The following article is a review from a UK site that’s played Halo 4. Yes, there are spoilers contained inside. Here’s the link:
I read this part and instantly felt this feeling of dread.
> That is until you’re faced with some quick time action (which feels strange for a Halo game). To avoid falling debris, you have to guide Master Chief left and right as he scales the ship, which by now is coming apart all around you. There’s also a bit of button-mashing required to open some doors.
For those that don’t know or understand, quick-time actions are scenes where your character performs an action that isn’t that standard shoot, throw grenade, jump ability and almost always takes the player right out of the perspective.
Take Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6, or Kingdom Hearts 2 for example. You encounter an enemy but must defeat his enemy using something other than your weapons. In RE it was like a reverse kick or a pile driver reaction. In Kingdom Hearts 2, random buttons would appear on the screen and would have to press them in the right order to complete the combo or kill the enemy.
343, WHY DID YOU DO THIS???
These types of actions killed my interest in both of the games mentioned above. While it was cool every once in a while, it also made these games too predictable and too easy to beat. I could literally pile drive every Las Plagas walker in RE4 and not expend a single round of ammunition. In RE5 and 6, you’re just a walking jiu jitsu machine that pummels everything to death.
In KH2, the enemy’s health meter would drop to almost nothing or nothing at all which immediately took the whole challenge right out of the fight.
Please tell me these kinds of actions aren’t going to a standard feature now? I’m okay with (most) the visual and mechanical changes you’ve made to Halo 4, but if these types of actions are everywhere in the game then you’re going to kill my interest in this series too. I want to play an FPS, not a silly action game. Put this kind of silliness into a cut-scene at the very least.
I don’t play RE or KH now because of this. Please don’t do this to Halo. If I’m misunderstanding then please feel free to clarify, but if I’m right, please think twice about including this in Halo 5 and 6.