Joey Marrazzo: Halo Infinite didn't impress fans of the franchise during its initial reveal last year. Here are a couple of things that Halo Infinite needs to do in order to win back its fans.
Anything we see which is an improvement is going to be better automatically so they do t have to worry unless it looks roughly the same
The gameplay itself was not a problem last year. The only thing was the detail of both the environment and the characters. They fix that and there was nothing wrong.
I agree, it looked like it played just like old Halo, that wasn’t the issue, the problem was it graphically looked like old Halo! We know what Series X can do…now Show some sweet Ray Tracing, classic but crazy multiplayer, and throw out all the crazy tech stats for the nerds to get excited about. I think they’ll do all these things and flip the script on Craig.
For me, it really needs to FEEL like Halo, and preferably an older Halo, in terms of gameplay, movement, shooting etc. I could put up with less than stellar graphics if that old Halo gameplay is back. Otherwise, I'll still try it out, but unlikely to keep playing the MP long term.
This here is the issue everyone wants something different lol. They just need to make the game they want to make and call it a day.
A non GaaS fame and Cortana in her original pre-halo 5 form.
I hated Halo 5 Cortana. Halo 4 too sexy? Let’s button her up to the neck!
Well halo 5 was extremely slick tbh
The campaign was comical and cheezy but the multi-player was good
It's still coming to OG Xbox one. I doubt it'll change much or anything at all
As long as it looks decidedly current gen, I’d be happy, and I’d finally plunk down the cash for a Series X if it looks good enough.
I just want it to feel like a Halo game. Sure they need to improve textures and models but the core Halo experience should be there.
The game is going to suck. They will dump just enough man power to make it barely better than the first reveal.
Was it the fans it didn't impress?
After all the delays and the last fiasco with Craig, this game better be a 95+ metacritic score in order to receive redemption. There is no excuses.
The original trailer looked like a hi rez n64 game
There's not a lot that Halo has to do to please ppl on N4g Here's a summary of the minimum that it needs to do to be respected here or have a rating of 8/10 - Have 120 frame sec at 4k with Raytracing, - include perfect multiplayer and a +40 hours Hollywood level of storytelling single-player Day 1 of the release - Have 4 players split-screen mode, - Ditch the Xbox 1 version, - Ditch the PC version, - Have the game made by a real studio like Naughty Dog - Don't release the game - Stop the franchise If MS address these major flaws then the series will know redemption
Here's a question Pete. If a game has production costs hitting over 500 million, and most likely, needed millions more fixing Craig, what do you think Halo should play like? Especially when there are better games that cost less to make that have received **game of the year awards?** I think you know the game should be better. Play better. It's Microsoft's flagship title. On supposedly, the most powerful console ever made backed by an almost 2 TRILLION market cap company. How many more excuses and deflections do you have to make it seem that it's the gamers fault that the games haven't lived up to the hype after Bungie left? Where's your excuse about management of the game that is below average for a top franchise?
"If a game has production costs hitting over 500 million," Why Should the cost of the game suddenly make an impact on the perception of the end product? MS decided to build a new engine from the ground instead of using Unreal engine And Sony decided to keep the Ps3 Uncharted engine and just modified it for PS4 Should I be mad that Sony charged me full price for TLOU2? should my expectation change? " I think you know the game should be better. Play better." I never said in the past that the game couldn't be improved or shouldn't be improved I just said that no matter what MS will do with this title judgment has already been made like it's was made on day one of the reveals regarding Day's Gone.
As for your last point, I'll make a separate comment just for it. "How many more excuses and deflections do you have to make it seem that it's the gamers' fault that the games haven't lived up to the hype after Bungie left? Where's your excuse about the management of the game that is below average for a top franchise?" And yet Halo 5 is still heavily played on Xbox despite numerous COD games, BF, Battlefronts, etc. Heck Halo MCC is still one of the most played games on Steam at the moment so clearly Halo suck. But I know let's talk about review Where Uncharted Collection score a 9 for doing just doing A FPS and resolution boost (you know the thing that is now free) and removes multiplayer vs Halo that actually remakes all the texture for Halo, creates new cutscene, etc. Oops sorry, my bad I forgot that no reviewer actually complained about the single portion of the game but about the broken launch of the multiplayer portion of the game. I guess that when Halo is all bout multiplayer then releasing a working multiplayer should be the basic right? So okay fine game deserves the crappy early review. So let's talk about Halo 5 then! A game that built for multiplayer, wow multiplayer actually praised so how come no High mark for a superb robust multiplayer game? Oh wait suddenly Halo is now all about single-player and suddenly that's the main reason to play Halo. And that is my point Judgment is already been passed on to the game by the reviewer. No matter what MS will deliver it will be not enough Ill Quote Jimquisition with Gears5 review I'm Biaised against MS so can only give this game 2 out 10 but it's a great game https://youtu.be/dMUpcXoT7R...
Actually HALO 5 isn't event in top played games on xbox. HALO MCC is but those were the games made by Bungie. Destiny2 is also top 10
Did I said it was a top 10 game? I said it still being played today and I point out that MCC was a in the top 100 played games on Steam. It’s something when you know that you have to pay the game on Steam so it means that it’s not just because it’s on Gamepass
I'm not saying the game sucks. I haven't seen or played it yet. But GTA cost about 200 million with production and marketing. How well did GTA 5 sell? How well was it received with reviews? Again, 2 TRILLION market cap, supposedly, the most powerful console, plenty of resources and developers under their wing, plenty of time and 500 MILLION. You mention naughty dogs engine. But naughty dogs engine has been pushed to the point that the games defy the hardware. TLofU2 defies your comment. The difference is that Sony has been advancing their game engines for years. With each game looking better than the last. With weather effects and great lighting. You can try to downplay the engine. But their engine is better than most on the market. You wrote a list of what gamers expect. It was Microsoft that created the expectation based on money spent, which they put out there themselves. And it was them that said they have the most powerful console. But you blame gamers with that list. We'll find out tomorrow on if their spending for a new engine was well spent. But why did they wait so long? Remember, they are worth 15 times Sony. I don't think you can come up with a good enough excuse. They should have been ready years ago with a good engine. So that they actually had a launch title. And not 7+ months late to the party. And still waiting.
Terrible article, reads like it was written by a 12 year old for their class project. The actual game play will be no different to how it was 12 months ago, all the improvements will be graphically as we already know that some of the new engine's graphical features weren't finished when that demo was made. If they can show off the graphical improvements it will be a win for them, the only other thing that matters is the story as the gameplay looked fine from last year.
Just needs Series X level graphics and I'll be happy.
A new Halo could make the trick.
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