Ya, this is a rant on this game if you don’t like it don’t read.
I’ve been playing halo ever since Combat Evolved back in the early days of xbox/xbox live and after Halo two there has been a real decline in gameplay not only in the halo franchise but every game so far. (Take out all that button glitching, modding ,etc in two and you had a good game there.)
What the hell is going on here? Are you developers getting lazy with making games playable and enjoyable by people? It seems like every developer in today’s world want to monopolize the industry and try to streamline these games. Well let me tell you a little secret as to why Halo one was so enjoyable besides it being revolutionary for it’s time. It’s called risk and reward.
People in video games and the same in life should have to struggle to make themselves better at it. That is what humanity and existence in the first place is. We strive off adversary. This game though… I think is quiet the opposite of adverse. You want to know why games in the past where so popular? It’s because they actually gave a challenge and weren’t streamlined like today is.
People thrive off of it and all these so called balancing ideas and making the games casual are what is killing the industry.
For starters campaign.
To me halo 4 on legendary was the easiest campaign I have ever played in a halo game. When I beat the game I didn’t feel any form of accomplishment at all. It was just ok I beat it so what. Even with mythic on legendary it’s the same. Don’t get me wrong I liked the story because it went into MC’s and Cortana’s ordeal and what it was like but the enemy AI was to easy to deal with. Difficulty shouldn’t be focused on the enemies taking more bullets. No it should be that they have the same strength on any difficulty except harder ones they show better tactics and strategies.
The only problem I have with this is the lag in some games. Running on a 20 Mbps up and down and still it lags? I don’t get it? Gears of War 1,2 and 3 was fine with it’s campaign and it’s using the same synced system yours is so what’s the deal?
I could type out an entire presentation on the problems with this but I’m going to keep this short because people already know the problems. First off the DMR thing…really? I mean it is the new go to weapon for everything. You can shoot close, medium, or long and still beat out every other gun even if the other person lands all the shots of their gun. You know how annoying it is to try and use the br medium range and land every shot only to have the other player using a dmr beat you because of the kill times on it? We’ve all been there and it’s stupid and breaks gameplay.
I’m not going to say anymore because there’s a real simple fix to all this crap. Make the base player damage 110% and change nothing else. That right there fixes a ton of issues with the guns especially when they are used in their ranges.
Decrease the boltshot range on charge shots(less then scattershot). Simple. Increase the single shot damage for it instead. A full clip won’t kill someone while the PP and Magnum can kill in one clip/overheat. I mean it’s a forerunner weapon for pity sakes. It’s meant to be better then Covenant or human counterparts.
The spread on the scattershot needs to be decreased as well. Again it’s a forerunner weapon. The bouncing off walls will work better if the spread of the shots is decreased. It should also kill at a larger range then the shotgun blast does but it doesn’t.
That’s all I’m going to type on the multiplayer but there is a ton more that could be added. I mean literally a presentations worth.
I know this is your first game 343 but you should really get on the ball with this. It seems like MLG (they are the ones who put the 110% base damage thing up) is always having to pull the halo games out of the fire. Seem it since 3 and it is a continuing thing. Don’t let this be the fall of halo. Already happened with blops two multiplayer but they are working on it and have already put out 2 title updates versus halo’s one from launch day.
TL:DR Games need to be more challenging like older games so people have to work towards being good. Not this anybody can play crap in today’s world.