I’d like to discuss what I think should happen in regards to armor permutations and customizations within halo Infinite
This will not be short, and will most likely be bordering a rant.
Now we can most likely all agree halo 5’s customization options are absolutely awful, with some exceptions to specific variants , even if they’ve been devalued * cough cough* helioskrill * cough *
One game with the BEST options however was reach and heres why
•Variants are bundle together onto the base unlock( all variants for specific helmet ect. Found within that original helmet)
• All unlocks can be earned within the game without real money , if real money is needed or a request pack system again.
(The base version of an unlock should be obtainable first in some fashion FIRST and then variants could come from pack )
•helmets had attachments ( counted as variants though )
• unlocks are obtained through leveling up and saving credits
• every piece of your Spartan can be changed separately, creating unique variations between players
• some unlocks are ACHIEVEMENT SPECIFIC
• last but not least WE COULD EARN OUR UNLOCKS
While yes it would also be great to see elites return and maybe even another type of playable characters like Prometheans( it’s almost expected at this point) 343 needs to focus on and look at what made halo reach such a social and unique experience
In terms of both gameplay and especially CUSTOMIZATION
Seeing someone that was a reclaimer, with the haunted helm in reachv was definitely symbolic and also a treat to see while playing. It was beyond rare, even myself only managed to get to the rank Noble after non stop play years ago.
It gives players the incentive to keep playing and have goals.
Why change my armor at all or work towards getting special helmets if some kid on the other side of world can spend a few bucks and get it with no time put in at all.
I only recently found out about helioskrill , spent a week repeating all campaigns on legendary
I go into matchmaking feeling all -Yoink!- and good about my Spartan, only to find out it’s beyond common now because there is two other variants of helioskrill. Nothing feels worse than working toward something special , only to find out it’s worthless
We need customization to symbolize status and achievement again!
Please feel free to leave your thoughts and also let me know what you think of customization over the years