For starters. I don’t mean to flame or cause flames or to point out mistakes on anyone or any body. But what a lot of us have forgotten, it seems, while we fight and argue of what guns to bring back…well I guess the real arguing is between the dmr and the br…but this isnt just a sequel. It’s 343i’s first REAL shot at the halo universe for game making. Do you really want to see older weapons, weapons we’ve seen in possibly all titles? Or would you rather have all, brand spankin’ new weapons from scratch?
Take the M6D for example. It is the staple handgun of CE that branched out around half a dozen copies throughout the series, each iteration of Halo focusing on a whole new pistol. Is that so wrong? For 343i to look back at what Bungie did right and what they did wrong to gather as much plausible info to bring you the best, most well balanced pistol in the history of Halo?
Classics are classics, but Halo 4 is new and it’s a fresh start, for both 343i and us fans.
I would rather see a well balanced, very nicely polished MA5D/MA6 with new mechanics over a re-skinned MA5C/MA5B. Why? Because Halo 4 deserves something new. That’s what excites me about Halo 4. It’s all about new. I guarantee 343 have a lot up their sleeve to give all, or atleast a large majority of us fans what we want, but why not make it fresh and inviting like how CE did when it started it all?
Rather than having a DMR or a BR, why not have a new Precision Rifle. One that may focus on a specific range. The SMG should dominate at closer range. The AR should dominate at short-middle range, and a pistol should dominate at middle range. The PR should dominate at mid-longer range. And all weapons make either side of the spectrum to fit their balances.
By the look of the 2554 model Warthog, we’ll likely be seeing new iterations of vehicles as well.
Plot-wise, it’s very hard to say if we’ll deal with the covenant fractions left in Halo 4. Elites maybe, but so far we know that we are dealing with an ancient evil, some speculations and some nice guesses, but no concrete evidence to say what will and what will not happen. But no covenant will likely mean no covenant weapons/vehicles.
So I’m in favor for new weapons, new vehicles, new maps.
EDIT: My apologies, I backtraced and the pistol as a point in my statement wasnt specified as a pistol. But rather as a new gun. Also it states new AND old will be returning so as I stated above, plenty of good potential qualities to make this one of the better Halo titles to come out.