Personally, I’m a big Warthog Driver. I’m a Banshee Flyer. I’m a Ghost Rider. I’m a Wraith and Scorpion Tamer.
what am I getting at?
VEHICLES IN HALO HAVE BEEN MY THING.
However, ever since Reach, that has not been the case. And here’s why.
THEY ARE MADE OUT OF PAPER MACHE
Reach started this horrible trend, and it has persisted since. Why? There is literally no good reason why this should be happening. The pitiful state that vehicles have been in since 2010 is absolutely not fitting. They are essentially good for a few cheap kills (and that’s only guarantee with a tank) before your imminent death. They are basically rolling death traps. Not only that, but their weapons have seemingly been getting weaker. In H2AMP, the Gauss hog was given a charge time. Why? The damn thing can already be taken out COMPLETELY with a single sticky grenade to any location on the vehicle. Its a heavily armored Jeep not a model car… The Ghost can be taken out with a single grenade of any type. Same with the Goose. Snipers wreck any vehicle now. BR fire can chip whole chunks of armor away. With a couple people firing on a Banshee it explodes in no time flat.
HALO 3 WAS THE LAST GAME WITH ENJOYABLE VEHICLE COMBAT
Banshees weren’t pathetic, Warthogs could hold their own, and Tanks of either kind were feared. Now they are all just multikills waiting to happen.
and whats worse?
IT IS ALREADY CONFIRMED THAT HALO 5 WILL HAVE PAPER MACHE VEHICLES
Seriously 343, why have vehicles at all if they are just going to guarantee your death within 30 seconds of use? ReadyUpLive has a video up of Warzone gameplay where he confirms that the Banshee in particular is incredibly fragile. It seems to have a Shield, but a Shield that pops with like, 1 BR shot. He goes on to say that the banshee “it goes down…pretty fast”. I can see the Phaeton having lower health because of its strength, to balance it, but EVERY vehicle we have seen from H5 gameplay so far has been made of sticks and cardboard.
Please 343. Reconsider your decision to make vehicle combat suck.