First off a few thread rules.
- All opinions should be respected.
- Let’s all try to not start a flame war.
- Let’s try to refrain from simply bashing on 343 or blindly praising them.
- Have fun with it.
We all care about Halo, after all that’s why we’re on this website. These forums are filled with different opinions. Some people hate the gameplay and some people like it. Some of us hate the Campaign and some of us like it. Some of us are supportive of 343 and some people just hate them. My question for the community though is if you were in charge of the next Halo how would you make it? What gametypes would you bring back? Would you make any new ones? Would you cater to the communities wants or simply make the game you want to play? I’m sure like 343 and Bungie before them we would all strive to make the Greatest Halo game EVER. Everything is merely hypothetical so feel free to have fun with it.
Here’s some things I would do if I was ever given the privilege of making possibly one of the best series on the Xbox.
Halo 3 style gameplay. Armor abilities would work like equipment. They are found in the battlefield and are lost when you die. They would operate on a limited use or Charge system. Once they ran out of charges they would no longer be usable and would have to be swapped out.
Community map polls. Before the game’s release I would post a poll on the games website asking fans what their favorite maps were from each of the games. The highest voted map from each game would be remade. It would be nice to give the community some of their favorite maps back. Although that would be a lot of remade maps, which isn’t always a good thing.
Bring back older weapons. The brute shot, smg, grenade launcher, and the sentinel beam just to name a few.
Duel wield. Not sure why this was ever removed. Maybe it had something to do with the noob combo.
All original gametypes back. Juggernaut, VIP, Assault, and Race. New team doubles variant of race. The second player would ride on the back of the mongoose and grab weapons from conveniently placed spawners. Damage would be fixed to balance it out. Tracks would be made wider so defensive driving would be easier. Weapons would include shotgun, sword, smg, starting pistol, sticky grenades, and possibly plasma pistols if they are not too overpowered.
Campaign… honestly wouldn’t change that much. Maybe not as many switches.
Not entirely all of my ideas but a few. In short I would probably try to play it safe and be a slave to the community. The Halo 3 style gameplay may be welcomed by older players but not accepted by fans that enjoy the changes seen in Halo 4. Since the majority of maps are remakes I would probably be called “uncreative” in the forums. (We can be so cruel sometimes) Overall I’m no where near ready to make my own game let alone be in charge of Halo.
So anyone else out there want to take a shot at it. Feel free to suggest your own changes or even critique mine. I’m sure I made a lot of mistakes.