His point still stands. Almost no one who played Halo during the Halo 1 to Halo 3 days likes what Halo has become today, almost no one. Halo has become CoD in Space. Halo would have been perfectly fine with it's guns/melee/nades/vehicles formula complimented by it's arena/tactical gameplay that it's had for years. The games only got better and better, and the population only got bigger and bigger. And now? The franchise is a broken shadow of its former self; all of the randomness in the gameplay makes for a very poor MLG/competitive scene and very poor tactical gameplay; the population can't sustain hundreds of thousands of players like it used to, not even tens of thousands; so on and so forth.
If you posted this before halo 5's release I would have fought you until the end of time.No.
Even now that I have played Halo 5 I would still have fought you.
But this almost proves you're right:
Look at what bethesda is doing with Wolfenstien and DooM.
The oldest FPS games ever (Doom started FPS) and they are bringing them back. Not only that but they are updated with many new mechanics, features but also keeping the same feel the old games had (to an extent). Wolfenstien did amazing. So will Doom (how can it not?) The fans of those game love the newer ones. Halo is the complete opposite.
So now with that said I completely agree with you. Halo didn't need this much done to it. A few new features here and there was all Halo needed. We didnt want a brand new game with a halo skin.
I still love Halo 5 but this game isn't living up to what Halo could be......should be.
What scares me is that Halo 4 and 5 arent that good resulting in a lot of fans leaving. If Halo 6 does worse then 343i will have killed off all of it's fan base. So many fans were disappointed with Halo 5. We cant have another game like that.
Doom popularized the genere, but before DOOM there was Wolfenstein 3D
I've been playing since Halo CE and I still enjoy Halo 5, it's a super well developed sandbox that managed to keep Halo relevant in a time when fps games are becoming twitch shooters, you can't even say Halo 5 is that cause time to kill is too slow. I wonder about your statement saying the 'competitive scene is poor' and that it has 'very poor tactical gameplay', have you watched the Halo championship, the MLG scene is super insane, it's highly competitive, the skill of some of the players are insane and the tactics used are so smart and well played. If you want proof go to YouTube and watch Denial vs Evil Geniuses on the Halo channel, brilliant match between two great teams that is super intense, especially game two, I love that and it proofs your whole point wrong