I’m feeling awfully nostalgic. Me and my buddies were just talking about the glory days of Halo multiplayer. And I know there’s a lot of CE fans but for this thread we will be talking about specifically Halo 2/3. Halo 2 is quite possibly my favorite game of all time and if it isn’t then its just behind Halo 3.
No doubt that Halo was most popular and most well regarded during the Halo 2/3 era.
These games had perfect formulas. Great map design, Balanced sandboxes, even starts, and competitive systems in place.
Then what happened?
Reach came in and changed everything. Added loadouts, stripped competitive systems, added bloom and randomness, added AAs which disrupted balance and scourged map design. Also the maps were just awful, and there were very few of them.
It was a setback, but everyone was hopeful that Halo 4 would return Halo to the glory days. Unfotunately instead of 343 building on Halo 2/3. It built on Halo reach and added even more randomness and changed Halo for good.
There will never be a numbered Halo game like Halo 2/3. 343 has taken it to far to turn back now.
But what about an offshoot game? A game that takes place in the Halo universe, but isnt considered a sequel.
Maybe it would be an xbla game or even a full blown game with a campaign and theater and forge and the works. Whatever it is, this is what it needs.
Balanced, Fun, Maps
No loadouts or armor abilities
A competitive multiplayer system in the vein of 1-50 ( but not necessarily identical)
Honestly those 4 principles are what made Halo 2/3 so great.
Sure some will ask for a Halo 2 remake. but I, like many others, want more.
I want what Halo 4 should have been multiplayer wise. But new weapons, new vehicles, new gamemodes, new maps. There are tons of ways to add to the game without changing what made it great.
That’s what Halo truly is and what it needs to be. No sprinting, no AAs, no loadouts, no Xp based ranking system.
If you would like a Halo game like that please show your support. If 343 thinks they can make money on something then they would probably do it. So if you would buy something like this, then show your support.