There are a lot of small touches that could bring Halo 2: Anniversary so much further. It’s my favorite of 343’s multiplayer experiences and my second favorite of all Halo multiplayer.
The game is beautiful, but the contrast is so horrible making it incredibly hard to see. Reducing the contrast would be so wonderful, but adding a flashlight to Spartans and Elites would be a fine quick fix. People would love it for Infection gametypes.
Please add more maps. ESPECIALLY for 8v8. I don’t care if they’re just forge variants or are blatantly ported from other games, the engine offers such good Big Team options and gameplay experiences, which no one gets to experience since Matchmaking doesn’t offer them. Just played 2 Anniversary for a few hours with no games offering banshees, wraiths, or scorpions.
Please add some new cosmetics. The ORION is so good, now it’s all I see. There are so many godlike assets and models in the Anniversary campaign that I would adore to use in matchmaking. I wouldn’t be able to decide between Honor Guard or Heretic. Even basic visor colors or weapon skins would be an incredible addition.
Least importantly, if 8v8 is expanded on, I would love to see the Spectre return. Halo 4’s engine offers the framework for a two-person Covenant vehicle, seeing it fleshed out with the Anniversary Spectre model and hitboxes would be such a nice addition. I could even see the Gravity Hammer being brought back using Tartarus’ hammer model if we’re going crazy.
Most importantly, less specific to 2: Anniversary but still applicable, split-screen on PC would definitely help the matchmaking times. I’d love it if my friends and I could tackle online games on the couch together.