First things first, there’s only a few things I like in Halo: Reach more than Halo 5: Armor, the UI, Ranks, and Theater. That’s it. That should be an indicator as to where this is going.
Over the past couple weeks I’ve been seeing lots of people saying that they’re going back to Reach because of ____________ (insert some form of complaint about Halo 5 here). And you know what, I’d say more power to you. If you find Reach more enjoyable than Halo 5, then by all means go and play it.
Me on the other hand, I will be staying with Halo 5. I told myself that I would never go back to the older Halos when Halo 5 came out and I fully stand by what I said even to this day. Halo 5 is absolutely amazing to me. It’s the most fun I’ve had in any Halo EVER! Now, before you start bashing me, let me just say that I have played 7,126 games in Halo: Reach! I played so much that I could have been an Inheritor TWICE! I loved Halo: Reach. I couldn’t get enough of it and I honestly never thought Halo multiplayer could get any better. So yeah, I know what I am talking about when it comes to Halo: Reach.
So, why do I have more fun in Halo 5 than Reach? Well, for starters Halo 5 doesn’t have the atrocities called bloom and armor lock. As much as I loved Reach, those two things were the most annoying things I have ever experienced in any Halo ever. Yeah, I got used to them, but it was a long process to even cope with those things. I also feel that Halo 5 is far more competitive than Halo: Reach. I have had many more close games in Halo 5 than Halo: Reach and because of that winning feels so much more rewarding. Another big reason I like Halo 5 more than Reach is Warzone. I honestly don’t know why so many people seem to hate Warzone. I love being able to use all the different variantions of weapons and vehicles. The Banshee Ultra, Ghost Ultra, ONI Warthog, Whiplash, and Blaze of Glory, are just a few of my favorites and I can’t wait to unlock Legendary and Mythic items like the Prophets Bane, Nornfang, and Phaeton when I am done with my silver packs. There are more assassinations, stances, emblems, helmets, armor sets, visors, weapons, vehicles, etc in Halo 5 than Halo: Reach and I think that gives Halo: 5 far more replayability because there is so much to unlock! I just want to get it all and feel like an unstoppable force! Halo 5 also has fair starts in every playlist and nobody has more of an advantage over another unlike Halo Reach’s loadout system. Speaking of abilities, I can’t live without any of the new abilities anymore. I have been able to use Spartan Charge, Ground Pound, Clambering, and Thrusters to my advantage. I love those abilites so much and and I would not be happy without them in Halo: Reach. Lastly, Halo 5 has amazing dedicated servers. I remember that sometimes I would lag so bad in Reach that I couldn’t even move. I have yet to experience tremendous lag in Halo 5.
Don’t get me wrong guys, I love Halo: Reach! It is my second favorite Halo multiplayer of all time. But honestly, I don’t think Halo: Reach can even hold a candle to Halo 5 and Halo 5 hasn’t even received more content yet! If you are going back to Halo: Reach, all I can say is have fun! In the meantime, I’ll keep playing Halo 5 until Halo 6 gets here.