I've been thinking, is it still worth getting Halo 5 in 2018? I haven't picked it up yet, so do you think I should?
[Locked] Is it still worth getting Halo 5 in 2018?
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I'm basically sold on the mp, but the only things keeping me back are whether I'll be able to access it, as I'm moving to the Philippines soon, and don't know whether I can get Gold there or not. As for Warzone, REQs aren't really a bother for me. Just gonna bring a noob combo. As for the question whether I enjoyed Halo 4, I did, it was my first Halo, and the scene when you exit the cave and see Requiem just made me feel a sense of wonder as to what else I can find. I guess I can decide when I can get Gold membership or not, as the multiplayer is what has me interested.Chimera30 wrote:Honestly, it depends on a few factors:
I imagine that picking up a used copy of Halo 5 at this point would be quite cheap. However, you should really think about whether you want to get invested in a 3 year old game. If you love everything Halo, then sure, you'd probably get enjoyment out of it. If you're here asking, you probably are unsure or on-the-fence about something, so I'd suggest really thinking about it and researching reviews, opinions, and whatnot before dropping the money and--more importantly--time.
- Did you enjoy Halo 4? In some ways, Halo 5 continues trends that were in Halo 4. In other ways, it's different. But it doesn't play like any of the Halos from the original trilogy.
- What's more important to you: story or multiplayer? Halo 5 got mixed reviews for its campaign, at best. The multiplayer continues to be decisive, but the general consensus is that Halo 5 is more of a "modern" shooter than the original Halos.
- Is tight matchmaking essential for you? Halo 5 is ~3 years old, and though it has a dedicated multiplayer base, matchmaking is not as good as it was in year 1. Population decreases have led to some concessions, and depending on where you are or when you play, it may be tough to find a close match. US players typically don't encounter issues with finding games, except maybe during odd hours of the night.
- Warzone may be tough for you because you'll be 3 years behind on your REQ collection, so you won't have immediate access to powerful weapons to call upon in Warzone or Warzone Firefight. You'd have to build that up over time.
- Is customization important to you? If so, know that Halo 5 customization is tied to the REQ system, and is totally random. So if you see a particular armor or weapon skin you really want, know that it could be a long time before you get it.
!st question: No, I'm in it to enjoy the mp.lizking10152011 wrote:Also here are a couple of other factors to add to Chimera30's points.
- Are you an Adamant Achievement Hunter always aiming for 100% Achievement Completion with every game you play? If so, keep in mind the Warlord Achievement is glitched and may not unlock for you. Also some achievements have to be completed Co-Op in the Campaign (And some are hard to get without Co-Op Play), so if you intend to Play Halo 5: Guardians without LIVE Friends, you will have a bit of achievements that will not be obtainable.
- Do you use the Halo Titles to create Halo themed Photography and Art? If so, the Vanilla Maps in Halo 5 are rather bland by themselves and I would recommend you going into my Halo 5 File Share and getting my Photo Op maps for visually enhanced maps. Also from the Photographer Fanbase part of the Halo community, alot of them considered Halo 3 and Halo: Reach to be the better games for Halo Screenshots due to more dynamic lighting, more FX, stuff being hidden outside the maps, and the playability of Elites.
- Are you used to using primarily Precision Weapons and the Magnum due to playing the older Halo games? If so, this will pay off in Campaign and Arena gameplay, but in Warzone game variants, you may find youself coming up short on kills and points due to not using REQ Cards.