Let me try to understand this. What you're saying is take and older Halo game ie: Halo 2 or 3, update the graphics for current gen consoles, and add the things highlighted in bold above, then resell the game for $65, is that about right? Also bring back split screen and drop the frame rate back down to 30fps. Oh and elites cause everyone loves those guys. Also sell the game on 360 too cause people don't want to buy X1'sG money 1i wrote:That 343 is making it. I think their incompetent, and their not making a real Halo game.
I don't like sprint, ADS, spartan abilities, dmr, the new weapons, the promethean weapons, the OP one-shot-kill weapons, the announcing, spartan chatter, the other spartans, the advertising, the terrible playlists, the lack of firefight, the creation of warzone, micro-transactions, mantis, prometheans, clamor. The fact that they don't get it right for competitive or casual (or that they think they should cater to one and not realize that the vast majority of players are casuals that like to play competitive games with BR starts and high amount of skill involved just not trying to go MLG). They are making a Halo game that doesn't feature Master Chief as the main character. Just blatantly idiotic ideas; No Split-Screen, No BTB at launch, No Firefight, No online record of our games. Focusing on ridiculous armor customizations that have nothing to do with gameplay. Weapon skins(this is not COD don't add this). I also think 343 is simply not making 1. A Halo Game & 2. A Good Game.
But I think the worst part of Halo 5 is that instead of simply going with the golden formula of Halo, and adding/improving the features surrounding it. They needlessly and relentlessly keep changing the actual gameplay. Halo should feature;
A bunch of great maps.
That's the core of Halo. Instead of expanding that core by giving us a better ranking system, playlists that are easy to find games in, expanded forge, theatre, stat tracking. Custom tournament hosting features. A spectator mode so you can watch others games. Expanding the community gametypes like Grifball and Infection, making them more fun. Giving us 2-3 good big team maps so we can have crazy warthog flag battles. They've decided to change a ton of core elements everyone likes and expects in Halo; for things no one wants.
I think firstly they make these changes because their incompetent and this is all they can come up with, I think a 2nd reason they make these changes is they don't like, play or understand Halo. I think a 3rd reason is they are not an experienced game development company and instead of making smart decisions they simply copy other franchises, and lastly they are created by Microsoft who is notorious for shipping broken products or shipping a product that doesn't have any of the features expected from the product's core audience and they seem to have adopted those same principles.
There are a few things I actually like from 343. I liked Haven, Impact and Abandon. The shot registration in Halo 4 was solid. Supporting the competitive scene although I don't think they should be focusing on it, most people actually don't care only like 20,000 people watched the MLG H3 events out of the 15 million that bought the game. And if I think of something else I'll add it.
Let me give you another example. Say I sell jackets, my number 1 selling jacket is this red one. It has no pockets, just a plain red jacket. Say now I sell blue jackets, I added pockets, and it's made from a new material. Still has the same exact design structure as my Red jacket, but its blue now. I'm selling this jacket for $65. Now I'm selling a green jacket for $65, this jacket has a hood. Same exact design as the Blue jacket, but now it has a hood!
You see where I'm going with this? You can't make the same damn game every 3 years for the past 10+ years and change a handful of items, and expect consumers to pay $65 for it. I personally would feel ripped off.