I think Halo 5 was better in terms of monetization and progression. While the Halo 5 randomized lootboxes were annoying and made it difficult to get the exact armor you wanted, at least you were consistently unlocking new cosmetics unlike Infinite. You also got a career progression system which Infinite currently lacks,
As for gameplay, the overall edge goes to Infinite imo. I prefer Infinite’s removal of 3 of the 5 basic spartan abilities from 5, boost, ground pound, and shoulder charge. I prefer the new BTB to the Warzone that Halo 5 had on launch. 5 and Infinite trade blows on weapons, with Infinite having some weapons that are better and 5 having some weapons that are better. Maps wise, I like how Infinite’s maps are all built from the ground up whereas 5 had 2 forged maps on release.
I bought the Halo 5 disc and the online was all a part of it. I was a little slow to start with the online, as I was more of a campaign player. Once I got into the online I really enjoyed it. I never bought any of the gold req packs, everything was ‘bought’ with RP through gameplay. I have all the load outs, power weapons, vehicles, armour etc. etc and didn’t have to pay anymore, than the original campaign purchase.
I really loved halo 5 multiplayer. it was amazing. I unlocked every piece without spending a penny! I had so much fun killing players with magnum and surprisingly none of Halo Infinite weapons are as fun as magnum to kill !! which makes it boring for me. also we should play how they want us to play. in Warzone you could get anything you want and anything that suits for you anytime you wanted ! but unfortunately warzone is not a thing anymore!
Wait for the 8th when it’s actually considered full release state to see what might be new or coming back. It’s titled beta right now. Hopefully many things are added that day.
H5 was great for it’s time. I’m happy to be playing a new halo though. The customization sucks bad in this game so far, but as far as getting on and just playing, I’ve been really enjoying it for the little that it has so far.
I never played Halo 5 but uhhh. Last I heard from many people that the gameplay itself played fine. Campaign is universally reviled but multiplayer I have never heard anyone complain about the core gameplay at all.
YEP !! Unlocked everything through gameplay. You could spend a couple of thousand, if you wanted to and have every unlock at SR1 or play, get RP and do it that way, which is what I did. Bought the disc and had everything there.
Req packs were pay to win. They did the same garbage in halo wars 2 with blitz. You could also literally just pay outright not even to win but to unlock all the armor instantly. Lootboxes are pay to win my guy. A halo themed casino right on your doorstep. Like honestly, if i created a new account and started up halo 5 right now, dropped $200 on the game and jumped into warzone, i would do arguably well for myself compared to the people there that have spent hundreds of hours grinding out enough points to redeem for REQ packs. Is that not the definition of pay to win?
Also yea i didnt play much of halo 5. Cuz i took one look at the req packs and saw the lootbox nightmare permeating the realm of halo.