Was the last time we actually played a Halo game on a Halo, Halo 3? It seems strange to me in terms of story (but inevitable due to brand recognition) that there be Halo games without actual Halos in them or without the rings playing as central a role as they did in the original trilogy. Now it seems like the series should be titled The Spartan or John 117. And I’d actually like that as it would be ballsy and unique (would never happen of course).
There’s a disconnect between the title and the games now - a small gripe but still…
But the main reason I hope there’s a Halo in Halo 5 is because there isn’t any environment in any Halo game more exciting than the game’s namesake. I’ll forever remember looking, in awe, at the way the ring stretched high into the sky. The idea that keeping games on Halos gets old is shortsighted. Three entire games could be set on the same Halo and still be great if done intelligently.
I’d love to see a next gen reimaging of that environ.
An open-world Halo, where I can literally go around the entire ring - but that won’t happen for years, if ever, as it seems like something lots of fans think is alienating.
What do you think? Would you like to explore a new Halo ring?