So I am a long time halo player, I have all the halo achievements, have been playing since halo 2, though halo 3 was the one I played most. I thought Reach had a lot of problems, armour lock etc. It just didn’t feel like the next step for halo. Halo 4 does. A lot of people say this game has become too casual, this game isn’t for the fans. Now while I may not be the greatest halo player, I may even sometimes suck but I am a long time fan AND THIS GAME APPEALS TO ME!..
…And I have to say halo 4 is great fun. I think the people who complain have forgotten how to have fun. The game as it stands at the minute is extremely fun, particularly Big Team Skirmish, and the addition of this playlist was one of 343’s best decisions. Why?
Because this game excels at objective. Maybe some of you who complain play a lot of slayer, and so find with all of the abilities, ordinance etcetera the game has become too crazy. But in objective, in big team, all of these features really come into their own.
I know a lot of you complain about loadouts but really the gameplay difference is practically nothing in a straight fight and its hardly CoD levels of stat and weapon customization, its just a little touch of personalisation.
Jip hardly makes any difference. Now when the idea was told to us before the game was released, I was sceptical, it just didn’t feel like halo. I was wrong. It removes that horrible experience where you are stuck in a game being killed repeatedly as your team has quit. Most times you join in the first minute or so. This has streamlined matchmaking, sure maybe one in 100 times you join a game and immediately lose. But who cares, chill out, you can try and win the next one.
Ordinance is also often complained about. Well, I don’t see the problem. If anything it offers the scope to add unlimited power weapons to new halo games as there isn’t the issue of how many there can be on the map. More cool weapons in the game is always a good thing.
Now I know some people are going to complain about what I’ve said, but here is a summary:
SUMMARY: Halo 4 is the next step for the franchise, unlike the misstep that was Reach. And above all it is fun. Kick back, get a buddy on the couch playing splitscreen and just how much fun you are having may surprise you. Because that is what I’ll be doing. And above all I’ll be having fun. Why? Because it just feels like halo to this long time fan.