Look familiar? This appears to be the growing trend among FPS’s these days and by extension the Halo series. Something I feel is unacceptable.
Remember before Halo Reach came out? Bungie touted on about how Reach would be full of exploration with many branching paths and different ways to go through a mission even making the bold clam how you could complete and entire mission by stealth alone and never having to fire a single shot? Yeah we were lied to. Where did all of that go? Why can’t we fix Halo? Halo 4 NEEDS a sense of exploration again, it NEEDS that feeling of wonder and excitement, where did it all go? That is part of what makes Halo great.
I can understand that with today’s visuals comes sacrifice which often leads to cuts in term of exploration. I don’t know about you but I would take a small cut in terms of visuals for exploration and non-linearity.