I am an avid fan of Halo, I’ve read most of the books, I’ve been to every midnight release since Halo 2, I have purchased every top-tier version of the game, and I have played countless hours of the game. I love the lore, I love the story and the characters, and honestly, I really enjoyed the story in Halo 5. But beyond anything, I hate the Halo 5 REQ. System.
I paid $250.00 for Halo 5, I have the statue and it’s awesome, but why is everything for my Spartan, behind a pay-wall? The REQ. systems took an extra $500,000 away from it’s fan base this past week. What the hell? How is this acceptable? I am all for paying for something good, but all these armour pieces should not be locked behind a pay-wall. The more XP earned, the more armour and weapon mods should be available, I never thought I would tell Halo this, but “be more like Battlefield, you idiot.” Or at the very least, be how you were just in other Halo games. This system is going to bleed the fan base dry, and everyone who has given money to this are flippin’ morons. Sure, I’m one too because I paid so much for a big plastic statue, but at least the statue is done, and I don’t have to pay Microsoft more cash down the road to replace the Chief’s helmet.
I know this has been covered, and I know folks will argue that you don’t have to pay if you don’t like. Fine, that would be alright with me, if the pay-scale wasn’t as bad as it was. Don’t believe me, check out this video by Angry Joe ( Halo 5: Guardians Angry Review - YouTube ). Skip towards the end, he breaks down the numbers, and how a player that doesn’t spend real cash, will have to earn over 3.3 million points, in order to unlock all of the armour. Three to four hundred hours of game play. And good luck making those points without playing WarZone, all the other game types pay -Yoink- compared to it, so you’re not going to play the other modes if you’re after the armour and weapon unlocks. But hey, you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to, if you want all the unlocks, all you have to pay is a thousand bucks.
Plain and simple, 343, if you love your fan base, then put an end to this REQ system, make things experienced based once again.
Otherwise 343, you’re nothing more than an -Yoink-.