First off, Halo MC looks great and I can’t wait. It’s the game I’ve been waiting for and finally decided to get an Xbone at the end of the year because of it. I would have preferred Halo reach instead of 4, but I understand the logic (hopefully we can get Reach and ODST as campaign DLC later) I also feel like H4 is being forced down our throats at this point, but I have faith the community will pick mostly trilogy games to play (H4’s online community backs me up)
However. We are getting Halo 5 Guardians Beta with it, with all “new abilities”
I figured, great they messed up and are just changing them, then I read the tweet.
“Spartan Abilities are player mechanics and not Load outs AAs”
So I’ve kinda had to guess what that meant. my best guess (I had a few but this makes more sense given the wording).
SAs are abilities all spartans have access to all the time. ex. Double jump (press A twice) Ground pound (press jump then duck) as so on in such a fashion.
I mean this adds new things to the gameplay without leaving players who have a different loadout vulnerable to an opponent. It makes it even. maybe even competitive still.
And no I don’t like the idea. It continues the now standard formula of messing with Halo’s core gameplay, the 15 seconds of fun, the “guns, grenades, and melee”. Adding anything that ISN’T a pick up on the map will ultimately affect every firefight you have. Just as sprint, instant spawning, flinch and the rest of the list a thousand others have made.
Halo MC redeems 343i in many ways, not perfect but it’s silly to think it would be. Maybe H4 is still souring my taste. I got called silly for thinking the Halo 5 beta would actually affect the gameplay mechanics of the final release, but turns out we are getting it a year before launch, so now everyone is changing their stance on its importance.
But do people here like the sound of Spartan Abilities?
Will they change the game just as bad?
Is it just a small part of the game?
And lastly, when we play the beta, will we really make a difference, if we didn’t like the new SAs, do you think 343i would remove something they will have been working very hard on?