First off, sorry if I missed something in the news somewhere. If I did, just point me in the right direction and I’ll withdraw any criticism/complaints I may put forth.
Where did the medals go? I’m watching this new video of Exile CTF, but all I see are words in the center of the screen.
I was a big advocate of removing these words back when they first showed them. I think it adds unnecessary clutter to the focal point of the screen, and they are unnecessary reminders of the feats you’ve accomplished. For example: Starting at 0:08 of this video, the player earns a “Sword Kill”. What is the point of showing this to us? Honestly, someone give me a solid answer. I know pretty-darn well what I just did, especially since it wasn’t more than a single kill. If you backtrack, you can see that at 0:04 of the same video, the player earns a “Kill”. Why is this shown? (NOTE: I have no idea whose video this is, I just searched “Sword Kill Halo 4”.)
Now, this brings me to my next point: Where did the medals go in the video in the first link above? At 0:43, the player earns four feats. Shouldn’t these show up on the medal bar? Comeback Kill, Headcase, Revenge, and Avenger all sound measly enough to be left in the medal bar rather than the center-screen text, which should be reserved for important events, if anything.
At 3:20, the player earns an Assassination and Double Kill. Neither appear as medals. Why not?
Again, sorry if I missed anything, like “Medals are turned off for this game”. In my opinion, medals are a core part of the Multiplayer experience when it comes to competing against friends and foes. I feel like the post-game stat-sheet will be incredibly dull.