By the tone, I mean do you want super-serious Reach, or less serious Halo 3? I see some people bag on Halo 3 because it is a “rainbow” or they use “bad humor.” To me, I’d rather have the fun, laid back feel. Games nowadays are too serious. Games are getting TOO realistic. There are barely any bright colors or (attempts of) humor. You can’t say that you don’t like Halo having bright colors, it’s appealing to the eye and it’s what Halo is. What makes being on a Halo ring look good? Colors. The lush green grass, the bright blue skies, and the red, gold, purple and blue Elites that you are fighting against.
I think that as gamers we need to remember what we play video games for: FUN. I grew up playing games like Banjo-Kazooie, Zelda, and or course Halo. I’m not saying Halo should turn into a silly goofy experience, but lets lighten up a little bit! There was nothing better than seeing a Covie patrol in Halo 3, sniping the Brute leader, and hearing the Grunts scatter screaming “Run for your lives!” Halo 2 had a darker tone than CE, but we still had our colorful Elites and a couple very awesome looking levels.
This is a sci-fi game we’re talking about. I want to do things that I can’t do in real life. I want to see the many colors of the universe. Trash realism to a certain extend, and bring the fun and visual flair back to video games.