At this point, I think it’s clear to say Halo is at it’s tipping point; the next title or even the next few months of the current title could be several nails in the coffin. I mention the word “several” due to the fact that this ain’t just any Goliath, this is Master Chief dropping a nuke onto a Covenant Warship from the loading bay of a UNSC ship; this is 117 hitting basically the “-Yoink- it” button on the Didact. So where’s that leave us? From my view point, the hands reaching from the grave but there is a shovel about to lay the smack down on it.
We need balance, not just weapon balance, but balance for simple issues like sprint. It should not be unlimited, it should have a meter that once filled gives the player an allotment of time when holding down the designated button to cover that much needed distance. Add a double bar-meter and the sprint combos into the Spartan Charge ability. Yes, a limit on the amount of times you can charge, PLEASE. The ground pound works in the same fashion, if the player hasn’t sprinted and sees an opportunity, jump up and rain down your glorious “Tebow.” The meter is filled in the same fashion as the Req meter is, kills, assist, take downs, captures, defends, etc.
Also, lets turn back the size on some of these maps, the amount of distance to cover just to engage in a decent fire fight is obnoxious. Give players that true CQC feeling with 26 players, full on war zone style. I mentioned earlier, bring back Battle Creek and make it slightly wider, the perfect map to really execute the feeling of intensity of battle. But what about all the vehicles, there’s too many and too little real estate! Was there ever a rule on restricting the vehicles allowed on a map? To be honest, I don’t even feel like that’d be all that much of an issue.
If I have to work for over 50+ different weapons, then once I unlock all of them, give me a gun rack and let me swap and make my own battle rifle the way I want, so I’m not stuck deciding between having to choose the Long Range Scope Silencer or Recon Sight Silencer BR since my only other slot (2 slots btw…really, is it too much to ask for like…3? Maybe even a fourth, solely for the pistol-like weapons?) is being held by the Halo 2 Battle Rifle. I say gun rack, if this is where the series is going, let me customize something that will actually affect my game play in a positive way.
The Spartan Mods are very cool, I like a lot of them, but some are useless. The need to carry plasma, splinter, and an extra hand grenade does not deserve three respective mods. The grenadier expert mod should pretty much cover this entire topic of grenades, how about add Marksmen; repeated head shots increase overall damage?
I’d like to hear from the community how to improve on some of the issues, not just farming or “the game’s not as cool as Bungies” but something that maybe 343i can look at and implement going forward. Armor mods, map size, room size, lets hear it. Rip the issue up and then give your solution, standard protocol.