Stop! Dont tear me apart yet!
I went back and played Halo: Reach and now i am just confused. Dont get me wrong. I love halo. I have the books. I listen to the podcasts. I own all the games. But there is no “halo feel” to halo 4. I mean, all the past games have been somewhat the same or have shared similar characteristics (i.e. the dashboard, bleed-through system, etc. you get what i’m trying to stay).
Now, not that i wanted a carbon copy of the last halo (i dont think anyone does) but this halo just does not feel like… like halo. Sure it has the MC and the storyline and everything but there is something about it that does not click. the banshee mechanics are off, the way the BR sounds, the scale of the maps, and everything of the sort. the fact that martin o’donnel didnt even make the soundtrack just adds to the mix (dont get me wrong, i still love the soundtrack nonetheless).
I know that the new games arent supposed to be exactly like the previous one, i know this, but still. something always felt like it carried over to the new game. halo 2 to halo 3, and halo 3 to halo reach. but it doesnt feel like something carried from halo reach to halo 4. or even halo 3 to halo 4. granted, they were made by different studios, and this is a new series. but shouldnt there still be something there from the old games to keep the old fans appeased along with a steady population growth? for me, and this is only an opinion of course, halo 4 has NOT saved halo. there is no population increase, no steady flux of new fans, and not a strong fanbase like there was during halo 2,3, and reach. even the forums dont seem the same like they were on bungie.net (granted i didnt even like the forums that much). i mean, CORTANA doesnt even look the same as she did in the previous halos. i’m surprised they didnt change any significant voices as well.
but, i’m just going to leave it at this, is halo 4 really like ‘classic’ halo? like the ‘olden’ days? i mean, i feel like it isnt but can someone persuade me? give stats, opinions, cliches, something, ANYTHING to make me believe that halo still has hope and a future that will some day be like it’s past in halo 2,3, and reach? anyone?