I’m sorry guys but I don’t get it. I’m a longtime Halo fan, probably a longer fan than the majority of the complainers.
I started with Halo on Xbox and then bought every game in the series. I liked every game, Halo 2 the best, and love Halo. I thought the series fell down with Reach, I’d admit that, but it was still a good game, if not great.
Yet all I hear on any Halo 4 forum is constant complaining, and it’s always the same points:
- The game is not skilful and is noob friendly.
With this point, oh do -Yoink!- off. I couldn’t care less how much this game panders to the MLG wannabe ‘pros’. If you want a skilful game play Quake or Starcraft and stop crying and bringing down the Halo franchise. The majority of us fans don’t want endless Battle Rifle fights with no variety at all. We want the game to be fresh and provide fun and entertainment. Granted, we don’t want cheap and diluted fun but we don’t want ‘oh so hardcore’ SERIOUS action all the time. Besides, Halo is not even a particularly skilled franchise, it never has been.
Please just go back to Halo 3. It’s not that hard is it?
- The game is made by 343, evil despots.
This point makes me laugh so much. The way people talk about 343 makes you think they sacrifice babies to their sun god. ‘343 don’t care about us, Bungie would never do this’. Oh please. I remember how many times people cried and complained about Bungie. ‘Oh no we want Recon’, ‘Oh no the banhammer for map mods’, ‘Oh no the quit ban’. Stop being a bunch of hypocrites. Just face it guys, you all nitpick and whine so much nothing would please you, even if Bungie from ‘the good old days’ were still in control.
- The game is too different
Then go and play Halo 3. Stop making our games stale. I think Halo 4 is too SIMILAR if anything. If you want to buy the same game every year with better graphics then you are just damaging the innovation and originality that gaming so desperately needs.
I’ve played Halo 4 and it’s great. Granted, it has problems. Too much attention to graphics over epic fights, too much lighting effects, unvaried playlists e.t.c . But the majority of the complaints I see are ridiculous.