> > Been playing since the original Halo, like most people on this forum, and I’ve always thought that Halo 2/3 was slightly better but out of boredom and nostalgia-filled-curiosity, I decided that I would go back to halo 3 and play a few games.
> > I quickly found a lot of things that were wrong with the game that I didn’t remember experiencing.
> > 1) The look speed and overall flow of the game was extremely clunky
> > 2) The game had a very small variety in playlists
> > 3) It just seemed like every game I played was the same as the last.
> > I was constantly frustrated at how much I felt was lacking from the game; Like I had been driving around a 2013 model car for a year and was now sitting in the seat of a 1998 beater.
> > Now don’t get me wrong, Halo 2/3 were THE most entertaining games of my childhood. All I ever did in my free time was play with my friends. BUT the experience of going back to something old after playing something updated has me appreciating.
> > I didn’t notice how many little things went into improving Halo 4 as a game from previous titles until I was on Halo 3.
> > I can see now that the developers were probably extremely ecstatic about the little tiny changes that they were making to Halo 4 that would accumulate to become a fresh, improved product.
> > I think people need to take the time to appreciate the little things that make Halo 4 such an improvement, because I honestly believe that if they shut off the servers, a lot of people would be upset. Especially if they tried to fill the void by going back to Halo 3.
> Of course it feels and plays different, the game is what? nearly seven years old now?
> Saying that a newer game plays better than an old game isn’t exactly a great epiphany
> Halo 4 is a major step back in the franchise for a number of reasons
> Excluding the multiplayer because honestly the multiplayer aspect of the game is purely subjective, some people like a balanced arena shooter (H2,3), others prefer a modern arcade shooter (H:R(to an extent with the execption my mlg v7 settings) H4)
> Halo 4 took steps back in the following
> Campaign Gameplay
> Spops replacing firefight
> No good connection/regional search option
> Custom game options
> One could even argue that it took steps back graphically as the frame rate issues that plague splitscreen players while playing forge maps usually ending in said player lagging out of the game was never a problem in H3 or H:R
> H4, is inferior in every single way outside of multiplayer (which as I have said before, this component is subjective based on the players likes and dislikes)
> My like and dislikes?
> I will take a balanced arena shooter over a modern arcade shooter any day of the week
> Halo 4’s infinity settings completely lack any type of balance which IMHO removes skill and skill gap from the game thus making it less enjoyable for competitive players
> Saying H4 is the best halo to date in my opinion would be grossly inaccurate
Okay, I’ll reiterate a little:
I don’t think Halo 4 is better than Halo 3, but I do think it is on par with Halo 3.
Like you said, it’s all subjective but:
I like the story better in Halo 4, it’s more involved in my opinion, plus there is two more games to tell the story
I do miss firefight from ODST, I had a load of fun on it, but I think personally that FF was butchered in Reach because you didn’t have unlimited time and your resources were a lot closer to unlimited.
I didn’t love Spartan Ops, but to me it was fun for one play through and I welcomed the idea of it.
I get perfectly good connection, never had a problem with it, so I can’t really relate. But I do feel bad for the people in Australia for example who can’t enjoy it due to connection problems, so that is a bummer.
I never was a huge fan of customs or forge either so I guess it doesn’t make an impact on my opinion of the game, but I can see how that would affect others’ opinions negatively.
I’ve also never experienced these frame rate issues, but I’m sure that would be pretty miserable. I guess I’ll consider myself lucky.
And finally, to be honest, I also enjoy a arena shooter over the loadout system in H4, but I guess after playing vanilla halo since Halo 2 came out, the new playstyle was a refreshing for me.
I do enjoy playing infinity slayer quite a bit though if I’m ever in the mood for something classic.