I’m not going to fault 343 for keeping the old Halo games relevant. CE and H2 would be dead if they hadn’t brought them to the Xbox One. I’d rather have a slightly modified version of a 15 year old game I can play today then a dead, untouched original.Feminine Vixen wrote:Ok so this just isn’t true (the first part). While many gaming communities DO thrive on progression systems, I can tell you that the MCC community is looking for this in MCC; nor do I think that, by adding this to MCC, new players will suddenly want to spend 60 bucks on an “old” game. The MCC community is on MCC to continue playing the classic halo games, and to play them as they were made 15 years ago. If they wanted something new, they would be playing Destiny, or Anthem, or Fortnite. There are PLENTY of new games that offer the progression system as they are discussing implementing it in MCC.FixedFrameNate wrote:The problem is the community as a whole demands a progression system in this day and age... I agree that progression systems are dumb overall, and don’t fit Halo...
1) If 343 is looking to support this community and keep it alive, they should stop making gameplay-altering changes to 15 year old games.
2) If 343 is looking to grow the Halo community, they should release a new Halo game (and before some idiot comments here, yes I know they are working on it, I would love for them to stop touching MCC in the meantime).
3) If 343 is looking to jump on the progression system/season bandwagon in order to make more money or to appease “modern gamers” then, again, this needs to happen in a new game not a 15 year old game.
As I have digested some more I don’t mind adding a progression system, I can just ignore it. All the customizations that come as progression unlocks aren’t in the game at all now, so I’m not having anything taken from me.
In my mind, if adding some cosmetic unlocks helps drive engagement with MCC and sells more Gamepass subscriptions we’re probably all winners. The core gameplay of all the titles is intact and I can enjoy Halo on a modern console I’m 2019 so I’m happy.