
The more important question is why does the industry rely so much on Metacritic? Hell, many bonuses are tied up in whether or not a specific title reaches a certain Metacritic score!