In my eyes, Halo needs to be turned up a notch in the next game. Halo Reach is pretty stale. Its maps, gameplay, mechanics and overall feel is not a revolutionary step from Halo 3, even with the addition of Armour Abilities, assassinations and an improved armoury. We have all seen what some games can do. Crysis 2 amazing visuals, Brinks free-running and B3’s amazing sound and realism. Halo Reach is lacking in a lot of aspects and especially ( IMO ) in fun - The main factor for a enjoyable game.
Here are my wishes for the next Halo game:
1. Clarity and Fluidity
I can’t stress how much I missed the clarity of Halo 3 when I played Reach. Reach felt way too gritty and Static. By static I mean constant kill for kills and players sitting at the back of the map with long range weapons stopping anyone from wanting to explore the map.
Halo Reach has it all wrong. Why give a weapon with extremely long range and lower the player movement speed and jump height?
As well as this, the unbelievably powerful grenades didn’t help. Playing reach almost gave me claustrophobia. I felt that I couldn’t go anywhere without being spammed by the DMR or by the grenades.
The next Halo game needs to allow players to move around more freely. This means giving players back their movement speed and jump height from Halo 2/3.
I know the point of Reach was to make a more gritty, human based Halo game. The problem was, it was no way near as fun. The next Halo should have all player models be as smooth and shiny as they were in Halo 3. The same with the maps as well. They need to be more clarified.
2. The Armoury - Now with Assassinations
The Halo Reach armoury is great but if Halo is to keep fresh, its going to need more stuff. More stuff is good. It means it will be rare to see anyone that looks exactly the same.
More everything - Helmets, Chest plates, the lot. But thats not all!
Purchasable details for your character model - For example, Armour scratches, Bullet holes, Burn marks
Purchasable signature weapon - This weapon will be the weapon held by your character when you or others view it.
Custom emblems and Custom Colours - Players should be able to design their own emblem as well as the choice of the preset emblems. Plus, there should be a colour wheel.
3. Assassinations - Revolutionised
I was going to include this with the Armoury but it is a separate point on its own.
There should be a section in the armoury for Assassinations.
There should be sub headings for each location regarding what assassination takes place. For example, Left, Right, Below, Centre, Above. Not only this but a heading for Weapons. Under each of the headings there should be hundreds of different moves that you can purchase/unlock.
Create an Assassination - Under each heading you should have the option to arrange moves into an order. Move 1. Move 2. Move 3. Move 4. Like that. Simple.
Also there should be an option for OR permanent First person assassinations. I think it would be awesome.
4. Much longer Campaign - 2 discs
Disc 1 - Campaign, Campaign Matchmaking. Firefight, Firefight Matchmaking. Campaign/Firefight Theatre
Disc 2 - Multiplayer, Forge, Theatre + any additional new game modes
5. NO BLOOM!
6. Larger Range of Weapons and Vehicles
Halo Reach took away weapons and only added the Falcon and the Revenant.
All existing weapons and vehicles plus at least 5 more of each.
Electrostatic gun - disable shields and vehicles - Human Weapon.
7. Balanced Armour Abilites + Equipment
Armour abilities were cool but they were pretty poorly balanceed Cough Armour Lock Cough
Equipment would be nice. They don’t essentially have to be in matchmaking but new additions such as Sentry guns would be awesome.
8. A Map with an Engineer on it
Hell they could do it in Reach - Think of the possibilities
Or, Have it as an equipment?
9. Better Maps
I would like to see 343 be more adventurous with their maps. Perhaps more maps with interactions. Maps like the ones in Gears of War where the map gets covered by an Avalanche - Does not have to be an avalanche, I’m just using it as an example. What about a volcano huh? One second the map is all nice and calm and then suddenly, Lava!.
I would want to see an addition of more realistic maps instead of plain out death arenas. Maybe some rundown shacks with corrugated iron. Office Buildings. However they still keep the basic structures of a Halo map.
10. A Human Melee Weapon
Crowbar. Just imagine the clanging sound! A throwing knife? Difficult to use but worth it. NOTE - These would take up a whole weapon slot.
11. Improved Sound
I want to hear the sound of a 1 tonne SPARTAN in a suit of titanium hitting the ground. I want to hear the sound of Hitting a SPARTAN with the but of your gun. I also of course want to hear the rolling of a frag grenade before it blows me to kingdom come.
Well I congratulate you If you read all of that. Hopefully you can agree on some of my points. This is my first ever post on this website. Im used to Bungie.net. If you post your wants and Ideas for the next Halo game that would be awesome. I want the next Halo game to really up the ante!