> Nobody wants another Halo 3, but they do want what was great from past games like Halo 3 and evolving it. Just like how Halo 2 was a more evolved CE and how 3 was a more evolved Halo 2. Take what was great about the past titles and work from there. That doesn’t mean bigger maps to accommodate for sprint which also isn’t needed if you have small 4v4 maps, great base speed, and a better Field of View. You don’t need things like perks and custom loadouts as they add variables which are unneeded in an arena shooter.
> Halo 3 wasn’t successful just because of gameplay but because of features like Forge and Theater. Why not, instead of trying to make something Halo isn’t by changing the core gameplay, we look at adding in features that can increase the longevity of the franchise? Bringing back clans, add in a spectator mode, improve forge, etc.
> We already have the wheel so there’s no need to hop back into the shop and reinvent it. Let’s make it last longer with improved features and not experiment with things we know will only make it break.
“Nobody”… obviously there are people out there that want another Halo 3. But I really liked your comment.
Halo 3 was a huge success, there is a chunk of the community that favors Halo 3. There indeed are problems with it just like any Halo, but I think I speak for some when I say Halo 3 was the best. Halo 1 was new, Halo 2 built upon that, and Halo 3 also built upon that, but I think all the talk is about which direction everything should go in.
It’s sort of a tedious topic, but I believe 343 Industries tried to do what Bungie did with each Halo they created.
3 Pillars of a new Halo (in my book)
-Improve: Build upon previous features
So no one is complaining about improvement, such as better Forge, better tools, better graphics, ect. Check.
-Remove: Take out what was bad
This ticks off the community when their features are removed, for me it was Assault, VIP, precise editing in Forge. None of those were needed to taken out, as they were all improvements, but also additions at one point.
-Add: New revolutionary features
This portion also includes Armor abilities, sprint, spartan ops. This pretty much is what the community has trouble with most, I think.
TL;DR Improvements are typically good. Removing things are annoying to some, but adding new things I think are the biggest problem with the Halo community.