The Analog Circle Podcast Will Be discussing The NPD numbers for October,gaming news,a review of Rise Of The Tomb Raider,and impressions on the new Xbox Ones UI,and asking the question is Master Chief Still relevant.
who knows, 343 literally killed the franchise with this release, 343 blew it hard! the story was so bad is not even funny!, hell I think even MS wasn't even aware of the things that 343 was preparing for Cortana, I mean Cortana is now a main feature in Windows 10 lol
You clearly.know nothing about the lore of Halo outside of the games (if that). So much story progression in 5 its incredible. The Cortana plot foundation was laid years ago. could the campaign have been better executed? No doubt. But it certainly wasnt "so bad it not even funny". Go troll somewhere else guy.
@sureshot Not only me is saying the story is garbage almost everyone is saying that, go and search it if don't believe me, you are in denial simple as that. Also if you consider a real Halo fan wouldn't defend this [email protected]#$%p!
Isn't that like destiny? Go to the website to get the story.
Why should anyone have to go outside the game to get the story?? Same as destiny. I love that game but why do I need to go to the website to know what's going on. Besides, halo 5s story wasn't exactly difficult to follow so the lore has nothing to do with it. The campaign just wasn't a good one. I've yet to see 343 make a good halo sp because 4 was just as bad. The new games are just so far away in terms of their quality when you compare them to the original trilogy. 1 to 3 absolutely rocked.
Halo's full story has never been in the games. Same with Mass Effect, KOTOR, Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, Dragon Age, Gears of War, Warhammer, and even Final Fantasy 7. Halo 5's campaign is bad because mission 1-13 are just fluff. Locke is a shallow main character no one really wants to play. Also all the promotional material was misleading. Halo 4 and 5 are almost a mirror of each other. 4 having a great story, 5 having great multiplayer.
"who knows, 343 literally killed the franchise with this release, 343 blew it hard!" You sound like you're trying to convince yourself more than others. They have killed the franchise have they:? " the story was so bad is not even funny!" I'm sorry but with that avatar I can'#t take you seriously. Halo 5's story whilst not up to the standards of previous games still is better than a vast majority of FPS'. It fell short of its own high standards but in no way is your incredibly hyperbolic statement anything other than trolling.
The Halo 5 story was fantastic and spot on. I've yet to read 1 Halo novel, not 1. If you aren't in Campaign Co-op or talking on the phone, you'll be able to listen to the dialogue and completely understand everything going on. I hope 343 Industries has an understanding of the hate being throw at M$ and continue this storyline exactly like they're doing.
They know that most of the hate is coming from gamers that don't have an X1 and never plan on purchasing one. All my multiplats are on my PS4, but my X1 has the best FPS. (imo)
@gordonknight Yes I don't have a x1 but that doesn't mean I can't go and watch the whole story via youtube videos, and also I had the original xbox played Halo 1 and 2 and then the 360 for almost the solely reason to play Halo 3.
Master Chief is relevant to me. As I purchased my second X1 Halo 5 bundle along with the Master chief controller. There hasn't been a PS4 bundle that made me want double drip on that console. Gameplay is more important than the story for FPS games.
"Gameplay is more important than the story for FPS games." and yet you say: " Master Chief is relevant to me " it obviously doesn't look that way.
@Masterfox You are the one who has a problem with the story, not me. Yes, the story could have been deeper, but Master Chief has built himself up over this epic series. Halo has a universe that's deeper than just the game. With the books & movies. It's almost like Star Wars. Gameplay is more important than the story for FPS games. What I meant is it the story is the last thing that is important any Future Halo games. Gameplay and computer AI are the most important things for the campaign. This game is so smooth when playing online. This is why I believe Halo 5 is the best first person shooter on the market today. (Imo) Master chief is the iconic character for Halo and as long as Halo sets the standard for FPS games he will be relevant.
$400,000,000 in 1 week + A 33% increase in projected share price for MS stock = Highly relevant
Half the sales of previous installations during the first days...less relevant for sure, but far from irrelevant.
Im sure most devs would kill for even a fraction of Halo 5's FW sales. But it is becoming a creatively bankrupt universe.
How many times do you have to be told? Them sales were hardware, accessories and other things. Not just the game. I'm sure the likes of black ops free and fallout 4 bundles beat that number.
It is relevant,..It is the biggest IP (outside Mincraft) MS really has,.. but definitely in decline,.. It shipped about as much hardware as Titanfall ,.. Most people thought Titanfall would give the XB1 a Halo-like boost to sales, with hindsight they were right. (which is not much)
halo is still loved by millions, i dont see why it would be considered anything less, not really my cup of tea but would pick halo over cod any day of the week.
what exactly is it peps are disagreeing with? that halo is still relevant or that i like it better than cod?
Did anyone actually listen to the podcast...
Master Chief is still revelant because he is MS mascot. Seriously, is that obvious ?
You've said it all, and it only took one line. Master Chief is a Mascot for Xbox and Microsoft. I don't know what determines relevancy. One thing I do know is that, Master Chief is a Mascot for Xbox and Microsoft.
If anything Chief is the Mascot for Xbox, the Minecraft Player is the mascot for Microsoft, or maybe Cortana
Crash Bandicoot was Playstation's mascot and looked what happened to him. The only permanent mascot out there is Mario.
Like Kratos, this green dude needs a couple of years off the scene.
I keep hearing people saying the story is bad, yet can't give me any specific reasons why. It's either: 1:They know nothing about Halo's lore 2:Already had set in their mind what they wanted it to be 3:Don't like Halo 4:Act like they've played Halo when the last time they owned an Xbox was the original
1 Locke was boring 2 blue team was no different than Osiris 3 chief was basically blind the whole time and they played him out like a teenage boy doing what ever his GF tells him 4 there was no resolution 5 chief becomes a damsel in distress at the end 6 you shouldn't have to know lore to understand what is going on in the main part of the franchise. Most people have not read the books 7 chief was barely in the game 8 advertising made it seem like there was going to be this huge Spartan confrontation but it was a slap fight 9 no character development 10 blue team is supposed to be the only people that understand and can console chief. They don't show that at all in the game. In fact all they do is spend their screen time being revived due to terrible AI. Should I keep going? I'm a huge halo fan and I don't like 5s campaign at all.
I don't understand when people say Locke is boring. Are you telling me Master Chief wasn't. The whole of Master Chief's story was Cortana talking for the Chief. Giving him a personality that he couldn't portray himself. Didn't say you have to know the lore from the books. I'm talking about the underlying lore underneath the main event. You know, the somewhat obvious parts of the story that is briefly talked about. Blue team is different than Osiris. From their background. To the way they interact with each other. No character development? When did Master Chief have any of this. We still know very little about Chief unless you read the books, or listen to the audio codecs. Only part I agree with you is number 8. I was disappointed that we didn't get to fight the Chief.
The story failed like a condom being shared by three girls on prom night.
Contrary to what people may think, Halo is still the biggest science fiction video game series. Master Chief is the most popular non Nintendo character in the world and will remain so even if 343 continues to run Halo into the ground.
The story had istsproblems but Halo 5's mission and level design in the campaign were top notch for the series.
People are saying playing as Locke is rather unnecessary. Well duh the whole game was misleading considering the advertising was BS. According the Angry Joe 9 missions you play as Locke, 3 you talk and do non mission stuff, and the last 3 stages you play as Chief. WTF. At Least in Kingdom Hearts II you only had to play as Roxas for very little of the game to begin with. Honestly I wanted to play as Sora more than anything and thankfully KH2 wasn't littered with Roxas taking up 2/3 of the game but rather 1/20th(5% of the game. The rest you get to play as Sora. You're probably thinking why am i mentioning this. well that's simple it's because fans want to play as a character that has already been established and well known not some new character that most fans don't know who he is.
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